If you’re in the Denver, Colorado Flatiron Crossings zone tomorrow (Saturday, June 8, 2013) then be sure and roll by the Zumiez Couch Tour for a little Curren$y exchange and opener Freddie Biggs. Deathwish will be there as well putting down a demo. But be careful, it could get a bit hazy up in that piece.
Hitting nine major cities across the U.S. from Seattle to New York City, the Zumiez Couch Tour sponsored by Neff, Oakley, Skullcandy, Sector 9, TransWorld SKATEboarding and Drink Water features an afternoon full of music and skateboarding. Each stop also features one presenting brand (LRG, Volcom, Plan B, DGK and Gold, ICECREAM, Deathwish and Baker, Adidas, Neff, Girl and Chocolate) that brings their pro skate team for a demo and autograph session, curates the music for that stop including a meet and greet with the performers, and offers activities for all attendees.
For the official word from Zumiez and the rest of the Couch Tour’s dates and locations, follow the jump. Continue reading ‘Couch Tour Ads Curren$y and Big Boi’
IVI is trying something with their ecommerce site that even the most bitter online shopper would be stoked on. Now, when people want to buy a pair of IVI shades they can order up to four pairs, try them out for 7 days, then keep the ones they like and send the rest back in a prepaid container. IVI is calling it a Home Showroom.
Keeping in the tradition of attempting the never been done, introducing new and interesting marketing and distribution strategies, IVI’s Home Showroom offers a new buying experience for the sunglass customer, just in time for Summer. In 4 simple steps, online shoppers now have the ability to tailor their buying experience around their schedule.
We’ve been doing something similar for years on Zappos.com, but it’s nice to know someone in action sports is making it this easy. Follow the jump for the official word.
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Launching in May, the Club Monaco x Katin collaboration will be carried exclusively in a dozen special Club Monaco men’s shops and on the company’s online store.
We’re down with anything that is made in the USA. Follow the jump for the official word.
No, with the help of the Snow Industries of America they took action and jetted off to Palm Springs this week to get some winter problems solved the old fashioned way: meetings, powerpoint presentations, poolside drinking, tanning, and good old bro-ing down, all under the auspices of The Committee of Snowboard Brands. Committee Chairman Mike West of 686 explains:
“From company founders to CEO’s, it was an honor to have key players from the snowboard community come together to discuss some major issues within the industry,” said Mike West, founder of 686, chairman of the SIA Snowboard Committee and member of the SIA Board of Directors. “Our discussions have led to taking the next steps on increasing participation through retention and allocating our resources towards increasing healthier sales in retail. Our goal is to work ON snowboarding instead of working IN snowboarding.”
For the complete list of industry problem solvers and the additional committees they’re going to form to solve even more snowboarding industry problems, please follow the jump. Continue reading ‘SIA Solves Snowboard Problems In Palm Springs’
The pop-up will feature everything Keep A Breast has to offer and more including: merchandise from http://shopkab.com and our partners; KAB breast casts; Non Toxic Revolution prints from artist Shepard Fairey and others; Kassia Meador photo collection; ltd skate decks from Todd Bratrud; and interactive breast cancer prevention learning lounge. The pop-up shop will also feature a series of special events such as a KAB Treasured Chest breast casting day for survivors.
KAB will kick things off with an grand opening party at 6 PM Friday, May 3, 2013. The evening features music by DJ Tony Larson. The Univ Garage is located at 1057a South Coast Highway in Encinitas, California. For the full schedule of KAB events planned for the month of may, follow the jump
Zumiez 13th Annual Couch Tour kicks off its nine-stop tour on May 25, 2013 in Seattle, Washington and from there on out it’s a free six-hour event for the kids each week for most of the summer.
With summer just weeks away, what better way to let the good times roll than an epic day filled with buzz-worthy live music, pro skateboard demos, celebrity meet and greets, am skateboard contests, DIY activities, and free giveaways from amazing sponsors? Neff, Oakley, Skullcandy, Sector 9, TransWorld SKATEboarding and Drink Water present the 13th annual Zumiez Couch Tour – it’s the latest in fun, variety and sport, and it’s all for FREE!
We’re super stoked on them for having Drink Water as their official drink (no reason to help poison the kids all summer). For complete dates and details follow the jump.
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Encinitas, California based style shop, UNIV, is hosting an new collection from artist Charles Bergquist on Friday night, April 19, 2013 entitled Night Shift. The event will also feature music by Tropical Popsicle.
Charles Bergquist is a director, designer and photographer, with a unique style that combines vivid colors with elegant imagery. Most of Charles’ work is the filtered result of working in multiple mediums of image capture and heavy layering. All textures, photos and imagery are shot and then combined, regardless of format. He continues to push his boundaries by constantly creating new work.
The Night Shift opening party runs from 6 to 10 PM in the newly expanded UNIV Garage space. UNIV is located at 1053B South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas, California.
The Agenda Show is quickly escaping from the “four people on staff” mode that saw it through most of its first decade with a series of quality staff additions. The newest member of the team is Jim Shubin. He’s the new director of endemic relations for the show.
Shubin’s deep connections in the industry will undoubtedly strengthen AGENDA’s firm standing as the leading forum for both up-and-coming and established brands as the show continues to expand globally. A Southern California native, Shubin helped launch and grow Drawls and Stepson apparel lines to over $10 million sales before joining Dwindle Distribution, where he oversaw sales and marketing for the most influential brands in skateboarding and also launched Almost Skateboards.
Congrats, Mr. Shubin. For the official word from Agenda, follow the jump. Continue reading ‘Jim Shubin’s Endemic Agenda’
Supra is celebrating the opening of their first California retail store. It’s in Santa Monica, of course.
“We are pleased with the performance of our first two stores and the response from the public has been amazing,” said a SUPRA spokesperson. “We had many potential locations we were looking at for our third store, but Santa Monica made the most sense because Southern California is where the brand was born. It’s a coming home of sorts, and we’re excited about the location.”
Place looks mighty smooth, no? The Supra store is located at 304 Santa Monica Blvd, in Santa Monica, California. Follow the jump for the official details. Continue reading ‘Supra Sets Up Shop In Dogtown’
And unnamed Spokane, Washington man allegedly attacked his neighbor with a machete and then fled into Hillyard Skateboards tearly this morning (March 13, 2013) where he holed up for seven hours while police negotiators tried to talk him into coming out, according to the Spokesman Review.
Officers called in SWAT and hostage negotiation teams. . . “For a period of time we thought there was another person in there as the suspect was actually holding up a mannequin behind a window and talking back and forth as if there was two people,” Arleth said. . . Police shot gas canisters into the business and tried to contact the man via loudspeaker. . . Arleth said they could hear the man speaking but that he never directly responded to the negotiators.
When officers finally got inside the man attempted to stab the officers with a 3-foot-long wooden spear. Spokane locals will not be surprised by the notion that police believe a controlled substance and/or mental health issues may be to blame.
[Link: Spokesman Reivew]