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Flipping out over Nike’s new tennis dress

Nike created a new tennis dress for the female players at Wimbledon—and the pleated style is not going over well.

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Ora et Labora Pops Up in Silver Lake

Last weekend, traveling pop-up marketplace Ora et Labora came to Los Angeles.

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Bike Share Program Coming to Fashion District

Transportation

Several bike share docking stations are being set up in the Los Angeles Fashion District.

Sue Wong Archive Sale

Events

Los Angeles–based eveningwear designer Sue Wong, is in the process of shifting her business to a licensed operation and has been hosting a series of archive sales at her headquarters in Los Angeles.

Belk’s New CEO Has a California Connection

Retail

Lisa Harper, who has been named the new chief executive of Belk department stores, starts her new job on July 5. She was most recently the chief executive of Hot Topic Inc.

VF Corp. Sells 7 For All Mankind, Splendid and Ella Moss to Delta Galil

Manufacturing

VF Corp. is selling two of its top contemporary brands to Delta Galil, an Israeli apparel manufacturer that is more than 40 years old.

Retailers Need to Move from Omnichannel 1.0 ro Omnichannel 2.0 to Stay Relevant

Retail

Retailers scrambling to enter the omni-channel world may already be behind their competitors.

LA Streetwear Company Buys Women’s Online Clothing Site

Manufacturing

Stikeleather Apparel recently announced it acquired the online women’s clothing retailer White Plum, based in Modesto, Calif.

Interim Director Named for Fashion District BID

Retail

While the Los Angeles Fashion District Business Improvement District searches for a new executive director, the BID’s managing director will step in on an interim basis.

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Lowriders and Pin-Ups at L.A. Classic Car Show

Lowriders & Pin-Ups

The Los Angeles Classic Car Show, presented by Bombs Magazine, roared into Southern California recently, drawing a stylish crowd obsessed with vintage design.

Shop.org Adds to Board, Prepares for Digital Events in California, Texas

Retail

Shop.org, the digital retail division of the Washington, D.C.–based National Retail Federation, added five new board members, bringing the board total to 12.

Industry Voices: EcoFashion vs. EcoLogistics

Import/Export

The retail industry’s tectonic shift toward eco fashion is real, with a renewed focus on clothing made from raw, organic materials; nontoxic dyes or bleaches; low water usage; and made under socially responsible conditions. This is only part of the story of how the retail and fashion industry is building sustainability.

Tukatech Appoints Director for Europe

Technology

Los Angeles–based technology solutions provider Tuka­tech Inc. named Marta Maiandi director of Tukatech Europe.

Epson Acquires 100 Percent Stake in Italian Textile Printing Firm

Technology

Epson Italia S.p.A., the Italian subsidiary of printing company Epson, is acquiring a 100 percent stake in the Italian textile printing business Fratelli Robustelli S.r.l.

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Fashion on the Runway from SMC Fashion and Merchandising Students

SMC Fashion

On June 16, students in Santa Monica College’s fashion design and merchandising program showcased their creations on the runway at Santa Monica High School’s Barnum Hall in Santa Monica, Calif.

Roicom USA: Texas Factory With High-Tech, Denim Expertise and Social Message Looks to L.A.

Manufacturing

Roicom USA’s sister production company, ReadyOne, employs the severely disabled to produce apparel and equipment for the U.S. military.

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Jeremy Scott Coming to Palm Springs

Fashion

Fashion designer Jeremy Scott buys house in Palm Springs.

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Couture for a Canine Cause

The California Market Center has teamed up with Wags and Walks dog rescue organization to host a charity sample sale and dog adoption fair on July 29 in CMC’s top-floor penthouse in downtown Los Angeles.

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Nordstrom Closing Horton Plaza Store in San Diego

Retail

Nordstrom says after 31 years it is shuttering its store at Horton Plaza in San Diego.

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Rails: Contemporary L.A. to Global Lifestyle Brand

Rails

Rails launched with one hat at Fred Segal in 2008 and has since grown into a global lifestyle brand. Rooted in classic silhouettes reinterpreted with a relaxed, contemporary aesthetic, the brand takes its inspiration from the laid-back lifestyle of LA.

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