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Los Angeles Fashion Week Calendar

Los Angeles Fashion Week events kick off on Oct. 4 and run through Oct. 18 with a lineup that includes 73 events featuring about 100 designers.

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Rich Freshman Bespoke: Baby, You’re A Rich, Fresh Man

Meet Rich Freshman Bespoke. The customized clothing service service recently took up residence at The Gents Closet in Hollywood. Rich Freshman, the company's namesake, says that his bespoke suits will make the wearer feel like a rich, fresh, man.

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Shafer’s Bluer Than Indigo Takes A Bow

Jeff Shafer is best known as a designer and manufacturer of denim lines Agave and Bluer. On Sept. 30., he produced a grand opening party for the multi-line store Bluer Than Indigo. Sorry Californians, it's located in Portland, Ore.

Bebe to Cut More Than 50 Jobs

Vertical retailer Bebe Stores Inc. announced Oct. 1 that it would cut 50 jobs, mostly from the company’s design, merchandising and production areas.

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Athleisure, the Musical?

You know a trend has legs when it's got its own music video.

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L’Express Presto To Take Over New Mart Snack Bar

The snack bar at The New Mart showroom building in Los Angeles's Fashion District has been empty since June. But a group was named to remodel the snack bar and give it a new menu.

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Vintage Fashion Expo Coming to LA


The five-times-a-year event will be in Los Angeles in a few weeks.

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Spring ’16—Relaxed, Feminine Chic

Relaxed, Feminine Chic

From ’70s glam to loungewear chic, this Spring will be a decidedly feminine affair.

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Factory Direct: Tech & Sourcing Show for Small and Emerging Biz

Factory Direct

Chris Walia had the tables turned on him at Factory Direct, a trade show for technology and sourcing for startups and small businesses.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations: Finance Leaders Take a Look at the Months Ahead


We recently caught up with several finance-industry executives to talk about merger-and-acquisition opportunities and the challenges of balancing a business in the current economic environment.

Textile and Apparel Representative Ida Myers, 88


Longtime textile and apparel sales representative Ida Myers died on Sept. 25. She was 88.

Forever 21 Sued by Vendor


A clothing manufacturer recently filed a breach-of-contract suit against trendy, fast- fashion company Forever 21 Inc. The Los Angeles–headquartered retailer intends to become an $8 billion company by 2017, according to a company statement.

Quarterly Report: Baby Boomer and Millennial Impact Leads the Economic Forecast for LAEDC


The economy is gearing up for a major shift as the huge baby boomer generation enters retirement and the even larger millennial generation begins taking a greater position in the workforce.

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Exhibitor Shuffle at LA Textile Show

LA Textile Show

The layout during the Sept. 28–30 run of the Los Angeles International Textile Show continued to evolve since the California Market Center debuted a newly renovated part of the 13th-floor A-wing last season that eliminated enclosed suites to make room for more open-format booths.

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The Piece Collective: Store #2 Takes A Bow

For Marine Azria Hadar and Leran Hadar, business and love always mix. When they were dating in 2014, they opened The Piece Collective boutique in Los Angeles' high profile Abbot Kinney Boulevard. As newlyweds, they opened a second location for The Piece Collective.

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Axis Trade Show Announces New Location

The Los Angeles-headquartered Axis trade show ran in New York City from Sept. 17 to 19 on Pier 94 where it did business located next to the Capsule trade show. Axis is on the move. It recently announced that it will maintain a standalone venue for its next run, scheduled for Feb. 21-23, 2016.

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Filene's Shifts from Bricks to Clicks

e-tail launch

Discount retailer Filene’s Basement shuttered is doors in 2011, but now the retailer is relaunching as an online-only site.

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JCP Plus Bohbot

Collection Launch

Designer Michele Bohbot recently unveiled the new plus-size collection for Bisou Bisou by Michele Bohbot, which is sold exclusively at JCPenney stores.

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In Heroes We Trust; Anniversary # 1

In Heroes We Trust has been serving street art and emerging fashion in the area of Los Angeles’ stylish Abbot Kinney Boulevard for about a year. On Sept. 24, the boutique celebrated its first anniversary with a soiree at the shop located at 300 Westminster Ave. Take a look.

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Mens Folio: A First at South Coast Plaza

Pundits say that men’s fashion is becoming more important, and here’s some proof. South Coast Plaza, one of California’s most high end retail centers, is publishing Men's Folio, a lookbook devoted solely to men’s styles