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Tentree Unveils Wildfire Releaf Collection to Help California Heal From Wildfires

MANUFACTURING

Sustainable apparel brand Tentree brought its reforestation mission to California to provide relief to the region following the devastation caused by years of destructive wildfires in the state.

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Guess Sport to Launch With Nod to Company's Archived Designs

FASHION

Continuing to take notes from its 1990s styles, the Guess Jeans U.S.A. division of Los Angeles' Guess?, Inc., announced the launch of its Guess Sport capsule collection, which will debut Aug. 24.

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KAOHS Heads to L.A. With Beached

SWIM/SURF

Founded in 2013 in Orange County, Calif., and is currently manufactured in Los Angeles, KAOHS finally produced a runway show in Southern California. The show for Beached was produced on Aug. 15.

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Atelier & Repairs Celebrates Year 1 of Shop With A Message

RETAIL

Atelier & Repairs brand wanted to make a statement beyond commerce.

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Fashion Designer Dalia MacPhee Gives Back by Creating Blankets for Orphaned Elephants

MANUFACTURING

With a long list of celebrity clients and a knack for creating protective animal products, Los Angeles-based designer Dalia MacPhee launched a line of blankets to comfort and protect orphaned baby elephants.

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Bldwn Opens Melrose Place Flagship

RETAIL

Denim brand Bldwn manufactures its jeans and runs creative office in Los Angeles. On Aug. 12, it increased its retail presence in the Los Angeles area by opening its first flagship store.

Authentic Brands Group Gets a $875 Million Investment

MANUFACTURING

The Authentic Brands Group acquired the Costa Mesa, Calif., Volcom label and media property Sports Illustrated respectively in April and May of this year.

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In Its Annual Resale Report, The RealReal Reveals New Leaders and Generational Trends

Resale Gets Real

Tracking trends in luxury resale, this week San Francisco–headquartered reseller The RealReal released its 2019 Resale Report.

Macy’s Misses Forecasts During Week of Department Store Woes

Retail

Macy’s Inc. earnings disappointed Aug. 14, when the retail giant missed Wall Street forecasts and lowered its earnings-per-share guidance for fiscal 2019.

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Gap Announces Renewable-Energy Partnership With New Sustainability Goals

Retail

In an effort to increase its commitment to adopting more-sustainable operating strategies, Gap Inc. announced that it has partnered with Enel Green Power North America, a segment of the Rome-based renewable-energy firm Enel Green Power.

What’s Checking in Long Beach: Boutiquing for the Boom

Retail

Approximately 25 miles south of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Calif., has been experiencing an uptick in construction that will remake the town, which is the seventh largest city in the state.

Steve Madden Acquires BB Dakota

Manufacturing

After a 14-year run as an independent young-contemporary label, BB Dakota, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., announced Aug. 13 that it was acquired by the footwear-and-accessories company Steve Madden.

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Established Las Vegas Trade Shows on the Move, While a Newcomer Offers Alternative

Making Vegas Moves

After traveling to Las Vegas for the August 2019 trade shows, exhibitors, buyers and apparel-industry insiders discussed trends, while event producers announced major news regarding moving to new locations in 2020.

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Surf Chiefs Challenged to be More Eco-Conscious at Waterman’s

Surfing Into Sustainability

Supporting environmentalism is the main goal of Waterman’s, which is the annual fund-raiser produced by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association.

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Richer Poorer Talks Style at American Rag

Ramping up before its first full collection, the Richer Poorer label produced a styling panel at American Rag in Los Angeles.

From Southern California to the Bay Area, Small Bricks-and-Mortar Retailers Succeed With Unique Offerings

After years of dominance by e-commerce led by enormous online giants, the boutique retail segment is seeing a return to a bricks-and-mortar demand from consumers.

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Industry Voices: Fashion with Nick Verreos

Fashion

People often forget that fashion is a business, but the two integral parts—design and business—go hand in hand; you cannot have one without the other. While the business of fashion might often be complicated, tedious and some would certainly argue not sexy, it is necessary.

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Avocado Unveils Partnership with Sensil Premium Performance Nylon

Avocado held a party for a partnership with Sensil Premium Performance nylon. I

Barneys to Close 6 California Stores

Retail

Store closings for the luxe retailer Barneys New York have hit California. After much media and fashion-world anticipation, Barneys declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Aug. 6.

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Mongolia Third Neighbor Trade Act Could Diversify Cashmere Sourcing for U.S.

Manufacturing

Following the Trump administration’s declaration of raising tariffs by 10 percent on $300 billion of Chinese goods come Sept. 1—not including the $250 billion subjected to the existing 25 percent tariff—exports from China to the United States rose according to the General Administration of Customs earlier this week.

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