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ISPO Munich: 1970’s Ski Wear

Today is the opening day of ISPO 2014.  Excited to see new product and inspiration!

ispo munich trade show ski clothing 1970ISPO 1970:  Ski apparel in graphic black and white from the first year of the ISPO trade show in Munich.  The annual international trade show is the premier event for retailers to preview and place orders for new wintersport apparel and equipment.  The inaugural show consisted of nearly 11,000 visitors and 816 exhibitors in total representing 34 countries.  In 2013, the show claimed 80,000 visitors and 2,000 exhibitors from more than 100 countries.

ispo munich vintage ski 1973

ISPO 1973:  NEW SKI FASHION PRESENTED IN MUNICH  According to fashion designers’ vote the female skier will look “slim and slender” in the coming season, fitting just tightly into the new colourful ski-suits which come in different colours.  Some of them even show stripes or chequers or a printed pattern.

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Shopping Munich: Sport Schuster

sport schuster munich munchen germany vintage camping 1956Illustration from the 1956 summer catalog.  ASMÜ was the brand name of a proprietary ski binding developed and patented in 1924.  (ASMÜ = Founder August Schuster + Münich)

sport schuster munich munchen germany vintage store window bathing suits 1959Peepholes in the window display created curiosity and revealed the latest swimsuit fashions for summer 1959.

sporthaus schuster marienplatz munich germany

Celebrating 100 years, Sporthaus Schuster opened in 1913 as a sport specialty shop for mountaineers and skiers.  Located in the heart of Munich, the enormous 5,000 square meter / 5-floor store offers all that is good to buy for outdoor sports.

With top-notch merchandising that is both clean and cozy, I love how much energy and vitality Schuster gives to the sale of outdoor gear.  This is not, by any means, a traditional, sleepy outfitter.  In addition to offering all the usual leading brands, the primary value of Schuster shopping is access to European specialty brands not readily available in the US:  Peak Performance, Maloja, Houdini, Eisbar, Dynafit, and so many more.

Check the top floor for a chapter of Deutscher Alpenverein (DAV), the Bavarian mountain club, helpful with educated staff, maps and info.  Don’t miss the Gustl store-in-store on the main level featuring contemporary souvenirs celebrating Bavarian heritage.  And you won’t be able to miss the 25-meter climbing wall running the height of the shop.

I get a little bit fanatical about this place, so for me it is my first shopping stop in Munich.  I allow two or more hours and to be honest, usually have a chaser visit to go back for additional items.  At any rate, if you are in Munich do yourself a favor and stop in Schuster!

Sporthaus Schuster:  Marienplatz, Rosenstrasse 1-5, 80331 Munich, Germany

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Shopping Munich: Globetrotter

The Globetrotter shop in Munich is a massive four floors of outdoor clothing and equipment presented with the most thorough, precise and functional merchandising I have ever seen.  This German specialty retailer aims to make shopping an experience – and they succeed.

globetrotter munich shop outdoor gearxglobetrotter munich shop geyser waterThe tank on the lower level for testing kayaks and canoes erupts into a geyser that reaches the top floor.

globetrotter munich shop outdoor photographsxglobetrotter munich shop outdoor photos displayThousands of photos line the stairwells – it is visually staggering and impressive in execution!

globetrotter munich shop outdoor experience merchandising displayThe top floor hosts a large branch of the Bavarian alpine club, Deutscher Alpenverein (DAV) – complete with extensive maps, information, merchandise and educated staff to help plan mountain adventures.

A 360° tour can be viewed on the Globetrotter web site; this video provides a walking tour – both show off the gorgeous fixtures and unique features of this store.  I strongly recommend a stop at Globetrotter to shop the wide selection of premium outdoor brands or just for inspiration.

Globetrotter Munich:  Isartorplatz 8-10, 80331 Munich, Germany

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ISPO 2013: Munich, Germany

Here a few shots from the February 2013 ISPO trade show in Munich, Germany — a little preview of Winter 2013/14 apparel.

02031©anapolitano2013Luis Trenker:  Classic alpine style reinterpreted in gorgeous combinations of natural and synthetic fabrics.

02033©anapolitano2013x02034©anapolitano2013Almrausch:  Very sweet with traditional alpine motifs.

02039©anapolitano2013Fantastic cape!  And I totally appreciate the commitment to down for knickers and a dress.  I cannot recall the brand.  Does anyone know?

02035©anapolitano2013Ortovox:  Color block base layer.  Ortovox apparel and pack lines are standouts of clean design and crisp coloration.

02037©anapolitano2013Black Yak:  By far, the most original and thought provoking apparel collection at the show.  Unique and sophisticated silhouettes, patterning, colors and material combinations.  Serious inspiration!

020310©anapolitano2013Rossignol:  Happiness!

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ISPO 2013: Yellow

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020351©anapolitano2013Luis Trenker

020352©anapolitano2013Descente

020354©anapolitano2013Marmot

Yellow was everywhere at the February 2013 ISPO Munich tradeshow.  From gold to lemon and everything in between – the sunny hue appears to be the dominant trend color story for winter 2013/14.

More from the world’s leading wintersport tradeshow to follow soon. . .

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ISPO 2012: Munich, Germany

ISPO (International Sporting Goods Trade Show) in Munich, Germany is considered the leading industry event for ski, outdoor and action sports.  Here is a little overview of apparel for winter 2012/13.

bogner ski heritage collection

xbogner ski heritage wool jacketBogner celebrates 80 years with the Heritage Collection.

jc castelbajac rossignol ski clemence tigerJean Charles de Castelbajac for Rossignol – always exciting!

luis trenker alpine heritage clothingLuis Trenker – luxury alpine heritage.

ski jacket st moritz switzerland

xbelfe postcard ski apparel gondolaPost Card by Belfe for “Italian style at high altitudes”.

maria hoefl riesch head skis ispoReigning World Cup Overall Champion, Maria Hoefl-Riesch, with her signature Head ski line.

eider down skirt purpleDown skirt at Eider.

alprausch switzerland scarf scarvesAlprausch scarves with traditional Swiss motifs.  Can’t wait to visit the Alprausch flagship shop in Zurich!

jansport starts stripes americana backpackJansport external frame backpack in heritage American stars and stripes.

armada ski jacket cr johnsonArmada Solo freeride ski jackets in Bleach colorway and CR Johnson edition.

perfect moment freeride ski clothing chamonixPerfect Moment from Chamonix, France.  Young, bold freeride clothing – my favorite of the show!

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