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California’s Economy Will Continue to Outshine Most of the U.S.

California, with its technology, aerospace and entertainment industries, will continue to outdo the rest of the United States.

Guess Chairman Stepping Down During Investigation of Sexual-Harassment Accusations

Paul Marciano, a cofounder of Guess? Inc. and the Los Angeles company’s chairman and chief creative officer, is taking a leave from his day-to-day duties while an investigation is being conducted following sexual harassment accusations by model Kate Upton.

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Kith and A Bathing Ape Take L.A. Bows

More about the stores which opened during the NBA All Star Weekend in Los Angeles.

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Mansur Gavriel Takes a Melrose Place Bow

There’s a new designer on Melrose Place.

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Bodega Kicks Off NBA All Star Weekend

Bodega started NBA All Star Weekend with an after hours party featuring samba dancers and DJs. It's only the beginning of a weekend of store openings and parties.

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Jila Atelier's DTLA Show

Perched on the aeries of OUE Skyspace, Jila Atelier showed its gowns Feb. 10.

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Bachelors Ball Goes For the Serious Costume

The 113th annual Bachelors Ball Went Down on Feb. 9. Costumes were a big deal at the shindig at the Beverly Hilton hotel.

Freede Named MadaLuxe Group’s CEO

Retail

MadaLuxe Group, the Seal Beach, Calif.–headquartered company that distributes luxury goods in off-price and full-line channels, has named Adam Freede its chief executive officer. He was previously president of the company.

Why Apparel Sourcing in the Americas Is Important for the U.S. Market

Import/Export

Apparel factories and mills in the Western Hemisphere are still a significant supplier to U.S. retailers that are whittling down their lead times and looking for more just-in-time delivery.

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Tadashi Shoji Styles Are Long on Sophistication and Eveningwear

Red Carpet Ready

Elegance was on the runway at the Tadashi Shoji runway show held Feb. 8 at New York Fashion Week.

Mad Engine Acquires Mighty Fine for Fourth Acquisition

Manufacturing

Mighty Fine, a mostly juniors and children’s apparel maker based in downtown Los Angeles, has been acquired by Mad Engine. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Drastic Shifts Seen in Endorsement Deals Between Celebrities and Fashion Labels

Manufacturing

Product endorsements from Hollywood stars, professional athletes, pop stars and supermodels have always played a pivotal role in driving sales and generating visibility for fashion brands. In fact, over the past 20 years, the agreements under which celebrities were engaged to endorse brands in the fashion industry have remained rather stagnant in both form and substance.

Retail Imports Will Rise During the First Half of the Year

Import/Export

With wages going up and unemployment going down, shoppers are expected to continue hitting the stores, which means more imports will be coming in by the boatload.

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A Successful Holiday Season Reaps Benefits in Las Vegas

Feel the MAGIC

An air of optimism blew through the various trade shows held Feb. 10–14 in Las Vegas as many retailers were encountering empty shelves in their warehouses from a robust holiday season, which set up a willingness to place orders and stock up for the upcoming seasons.

New Apparel and Textile Sourcing Show Slated for Miami

Trade Shows

Hundreds of apparel and textile manufacturers from China, India, Bangladesh, the United States, Mexico and other countries will be exhibiting at the newly established Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami show, scheduled for May 21–23.

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Outerknown Settles Into Sustainability

Outerknown

When John Moore started a new gig at Outerknown, he didn’t think he was going to have to rethink all of his assumptions about design.

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"Lines of Sight" in WeHo

Art

Private exhibit showcases the works of 31 photographers.

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Future Feminine in Hollywood

Fashionand Photography

Exhibit gives the female point of view in photography.

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Z Supply Pops at Fashion Island

Z Supply unveiled a Fashion Island pop-up.

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Band of Outsiders Pops at Fred Segal

Last year Band of Outsiders got a new headquarters, new creative team and a new direction. With the help of Liberty Fairs trade show, it produced a pop-up shop at Fred Segal.

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