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Sun Diego partners with San Diego Padres

Sun Diego partners with San Diego Padres

April 09, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Key industry account Sun Diego is partnering with the San Diego Padres baseball team on several new business ventures. Two industry companies are also involved in the project.
Zumiez delivers in March

Zumiez delivers in March

April 08, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Zumiez reported strong comp sales for March, and Blue Tomato continues to shine. We have the details.
The low opening bid for bankrupt Karmaloop

The low opening bid for bankrupt Karmaloop

April 07, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
A group associated with Comvest Partners has agreed to be the “stalking horse” bidder in the bankruptcy auction process, and hopes other bidders will come forward.
Anna Sui parties with O'Neill Women's in Costa Mesa

Anna Sui parties with O'Neill Women's in Costa Mesa

April 03, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
O’Neill Women’s hosted a party Thursday night to celebrate their new collection with fashion designer Anna Sui, which we hear is making a splash at retail.
The spring merchandise mix at PacSun and Tilly's

The spring merchandise mix at PacSun and Tilly's

April 02, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Since we’re in the height of spring, an important season for the industry, SES visited PacSun and Tilly’s at the Irvine Spectrum Center this week to see which brands were getting the most space at those stores.
How high-flying Karmaloop became bankrupt

How high-flying Karmaloop became bankrupt

March 31, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
The mistakes that led to Karmaloop's bankruptcy and which industry brands the online retailer owes the most money to.
Zumiez to overtake PacSun in 2015

Zumiez to overtake PacSun in 2015

March 26, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Zumiez will overtake PacSun this year as the largest industry retailer.
Top line improvement continues at PacSun

Top line improvement continues at PacSun

March 25, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
How men's and women's performed in Q4 at PacSun, plans for 2015, more.
Karmaloop files for bankruptcy

Karmaloop files for bankruptcy

March 24, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Influential streetwear e-commerce site Karmaloop filed for bankruptcy Monday after expanding into several unsuccessful ventures and taking on too much debt.
REI records solid 2014

REI records solid 2014

March 24, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Industry customer REI reported this week that total sales grew 9.9% to $2.2 billion in 2014.
Element plants big stake in London

Element plants big stake in London

March 23, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Europe is Element’s highest-volume territory, and the brand’s new London store is in Covent Garden, a high profile area of the city.
A look at Nixon's London store

A look at Nixon's London store

March 23, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
A visit to Nixon's London store.
Nike SB focuses on performance in London

Nike SB focuses on performance in London

March 23, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
While in London in February, SES visited several industry stores to see how brands were presenting themselves in this busy city that is important to skate, but not a key hotspot for traditional surf brands.
Photos from Tilly's flagship VIP party

Photos from Tilly's flagship VIP party

March 20, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Tilly’s hosted a party Thursday night to celebrate its remodeled flagship store at the Irvine Spectrum Center. Industry executives turned out in force.
Tilly's details 2015 store opening plans, Q4 brand highlights

Tilly's details 2015 store opening plans, Q4 brand highlights

March 18, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Several key Tilly’s initiatives drove strong fourth quarter and full results for the retailer, which reported earnings Wednesday afternoon.
Men's outperforms women's in 2014 at The Buckle

Men's outperforms women's in 2014 at The Buckle

March 16, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
The weak denim cycle, especially in women’s, continues to dampen sales at denim specialist and industry customer The Buckle.
Big plans for Schuh expansion, details about Journeys block buster Q4

Big plans for Schuh expansion, details about Journeys block buster Q4

March 13, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Genesco outlines Europe growth plans for Schuh and provides details about why Journeys, a key industry customer, had a great Q4.
Zumiez's outlines grand vision for Blue Tomato, comments on Q4 results, 2015 store plans

Zumiez's outlines grand vision for Blue Tomato, comments on Q4 results, 2015 store plans

March 12, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
All the details from a newsy Zumiez conference call discussing Q4 and 2014 results, and plans for 2015.
Urban Outfitters CEO on combating price pressure, rejuvenating stores, online prowess

Urban Outfitters CEO on combating price pressure, rejuvenating stores, online prowess

March 10, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Urban Outfitters provided some interesting insight into the state of retail, the company’s businesses, and how shoppers are responding to several new categories at its namesake banner, which has struggled. Plus, photos from Urban's London flagship.
Zumiez records solid February, Blue Tomato shines

Zumiez records solid February, Blue Tomato shines

March 05, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Some say February is a dead month in retail, but not for Zumiez and Blue Tomato.
The Buckle reports soft February

The Buckle reports soft February

March 05, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
The women’s business dragged down results at industry customer The Buckle in February.
Hollister's woes continue, plus a big change for Hollister Australia

Hollister's woes continue, plus a big change for Hollister Australia

March 04, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Hollister’s problems continued in the fourth quarter as parent company Abercrombie & Fitch struggles to reinvent itself. The company outlined a plan to improve business, plus announced a big change for Australia.
SurfStitch, Swell, Surfdome results - plus which retailers Swell is targeting

SurfStitch, Swell, Surfdome results - plus which retailers Swell is targeting

March 03, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Online retailer SurfStitch, which now also owns Surfdome in Europe and Swell in the U.S., released earnings. Executives also had some interesting things to say about which retailers it plans to take market share from in the U.S.
Longtime Zumiez executive to retire

Longtime Zumiez executive to retire

March 03, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Ford Wright, Zumiez’s longtime Executive Vice President of Stores, is retiring, the company said this week.
Canada's Sport Chek records banner year

Canada's Sport Chek records banner year

February 27, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
While the Canadian market is reportedly tough of late, one large industry customer had a banner fourth quarter and year.