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KNOWSHOW Registration Now Open

on 11/03/2015 - 03:31 pm

Online Registration for the Fall / Winter 2016 KNOWSHOW is now open. Access to the advance registration form will be open until Friday January 15th, 2015 at 5:00pm (PT). After that, attendees can register in person upon arrival to the show by providing a business card (or other credentials) from their company, along with ID. 
Register Now > here.

Little Burgundy Sold to Journeys Parent Company

on 11/03/2015 - 02:49 pm

CTV News is reporting that the Aldo Group has sold the Little Burgundy business to Genesco Inc - The parent company of Journeys. Little Burgundy has 37 stores that will give Genesco a broader customer base in Canada. It is unclear if the purchasing and fulfillment for Little Burgundy will remain in Canada or fold into the same business model as Journeys in Canada. Stay tuned, developing....

American Apparel Files for Chapter 11

on 10/20/2015 - 11:40 am

American Apparel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday after its made-in-the-U.S. model faltered, its fashion sense slipped and its controversial former CEO became embroiled in scandal over his behavior in the workplace.
The embattled retailer said it has already reached agreements with creditors representing 95% of its secured debts to execute a restructuring plan. The deal, which would require a court's approval, will allow the company to stay in business, American Apparel said in a statement.
American Apparel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday after its made-in-the-U.S. model faltered, its fashion sense slipped and its controversial former CEO became embroiled in scan ...

Vans Canada Announces New Apparel Sales Manager

on 09/25/2015 - 02:14 pm

Montreal, Canada (June 16, 2015) –Vans Canada is proud to welcome Marianne Demers as the Vans Apparel Sales Manager. Marianne is responsible for participating in the creation and execution of the Apparel strategy, while supporting the sales team throughout Canada.  “Marianne brings a wealth of knowledge from her previous experiences as both, a wholesale and retail leader. This is a new addition to the Vans sales management structure that will allow the brand to be more focused on the Apparel business and maximize the brands exposure ” says Jason Good, Sr. Sales Manger, Vans Canada.
“I am very excited for this opportunity & to be apart of the team. Vans is a ...

KNOWSHOW 10 Year Video Recap

on 09/25/2015 - 02:10 pm

A recap of the Spring Summer 2016 KNOWSHOW that took place July 28 - 30, 2015 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This show celebrated the 10th Year of the KNOWSHOW as Canada’s Premier Lifestyle and Fashion Trade show. Hundreds of Canadian retailers attended to meet with the best brands available in the lifestyle fashion and action sport industry.

Retailer Feature: Lucky Surf & Skate | Tsawwassen, BC

on 09/25/2015 - 02:00 pm

** This interview was originally featured on CUT & SHOW on 11 September 2012

This week we got a chance to ring in Sean McMillan, who is the owner of Big Wave Sales. He took us into his experience in the industry and where he started. Not only is he a veteran in this industry, but he also has compassion and love for it at the same time. That wasn’t enough, though, for this go-getter. He and his wife, Alice, now own this fun-loving community store in Tsawwassen…Lucky Surf and Skate. Oh boy, he sure is Lucky…
Many of our readers know you as the Billabong rep and owner of Big Wave Sales in Richmond. Can you tell us how you began your career i ...

Retailer Feature: Citizen Clothing | Victoria, BC

on 09/25/2015 - 01:55 pm

 ** this interview was originally featured on CUT & SHOW on 25 April 2012

This week we rang up Patrick Tier, a savvy business owner of a contemporary men’s boutique called Citizen Clothing in Victoria, BC. We discussed his career and experience within the industry and how he started his store. Tell us a little about how you started Citizen Clothing and how you got into the business.   PT: I have always wanted to own my own store. I have great passion for this ind ...

Retailer Feature: Zumiez Canada

on 09/25/2015 - 01:51 pm

** this interview was originally featured on CUT & SHOW on 25 May 2011 
This week, we rang Doug Driscoll, the new Canadian stores operations manager of American retailer Zumiez. We talked to him about the company’s history, its expansion into the Canada and where its catchy name came from.
How did you get into the industry?DD: There was a skate and snowboard shop in the Washington, DC area where I'm from and where I got a part-time job. I worked there throughout college, then graduated and started taking on more responsibility at the shop, ending up buying for the store's two locations. I was there for about four years and got a lot of good insight—the owner of ...

Retailer Feature: dutil denim

on 09/25/2015 - 01:47 pm

** This interview was originally featured on CUT & SHOW on 28 January 2010
This week, we spoke to Darrin Kenigsberg and Eric Dickstein from Dutil Denim. They both gave us the rundown of the company, what styles men and women are into right now, why jean silhouettes are unlimited in direction and how being passionate about the denim is just like playing an instrument.

Q: Tell us how you got into the business of denim.ED: Dutil is going on its fourth year now. It was inspired by a premium eyewear company that I worked at since 1996. One of the founders of started a lifestyle sunglass collection, and he wanted it to be in boutiques. Oddly en ...

Distributor Profile: Ponyride

on 09/25/2015 - 01:44 pm

** This interview was originally featured on CUT & SHOW 22 October 2009
This week, the east coast was on our radar once again. We chatted with Nial Neven of Ponyride, getting the history of his distribution company as well as hearing his thoughts on the industry.
Q: So who is Nial and how did you get here? Into this business, we mean.NN: I was introduced to this business by my very good friend and former associate, Avi Tenzer. Avi has had a very long and impressive career in Canada, beginning with his first job as design director for Le Chateau in the late '70s and early '80s, followed by his involvement in creating the BACC concept with the Aldo group in '80s. He then went on ...