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Charting a Block-Printed Path from DTLA to India

Textile Design

Local textile designers Hopie Stockman and Lily Stockman, founders of LA-based Block Shop, take New York Times readers on a textile tour through India.

BCBG Max Azria Downsizing With Big Layoffs

Manufacturing

BCBGMaxAzriaGroup, one of the longest-running contemporary brands in Los Angeles, is laying off 123 people from its company effective Nov. 1, according to filings with the state Employment Development Department.

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How Young Republicans and Young Democrats Dress Differently

Fashion

A study shows which clothing brands young Republicans and young Democrats prefer.

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PoshFest, an E-Retail Extravaganza, To CMC

PoshFest will touch down at the California Market Center on Oct. 1 and 2. PoshFest will feature seminars on selling on Poshmark, using data on build retail strategies and a keynote address from the brand’s founder Manish Chandra.

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Cops Bust Lingerie Thief

Los Angeles Police Department arrested Carlos Olivas Sept. 28, they charged him with burglarizing a string of lingerie boutiques in the San Fernando Valley.

Factory Direct Returns With Focus on Sourcing Opportunities for Small to Mid-sized Companies

Trade Shows

Manufacturers looking for low-minimum sourcing and larger companies looking for domestic sourcing opportunities turned out at the Sept. 26–28 run of Factory Direct at The New Mart in Los Angeles.

LA Textile Show Draw Mix of LA Brands, NY Manufacturers and International Attendees

LA Textile Show

The Sept. 26–28 run of the Los Angeles International Textile Show drew a diverse crowd.

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Directives West: S/S ’17 Trends of the Season

Directives West

The key looks for Spring/Summer 2017 got the spotlight treatment when Directives West presented its runway show on Sept. 27 in the California Market Center Fashion Theater during LA Majors Market.

New Off-Price Discount Show Debuts at the California Market Center

Trade Shows


A new trade event that helps vendors get rid of old inventory or overstock got a small start at the same time buyers were flocking to downtown Los Angeles for the LA Majors Market.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Bankruptcies: What’s in the Cards for the apparel and Retail Sectors

Finance

Shoppers are flocking to online sites to snap up purchases while spending more money on dining out and traveling. This has left tried-and-true retailers and manufacturers in a quandary.

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Parking Lots Full, At Once Orders at LA Majors Market

LA Majors Market

The Sept. 26–28 Spring ’17 edition of the LA Majors Market ran at the same time as the LA Textile show, and it brought in a crowd to the California Market Center.

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Camo, Bomber Jackets Spring ’17 Favorites, Fields Forecasts

Spring ’17 Favorites

Spring ’17 styles might have a feeling of déjà vu since perennially popular looks such as camouflage fabric and distressed jeans will be among the season’s prominent styles.

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JustFab and Betches Blog Form Partnership

Fashion and Technology

The online subscription brand JustFab and the edgy blog known as Betches are getting together.

UCLA Anderson Forecast Predicts Moderate Economic Growth and Rising Housing Prices in California

Quarterly Report

According to the recently released UCLA Anderson Forecast’s quarterly update, the next two years will be pretty much a repeat of the past several years—moderate growth with job gains. But future job gains won’t be quite as robust as in previous years.

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Samsara Collections Takes Runway

Los Angeles indie fashion label Samsara Collections produced a fashion show Sept. 26 called No Body No Mind.

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Majors Market at California Market Center

Parking lots were full, and lobbies and showrooms seemed crowded as the Majors Market started at the California Market Center showroom building on Sept. 26.

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Los Angeles Fashion Week Calendar: Spring/Summer 2017

Los Angeles Fashion Week begins on Sept. 26 and is scheduled to run through Oct. 19. The calendar to be updated as events are added and more details are announced.

Several Los Angeles Garment Manufacturers Fined for State Violations

Manufacturing

A two-day raid of Los Angeles–area garment factories resulted in the California Labor Commissioner fining 18 manufacturers and contractors $682,344 for having no workers’ compensation insurance and for garment registration violations.

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Style Barre Showroom Debuts

Style Barre Showroom celebrated its debut last week with a party at The Lash club in downtown Los Angeles.

Nordstrom Exec. Changes Bolster Online Biz

Retail

Nordstrom Inc. named Ken Worzel president of Nordstrom.com in an effort to strengthen Nordstrom’s online and m-commerce business.

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