The Round up: News from A.P.C, VANS, and ShopTalk 2016

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A.P.C, the famed French ready-to-wear brand most noted for their denim, has added to their physical retail footprint with a new shop in San Francisco. With expected minimalist decor, the layout was conjured by Laurent Deroo, whose innovative designs pepper the commercial sector in addition to other fantastic properties. Read more about the new location at


vanscollabVans and Taka Hayashi have added to their string of successful collaborations with the release of the new Buffalo Trail LX, their take on the classic runner. We’ve seen the silhouette from Nike to GREATS, an homage to retro 80’s style, and this collection of 3 colorways appears just in time for Summer 2016. Learn more at



cubacarOur friend Neil Watson of A&H Magazine made his own pit stop to Cuba and all we can say is ‘wow’. Check out his coverage on location for their second print edition Risk Takers: Victories Are Temporary. Read more at the No Man Walks Alone blog here.



las vegas shoptalk 2016 conference aria retail ecommerceWe spent the week out west talking changes in physical retail, innovations in customer service, and new online business models at Shoptalk 2016 in Las Vegas. You can read our takeaways here on the importance of millennials (with  and also catch this awesome recap of a hot topic (are stores really dying?) from the folks at RetailWire. Feel free to weigh in via the comments section below!


utahSpeaking of things to do out West: if you’re up for a little adventure, check out Savoteur‘s guide on the best places to hike, bike, and climb in Utah. CEO Jac White was a panelist at Shoptalk too! Read more here.