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Oakley’s Art Dump

It’s called the Art Dump, a collective of artists who work for Girl Skateboards, doing some extra curricular trouble making. But there are fans who prize their Art Dump’s scrawlings. One major fan is the high profile Oakley sports performance and lifestyle label, which produced Oakley in Residence: Los Angeles. There was an event for The Art Dump's work at the Oakley in Residence creative space April 23 at 7763 Melrose Avenue. Check it out.

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Katin Pops at Conveyor@ Fred Segal

Katin, one of the originators of this thing we call surfwear, threw a big party April 23 to celebrate the label’s Spring 2015 looks. The looks were curated in a pop-up shop at Conveyor @ Fred Segal in Santa Monica. The Pop-up shop will be in biz until May 11.

Cherokee Inks Sears Canada Deal for Liz Lange and Cherokee Brands

Manufacturing

Cherokee Global Brands has struck a pair of licensing agreements with Sears Canada for its Liz Lange Maternity and Sportswear and Cherokee brands.

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South Coast Plaza Opens 9,000 S.F. Chanel Boutique

Inspired by Coco

South Coast Plaza redesigned Chanel boutique is intended to feel like the Paris apartment of Coco Chanel, the legendary founder of the Chanel fashion house.

Lyon + Post: Don’t Pay Up Front for Fashion

Technology | Retail

Start-up e-commerce site Lyon + Post, headquartered in San Francisco’s Financial District, is one of a number of companies that offers a don’t-pay-upfront deal to its shoppers.

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European Collections, Domestic Lines and Artisanal Accessories

Fashion Market Northern California

Retailers on the hunt for Summer and Fall merchandise at the April 12–14 run of Fashion Market Northern California at the San Mateo Event Center arrived at the show looking for unusual pieces at boutique prices.

Authentic Brands Group Acquires Jones New York

Manufacturing

Authentic Brands Group, the New York brand development and licensing company, is the new owner of the Jones New York label, which was acquired for an undisclosed amount from Sycamore Partners.

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William Rast’s Danny Guez Launches New Menswear With a Technical Edge

One Bxwd

After more than a decade of building a reputation playing the jeans and stars game, Guez decided to turn his career’s conventional wisdom upside down.

Streddo; E-commerce & Fashion Incubator Takes A Bow

Technology | Retail

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Streddo said it will work with new designers, emerging designers and even some proven fashion brands looking to become more-fierce competitors.

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Coast Modern: Bullish on the Small Brands

Retail

Bryce and Cecilia Cole opened independent boutique Coast Modern at 219 Main St. in Seal Beach, Calif., which is sandwiched between the port city of Long Beach and Huntington Beach, and gave itself the name Surf City.

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PacSun Opens Up With Santa Monica Store

No Doors

Pacific Sunwear of California made a gambit to stand out with its shop on the high-profile Third Street Promenade retail district in Santa Monica, Calif.

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Venice Rani Goes Kickstarter

The Venice Rani brand took a bow at the high end Salon Allure show in Miami last year. This week brand founder Tina Rani launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the brand’s production for its Fall '15 season, which Rani intends to manufacture in California. ““Start-up costs are so high,”But my intentions for this brand is to open more creative jobs in this market,” she said. The goal for her Kickstarter campaign is $25,000.

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Guess Kicks Off Denim Day With Fashion Fund-Raiser

For the second year,Los Angeles–based Guess Inc.? will help support Peace Over Violence, the nonprofit organization that seeks to end sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence in the days leading up with Denim Day 2015.

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Control Sector In Malibu

Control Sector, a New York brand, showed a few Fall '15 looks in Malibu. Take a look.

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Accessorize Like a Princess

Los Angeles designer Chan Luu launched two new collections inspired by Disney’s “Frozen” and Cinderella” films.

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Tuning In to the Fashionable Fringe

Refinery29 is slated to roll out the second season of its “Style Out There” video series, which profiles independent designers, subcultures and trends.

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Lawsuit By Former Finance Director Cites American Apparel for Financial Misdeeds and Discrimination

David Nisenbaum, the fired director of manufacturing accounting analysis and audit at American Apparel, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court on April 20 against his former employer. He maintains he was wrongfully fired because questioned the financial actions of John Luttrell, the chief financial officer of the company at the time Dov Charney was still the president and chief executive.

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BNKR Reveals Opening Date

Retail

BNKR starting to advertise its presence.

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H&M: Drop off old clothes and Clean Up California

The State of California set a goal of recycling and composting 75 percent of its solid waste by 2020. Looks like H&M is helping out with that goal. People can drop off old/unwanted clothing and textiles at any H&M store. In return, participants will receive 20 percent off of their next H&M purchase.

Frederick’s of Hollywood Has Buyer in Mind With Bankruptcy Filing

With a mountain of debt piling up, Frederick’s of Hollywood filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after closing all its stores.

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