ANNOUNCING CIRCLE SOCIETY

Bravo Sports Corp. Will Launch New Innovative Roller Skate Brand In 2018

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Santa Fe Springs, CA (January 25, 2018) - Rooted in the action sports industry for more than 50 years, Bravo Sports Corp. will launch Circle Society, a new roller skate company, in 2018.

Bravo Sports’ Action Sports division has always been on the forefront of trends for skateboards, scooters, and protective gear. The company is now focusing on innovative roller skates, bringing them to a whole new generation of fans.  

Keeping the spirit of classic roller skates while adding modern technology, Instagram-ready details, and bold colors will make for a photogenic skate that’s fun and fashionable, no filters necessary.

Offering a premium quality and customizable fit, Circle Society will feature a patent-pending, adjustable-size roller skate constructed from synthetic leather and suede that will be able to accommodate up to three U.S. shoe sizes, allowing for users to grow with their skates and retailers to not worry about having to stock a full size run. All skates will be available in a U.S. youth 12-2 or kids 3-6 sizes.  

“We worked closely with kids in our target demographic to determine what they wanted in a roller skate and designed a line that features a skate that can complement what they wear every day and that they could show off to their friends,” says Todd Gormick of Bravo Sports. “Our proprietary adjustable skate designs are the perfect mix of a retro style that’s ready for today’s social media-conscious kids. It was time the outdated adjustable skates available today were updated with a cool, new style.”

Circle Society Roller Skates will be available for girls and boys ages 5 to 14, priced at $49.99. In stores fall 2018, the roller skates will be available in a variety of styles, colors, and prints, each one ready for its close-up.

Complementing these innovative skates will be protective helmets and pad sets, ranging between $14.99 and $19.99 each.

ABOUT CIRCLE SOCIETY: Circle Society, a high-fashion roller skate company, represents the fun all kids should experience with their best friends. Bringing roller skates to a whole new generation of fans, Circle Society keeps the spirit of classic roller skates while adding modern technology and patent-pending adjustable sizing so the skates grow as kids grow.  For more information, visit www.bravosportscorp.com.

PRO-TEC CELEBRATES 45 YEARS

San Diego, CA (January 23, 2018)  — Founded in 1973, Pro-Tec is celebrating 45 years as the original action sports protection brand.  The occasion is marked by a return to San Diego with a new headquarters, an expanded helmet line, a new range of snow helmets, and a collaboration with Volcom.

Pro-Tec relocated from San Clemente to join Sector 9 Skateboard Co., another brand under the Bravo Sports Corp. Specialty Division, in the new San Diego headquarters.  The move reflects the company’s commitment to its core market and marks a company promise to support and protect riders with proven and innovative products that professionals and beginners from around the world rely on every day.

The first announcements from the new office include Pro-Tec’s upcoming snow helmet line that will debut in the fall of 2018 as well as the collaboration with fellow Southern California brand Volcom, which will include Volcom X Pro-Tec skateboard, bike, and snow helmets. The range will incorporate an industry-first swirl injection mold for a one-of-a-kind look.

Volcom’s addition of bike and snow will position the brand in new categories and expand its reach and visibility in the world of action sports.  The bike helmets are set to debut in summer 2018 and snow in winter 2018. The releases coincide with Pro-Tec’s signing of 13-year-old Brighton Zeuner, the youngest-ever X-Games winner.

Along with their current sales reps, John Crouch (Pacific Northwest) and Mike Girard (New England), Pro-Tec welcomes the following new snow specific sales reps to the their brand:

·         Doug Coger: Southern California, Arizona and Southern Nevada.

·         Andrew Walford and Ryan Hughes: Northern California and Northern Nevada.

·         Steve Wikner: Midwest (Both Sides of the Lake)

·         Davey Gonzales: Utah, Colorado, New Mexico

·         Mark Neustadter: New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Consolidating the entire team under one roof will facilitate brand collaborations, product development as well as unifying the sales and marketing personnel in one space.

ABOUT PRO-TEC: Founded in 1973, Pro-Tec is the original action sports protective gear brand, featuring the market’s most recognizable style of helmets. Today, Pro-Tec delivers the very best in modern protective equipment, with a broad range of impact technology options for a variety of action sports.   Pro-Tec is a division of Bravo Sports Corp., a portfolio company of Transom Capital Group and global leader in the recreational and sporting goods markets. Learn more at www.protecbrand.com.  

BON-TON STORES LAUNCH LAURA ASHLEY HOME

Coordinated Furnishings for Bed and Bath

Milwaukee, WI - The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: BONT), which operates Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores, now offers its customers Laura Ashley Home, the British lifestyle company and one of the world’s leading brands in fashion and home furnishings. Known for its beautifully crafted, distinctive designs and modern color palettes, Laura Ashley Home will be available at all Bon-Ton family of stores and the full collection is available online.

 Laura Ashley  Willow collection available at Bon Ton

Laura Ashley Willow collection available at Bon Ton

With Laura Ashley’s iconic prints and rich heritage as the inspiration, the collection is designed so customers can easily coordinate products to create a warm, comfortable living space. Offerings include seven-piece bedding sets, quilts, bedspreads, window valances, sheet sets, towels, accent rugs, bath rugs, decorative pillows, blankets, throws and bed pillows with complementary décor details including paint, wallpaper and accessories.

“We’re excited to offer the Laura Ashley Home collection to our customers," said Scott Ternes, General Merchandising Manager for Home at The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “This heritage brand, known for its quality and timeless designs, is sure to be a customer favorite.”

The Laura Ashley Home collection starts at $30 for paint, wallpaper and accessories up to $360-450 for a seven-piece bedding set, available in twin, full, queen and king sizes. The seven -piece sets include the comforter, shams, euro shams and two decorative pillows, with the new fall collection featuring the Willow and Cranberry Cottage lines.

Cranberry Cottage: This quintessentially British collection for comfortable easy living, features layers of patterns and textures. The lead print is a beautiful traditional plaid in colorways of cranberry, hedgerow, and new pale marine.

Willow Collection: This soft contemporary seven -piece bedding set has a dramatic single spray of branching pussy willows that arch diagonally across the top of the bed in subtle tones of pale gray on a soft beige ground.

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 260 stores, which includes 9 furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 24 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers nameplates. The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves. For further information, please visit thebontonstoresinc.com or the company’s web site at bonton.com. Join the conversation and be inspired by following Bon-Ton on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

About Laura Ashley, Inc.: Laura Ashley, Inc., headquartered in Fort Mill, S.C., focuses on licensing the Laura Ashley® brand name in North and South America. Established in London in 1953, Laura Ashley is one of the world’s best-loved fashion and home furnishings brands. Currently, Laura Ashley has more than 30 licensed product lines in North and South America, ranging from women’s fashion and accessories, children’s apparel, infant layette and feeding, pet products and a variety of home furnishings and accessories including bed linen, ready-made curtains and mattresses. For additional information, visit www.lauraashleyusa.com. CONTACT: Christine Hojnacki, 414-347-5329 christine.hojnacki@bonton.com

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PRE-SALES UNDERWAY FOR NEW HOMES IN COSTA MESA AT VITAE BY PLANET HOME LIVING

August Move-Ins Set for Modern, Detached Single Family Homes

 Vitae are single family homes offering two and three bedrooms with smart home and green features that come standard in both floorplans.

Vitae are single family homes offering two and three bedrooms with smart home and green features that come standard in both floorplans.

Costa Mesa, California – Vitae by Planet Home Living, a new community of 20 detached single-family homes offering two and three stories of modern living, have begun pre-sales with move-ins and a model grand opening slated for August. The interest list for Vitae, a development of new modern homes in Costa Mesa, is more than 150 homebuyers and growing.

Designed with the latest in energy efficiency and smart home technology, Vitae boasts standard features such as a Ring doorbell, Kevo keyless entry, Nest thermostat, USB port outlets, a garage door that can be opened from your phone, pre-wiring for EVC and solar panels, low-e energy efficient windows, and more.

Vitae’s two floorplans range from 1,620 to 1,707 square feet and offer two and three bedrooms, private yards and attached two car garages. The homes feature sleek and refined architecture with contemporary finishes such as quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, modern pendant lighting, smooth drywall, and brushed nickel hardware and levers throughout. Prices start in the $790,000s to mid $800,000s.

“Vitae is designed for today’s savvy homebuyer, who wants a smart home, with energy efficient features, modern, designer touches and a great location,” said Sean Casey of Villa Real Estate, who along with his wife Lisa, are exclusive agents for the new community.  “This is a unique opportunity to own a new, single family home in a desirable area with great walkability. And you won’t just have a private yard, you’ll actually own the land, as these are not condominium homes.”

Vitae is recognized with a Walk Score of 87, the highest Walk Score of all new homes selling in Costa Mesa. Based on data collected from walkscore.com the 87 is just 3 points shy of what Walk Score defines as a Walker’s Paradise where day to day life can be accomplished on foot without having to get in a car.  According to Redfin’s announcement in March 2017, Orange County is one of the only cities where it won’t cost homeowners more to buy a home in a pedestrian friendly neighborhood.

Michael Marini, CEO of Planet Home Living, experts in thoughtful and well-designed small-lot living, says, “The green and tech features of Vitae, combined with the great location, is important to new home buyers, especially in Southern California. Our focus is to give today’s buyers a single-family home that perfectly suits their lifestyle, and Costa Mesa is ideal for this type of development.”

Designed by international award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning, Vitae is Planet Home Living’s newest development in Orange County. The two companies have partnered on several successful small-lot communities around Greater Los Angeles. KTGY has more than 900 homes in various stages of construction developed under the Los Angeles Small Lot Ordinance, which it helped to formulate with the City of Los Angeles. Planet Home Living communities have proven to sell out within weeks of the grand opening.

VIP Tours of the community are available by appointment to those on the interest list. The models will open in August. To find out more about Vitae, or to join the interest list and schedule a tour, please visit www.planethomeliving.com/vitae or call Sean Casey of Villa Real Estate at 949.689.2498.  

About Villa Real Estate - Established in 2013, Villa Real Estate is Orange County’s leading luxury real estate team specializing in the region’s coastal communities.  The firm has 150 agents and four offices with locations in Laguna Beach, the Balboa Peninsula, Corona del Mar, and the company’s headquarters in Newport Beach. For more information, visit www.villarealestate.com.

About Planet Home Living - Founded in 2007, Planet Home Living is a full-service real estate building and development company that is dedicated to the creation of unparalleled living environments. From conception to exit, Planet Home Living remains focused on the complete development of a project, which includes strategic acquisition, distressed workouts, land entitlement, design, bidding, construction and sales. Planet Home Living’s passion is for environmental architecture that will stand the test of time. www.planethomeliving.com

 About KTGY Architecture + Planning - Celebrating 25 years, KTGY Architecture + Planning is an international award-winning full-service architecture and planning firm delivering innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple offices and studios, ensuring that clients and communities get the best the firm has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY’s architects and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to help create developments of enduring value. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices located in Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pune and Tysons. Visit www.ktgy.com

LAURA ASHLEY TO LAUNCH QUILTING AND CRAFT FABRIC COLLECTION WITH CAMELOT

LAURA ASHLEY TO LAUNCH QUILTING AND CRAFT FABRIC COLLECTION WITH CAMELOT

 

Fort Mill, SC –Laura Ashley is pleased to announce a partnership with Camelot Fabrics, a company best known for delighting crafters, quilters and sewers with an eclectic fabric range of 100% cotton prints.

Laura Ashley, beloved for its romantic, English-inspired home furnishings and fashion collections, will collaborate with Camelot to launch a new quilting and craft fabric collection to launch at specialty stores in spring 2017.

“It is exciting to be aligned with a company like Laura Ashley,” said Camelot’s Owner Steve Haupt. “The brand’s classic designs translate so beautifully into fabric.”

“Laura Ashley is recognized the world over for fashion and home furnishings rich with pattern, texture and colour,” said Laura Ashley President Penne Cairoli. “We are excited to offer our loyal customers another reason to choose Laura Ashley and to broaden our reach among craft and sewing enthusiasts.”

About Camelot:

Camelot Fabrics™, is a rapidly growing design-house, converter and wholesaler of textiles based in Montreal, Canada.  Specializing in materials for the modern maker, Camelot Fabrics carries a wide variety of products that cater to the ever-growing sewing and crafting industries.  The company’s look is informed by an international aesthetic which ranges from Southern charm to European chic, thanks to a close eye on contemporary styles in home décor & fashion and the work of talented designers around the world. For more information, visit www.camelotfabrics.com

About Laura Ashley, Inc.:

Laura Ashley, Inc., headquartered in Fort Mill, S.C., focuses on licensing the Laura Ashley® brand name in North and South America. Established in London in 1953, Laura Ashley is one of the world’s best-loved fashion and home furnishings brands. Currently, Laura Ashley has more than 30 licensed product lines in North and South America, ranging from women’s fashion and accessories and children’s apparel and a variety of home furnishings and accessories including bed linen, ready-made curtains and mattresses. For additional information, visit www.lauraashleyusa.com.