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Urban Taps Capsule for its Stylish Champions

Fashion Collab

Urban Outfitters has a new fashion collab with a lot of fashion—and an extra dose of collaboration.

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Mall Rats + Gym Rats Unite - Does It Motivate Ya?

Here’s a manifesto from Tracy Anderson, star fitness trainer and Gwyneth Paltrow pal. “ Mall Rats + Gym Rats Unite!” It was on a T-shirt for Anderson's Mass Workout Classes at the Westfield Century City and Westfield Topanga on Jan. 28.

Sears to Close at Westfield Topanga

Retail

In December, Sears announced that it will close 235 locations around the country.

Intimates Market in China Poised for Growth

Manufacturing

The intimate apparel market in China is expected to increase 17.99 percent between 2014 and 2019 as the consumer shifts from basics to fashion lingerie, according to a recent report.

Nordstrom Rack to Open Two Stores in Long Beach Area

Retail

Nordstrom Rack, the off-price division of Nordstrom Inc., will be doubling its efforts in the area of Long Beach, Calif.

Gap Closing Piperlime

Retail

San Francisco–based retail giant Gap Inc. announced plans to shutter its online footwear-driven unit, Piperlime, by the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2015.

CALA Prepares for Last Show at the Westin SF Before Moving to New Open-Booth Venue

Trade Show

CALA San Francisco is headed to a new home in March.

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Bustling Texworld Showcases Returning Mills and New Exhibitors

Texworld USA

Clear winter weather and a holiday opening day helped kick off Texworld USA with busy aisles and booths for the show’s Jan. 21–23 run at the Jacob K. Javits Center.

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Hong Kong Fashion Week Fills the Runway With Dozens of Shows


Fashion Extravaganza

For the first time ever, a U.S. designer was included in the opening night of the Hong Kong Fashion Extravaganza. Several other parts of the world were also represented on the stage.

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Something for Everyone


Hong Kong Fashion Week

As China’s apparel and textile industries compete to maintain their global dominance, similar challenges confront Hong Kong Fashion Week, established more than 40 years ago at a time when many people outside of Asia knew nothing about making clothes in this part of the world.

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The Wild Side of Fashion

Fashion

Hong Kong designer Andy Ho goes all out during Hong Kong Fashion Week.

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Crooks & Castles Spring 15 Sprung

Crooks & Castles is one of the high profile brands of streetwear, and in the past year, the brand has held events, such as debuts and parties, close to its flagship store on Los Angeles’ Fairfax Avenue. For the shoot for its Spring 2015 lookbook, Photographer Ja Tecson took models to a leafy, Downton Abbey style estate where they displayed the “castle” side of the Crooks & Castles vision. Take a look.

Major Progress Made in Longshore Contract Negotiations

West Coast Port Crisis

After a federal mediator was called in earlier this year to speed things along, West Coast longshore workers and their employers said they have resolved the sticky issue of how the chassis fleet is maintained and by whom.

2014 Best Holiday, Retail Analyst Says

Retail Sales

When retail sales for the 2014 holiday season fell short of forecasts, many industry watchers declared the crucial shopping season a disappointment, but recent research indicates the season may have been better than first reported—and more good news may be on the way.

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Psycho Bunny Hops Into New Categories

The Psycho Bunny label might have a crazy name, but it intends to chase some serious business. The fashion label with the logo of a rabbig skull over crossbones announced new partners and is scheduled to show new looks at Project.

Gap Closing Piperlime

retail shift

San Francisco-based retail giant Gap Inc., announced plans to shutter its online footwear-driven unit Piperlime by the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2015.

Joe’s Jeans CEO Resigns

Premium Denim

Marc Crossman has resigned from his position at chief executive officer of Joe’s Jeans Inc.

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Active Collective Debuts Alongside Swim Collective

Shows Outgrow OC Venue

Buyer attendance doubled over last August’s edition of Swim Collective, according to Executive Show Director Shannon Leggett. The show ran concurrently with the hard-launch debut of Active Collective at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif., Jan. 15–16. With a maximum total capacity of 130 exhibitors, the shows were sold out months in advance.

EarthLink Introduces Secure Storefront to Protect Retailers From Data Breaches

Technology

Like the massive data breach at Target in late 2013, the news last fall that a breach may have affected 56 million credit and debit cards at Home Depot made headlines, but according to EarthLink Chief Security Officer Peter Chronis, the number of data breaches in the last year was even higher.

eBay Lays Off 2,400 to Prepare for Change

Retail

eBay Inc. reported that revenue for its fourth quarter increased 9 percent to $4.9 billion. However, the San Jose, Calif.–based company is laying off approximately 2,400 of its employees, or 7 percent of its workforce.

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