10 Local Businesses Will Win
If you’re a small business in Southern California, it’s crunch time, and not just because the holidays are right around the corner— but because Small Business Saturday is also soon! Platform LA has launched its Small Business Saturday Competition in a search for the most notable designers and businesses around SoCal. The winning small businesses will be selected by Platform’s community of stores and restaurants and will be announced on November 15. The 10 winning small businesses will be able to showcase their goods and services in Platform’s first Small Business Saturday, on November 25. Platform will also provide each winner with a vendor station consisting of a table and chair, a complimentary parking space, and wifi to showcase their goods and services.
How to Participate
If you have a creative product or brand, or know someone who does, and think that either should be at Platform, here’s your chance! To nominate yourself or your favorite small business for the market, go to Instagram and comment on any photo from the account you’d like to see win with the hashtag #SBSPlatform and tag @platform_la.
About Platform LA
Platform LA – the remarkable retail project by David Fishbein and Joseph Miller of Runyon Group is Culver City’s prized shopping destination. Part of the Hayden Tract, the most dynamic neighborhood in Los Angeles, the versatile center offers a collection of 120K square feet of curated merchants, chefs, and creative companies from around the world. Platform was created to showcase independent small businesses and is excited to welcome the community to join in celebration of these types of businesses on Saturday, November 25th.
Miller states, “Our entire business is finding, nurturing and encouraging new independent businesses. We already have a great community of merchants and chefs and working with them to source the next great talent is something that is very exciting for us.” As the world of retail continues to rapidly transform, Platform knows that the future is in small entrepreneurial businesses, and has made this a huge focus for their merchandising efforts. Since opening Platform a year and a half ago, they have embraced any opportunity to celebrate the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of those merchants and chefs. Now is the time to enter the competition, and it couldn’t be simpler— and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
An appearance at the Small Business Saturday Market should be the icing on the cake for any business, considering the additional exposure just before the holidays and impending sales. Make sure to use the hashtag #SBSPlatform and tag @platform_la in any post on the account of the business you want to see win a spot at Platform’s Small Business Saturday Market.
Founded in 2015, and based in Los Angeles, California, GOAT is the safest way to buy and sell authentic sneakers through your mobile device. Whether you’re looking to buy rare sneakers, discover new sneaker releases, or earn money by listing sneakers you already own, GOAT is your destination. And with authentication service, buyer protection guarantee and great customer service, it is the safest option in the industry.
The Greatest: Los Angeles
GOAT, the leading marketplace for sneakers, announced the launch of The Greatest – a pop-up sneaker gallery debuting on October 7th at Platform in Culver City. The pop-up will roll around until December 31st, to celebrate artists, shoes, and boutiques that have been influential in shaping pop culture and sneaker enthusiasts everywhere. The month-long exhibit for October, The Greatest: Los Angeles, is paying homage to LA’s profound impact on global sneaker culture since the turn of the twenty-first century.
Releases like the Air Jordan Retro 4 collaboration, and the Fear of God x Vans Vault Mountain collaboration will highlight the path that led to the creation of 25 significant L.A.-born sneakers. This includes Dunk Low Pro SB ‘Diamond,’ Air Force 1 ‘Mr. Cartoon,’ and Yeezy PowerPhase ‘Calabasas.’
What to Expect
GOAT will host sessions led by those who have shaped the broader culture through photography, fashion, design, and product innovation. While at the pop-up, guests can learn and interact with industry pioneers, and legendary streetwear figures, including Jimmy Gorecki, Andrea Lieberman, Jeff Staple, “The Shoe Surgeon,” Cole Younger, Theo Martins, and Jason Markk, to name a few.
Jason Markk, founder and CEO of Jason Markk, Inc. says, “I think people are a product of the environment in which they were raised. L.A. is not only a melting pot of various ethnicities, but L.A. is also an intersection of diverse subcultures, such as skate, surf, and gangs.” He goes on to say, “This is evident in the way we live, carry ourselves, and also what’s on our feet.”
The Co-founder and CPO of GOAT, Daishin Sugano, says about the event, “We’ve wanted to create a physical space like this for a long time, to inspire and bring people together through their love of sneakers. He adds, “We’re excited for the opportunity to share some of L.A.’s contributions to the sneaker community since 2000, and explore where the industry is headed next.”
The Greatest kicks off with GOAT hosting a special opening day event, on Saturday, October 7th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Not only will it feature a special guest DJ, but there will also be two additional “themed” exhibits on display in November and December, with announcements to come at the end of the month.
How to Attend and Learn More
The Greatest will be open from October 7th through December 31st, at Platform: 8830 Washington Blvd., Suite 101, Culver City, California. Hours are 11. a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, with the exception of holidays and closings. Admission is free.
To learn more about GOAT, or to RSVP for the The Greatest opening event and programming, please visit www.goat.com/platform. GOAT is available to download on the App Store and Google Play for free.
No stranger to collaborations, popular juniors label, Love Tribe, has just launched its latest offering of athleisure with a special Peanuts collection featuring classic American cartoon star, Snoopy. SoCal Magazine thinks this line is perfect for back to school, and quite frankly, anything featuring Snoopy and Woodstock works for us anytime of the year. Check out Love Tribe’s official announcement below, and shop the new collection HERE.
We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Peanuts Worldwide to launch a new collection of Peanuts-inspired pieces, available now at 250 Macy’s stores, LoveTribe.com and macys.com. Featuring the iconic and lovable Snoopy and Woodstock, our new athleisure collection offers young women comfort and style in these timeless pieces.
“We want girls to feel comfort in the clothes they wear, while having fun, hanging out with friends, lounging around, or being active,” said Bonnie Dogan, Vice President of Sales for Specialty Retailers at Hybrid Apparel. “This new collaboration brings girls that perfect combination of comfort and style, perfect for every day and every casual occasion. By mixing trendy Peanuts prints, inspirational quotes, and fun and flattering silhouettes, we made sure to have something for everyone in this collection.”
Bonnie said it all! We know comfort and style are the keys to satisfying today’s fashionable and active young women. Our new garments do just that and include inspiring and humorous slogans such as “Be Stronger Than Your Excuses,” and “Squad Leader.” We’re also pleased that the dynamic duo, Snoopy and Woodstock, are the two main featured characters in this collection.
“This new line is extremely different from our previous collaborations,” said Dogan. “Peanuts is an absolute classic cartoon that we all have a special place in our hearts for. We are happy to now offer our customers a sporty and athletic collection, versus one that is strictly fashion-based.”
Nostalgia hit me heavy when I found out about the latest collaboration between Hybrid Apparel’s line, Love Tribe and Nickelodeon. This new collection is all about taking it back to Millennial childhood by making a nod to 90’s cartoon classics that so many of us grew up on, and personally, I’m loving every single piece! My favorite pieces include characters from hit shows like Rugrats, All That, and Hey Arnold!. You can also find pieces that feature quotes and characters from Clarissa Explains It All, The Ren & Stimpy Show, and SpongeBob SquarePants.
According to the Vice President of Sales for Specialty Retailers of Hybrid Apparel, Bonnie Dogan explained that the collection was actually in the works for a while now. She says,
“We have been partners with Nickelodeon for a long time, building an incredible relationship together. We love their creativity, and combining their vision with ours was the perfect recipe for an inspiring unique apparel line. There is nothing better then remembering the past, and the things we watched and loved while growing up.“
The Nickelodeon collection a retro style for fashionable millennial women. The garments possess a “throwback” feel, having been made with materials such as terry cloth and jersey, and include trendy slogans such as “Trust Me, I’m a Rugrat,” featuring Chucky Finster from Rugrats and “Haters Gonna Hate,” featuring Arnold from Hey Arnold!.
Love Tribe X Nickelodeon has officially launched this week in stores and online at Macys.com, but the line will officially kick off nationwide with a special event at Macy’s Herald Square in New York at 2:00 pm on August 26, 2017.
Make sure to follow Love Tribe on Instagram here: @lovetribeapparel