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5 Questions: Monica Wise, L*Space

5 Questions: Monica Wise, L*Space

May 26, 2015 Jennifer Kelly
We talk with Chief Creative Officer Monica Wise about the brand's growing international and apparel businesses, plus what's new for swim in the coming season.
Core Careers: Tom Jones, Nixon

Core Careers: Tom Jones, Nixon

May 21, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Today, we profile Tom Jones, Nixon Global VP Marketing & Creative and a skate industry veteran, for our Core Careers feature.
Urban executives on the future of online vs. stores, plus performance of industry competitor Free People

Urban executives on the future of online vs. stores, plus performance of industry competitor Free People

May 19, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Executives made some interesting comments about the future of online vs. stores on an earnings conference call, plus keeping track of Free People, increasingly an industry competitor.
SurfStitch Co-Founder on Stab, Magicseaweed acquisition

SurfStitch Co-Founder on Stab, Magicseaweed acquisition

May 18, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We followed up with SurfStitch's Lex Pedersen to find out more about the company’s big news last week: that it is acquiring Stab Magazine and Magicseaweed in a quest to marry content and commerce.
More photos from Surf Summit

More photos from Surf Summit

May 18, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
SIMA provided us with more photos from Surf Summit with highlights from the different seminars and parties.
Bob McKnight's full Surf Summit speech

Bob McKnight's full Surf Summit speech

May 15, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Bob McKnight talked about many different subjects during his keynote, and we have the full speech here, and the slides used during the presentation. Plus, an audio replay.
McKnight's fiery speech, plus photos from Surf Summit

McKnight's fiery speech, plus photos from Surf Summit

May 14, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Surf Summit 18 got off to a newsy start Wednesday with more retailers in attendance than usual and a no-holds barred speech from Quiksilver Chairman Bob McKnight, who called for the industry to band together to fight against outsiders.
Bob Hurley email in absentia to Surf Summit attendees

Bob Hurley email in absentia to Surf Summit attendees

May 14, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Here is the email from Bob Hurley sent to many in attendance at Surf Summit. The email arrived just as festivities were getting underway Wednesday night and shortly before Bob McKnight's keynote speech.
SurfStitch buys Stab Magazine, Magicseaweed

SurfStitch buys Stab Magazine, Magicseaweed

May 13, 2015 PRESS RELEASE
Surfstitch, which also owns Swell, makes a big move to boost its content strategy.
Five Questions: ourCaste

Five Questions: ourCaste

May 13, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
New brand ourCaste has been in the market for about a year now. The brand, with roots in surf, skate and motorcycles, makes modern clothing with an elevated aesthetic. OurCaste partner Michael Quinones answers some questions for us.
Randy Rarick and Jodi Wilmott on new WSL Hawaii structure

Randy Rarick and Jodi Wilmott on new WSL Hawaii structure

May 12, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Randy Rarick and Jodi Wilmott explain how the World Surf League's new Hawaii team will work and what it means for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.
Founder of Offshore Surf Shop retires, recalls watching the industry change and grow

Founder of Offshore Surf Shop retires, recalls watching the industry change and grow

May 08, 2015 Jennifer Kelly
Barbie Baron shares memories of her 45 years in surf retail, and changes she has seen in the industry over the years.
The Buckle records soft women's sales in April

The Buckle records soft women's sales in April

May 07, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Soft women’s sales at industry customer The Buckle contributed to a 3.8% same store sales decline in April.
Reef announces sales appointments for core channel

Reef announces sales appointments for core channel

May 06, 2015 Press Release
Reef said it is dividing its sales management regionally to focus more closely on core retailers. We have the details.
Prana's Q1 results, future plans

Prana's Q1 results, future plans

May 06, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Columbia Sportswear, owner of lifestyle brand Prana, provided a few interesting details about Prana’s performance in the first quarter and about future plans for the brand during an earnings call.
New Luxottica leadership making big changes at Oakley

New Luxottica leadership making big changes at Oakley

May 05, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Major changes are on the way for Oakley as new leadership at Luxottica makes integrating Oakley into the Luxottica structure a key strategic priority.
Kering's Todd Hymel promoted, moving to Costa Mesa from Paris

Kering's Todd Hymel promoted, moving to Costa Mesa from Paris

May 05, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Kering’s Todd Hymel has been promoted to CEO of Action Sports Brands.
Otis College of Art & Design surprises Bob McKnight with special honor

Otis College of Art & Design surprises Bob McKnight with special honor

May 05, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver Chairman Bob McKnight received a surprise on-stage tribute Saturday night during the Otis College of Art and Design annual art and design awards.
Rip Curl swim gaining major momentum

Rip Curl swim gaining major momentum

May 04, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We check in with Rip Curl swim leaders and retailers about the brand's recent success and find out what is working as we head into the key summer season. Plus, some new major growth pieces for the brand.
Billabong's Gordon Merchant buys more shares - again

Billabong's Gordon Merchant buys more shares - again

May 04, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Billabong Founder and Board Member Gordon Merchant made another big purchase of Billabong stock last week. See the story for more details.
No slowdown in sight for Vans

No slowdown in sight for Vans

May 01, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
A look at how Vans performed in Q1 across regions and distribution channels, plus what VF executives said about the brand during an earnings conference call this morning.
PacSun and Tilly's executive pay breakdown

PacSun and Tilly's executive pay breakdown

April 30, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
PacSun and Tilly’s filed their 2014 proxy statements that detail executive compensation in the past week. We compare and contrast executive pay.
SurfStitch closing SurfStitch Europe to focus on Surfdome

SurfStitch closing SurfStitch Europe to focus on Surfdome

April 28, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Industry customer SurfStitch is closing down its SurfStitch Europe business and consolidating operations under its Surfdome banner.
ActionWatch: Footwear dives, hardgoods rise at core stores

ActionWatch: Footwear dives, hardgoods rise at core stores

April 28, 2015 Cary Allington
Cary Allington of ActionWatch reviews how different categories performed at core stores in Q1, including some interesting trends in important categories.
Billabong Founder Gordon Merchant buys more shares

Billabong Founder Gordon Merchant buys more shares

April 27, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Billabong Founder and Board Member Gordon Merchant made a big purchase of Billabong stock last week. See the story for more details.