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Taylor Swift Reputation Pop-Up Opens

Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour is scheduled to hit California in May 2018, but for those who want the Taylor experience now, the Reputation pop-up shop has opened at Third Street Promenade

Westfield Shopping Malls Sold to European Entity

Westfield Corp. sells off its malls in billion-dollar deal.

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Beer Savage Clothes for Craft Beers

For years, people knew Tyler Bochenek as the vice president for retail operations of skate/streetwear chain Active, then he unveiled Beer Savage.

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Fashion People Making Food To Fight Fires

Eli Pirian of the Baciano company traveled with a group of Los Angeles fashion biz people on Dec. 9 to volunteer for L.A. Kitche

Macy’s Lundgren Announces Retirement as Chairman

Terry Lungren will be stepping down as chairman of the board of Macy's next year as his successor steps in.

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A Bit of Ho Ho Ho for the Retail Industry


Seasonal hiring by retailers hits a healthy level in November.

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Skingraft Takes A Holiday Party

Make it a Goth holiday.

Apparel Industry’s 2017 Newsmakers


Apparel Industry’s 2017 Newsmakers

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Surf Expo Adds New Category to Trade Show

Surf Expo Adds New Section

Surf Expo, known for showcasing all kinds of apparel and accessories related to surfing and other water-related sports, is adding a new section called Bluewater.

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Agenda Introduces Digital Marketplace

Agenda Going Digital

The Agenda trade show is going digital.

2017 Newsmaker: After Bankruptcy, Quiksilver Changes Name and Goes on the Offense

2017 Newsmaker

About a year after emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Quiksilver Inc., which had been one of the world’s dominant surf brands since the late 1970s, changed its corporate name.

2017 Newsmaker: Frances Harder Starts Fashion For Profit

Fashion News

After 18 years of teaching fashion executives how to make money, Frances Harder turned around and took some of her own advice.

2017 Newsmaker: The Wraps Come Off Westfield’s $1 Billion Revamp of Century City


An Italian food hall that is packed with customers. A slate of unique stores. Furniture that looks like it should be in an interior designer’s living room.

2017 Newsmaker: After Gordon Bros Bid, Wet Seal Reemerges


After a tumultuous period of proxy fights and bankruptcies, teen retailer The Wet Seal seemed to be about to call it quits.

2017 Newsmaker: Agenda Seeks New Format for Trade Shows

Trade Shows

The fashion business has gone through major changes, but the basic model for fashion trade shows has not budged, said Aaron Levant, founder of the Agenda trade show and senior vice president of trade-show producer Reed Exhibitions.

2017 Newsmaker: Gerber Technology Brings Ideation Conference to LA


Gerber Technology has been hosting its user conference in various cities around the country since 1998, but this was the first year the Tolland, Conn.–based maker of apparel equipment and software brought the event to California.

2017 Newsmaker: American Apparel Reaches the End of an Era With Sale to Gildan Activewear of Canada


The American Apparel brand was born in Los Angeles when Dov Charney set out to make a basic T-shirt manufactured in Los Angeles by workers who received a fair wage and benefits.

2017 Newsmaker: A New Clothing Chapter for Dov Charney, American Apparel Founder


Irreverent Los Angeles clothing manufacturer Dov Charney picked up this year right where he was decades ago.

2017 Newsmaker: DSTLD Commits to Crowd-Funding and Pop-Up Shops


Los Angeles–based direct-to-consumer label DSTLD is continuing its brand-building efforts by rolling out a series of pop-up shops across Southern California.

2017 Newsmaker: Hitting the Denim Blues, True Religion Reorganizes After Bankruptcy


Los Angeles premium-denim companies that sold their expensive dungarees to fashionistas for hundreds of dollars were flying high until a few years ago when many companies saw sales slide precipitously.