Tell us about your brand and what you do.
We are a women’s knitwear brand named after our childhood girl gang COOL CATS CLUB! The line is inspired by friendship, nostalgia and the similarities between girls and cats.
How was your experience at POOL this year?
SO GOOD! There were a lot of cool emerging brands, that were all unique from each other which gave the show a good vibe.
What advice would you give to brands who are thinking of joining the tradeshow world?
DO IT! There is no exposure quite like it, you can’t predict who you might meet or connect with and that’s priceless.
Was there another brand at POOL that you really enjoyed? Give them a shout out!
YES! We had lovely neighbors HIPS & HAIR (http://www.hipsandhair.com/) and FIVE & TWO!
Name the last three songs you listened to.
O MAN Thank god they’ve been relatively normal…
What is one quirky thing about your brand or your team that not many people know?
They’re an ecclectic bunch — makeup artist/OG club member, tattoo artist/sister in law, marketing analyst/roomie
How is your new collection different from the one before?
It’s worlds away in terms of quality! We recently switched to our own cut n sew, so our bodies are unique to us and feel like being hugged by a cloud. The Fall collection we showed is also inspired by Willy Wonka — so that’s different.
Find out more about the Cool Cats Club on their website: http://www.coolcatsclub.com/
Tell us about your brand & the inspiration behind The Underground Movement.
The Underground Movement (TUM) was created by US Army Special Forces veterans that wanted to produce cool shirts that also honor America’s treasured lineage.
We started the company because after many deployments overseas we noticed that Americans appeared to be negligent or disinterested in America’s own inspiring past.
Traditionally graphics tees communicated something about yourself. Some graphics were meaningless and some were fun or witty and shared a sense of humor. Other graphics represented strong ideas that resonated with specific groups of people. Images like that of communist revolutionary Che Guevara gained popularity and were worn by Americans.
That provoked us to ask the question why have we not honored our own American legacies. We wanted to do that. We wanted to highlight the institutions and ideas that defined American greatness.
How was your experience at POOL this year? This is our second POOL and we had a great experience. The vendors at POOL are terrific and inspiring. Coming from a military background our learning curve is steep but we absolutely value every thing we get from attending a show like POOL.
What advice would you give to brands who are thinking of joining the tradeshow world? See it as part of a long term strategy rather than a short-term tactical decision.
Was there another brand at POOL that you really enjoyed? Give them a shout out! We always enjoy meeting so many other great brands. We really enjoyed Eric from Kings and Jaxs for his creativity and dedication and American Apothecary for their inspiration. We can’t forget Rex either!
Name the last three songs you listened to. That’s embarrassing…my daughters play the music from Frozen like it’s a broken record so “Let it Go” gets stuck in my mind. Pharrell’s “Happy” would be on the list and then some classical music that fills my playlist would be there too.
What is one quirky thing about your brand or your team that not many people know? We spent more time chasing terrorists across the sands of North Africa and the Middle East than we have spent time in the fashion business.
How is your new collection different from the one before? Our line expands more than it changes. There’s so many great stories to tell!
POOL is where art, design and commerce converge. Over the last three days, we truly saw that in action and we couldn’t be more proud of everyone. Thank you for your hard work, endless creativity and distinct visions. See you next season. #pooltradeshow #magicLV
What animal were you? Personality test + necklace. Love this idea from @ibejaeci. #pooltradeshow • #magiclv (at POOLTRADESHOW )
Have you stopped by the @lipservicecult + @supershop24hrs booth? It isn’t too late to check out their punk inspired designs. #pooltradeshow #MAGICLV
Get #CoachellaReady with @heyokaleather. #pooltradeshow #magiclv (at POOLTRADESHOW )
So ready for @asapferg #pooltradeshow #magiclv (at Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub)
Thank you everyone for another amazing day, can’t believe tomorrow is the last. See the photos that we’ve captured so far on facebook.com/pooltradeshow & be sure to tag yourself. #pooltradeshow • #magiclv (at POOLTRADESHOW)
San Francisco based Lady Alamo say it all began at home. “We were inspired by the painted ladies in Alamo Square.” Their bags and clutches are full of color and beauty, all tying back to that initial inspiration. Offered in a wide range of colors and styles, many are reversible and all manufactured out of natural materials. Be sure to stop by and see what they have going on.
We wandered up to @projectshow and got the ultimate #selfie with @touchzerogravity x #GoogleGlass. Head up here and say hello • booth 32048 (at PROJECT Las Vegas)
Mix of prints, patterns, fabrics at @faubourgdutemple. #pooltradeshow #magiclv (at POOLTRADESHOW)
We want to see you and your team. Tag #pooltradeshow • #magiclv in all of your pics.
cc: the lovely ladies of @americanapothecary (at POOLTRADESHOW)
Wise words from @ohhellofriend. #pooltradeshow #MAGICLV (at POOLTRADESHOW)