Industry News 6/22/2010

B$Z: Crossroads Comes Back to San Diego with over 100 Brands

Crossroads Comes Back to San Diego with over 100 Brands

Crossroads returns to downtown San Diego with over 100 skate brands already signed on to participate in the event. On August 13th-14th, the PetCo stadium parking lot adjacent to ASR will transform into the definitive collection of skate hard goods, footwear and apparel. The location provides a convenient platform for retailers to see the latest progression of skate.
 
“We’re psyched on the industry’s response to Crossroads. It’s a skate show with skateboarding being the focus, the way it should be,” says Jamie Thomas, professional skateboarder and Founder of Crossroads. “The dates of this show are also finally conducive to the skate industry’s calendar, which will hopefully help us all serve the industry.”
 
Skate specialty buyers traveling to San Diego for Crossroads will combine with ASR, CLASS@ASR and Sacred Craft’s global mix of specialty skate/surf lifestyle, boutique and department store buyers. The fusion of categories makes ASR Marketplace a unique platform for labels to reach their ideal buyers and media.
 
“We allocate a lot of time to exploring what’s new and different and what to bring in more of. It’s our job to capitalize on what’s next. Crossroads is an important ‘hands on’ piece of deciding our buys for the season,” says Nick Owen, Owner of Escapist in Kansas City, MO.
 
While Crossroads focuses on skate hard goods, footwear and apparel geared toward the skate market will also have a big presence. Footwear brands including Adidas, Circa, DVS, Converse, DC, Dekline, Fallen, Vox and more will preview spring 2011 footwear at Crossroads. Skate apparel will be represented by a strong brand mix including Insight, Analog, Brixton, Element, Elwood, Innes, JSLV, Mighty Healthy and Quiksilver.
 
Crossroads’ Best Trick Contest returns on Saturday, August 14th from 4:00-6:00. Pros and ams from all the participating brands will battle it out at Crossroads for the $10,000 prize purse.
 
Visit Crossroads-show.com to learn more about exhibiting at or attending this one-of-a-kind trade event in San Diego, CA, August 13th-15th.
 
A sampling of Crossroads brands includes:
  5 Boro  
  Adidas   
  Adio    
  Alien Workshop  
  Almost    
  Analog  
  Anti Hero  
  ATM Click  
  Baker    
  Black Label  
  Blind   Blood Wizard  
  Blueprint Bones  
  Brixton  
  Bullet    
  Circa    
  Cliché    
  Consolidated Converse    
  Creation   Dakine  
  Darkstar    
  DC    
  Death    
  Deathwish    
  Dekline    
  DGK DVS  
  Dwindle  
  Element    
  Elm    
  Elwood    
  Enjoi    
  Expedition    
  Fallen    
  Famous Stars & Straps  
  Flip     
  Force Trucks  
  Foundation    
  Fury Given Globe    
  Gold Wheels  
  Gravis  
  Grind 4 Life  
  Habitat    
  Heroin Hi-Fi Hook Ups    
  Hosoi  
  Hubba    
  HUF    
  I Path  
  IASC  
  Independent    
  Innes  
  Insight    
  Iron Horse  
  JSLV    
  Krooked    
  Krux   Lakai  
  Loser Machine  
  Lowcard  
  Lucky   Matix  
  Mob    
  Momentum    
  Mystery    
  Nixon  
  OJ III  
  Organika    
  Osiris    
  Pig    
  Plan B Powell  
  Project    
  Quiksilver  
  Real Red Reflex    
  Ricta    
  Roger Skateboards  
  Ruckus     
  S ONE  
  Santa Cruz  
  Satori    
  Sector 9  
  Shake Junt  
  Silver    
  Sk8Mafia    
  Skate Mental  
  Skateboarder    
  Skateboarder    
  Skull Skates  
  Slap   $lave  
  Speed Demons  
  Spitfire    
  Stereo    
  Teenage Runaway Wheels  
  Tensor    
  The Skateboard Mag  
  Theeve  
  Think    
  Thrasher    
  Thunder   Tony Hawk  
  Toy Machine  
  Transworld    
  Unit Upful Hardware  
  Venture    
  Volcom    
  Vox    
  Western Edition  
  World    
  Zero    
  Zoo York