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Details on Industry Insight.
Biggest change from a year ago: DC moved up the most. KR3W slipped the most.
Biggest change from a year ago: No brands moved up very much. Element slipped the most.
Biggest change from a year ago: UGG moved up the most. Etnies slipped the most.
Biggest change from a year ago: VonZipper moved up the most. Oakley slipped the most.
Strong UGG sales
Surfboards and snowboards
Fleece. Some retailers reported fleece sales as a positive trend. Some reported it as negative with the over-all print trend fading.
Mitch surveyed 101 independent surf/skate/snow retailers in 24 states.