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Teen Fashion Spending Disaster

April 18th, 2008 · No Comments

According to a recently released Piper Jaffray report titled Taking Stock With Teens, total fashion spending declined nearly 20 percent year-to-year and is causing what analysts are calling a “disscretionary recession.” “We’re currently in the ‘transition phase’ of the fashion cycle and believe that we have not yet hit bottom,” said Jeff Klinefelter, senior retail […]

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Tags: Business · Fashion · Retail

Teen Apparel: Sales Down, Shares Up

April 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Thompson Finanacial has reported the results of a teen apparel poll and finds that “March same-store sales, or sales in stores open at least one year, fell 5.9 percent,” however, today most of the those stocks finished up. The weakest performers include Pacific Sunwear of California Inc., with an 8 percent drop. American Eagle Outfitters […]

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Extreme Adrenalina Marches West

April 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

The Florida-based “extreme” retailer Adrenalina is opening a new store in Houston, Texas at The Galleria, according to the Houston Business Journal. The retailer’s stores average 10,000 square feet and carry name brands such as Quiksilver, Billabong, Volcom, O’Neill, Reef, Crocs and Ed Hardy. . . . Building on the popularity of the “Adrenalina” television […]

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Tags: Business · Retail · Skateboarding · Surfing

Mollusk Surf Shop, Venice, California

November 21st, 2007 · 1 Comment

For those who love surfing, art, smoking the reefer, and believe that the Malloy Brothers are King Neptune’s greatest gift to surfing, Venice Beach’s Mollusk Surf Shop may just be heaven on earth. The shop grooves with an old west saloon meets Haight head shop flavor that eases everything back a notch and into glide […]

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Tags: Retail · Surfing

Starbucks Gets It On the Back End

April 6th, 2006 · No Comments

Earlier this week, on my morning cruise through Starbucks, I noticed that the entire place was littered with little green and yellow cards with difficult to spell words on them. They were on everything: the front window, the menu, the cash register, and tables. At first I thought it was advertising some new flavor of […]

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Tags: Business · Media · Retail