The Wet Seal Inc. created a new position, chief digital officer, to increase its e-commerce, which is one of the brightest spots if its business.
American Apparel Inc. has a new interim chief executive officer and a new chief financial officer following the resignation of John Luttrell, who took over the two positions in June after the company’s board asked founder Dov Charney to step down.
Jeremy Steenblik and his partners have run the G-Star boutique on Los Angeles' Melrose Avenue for 10-years. He tells us a little about what got his boutique through good---and bad times.
The Los Angeles International Textile Show gets underway on Sept. 29 at the California Market Center.
Miss Me jeans collaborates with jewelry designer Dominique Cohen.
Josi Severson’s original prints feature mid-century graphics in a sunny palette. The Minneapolis-based designer has designed fabrics for companies such as Crate & Barrel, Thibaut, Joseph Abboud, Richloom Fabrics and Blu Dot.
American Woolen Co.
A 19th-century textile mill in northern Connecticut is currently humming with the activity of 40 looms making woolen and worsted fabrics for the American luxury market.
Port of Los Angeles Fire
A fire that engulfed an old wooden wharf nearly the length of three football fields at the Port of Los Angeles was completely contained by early morning on Sept. 24, port officials said.
Designers and Agents, which organizes curated trade shows for contemporary fashions, has decided to suspend its Paris show, which took place for several years in the Marias district of the French capital.
The LA Men’s Market trade show forecasts growth and filling a unique niche when it rolls out its first-anniversary show at the Area 4 section of the California Market Center Oct. 13–14.
After raids in the LA garment district revealed more than $90 million in cash has been allegedly laundered by apparel importers for Mexican drug cartels, federal officials are calling for a special order to reduce the dollar amount in cash transactions that can be done without having to report them to the government.
Cities all over California are discussing or taking legislative steps toward raising minimum wages, which could add a few more dollars to sales staffs’ paychecks—or drive retailers out of business, depending upon whom you ask.
Musician, celebrity, fashion icon and provocateur Kanye West was recently spotted teaching a fashion class at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in downtown LA.
Call it a forecast come true. Since the beginning of this year, blogs and interviews with Jean Touitou noted that his highly anticipated A.P.C. boutique was scheduled to open in downtown Los Angeles. Recently, a public note confirmed that the French denim and ready-to-wear boutique will open in downtown's fashion district.
Maybe designers should take to the LA streets to show their new collections.
While another Los Angeles Fashion Week is scheduled to run next month, Michaela Mendiola of the Suitably Enough fashion label in the Los Angeles area produced a runway show for her fashions in Vancouver Fashion Week in British Columbia. Here’s a couple of looks.
The 3.1 Philip Lim sample sale is coming back to downtown Los Angeles.
Luxury auto maker Jaguar teamed up with designer Stella McCartney to create fleet of Jaguar XE model cars inspired by the designer and featuring her Superhero print from her Spring 2015 collection.
Ilse Metchek, president of the California Fashion Association, was featured in the Los Angeles Times “How I Made It” column.