SIA Goes Online With B2B Website

by The Editors on November 14, 2013

Snowsportsb2BThe Snow Industries America has placed their business-to-business resources online at a special website called Hard to believe all this info wasn’t already online, but it is nice of SIA to join the web revolution, isn’t it?

“We have literally hundreds of innovative and cost-effective business service members,” says Tom Davis, SIA’s supporting membership sales and marketing manager. “ is a streamlined way for brands, retailers, resorts and all industry professionals to conduct their vendor searches. Knowing all of their vendor options helps them find the most productive business relationships.”

Yes, it does make sense. For the official word from SIA, follow the jump. [click to continue…]


UNIV + Hosoi Hammerhead Surfboard

by The Editors on November 12, 2013

Christian Hosoi takes his hammerhead skateboard design and transfers it to foam in the UNIV Work Shop and shapes a hammerhead surfboard. Now, we’d just like to see how it surfs. . .

[Link: Univ]


Billabong Sells Off West 49

by The Editors on November 4, 2013

Billabong CorpIn its continuing battle to throw off ballast, Billabong has finally sold Canadian action mall retailer West 49 to Candian mall fashion retailer YM, Inc. for approximately $10 million, according to a story on Reuters. These are the same stores that Billabong paid $93 million for in August of 2010.

Both companies have also entered into a two-year supply agreement while Billabong will retain its six eponymous stores and two Element stores in Canada. . . “The sale of West 49 is part of our broader strategy of simplifying our business and focusing on the core of what we do best, which is building strong global brands,” Neil Fiske, CEO of Billabong said in a statement.

Yeah, that and turning $93 million into $10 million in three years. Billabong had been trying to off load West since May 2013.

[Link: Reuters]


Agenda Plans Expansion In 2014

by The Editors on November 1, 2013

Agenda Logo-1While it won’t surprise anyone who knows Agenda Show founder Aaron Levant, it is good to see that the show is continuing on the up and up with all kinds of expansion plans for New York City and Las Vegas in 2014.

This January 2014, Agenda:NYC men’s street wear and lifestyle show will be hosted at the 82 Mercer building in Soho, for the last time. Moving locations for Summer 2014 edition, Agenda:NYC expands to the Jacob K. Javits center, housed in the Javits North building. The newly constructed space provides more than double the square footage to the current New York footprint.

In Las Vegas the Agenda Show will double in size with the addition of a surf/lifestyle zone called Woods and the Agenda WMNS section.

“We feel AGENDA has barely scratched the surface of what is possible in the Vegas landscape. There are so many opportunities and an amazing potential to grow in this space,” shares Levant.

For the official word from Agenda, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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New Balance Numeric Team At Orchard

by The Editors on November 1, 2013

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The new balance numeric skate team of Levi Brown, Arto Saari, Tom Karangeloc, PJ Ladd, Tyler Surrey, and Jordan Taylor will be making an appearance at Allston, Massachusetts Orchard Skate Shop on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 5 PM. The evening will feature an Arto photo show and the premiere of the Zero video. Follow the jump for all the details. Orchard is located at 156 Harvard Ave, in Allston. [click to continue…]


Bing Surf Shop Grand Opening

by The Editors on October 30, 2013

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Former surf, skate, snow retailer (K5) turned Specialty Retail Consultant Jurgen Schulz is happy to announce the grand opening of JTS Specialty Retail Consulting’s first project, Bing Surf Shop in Encinitas, California.

It was a pleasure working with long time friend Royce Cansler and new friends Matt and Margaret Calvani. The vision, energy and dedication of this group of people is incredible. I think you will like the results.

To celebrate they are hosting an opening party Saturday, November 2, 2013. Things get rolling at 5 PM. Bing Surf Shop is located at 802 N. Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas, California. For all the details, follow the jump [click to continue…]


The Latest From The Billabong Saga

by The Editors on September 20, 2013

Billabong CorpTo be honest, we’ve recently lacked the rigor required to stay up-to-date on the constantly changing story of Billabong debt, its pending demise, and who they’re going to depend on to save them. The most recent news is that company has landed a refinancing deal with Centerbridge Partners and Oaktree Capital (brave investors) to the tune of $386 million, according to a story in The Australian.

Private equity firm, Altamont Capital Partners, which only months earlier had agreed to recapitalize the group, has been shown the door. . . While Centerbridge and Oaktree, and their affiliates, have not bid to buy the business outright, the consortium will emerge from the deal, if approved by shareholders, with significant control. . . In addition to controlling most of the company’s senior debt, an accompanying $135m equity placement will see it owning up to 40.8 per cent of Billabong’s shares. It will also have the right to install three representatives on Billabong’s board and has brought a new chief executive to the table.

Oh, and Billabong is reportedly completely out of Nixon. That’s likely old news to you, but let us remind you of that rigor thing. Click the link of the rest of the story. Or, if you want to know what Jeff Harbaugh things about it, click here.

[Link: The Australian]


UNIV Voyages with Andy Warde & Stefan Janoski

by The Editors on September 6, 2013

Voyages UnivEncinitas, California based style shop UNIV is presenting a show titled Voyages featuring artwork by Andy Warde and sculptures by Stefan Janoski on Friday, September 13, 2013.

Andy Warde’s paintings create a webbed and illusional story that cannot be fully grasped with one visual appraisal. Andy combines geometric shapes, buildings, people, animals and even plants as an interpretation of himself. For more information about Andy, please visit . . Stefan Janoski is known for his skateboarding video parts, global presence and his popular Nike pro-model shoe. His surreal statues in bronze and ceramic are sculpted with incredible detail and will be on display the night of the show.

The opening party begins at 6 PM with a DJ set by Chris Cote and music by Yovee. UNIV Work Shop is located at 1053 S. Coast Highway 101, in Encinitas, California.


Those Days Photo & Zine Release At UNIV

by The Editors on July 30, 2013

Those Days Insta FinalThe Univ Work Shop in Encinitas, California is presenting the release of new works and an limited edition zine by Julian Martin and Brooks Sterling at the show Those Days on the evening of Thursday, August 1, 2013.

The duo will be combining their love for film photography, simple design, travel, saltwater, concrete, girls, fun, and printed matter into a visual adventure you won’t want to miss.

The show begins at 6 PM and will include “ice cold beverages” by Pabst Blue Ribbon for those over 21. The UNIV Work Shop is located at 1053 S Coast Highway 101, B, in Encinitas, California. For the official word follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Agenda Long Beach Stays On Target

by The Editors on July 26, 2013

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Click here for our Agenda Show photo gallery.

The Agenda Show kicked off yesterday (July 25, 2013) for its two-day run in the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. Above all it was a reminder for everyone of how great it is to get some face time with the people you do business with.

We’re still processing our one-day into the crowded aisles of Agenda and The Berrics Agenda, but in the meantime check out a few of our photos by clicking here.