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Eastpak collaborate with Eley Kishimoto for limited edition range

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Eastpak are continuing their series of collaborations with top designers with a spring/summer collection produced in association with Eley Kishimoto.

The bags feature the London-based design house’s iconic flash print in three colourways – blue, red and black.

It’s being used on three Eastpak bags and there only 1000 of each bag in each colourway available globally. Each one is individually numbered and signature labelled so you know you’ve got the real thing. It also comes in custom packaging and comes with a special limited edition Eley Kishimoto Eastpak pin.

2010 Rome Preview

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We got a chance to meet up with Anna from Rome and check out the whole lineup of 2010 gear for the ladies.

Bonfire Announces Boot Line for 2009/2010

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Bonfire has just announced that they will be releasing a line of boots in collaboration with Salomon Snowboards. There will be 2 womens models: the Geometric and the Flame and will be priced at $229 and $199, respectively. They’ll be in select retailers in Fall 2009. 

We’ll be sure to check these out at SIA but in the meantime you can take a peek at their preview video.

January sales: T-shirt deals

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If you feel your t-shirt collection needs expanded but don’t have a pile of cash to spend, a couple of ace clothing companies run by lovely ladies have great deals on at the moment.

 First up are London-based Blueskin who have 50% off a wide range of ladies, mens and kids tees and tops. Ladies gear starts at just £10. UK postage is free and international rates are pretty bargainous. Check out the goods at www.blueskin.com

Nikita store opens in Chamonix

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Nikita have opened a concept store in the French alpine town of Chamonix. The store is in the main shopping street Rue du Docteur Paccard

Built around a special co-operation between Nikita and a local retailer, the compact 40 metre square shop stocks the brand’s latest streetwear, outerwear and accessories ranges.

The Icelandic Nikita crew visited the shop in December to celebrate the new venture.

Volcom Girls launch t-shirt photography contest

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Volcom Girls have launched a contest to give you the chance to get one of your photos on a Volcom t-shirt.

The chosen winner will have their shot on one of the Volcom Featured Artist tees during the 2010 season and you’ll also get a year’s worth of tees from to keep too (four pieces from each seasonal collection).

You need to send in your photo before March 20.

Full details at www.volcomeurope.com/photocontest

Trace your garments back to NZ’s farms with Icebreaker’s Baacode system

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A few months ago I got invited to an event at the shiny Snow and Rock store in London’s Covent Garden. The founder of New Zealand outdoor clothing company Jeremy Moon and some of his colleagues were over in the UK to celebrate the launch of their Baacode system.

Icebreaker make a massive range of base layers, outdoor clothing, underwear, socks and accessories. Snow and Rock Covent Garden has a dedicated Icebreaker area, featuring a huge selection of clothing from the range but the brand is available at outdoor and winter sports stores all over the world.