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Thailand Gets Stylish at Fashion Fair in Bangkok

Fashion

Thailand promotes creative businesses in Style April 2018.

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Costume Designers to Discuss Old Hollywood in Old Hollywood Barn

Costume Designs

Taking a look at the Betty Davis and Joan Crawford costumes seen in "Feud" and the legacy of the actresses

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Revolve Parties at Coachella with the Famous & Beautiful

E-emporium Revolve threw the Revolve Festival with Moët & Chandon party outside of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this weekend.

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MannyJStyle Takes Sixhundred boutique

During the bustling Art Walk in Downtown Los Angeles on April 12, Manuel Jackson turned the SixHundred boutique into Past Present Future.

LA Apparel Contractor Ships ‘Hot Goods’ to Charlotte Russe Prompting Restraining Order

Apparel subcontractor cited for not paying minimum wage for goods destined for Charlotte Russe.

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O'Neill x Hello Kitty Launches for Summer 2018

Swim/Surf

Bringing Sanrio into its Summer collection, O'Neill makes girls' swimwear more playful this season.

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LA-Owned SWIMS Adds to Men's Collection for Fall

Fashion

Scandinavian-influenced SWIMS introduces more apparel and accessories to line.

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Cynthia Rowley at Malibu Lumber Yard

Designer Cynthia Rowley traveled to Malibu, Calif. recently for the opening of her self-named Cynthia Rowley store in the Malibu Lumber Yard retail center.

Liberty Acquires Capsule Trade Show

Trade Shows

Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs announced it acquired the Capsule trade show from Reed Exhibitions for an undisclosed amount.

The World’s Smallest Shoe Factory Introduced to FIDM Students

Technology

Since its launch in 2003, shoe brand Keen Footwear has sought to change the market and become a force for good in the world. It is famous for its “Newport” sandal—an active footwear style designed with a reinforced toe—and it continues to search for new innovations.

Gen Z Prefers 90s Brands in the Age of Instagram

Retail

This year, teens in the United States spent 38 percent of their shopping time at traditional department and specialty stores—down 3 percent from last year—while 19 percent of their shopping time was spent online compared with 17 percent last year. Amazon.com retained its position as the top online marketplace for teens.

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LA Fashion’s Next Generation from FIDM Shows Off Their Creations

FIDM’s Next Generation

Graduating students from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles displayed their design prowess in a runway show held at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., as guests celebrated the achievements of the new designers.

Unifi Buys National Spinning Co.

Textiles

Unifi Inc., known for its synthetic and recycled yarns, has agreed to buy the dyed-yarn business and assets of National Spinning Co. Both are located in North Carolina.

Easter Shopping Boosted March Sales

Retail

Retail sales for March faced some obstacles this year, but they came in better than expected.

Levi Strauss Shows Strong First-Quarter Revenue Gains

Manufacturing

Levi Strauss & Co., that venerable denim brand founded in San Francisco in 1853, has been on a revenue roll recently as it diversifies its products and targets the international market for growth.

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AST Sportswear Takes Over Where American Apparel Left Off

Bigger at Bayside

When American Apparel went bankrupt and laid off some 3,500 employees last year, another company was waiting in the wings to take over the title of the largest vertically integrated T-shirt venture in the United States.

One Round of Surf M&A, Round Two Begins

Swim/Surf

Billabong International’s last day of trading on the Australian Securities Exchange was April 9, bringing an end to a major round of acquisitions in the surfwear market.

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Rodeo Drive Keeps Its Retail Luster With Recent Deal

LVMH Buys on Rodeo

Vacancy is common for most retail streets under attack from e-commerce competitors, but not Rodeo Drive. There is hardly a vacant space on the hoity-toity retail shopping district in Beverly Hills, Calif. When real-estate news is made on the street, it makes a splash.

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First Boardriders Flagship Surfs Into Malibu

After Quiksilver Inc. emerged from bankruptcy and changed its corporate name to Boardriders Inc last year, it promised a Boardriders flagship store in Malibu, Calif. We waited, we waited, and waited…until late March

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De La Torre Asks Girlfriend to Marry at His Style Fashion Week Show

Mario De La Torre introduced Purpose, the Fall/Winter 2018 collection from his self-named Mario De La Torre label at Style Fashion Week Palm Springs April 7. But he could have called the show Proposal.

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