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E-Com Exec to Run Macy’s Stores, 100 Jobs Cut

A desire to make Macy’s department stores even more tech-friendly informed the hire of its new chief.

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Michael Costello’s Boutique Takes A Bow

After a career of dressing the likes of Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, and starring on Project Runway in 2010, Michael Costello put his name in concrete...with a L.A. Fashion District store.

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Olivia Culpo’s PrettyLittleThing Party

UK brand PrettyLittleThing’s mission is to bring runway and celeb fashions to women at a low price. On Aug. 17, it produced a Los Angeles party for its capsule line PrettyLittleThing X Olivia Culpo.

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Z Supply for All

Contemporary basics line Z Supply is going to the dogs (and cats). The Irvine, Calif.–based company recently launched a pet line featuring many of the same fabrics from the Z Supply line.

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Magic Kingdom Takes Best Fashion Picture at LJIFFF

La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival has maintained its independence since it was founded in 2010. Last month, more than 700 people attended the event’s parties and film festival. The Best Picture Award was handed to Magic Kingdom.

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Zimberg Launches Luxe Men’s Leather Line

Zimberg

Designer Arnold Zimberg and his brother Bruce Zimberg debuted their new men’s leather jacket collection under the label Jakett/Arnold Zimberg at the recent run of Liberty in Las Vegas.

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LA Swim Week Starts on Irreverent Note

LA Swim Week

For its second run at the Skirball Cultural Center in West LA, the Los Angeles Swim Week fashion shows started on an irreverent note.

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Orders Despite Uncertainty at Las Vegas Trade Shows

LV Trade Shows

The apparel industry headed to Las Vegas on the hunt for new trends and new business at the many apparel and sourcing trade shows spread across the city.

Denim Defines the Clothing Trends for Back-to-School Apparel

Retail

Consumer spending on clothes and other items should definitely be in positive territory this fall as shoppers are feeling more confident about their economic condition and rising housing prices make people feel wealthier.

Retail Sales Show Solid Gains in July

Retail

Online sales took a giant 11.4 percent step forward from last year as shoppers let their fingers do the buying. Of all the categories broken out by the National Retail Federation, it was the winner in the NRF’s monthly tabulation of retail sales.

Price and Value Are Driving Retail Business

Retail

A recent survey by the International Council of Shopping Centers shows that the majority of U.S. adults are loyal to brands and retailers because of price and value.

Differential Brands Sees Sales Grow in the Second Quarter

Manufacturing

Differential Brands Group—the Los Angeles company whose labels include denim label Hudson, Robert Graham and SWIMS—reported net sales growth for its second quarter but a net loss.

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Janie Bryant of "Mad Men" Creates Collection for Unique Vintage

Fashion

Costume designer Janie Bryant designs 12-piece collection for Unique Vintage.

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Demi Lovato Pairs Up With Fabletics Again

Athleisure

The singer has a collection with 12 pieces.

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Rodd & Gunn Takes a Bow at Westfield Century City

New Zealand’s Rodd & Gunn clothiers are taking a wider gamble on California. The third Rodd & Gunn store in California opened Aug. 10 at the Westfield Century City mall, which neighbors affluent enclaves such as Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles.

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Debbie Harry X Obey Comes to Melrose

The Debbie Harry X Obey Collection lands in a pop-up shop on Los Angeles' Melrose Avenue.

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Get Your Game Shirt On

A Tokyo and Worcester, Mass.-based company has designed a sensor-enabled shirt to optimize your time spent in the virtual world—and the real one.

Bread Gets Money for E-commerce Payment Program

Technology

Bread is a New York–headquartered finance technology company that lets merchants give their customers the option to pay for items in several installments over time.

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Denim Designers Debut First Collection With Pottery Barn

Design

Emily Current and Meritt Elliott debut first collection for Pottery Barn.

Apparel Decorating Solution Precise Software Joins Open Systems Business Solutions Software

Technology

Precise Software, a Minnesota-based company that provides software solutions to the decorated apparel market, has merged with Open Systems, a provider of business software solutions such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer-relationship management (CRM).

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