By Andrew Asch | September 17, 2014
Surf industry Manufacturers Association introduced the Stokes Me Bowl-A-Rama, to raise funds for the SIMA Humanitarian Fund on Sept. 16. Brands sent their best bowlers to compete. Top surfers and rock star Tré Cool of band Green Day also showed up.
With 20 shows spread out over several venues in Las Vegas, I decided to put trade show mileage to the test.
Bemo is a small camera designed to capture images and quickly post them on social media. Last week, it hosted a party with the Ron Robinson boutique.
FIDM is selling a few dummies.
Levi’s is biking to downtown Los Angeles. It opened a pop-up shop for its bicycling friendly Levi’s Commuter line at 157 W. 5th St in downtown Los Angeles.
Call it an unofficial 1-year birthday party. Downtown L.A. boutique Curio and fashion line Echo and Air are both about 1-year old. So they had a party.
Menswear Line Parke & Ronen will go into its Spring ’15 looks with a yen for linen, said co-founder Ronen Jehezkel.
Downtown L.A. Artist Alexander Schaefer gained notoriety with his "Burning Banks" paintings during the Occupy protest. On Aug. 14, another side of Shaefer went on display. Some of his new paintings were included in a group gallery show in the Fashion District, and they don't have a political theme.
New York’s Oak boutique went big when it opened its newest Los Angeles boutique.
After a career designing bags for other people, Michelle Queza will debut her own bag line. It’s called Simone Michele.
The makers of Uggs, Tevas, Sanuks and other footwear goes all out in constructing its new headquarters in Goleta, Calif.
With its old motto “Youth Against Establishment” retired, Volcom has been rolling out its new brand tagline “True To This.” To mark the occasion, Volcom has released some short films.
The Singer sewing machine was patented on Aug. 12, 1851.
Park City–based iStabilizer has introduced “the perfect selfie creator,” a monopod and a shutter remote system that lets you take your own photo without the fisheye look that comes with an extreme closeup.
Steve Craig, president and chief executive officer of Craig Realty Group, donated more than $10,000 on Aug. 9, to non-profit groups. Craig Realty also participated in day of service for Commerce where volunteers seek to clear out garbage and clean-up graffiti around Commerce.
Clothiers always introduce new styles during the Fall season, but for Banana Republic, Gap Inc’s upscale retailer, Fall is all about a new direction.