TOMS Shoes recently announced that they will be expanding their giving to the U.S. Working closely with their partners here, they are able to bring shoes to children in need all over the country. Learn more at http://www.TOMS.com/toms-us-giving.
With every pair of shoes you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. TOMS is giving shoes, through our Giving Partners, in 60+ countries, including the United States.
Last week our friends at Volcom took some of the Active girls out to the Dana Point Harbor for Stand Up Paddle Boarding! We had an absolute blast! Thanks to Volcom Girls and West Wind Sailing for an awesome morning!
This season Obey has partnered with DROP IN THE BUCKET for their latest Obey Awareness release. DROP IN THE BUCKET is a Los Angeles based water charity that constructs wells and sanitation systems at large rural schools in sub-Saharan Africa. Buy a tee and support the cause. It’s as simple as that! Stop into any Active Ride Shop to purchase this tee, and check out the rest of Obey’s Spring 13 Collection!
And be sure to join us this Saturday for the next WORKSHOP Event as we honor Obey, as well as Element and GIRL Skateboards and the causes they support.
We headed out to a house in Long Beach, CA to shoot the newest women’s Spring|Summer 2013 Look Book. Check out these behind the scenes photos, and be sure to visit the Active Women’s page for the official Look Book launching next week!
Have you ever tried on a pair of Stance socks? If your answer is no, you better get some on your feet!
Stance is a company that puts its focus on producing unique and quality socks. The company initially concentrated on men’s socks and last holiday season they launched their women’s line. With the current sock trend, they didn’t go unnoticed. Their offering directly relates to popular trends in fashion. For example, their socks come in a variety of prints, textures, and thicknesses. Stance also makes their socks in different lengths such as no shows, crew, and boot. Whatever your style may be, Stance has a sock for you! I guarantee that you won’t want to take them off! You can find women’s Stance socks at Active Ride Shop in Burbank, Santa Monica, Chino Hills, Thousand Oaks, Long Beach, El Segundo, Rancho Cucamonga, Corona, Temecula, and Brea.
In honor of Style Week OC, our good friends at TOMS hosted a Style Your Sole event at our Irvine Spectrum store a few weeks ago. Their creative team brought out their best artists to decorate and style our shopper’s “souls.” There was a DJ on hand, a photo booth, not to mention TOMS cupcakes! The night was filled with fun, friends, and music! A great way to spend a Friday night. Check out some of the photos below. More photos to come from the event, and our Photobooth!
Exciting news, gals! Women’s Active Socks are now available online. That’s right, you can now find the women’s Active socks along side our wonderful men’s socks. New colors, new designs, new styles. Total AWESOMENESS. Check them out!
Last Thursday, the girls over at Billabong invited us to their annual shop night where we had the chance to preview their upcoming Fall/Winter collections, snack on tasty treats, and hang out with the rad women of Billabong.
These were some of my personal favorites, and can be seen in Billabong’s “Designers Closet” collection. Versatile party dresses, trendy coats, and of course a surf/skate feel that is true to Billabong’s roots, are very apparent in their collections for Fall and Holiday.
The creative team at Billabong put together an awesome camp themed display complete with vintage boots, great printed blankets, and musical instruments perfect for any camping adventure, not to mention key pieces from their upcoming line. I am so excited for this product to land in stores!! Be sure to stop by Active to stock up on Fall fashions for 2012!!
That’s right, Ladies!!! After much anticipation, the first delivery of Obey jewelry has landed in select Active locations! We are one of the few lucky retailers who get to cary this collection so be sure to stop in and check it out. They have some great pieces that are perfect for spicing up your favorite look this summer!
The Obey Jewelry Collection is available at the following stores: Irvine Spectrum, Temecula, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, Long Beach, and Burbank.
As spring comes to an end and we enter into summer (the greatest season of the year, if you ask me!), we start to focus on one of my personal favorite accessories; sunglasses. This year the sunnie trends are big and with music festivals and outdoor activities in full swing you can be sure that you will see a lot of these great spectacles. This season Active Ride Shop has all of your favorite sunnie trends with a selection from brands like Sabre, Ray Ban, Ashbury, Electric, and Spy, to name a few. Here are two styles that I’m totally loving this season:
This lens is a great way to show your feminine side and is reminiscent of the 60’s when women sported these with pencil skirts and red lips. The SABRE Love Doll is the perfect pair if you’re looking for a good cat-eye. Plus, it comes in black and tortoise, so you can have a pair to go with every outfit!
The wayfarer style is as classic as it get’s. Ray Ban has offered this iconic frame since the 50’s and it hasn’t lost it’s appeal yet. It the perfect style and looks great on everybody! Available in black gloss and tortoise – it doesn’t get much more classic than that!! And, so many other brands are getting on the trend that you can find even more styles and colors from brands like SABRE, ACTIVE, Ashbury, and Oakley.
Last weekend the Active crew headed up to Mammoth Mountain for a little adventure. Although it’s technically a trip for the guys, this year the ladies decided we’d have a presence as well. It was an awesome 3 days full of laughing, snowboarding, great company, and the first annual Savage Games!
We all piled into a tour bus and made the treck up to the mountains. About half way up back luck struck and our bus broke down! A few minor repairs and we were on our way.
We made it to Mammoth at about 8:00pm on Sunday night. Oakley set up a rad poker game at Lakanukie bar, a great spot in town. We then headed over to Hyde bar to watch The Fling, thanks to Ezekiel, jam the night away with great tunes!!
The next day was the Savage Games tournament (thanks to Matix and Beer Savage!) where we broke up into teams and battled it out in everything from beer bongs to eating pies as quick as we could.
Overall the trip was a major success, and we couldn’t have asked for a better weekend. Until next year Mammoth!!
Last Friday, Active Chino invited talented artists to come down and customize TOMS Shoes for the “Create Your Canvas” event. It was an awesome time and the customers really dug their newly customized shoes! It’s absolutely amazing what one can do with some paint and a pair of TOMS.
Customers loved our wall!
Amy and Amber!
One of the artists hard at work.
Danielle painting away.
She loved them!
Esmail, Marcus and Marcello showin’ some love!
Jamie and Marcus
Best buds Salman and Ben
Customers reading about Toms
Cupcakery came through and dropped off some sweets
Coachella is not just an awesome music festival in the California dessert, it’s a fashion show! Everyone I know has already perfectly planned their outfits for each day. I haven’t even begun to think about what I’m going to wear! Luckily, at Active Ride Shop we have some awesome pieces this season that are perfect for Coachella, or any spring adventure.
For Spring Break I decided to pack my bags and take a road trip down to Phoenix, AZ to show some love and support for our boys on the Active AM team at Phx AM. After a long 6 hour drive, I was greeted by 95 degree weather and beautiful skies. AZ showed me a good time and I’ll definitely be back.
We out here!
Thanks for the info!
First thing on the agenda: backyard mini ramp session.
Phx AM was the next day and, despite the hot weather, all of the riders killed it! YEEE Active!
So many people!
Theotis showin’ some love !
Decks on decks on decks
The set up!
Battling the tough weather
It was a wild two days that I’ll never forget. Till next year Phx AM!