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Spitfire x Vans collaboration rekindles the flame

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  • November 15, 2017
  • Findlay Buchanan
Spitfire x Vans collaboration rekindles the flame

Iconic skatewear duo Vans and Spitfire Wheels unveil its fourth collection as the holiday season arrives. The launch consists of shoes, apparel and accessories in hope of keeping ‘the underground lit’. 

The focus is on the shoes which are self-proclaimed as “the most reliable performance footwear for skateboarders around the world”, with a small look into a few clothing pieces. 

The blend of classic design and modern skateboarding technology, puts focus on performance.  Backed by Vans team riders’ John Cardiel and Daan Van Der Lin, the cleats come in the Ultra- range Pro, Slip-on Pro and Style 112 Pro versions.

These items within the collaboration come in suede, textile uppers and signature colourways coupling vans “Old Skool steez” with performance.

Vans and Spitfires distinctive motifs of swirl prints, flameheads and checkers are prevalent in every piece.

The Vans x Spitfire Pack is available in November from Vans Concept stores, Vans.com.au and select Vans Pro Skate wholesalers.

Vans headquarters continue to fire in the retail space as annual revenue climbed 6 percent to $2.3 billion in 2016. Surpassing North face, Vans are now the fastest and largest brand for parent VF Corporation.

VF Corporation has also recently purchased New Zealand brand, IceBreaker. Adding to its impressive list of owned brands.

Vans continue its state of polygamy after years of collaborating with multiple fashion and skateboarding giants; including COMME des GARÇONS, Supreme and WTAPS. Recently its Thrasher co-lab in May gathered plenty of hype amongst skate fanatics and its new marriage with Spitfire isn’t dissimilar.

The 51 year old company is yet to reach its midlife crisis and it’s a matter of who’s next in this mighty time of collaboration.

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Top 15 excuses for not shopping with a reusable bag

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  • July 3, 2018
  • Sarah Dunn
Top 15 excuses for not shopping with a reusable bag

Recent research by Countdown suggests more than 80 percent of its customers support phasing out single-use plastic bags at checkout. There’s been broad support across many other retail categories for a move away from plastic bags, too, with New World, Pak'n Save, Four Square and Mitre 10 joining the fray and The Warehouse introducing compostable bags. But we’ve noticed a certain amount of griping from the other 20 percent of shoppers.

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Wish's free shipping: Just pay data!

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  • June 26, 2018
Wish's free shipping: Just pay data!

Wish online, a site that holds a similar model to the popular AliExpress, is a cave of cheap, ever expansive wonders. Below you’ll find the top weirdest, loosely helpful items to benefit your business.

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Pass it on: Some suggested names for New Zealand cannabis companies

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  • June 14, 2018
  • Idealog Team
Pass it on: Some suggested names for New Zealand cannabis companies

Our sister publication, Idealog, is exploring commercial opportunities connected with the devil's lettuce as part of a series. They've brainstormed some innovative brands some entrepreneurial pot enthusiast might like to adopt if it's legalised.

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The Instagram accounting calling out copycats

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  • May 28, 2018
  • Courtney Devereux
The Instagram accounting calling out copycats

A new Instagram called Diet Prada is making noise within the retail industry. The account with over half a million followers is used specifically to call out large fashion houses for copying each other’s designs. But how far can inspiration be claimed before it is unoriginal?

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Mother's Day 2018: Who sent messages of love

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  • May 15, 2018
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As Mother's Day passes for 2018, Stoppress takes a look at what retailers were bringing in the motherly love.

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Bella cucina: Where appliance meets fashion

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