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Outdoor Retailer 2013 – Summer Market

After two weeks on the road, the Active Team is pleased to also report on our coverage at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City. The trade show, in our opinion, is one of the biggest and best of the year for us and we look forward (like little nerds) to new releases in technology for the Spring/Summer 14 season. Taking place last week from July 31st – August 3rd, 2013, we saw a plethora of fresh gear, apparel and accessories for the growing (and very much expanding) Outdoor Market.

 

Top trends included the decline of “the plaid shirt” and upswing of solid button-up fronts,   the continued fusion of a fashion forward aesthetic with technical driven product, and an entree of softer pastel and earthy palettes which is signaling the final departure of neon for the Outdoor Market. Some of our favorite brands and fresh items include…

Patagonia

 

Moving Comfort

 

Woolrich

 

Gramicci

 

Kavu

 

Filson

 

Arc’teryx

 

OluKai

 

Alite

 

Timbuk2

 

We have ample analysis in the pipeline from the trade show. Stay tuned for our top tier coverage coming soon!

-Jessica Kaplan

 

 

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