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The STITCH: Ladies Night – A Holiday Shopping Event

Hello Ladies!

If you’re looking for plans for this Saturday night, look no further! Join us at all Active locations for Ladies Night from 7-9pm. There will be discounts, raffles, giveaways, and more!

Active Ride Shop Ladies Night

And if you live in the Chino Hills area, join us for a special TOMS Shoes: Style Your Sole Event during Ladies Night from 7-9pm at Active Chino Hills!

toms style your sole active irvine spectrum

toms style your sole event

toms style your sole event


And don’t forget to check out our Holiday 2013 Look Book – online now!

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The STITCH: TOMS Shoes Brings Their Story Home


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.

The STITCH: Style Week OC with Active + TOMS


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!



One of our favorite TOMS artists!
One of our favorite TOMS artists!


Where it all begins...
Where it all begins...
It wouldn't be an Active event without cupcakes!
It wouldn't be an Active event without cupcakes!


Our women's buyer, Brandi.
Our women's buyer, Brandi.
The TOMS team!
The TOMS team!
Toms artist, Dino, and a happy customer!
Toms artist, Dino, and a happy customer!

Until next time!!

Create Your Canvas: Event Photos and Video!

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.


toms1Customers loved our wall!

toms41Amy and Amber!

toms2One of the artists hard at work.


toms6Danielle painting away.

toms35She loved them!


toms23Esmail, Marcus and Marcello showin’ some love!

toms22Jamie and Marcus

toms4TOMS everywhere!

toms42Best buds Salman and Ben



toms21More Toms!

toms3Customers reading about Toms


toms32Cupcakery came through and dropped off some sweets

toms33I definitely enjoyed them



The Hunger Games!







Check out the video below of the event!

Till then!


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Create Your Canvas: TOMS Shoes Event at Active Chino

Next Friday, April 6th, join us at Active Chino for a special night as we celebrate TOMS Shoes and the “One for One” movement; for every pair of TOMS shoes purchased, a pair will be donated to a child in need. Come out and groove to music while you get your TOMS customized by one of our talented artists! Featured artists are Mando Castello, Danielle Gonzales, Courtney Bowers and many others! See y’all there!


Customized TOMS from the 2008 GIVE Event
Customized TOMS from the 2008 GIVE Event
Customized TOMS from the 2010 GIVE Event
Customized TOMS from the 2010 GIVE Event
Customized TOMS from the 2008 GIVE Event
Customized TOMS from the 2008 GIVE Event

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The STITCH: NEW Active Women’s Graphic Tops!

Active is showing some love for the ladies with the new, and improved, women’s Active graphic tops!  The super soft material and awesome Active graphics make these tops comfortable, and fashionable.  They may look like any other top on the hanger but, as soon as you try one on, you can see and feel the difference.  The arms are fitted and the body is loose, giving you a casual, flawless look!

These are my top 4 picks…

Active Feather Scoop Top in Grey, Flying Monkey Denim in Teal, TOMS Classic Shoe in Black
Active Feather Scoop Top in Grey, Flying Monkey Denim in Teal, TOMS Classic Shoe in Black
Active Circle 89 Top in Red, Flying Monkey Denim in Black, TOMS Classic Shoe in Ash
Active Circle 89 Top in Red, Flying Monkey Denim in Black, TOMS Classic Shoe in Ash
Active Rose Scoop Top in Charcoal, Flying Monkey Denim in Blackberry, TOMS Classic Shoe in Black Glitter
Active Rose Scoop Top in Charcoal, Flying Monkey Denim in Blackberry, TOMS Classic Shoe in Black Glitter

Active Cobra Baseball Raglan in Black, Flying Monkey in Dark Indigo, TOMS Classic Shoe in Red
Active Cobra Baseball Raglan in Black, Flying Monkey in Dark Indigo, TOMS Classic Shoe in Red

These tops arrived in stores just in time for Ladies Night Out!  This Saturday, December 3, every Active location will be hosting a special holiday shopping event for the ladies.  From 7-9PM  shoppers will receive 25% off women’s clothing!  So, join us this weekend for a night of discounts, giveaways, treats, music, and more!


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3rd Annual GIVE Event with Krochet Kids + TOMS Shoes

Last Saturday, August 13th, Active partnered up with Krochet Kids and TOMS Shoes to host the 3rd annual GIVE Event at the Irvine Spectrum Center. TOMS brought out over 30 artists who were on hand to lend their artistic talent to customize TOMS shoes, while the Korchet Kids, in support of their ‘We are the Future of Change‘ campaign, had games like plinko, ring toss, goldfish, and more to raise awareness and collect change for the women and children in Uganda.   The music line-up was awesome with bands Levanter, Los Coyotes, The Alla-Las, Kiven, and the Pawnshop Kings, plus DJ Mike Robles.  Thanks to everyone who made it out to the event!  And to those of you who didn’t – we hope to see you next year!  Check out the video below for a look at this year’s GIVE Event.

A big thanks to Vestal and Keep A Breast for coming out as well!

Our friends at Sounds Like A Movement put together a Podcast of the event with interviews, music, and more. Check it out – here.

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The GIVE Event with TOMS Shoes + Krochet Kids

This year we are teaming up with Krochet Kids International and TOMS Shoes to host the 3rd annual GIVE Event at the Irvine Spectrum.  The event will feature TOMS Style Your Sole artists, Krochet Kids “tie-dye your tee or tank” booth, music, live art and more. See you there!

Check out the Facebook event page for more details, and to RSVP!

Music Line Up:

:: Levanter
:: Los Coyotes
:: The Allah-Las
:: Kiven
:: The Pawnshop Kings


Check out photos and video from last year’s GIVE Event, here.

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“20,000 Leagues under the Sea” Art Show

TOMS/Art Show Active Thousand Oaks
Friday June 24th
“20,000 Leagues under the Sea” 6pm-11pm

Get Your TOMS customized and party at Active Thousand Oaks!! Artists Edmund VanSuchtelen, Dane Wallace, Aaron Sharp, Blake Hunter, Danielle Oberosler, Steve Dufaue, K.C. Kellman, Derek Sayeg, Jessica Strohmeier, Sasha Stepanian, Laurel Klein will be showcasing their works and creating one of a kind art on your Toms for a small donation. Live Mural by Concrete Culture!! Free snacks and drinks (for 21 and over).

180 w Hillcrest Drive Suite E #101 Thousand Oaks,CA


Milk & Cookies Kids Art show + TOMS Kids for Kids launch


This past Saturday, March 12th, Active hosted the Milk & Cookies Kids Art Show at the Irvine Spectrum along with the TOMS shoes Kids for Kids Collection launch and Style Your Sole Event.

There definitely was not a lack of creativity present.  TOMS set up their DIY stations with everything from puffy paint, sequins, paint pens, feathers, glitter – you name it!  Kids and adults had a chance to add their artistic flare to blank TOMS shoes purchased at the event.  Musical guest Summer Watson got the day started with an acoustic set of her own songs, as well as some kid-friendly covers, and The Hindu Pirates took the stage later with their energetic get-up-and-dance performance.  Kid Creature, a native to Orange County, set up shop selling his amazing tees and lending his creative talent to some of the kids shoes.

All art featured in the show was created by kids and showcased their incredible creativity and imagination.  In addition, the show featured 10 collaborative pieces from world renowned artists and their kids: Gomez Bueno and daughter Costa, Ben Brough and daughter Lola, Jamie Lynn and niece Spencer Anderson, Sticky Shaw and nephew Shaw Sabori and niece Charlie Sabori, Mary Kingman and daughter Novella, Sophie St. Onge and daughter Sasha, and Torrey Cook and daughter Levi.  There were also three original pieces on display from professional snowboarder and artist Jeffrey Lin Anderson, on loan from his family.

The day was a huge success and a big ‘THANK YOU’ goes out to everyone involved!

Proceeds from the artwork sold at this show bennefited the JLA Project (www.iamjla.org) and SEEDS Arts and Education, Inc. (seedsed.org).

*More photos from the event, our Milk & Cookies Photo Booth, and a video will be up soon (Click on the photos below to view our flickr page).

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Active Ride Shop launches The WORKSHOP!

On June 10th, a crowd gathered as The WORKSHOP was unveiled inside Active Santa Monica. The WORKSHOP includes installations from TOMS shoes, Krochet Kids, Falling Whistles, and Obey Awareness and is designed to be “a space where your hands, your voice, and our actions come together to create positive change in communities across the globe”.  

The WORKSHOP is part of a greater initiative for Active called Work & Progress.  “Work & Progress is an initiative that exists to advance the cause-related visions of both Active’s partners and communities by inviting shoppers to play a dynamic role in positively shaping the lives of individuals in both local communities and developing communities around the world.”

To learn more about Work & Progress and The Workshop visit www.activerideshopWNP.com.

And be sure to check out photos and video of the Launch event, and stop by Active Santa Monica to step inside The WORKSHOP!!

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Toms Shoes 10k in 2010

Active Ride Shop is making a commitment to Toms Shoes to sell 10,000 pairs of Toms Shoes in 2010 throughout our 21 stores and other fundraisers. Our neighbors and good friends at the Evocal art gallery at The Camp in Costa Mesa, CA played host for the campaign launch rally/party. Their artist customized Toms, executed live murals and displayed the groups gnarly collection of earthy masterworks. Guests enjoyed performances from Wes Rodgers and Pawn Shop Kings. Great people and good times for a righteous cause! Learn more here.

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Frijoles Blancos Films is a video journal by Active’s TM Corey Cady (aka Frijoles Blancos) or “The White Beans”. He’s a skateboarding luchador who enjoys cute little things! At times he is a “Rudos”, but for the most part, he likes to consider himself a “Tecnicos”. He wears his heroes masks of old and often eats a ton of protein to keep his girlish light heavy weight frame intact! His inspirations are Woody Allen Films, Arnold (70’s), Leigh Bowery, Tommy Guerrero, Antony & the Johnsons, chicken breasts and Tamarindo Jarritos! Frijoles Blancos’ goal is to one day be worthy to dawn his own mask and not to be called, “Nacho” everywhere he goes… One day!!