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Quentin Thrash "There's No Such Thing As Being Overdressed!"

Quentin Thrash wears gold grills on his teeth, an idiosyncratic coif that he dubs Congo Dread, and when he opened a downtown Los Angeles showroom for Thrash’s Stylehouse on Aug. 17, he had a challenge for the men’s suiting biz.

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Bella Hadid Is the New Face of True Religion

Fashion

True Religion taps model Bella Hadid for its new campaign.

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Anti-You Adds Artistry to Apparel During Sourcing at MAGIC

Trade Shows

During Sourcing at Magic--which was held Aug. 12-15 in Las Vegas--artist Michelle Ganani painted original designs and recreated famous works of art on denim jackets at a booth within the Denim District.

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AYR Opens Abbot Kinney Boutique

Formerly pure play e-commerce brand AYR opened its second physical store recently. This one is located at 1350 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Los Angeles' Venice section.

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Vivienne Westwood’s Position on Yoga

Tablas, sitars and devotional songs. It’s not the soundtrack I expected to hear at a boutique for Vivienne Westwood, considered an originator of the style for brash and loud punk rock.

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Atelier & Repairs Opens L.A. Boutique

You may have seen Atelier & Repairs sold at high end stores such as Bergdorf Goodman in Manhattan and Fred Segal in West Hollywood, Calif. But the space this clothing venture has staked out is unconventional.

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Dolls Kill to Los Angeles' Fairfax Ave.

San Francisco-headquartered e-tailer Dolls Kill tags itself as offering clothes for the misfits, but it found some prime real estate for its second physical store.

Hyosung to Bring High-Performance and Sustainable Technologies to Munich Fabric Start

Textiles

During the Munich Fabric Start fair, which will be held Sept. 4-6, creora brand manufacturer Hyosung will launch its new line—creora Fit2.

National Retail Federation Boosts 2018 Forecast

Retail

The National Retail Federation revised its 2018 economic forecast, saying retail sales are expected to increase by at least 4.5 percent this year compared with 2017 after an earlier forecast saying retail sales would increase 3.8 percent to 4.4 percent, said Jack Kleinhenz, the NRF’s chief economist.

Irvine Spectrum Unveils Its Big Expansion Project

Retail

The Irvine Spectrum shopping center just got bigger.

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The Power of RFID

Game-changing RFID

RFID may not be new, but its increasing affordability is proving to be a game-changer for retailers large and small.

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A Better Economy Means Better Orders at the Las Vegas Trade Shows

Leaving Orders in Las Vegas

The conglomeration of apparel, footwear and accessories trade shows, which twice a year invade this city in the middle of the desert, filled the town with thousands of visitors from all over the world under a blistering sky where the temperatures reached up to 105 degrees during the day.

Differential Brands Reports Second-Quarter Earnings Results

Manufacturing

Differential Brands—the Los Angeles company whose labels include Hudson Jeans, Robert Graham and SWIMS—said its second-quarter sales for the period ending June 30 were down 1 percent from the same period last year to $36 million.

Technology Changes Are Driving LA Fashion Industry

Manufacturing

Fashion-industry leaders in Los Angeles far prefer to use Instagram as their social media of choice than any other digital outlet, with most gravitating toward making their social-media decisions in-house rather than using outside consultants.

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What's Checking: Celebrating the Difference in Silver Lake

Silver Lake's Retail

When a lease ran out on a boutique run by Deborah Brosenne, she didn’t want to move out of the Silver Lake/Echo Park neighborhood. So she grabbed a chance to open a store in the area, moving to Sunset Junction by the intersection of Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards in Silver Lake.

Denim Tops for Martial-Arts Athletes

Manufacturing

Mike Dytri’s puffy, cauliflower ears are badges of honor he got after years of gaining expertise in the martial art of jiu-jitsu.

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Fred Segal Going International With New Stores

Retail

Fred Segal has its sites on Europe and Asia for new stores.

Agenda and Liberty Fairs Moving to Downtown Las Vegas

Agenda and Liberty Fairs are packing up their bags and moving out of the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

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Marilyn Monroe Costumes on Display Before Auction

EVENTS

Beginning August 18, The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills will display a collection of Marilyn Monroe's costumes and artifacts until September 30, which precedes an October auction of the items.

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Gump's San Francisco Sells Off Merchandise Following Bankruptcy Filing

Retail

Gump's San Francisco could be closed by the end of the year.

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