While 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.
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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…]
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…]
To 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]
Encinitas, 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 andywarde.com. . . 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.
The 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…]
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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.
Burton Snowboards has announced that they will be opening not one, but two company stores in Northern California’s Bay Area but they didn’t mention anything about wearing “flowers in their hair.” They’re taking over the space that formerly housed SFO Snowboard on Haight St. and moving in right down the street from the Nixon store in Berkeley.
“With Tahoe just a few hours away, there are thousands of people around San Francisco who are into winter sports, but only a handful of local snowboard shops to choose from,” says Jake Burton, Founder & CEO of Burton Snowboards. “We ship a lot of product to the Bay Area through Burton.com, so to us, that means snowboarders out there are looking for gear. By opening two stores in San Francisco, we can better service local riders by offering them industry-leading product and the customer experience Burton is known for, right in their own backyard.”
As independent retailers fade, expect the company stores to pick up the slack. For the official word from Burton and SFO’s Kent Uyehara, follow the jump.
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The crew from Mollusk (Luke Bartels (Carpentry), Jeff Canham (Sign Painter) and Alex Kopps (Filmmaker) are making their way to the Agenda Show, Long Beach in a pedal-powered rickshaw and along the way they’re picking a few things up. Check out the edit and then see it all at Agenda Long Beach.
Huntington Beach, California’s Huntington Surf & Sport is upping its footprint on the surf world’s most trafficked corner with an expansion of their current shop. Some of it even got finished in time for the US Open of Surfing later this month.
Huntington Surf and Sport is in the midst of a major renovation at its downtown Pierside Pavilion location, adding more than 3,000 square feet and a new energy to this iconic store. Upon completion, HSS will offer the largest inventory and best selection of hardgoods in the entire surf industry; a haven for real surfers to get authentic gear.
It’s nice to know that all surf retail isn’t dead just yet. For the official word from HSS follow the jump.
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