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American Apparel Employees Get a Slight Reprieve

Auction of American Apparel assets postponed a few days.

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Merry Krampus, LA

The Bavarian Alpine folklore legend of Krampus was alive and well in Los Angeles’ Highland Park neighborhood at the recent Krampus Ball LA.

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Shaun White: Make Room for WHT Space

For sports star and entrepreneur Shaun White, it was the comment that could not be ignored.

UCLA Anderson Forecast Predicts the Fallout from ‘Trumponomics’

UCLA Anderson economists got caught by surprise when Donald Trump was elected to be the 45th president of the United States.

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Brooks Bros Big Holiday

Brooks Brothers made clothes for Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. On Dec. 3, the venerable label held a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at its Rodeo Drive emporium.

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Guess Looks to Latin America for Growth

Retail

Guess opens first store in Paraguay.

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Man & Wolf Revs Up Pop-up Shop

We've seen the Wolf & Man brand at a host of trade shows such as Capsule. But on Dec. 2, the independent menswear brand produced its first pop-up.

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Conductive Cotton and Wearable Tech

Researchers at the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) at the University of Cambridge and scientists at Jiangnan University in China have found a way to make a conductive cotton that could be used to make wearable—read flexible—electronics.

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Citizens of Humanity's Open Studio

It's Open Studio time at Citizens of Humanity's Downtown Los Angeles showroom.

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Popkiller’s Happy 13th

Ricky Takizawa spent 13 years putting a Little Tokyo edge on pop art at his Pop and Popkiller stores. He celebrated his Lucky 13 anniversary on Dec. 1.

Wild Ride for Retailers in November

Retail

Retailers reported mixed sales after a rollercoaster ride for business in November.

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Rachel Zoe’s Winter Box

Rachel Zoe brought in the holiday season Nov. 30 with an exclusive dinner party at the historic Chateau Marmont hotel. The guest of honor? The winter edition for her Box of Style subscription service.

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Findings & Trimmings

Findings & Trimmings

Findings & Trimmings

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Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Differential Brands Hires Nordstrom Veteran as EVP for Business Development

Manufacturing

Differential Brands Group Inc.—the parent company for Hudson, Robert Graham and SWIMS—has named retail veteran Tom Nevell executive vice president of business development.

American Apparel Factory Workers Given Notice of Layoffs, Hope for A Reprieve from New Owners

Manufacturing

Hundreds of workers inside the American Apparel factory near downtown Los Angeles have been given written notices that they will have jobs until Jan. 7 and then they will be laid off unless the new buyer of the company decides to continue manufacturing in the building.

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Lily Ashwell Tries Outerwear & Bridal

Lily Ashwell

First it was her version of workwear. Now designer Lily Ashwell is going formal.

Black Friday Shopping Up, Deals Abound

Retail

More people shopped on Black Friday, but spending per person was down, according to the National Retail Federation trade group, headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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Major Retailer Leaves Hollywood & Highland

Retail

Right before the holiday season seems like an odd time to close a store.

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Art Meets Fashion in an Abandoned Medical Center

The “Human Condition” art exhibit, which concluded on Nov. 27, was housed at the abandoned, 40,000-square-foot former L.A. Metropolitan Medical Center. The exhibition featured 80 new and established artists ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture and performance installations.

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