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Friday, October 28

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: NeoDandi

Seattle-based design duo Tamara and Nillartey DeOsu made their Los Angeles debut on Oct. 16 at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif., with their 21/2-year-old line, NeoDandi. Ins...

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Kelly Nishimoto

Designer Kelly Nishimoto got her first sewing machine at age 11 as a gift from her father. She’s been creating clothes ever since....

Freeborders Updates PLM

San Francisco–based software developer Freeborders has updated its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software offering with Version 3.5, which features enhanced manufacturing and costing visi...

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Single

Designer Galena Sobolev took a page from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ memoirs of traveling through Europe as a young woman and incorporated that style into her...

Kenpo's Tech Wear

Los Angeles– based apparel maker Kenpo Inc. has launched the Kenpo Jacket for iPod, a jacket with an interior pocket for an iPod and a five-button control panel on the outer sleeve to pause, skip track...

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Eduardo Lucero

One thing that designers should avoid, according to Eduardo Lucero, is being pigeonholed. The Los Angeles–based designer took that notion to heart when designing his...

Managing Business From Vertical to Full Circle

Laguna Hills, Calif.–based Innovative Systems LLC has gained a name in the apparel industry for its...

Fed Closures

Cincinnati-based Federated Department Stores Inc. announced it would close six more stores following its merger with the May Department Stores Co., bringing the total closures to 82. Among the slated closures are a Macy’s sto...

Gould Leaves Charlotte Russe

San Diego retailer Charlotte Russe Holding Inc. announced that Thomas Gould would retire from the company’s board, where he has served since 2000....

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: J'aime

Los Angeles–based lingerie line J’aime took its first satindraped steps to becoming a complete fashion label at its ru...

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: 2B Free

A last-minute rain shower delayed the start of the

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Rock & Republic

It was more sex and less rock ’n’ roll at the

L.A. Designer Saenz Heads to China

Los Angeles–based designer Uriel Saenz will travel to China in early November to be the featured designer in the 10th annual China International Fashion Fair, held in Humen....

San Francisco International Fashion Week Falls Apart

A San Francisco group’s second effort to organize its first international fashion week blew up in a high-tension drama that left international designers stranded and local designers searching for an al...

Spring's Feminine Styles Keep L.A. Market Strong

With high gasoline prices falling last week, retailers seemed to feel optimistic enough to give a vote of confidence to Spring 2006 fashions and last-minute shopping for the upcoming Holiday season. ...

Trina Turk Turns 10, Next Stop: N.Y.

Trina Turk’s Spring 2006 line may be playing on a DVD near you....

Business Is Still California Casual at C&C California

The founders of C&C California Inc., the much-touted Tshirt company whose brightly colored tops quickly became a must-have staple in many women’s closets, may have been acquired this year by a big...

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Shay Todd

Glamour met island culture at

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Yana K

Russian-born Yana Khromova could be considered a precocious designer and entrepreneur....

Anti-Counterfeit Law Introduced in Senate

The U.S. Senate is examining a new bill that will impose tougher laws on counterfeiters of clothing and other goods....

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Hale Bob, As and Fillmore

“America’s Top Model” winner Adrianne Curry and 944 Magazine hosted a late-night f...

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Kevin Johnn

New York–based designer Kevin Johnn said he felt it was important to show the second season of his line at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Calif., because the Lo...

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Antik Denim

Co-designers Alexandre Caugant and Philippe Naouri proved that the Antik Denim girl isn’t afraid to show some skin or be the center of attention. The mob of guests clamoring to enter ...

Maiman to Address Students at TALA Lunch

Steve Maiman, owner of childrenswear label Great Escape and co-owner of junior manufacturer Stony Apparel Corp., will be the keynote speaker at the Textile Associa...

Jones Goes home

New York–based Jones New York launched a direct-selling program called Million Wishes, which will provide a platform for selling accessories directly to consumers in a home environment. Much like a Tup...

Twelfth Street Launches Denim Line Cyn

Cyn, the new denim line from Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, takes a high-fashion approach to an everyday fabric....

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Anthony Franco

Anthony Franco takes his inspiration from northern Italy, Italian movies and Italian actresses....

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: San Paredes

An intimate group of press, artists and fashion professionals gathered on Oct. 19 at designer Paul Magalad’s 2-month-old showroom, gallery and retail space dubbed “Birth From Perth...

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Juuml;nker Designs

No one would dare call Juuml;nker Designs mainstream....

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Elsie Katz Couture

For her first show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Calif., Donna Baxter, the designer for Seattle-based Elsie Katz Couture, found her muse in grace...

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Iron

A galactic palette inspired

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Samora Designs

The skies were cloudy on Oct. 19, but the look was summery on the runway at Los Angeles–based Samora Design...

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Bradley Bayou

Bradley Bayou, best known for dressing celebrities for the red carpet, showed an eclectic mix of modern, sophisticated designs on Oct. 19 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios....

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Chan Luu

In lieu of the traditional

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Ya-Ya

Los Angeles–based designer Yael Aflalo of Ya-Ya was dreaming of a weekend getaway in Mexico and Bali for the Spring...

New E-Commerce Venture for Petro Zillia

Petro Zillia has launched a new e-commerce Web site at

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Ashley Paige

Ashley Paige has proven that knit and crochet garments can slip out of the mainstream world of sweaters and dresses and find success in swimwear. She’ll do a victory lap when Random House Inc....

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Naqada

Mexican designer

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Sue Wong

Known for her elaborate runway shows, Sue Wong didn’t disappoint when she took the wraps off her

Rosen Joins Deron

Charles “Chip” Rosen has been named president and general manager of Beyond Productions LLC, the global license holder for House of Dereacute;on, the label founded by pop star Beyonceacu...

Tag-It Taps Forte

Los Angeles–based trim provider Tag-It Pacific named Stephen Forte chief executive officer, replacing Colin Dyne, who will continue as vice chairman of the company’s board of directors and as a marketin...

Friday, October 21

Managing Storyboards, Swatches and Sketches

New York–based Yunique Solutions Inc. has debuted ADAM, a Webbased digital asset management system aimed at helping apparel firms manage sketches, storyboards, fabric, swatches, etc. ...

Elevee Teams With ApparelMagic for Web-Based Management

Los Angeles–based suit maker Elevee is expanding its relationship with Glendale, Calif.–based ApparelMagic, having signed on to use Version 10 of the company’s business management softw...

Lectra to Present at ITAA Conference

Lectra plans to present a number of awards and seminars during the 61st International Textile & Apparel Association’s (ITAA) annual meeting, to be held Nov. 1–6 at the Hil...

Tukatech to Host 'Speed-to-Market' Seminar

Los Angeles–based technology provider Tukatech Inc. will host a “Speed-to-Market” seminar in conjunction with Fashion Business Inc. 5–7 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the company...

Costing-Solutions Providers Team Up

Asheville, N.C.–based Methods Workshop has agreed to distribute costing software from Lake Worth, Fla.–based Estmark Inc. ...

FIT Gets New Technology Administrator

Alan Kane has been appointed dean of the School of Business and Technology for the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Kane is...

EDI Expert Mueller to Present FBI Seminar

EDI expert Cathy Mueller of the Los Angeles–based EDI Center will present a class on the fundamentals of Electronic Data Interchange on Nov. 5 at the Fashion Business Inc. Resource Ce...

'Project Runway' Returns With an L.A. Emphasis

The Bravo TV network’s fashion-focused reality show, “Project Runway,” will open its second season Dec. 7 with half of its designer-contestants hailing from Los Angeles....

Shan Partners With Maillot Baltex

Montreal-based swimwear manufacturer Maillot Baltex Inc. acquired an interest this month in swimwear designer and manufacturer Shan. As part of the agreement, Maillot Baltex...

Retail Move

The J. Jill Group, a women’s retail chain, announced that Lisa Bayne, 52, has been named the company’s new executive vice president/chief marketing officer. Previously Bayne was with The Gymboree Corp.,...

Swift Galey's Lucky Deal

Atlanta-based denim and corduroy maker Swift Galey struck a joint venture deal with Lucky Textile Group, a weaving, dyeing, finishing and printing company in Jiangsu Province, China. The deal makes Swift Gale...

Beach Patrol Adds an Executive

Carson, Calif.–based junior and contemporary swimwear manufacturer Beach Patrol Inc. has hired Michelle Mohlere as its executive vice president of merchandising....

Gretag to Host Color Seminar in L.A.

Color measurement solution provider GretagMacbeth will present a seminar on color management Dec. 15 at the Sheraton L.A. Downtown hotel in Los Angeles....

Students Can Rent CAD From Tukatech

Los Angeles–based Tukatech, which markets CAD and product-development software, has opened access to its products to fashion college students via a rental program....

New Macy's Execs

Federated Department Stores Inc. announced it is putting a new team in place to run its St. Louis–based Famous- Barr division, which will become Macy’s Midwest on Feb. 1. William P. McNamara, 55, has been named the division’s c...

ICSC Chairman Predicts Solid Holiday With Less Spending

Retailers can plan for a good Christmas holiday season, said Charles Grossman, chairman of the New York–based International Council of Shopping Centers. He gave a “State of the Indust...

New Satin Labels From Paxar

White Plains, N.Y.–based Paxar Corp. has developed a new soft satin tape for labels. The 910RFS tape is a satin weave single-face material with a proprietary fray-resistant coating that can withstand ...

Paxar Names New Apparel Manager

Susan P. Guerin has been named president of Paxar Corp.’s North America Apparel Group, based in White Plains, N.Y. Paxar markets tags and labels as well as RFID (radio frequency identification...

Learning Fashion Online

Fashion education is heading online. The Art Institute Online (

Beach Bums Fecirc;tes New Store

Anaheim, Calif.–based surf- and skate-inspired apparel chain Beach Bums Boardshops celebrates its newest store location, in Costa Mesa....

Smashbox Cosmetics and Sephora

The wild and untamed rain forest was at the heart of Smashbox Cosmetics’ Spring ’06 looks, which were showcased on the runway for the first time at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashb...

Cross-Promotions Will Be Terra's Key to Drive Business Opportunities

First-time retailer Johnathan Vasquez opened fashion boutique Terra on Oct. 21 on Los Angeles’ West Third Street with the goal of not only dressing the style-conscious, but also the staffs of some of ...

Leila Ross L.A.

The New Mart Suite 1003 (213) 488-9833 ...

California Hits the Lotto

Lotto, the Italian performance brand, is launching Lotto Leggenda, a U.S.-based division to drive the company’s newest venture, a line of high-end lifestyle apparel and footwear. The ...

California's Industries Are Ahead of the Nation

California’s manufacturing sector continues to grow faster than manufacturing sectors in the rest of the nation, but its growth is slowing down....

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Pegah Anvarian

Pegah Anvarian’s draped jersey creations have earned her the moniker “jersey girl,” but this season the Los Angeles–based designer continued to expand her collection to include new designs...

Fuse Independent Designer Series

Felix Fotographic Media’s first Fuse fashion show, on Oct. 15, featuring independent designers, was at home at the outdoor monthly FAB street market. The market, at ...

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Dina Bar-El

Old Hollywood came to life on the catwalk at the

Stefani's Harajuku Lovers Bows at L.A. Fashion Week

A few lucky Los Angeles Fashion Week attendees will get a glimpse of Gwen Stefani’s latest fashion endeavor—and possibly a glimpse of the fashionable pop star herself—when Stef...

Tweaking L.A.'s Fashion Stereotypes

From her perch in the middle of Melrose Heights, one of Los Angeles’ most dynamic shopping districts, Jade Lai is taking a stand against the stereotypes of California fashion....

Vicious Design Firm

California Market Center Suite B1169(213) 624-2391 ...

Pamella Roland Launches Spring/Summer Collections

Luxury and elegance merged aboard the Seaquest yacht when Pamella DeVos showcased her Pamella Roland 2006 Resort and Spring/Summer collections on Oct. 11. The chic event was held on the designer’s b...

Despite Rain and Shows, Dedicated Buyers Come Out for L.A. Int'l Textile

This season, the Los Angeles International Textile Show was sandwiched between two market weeks, opened during dramatic thunderstorms and ran concurrently with the runway shows of Lo...

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Kevan Hall

Designer Kevan Hall took a mental journey to the Lost City of Atlantis to find inspiration for his Spring 2006 collecti...

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Juan Carlos Obando

New to the fashion scene just one year ago,

Hosiery Tech Center Gets Government Grant

The Hosiery Technology Center (HTC), based in Hickory, N.C., was awarded a $397,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration....

East Coast Companies Develop 3-D Software For Better Fit

Boston-based Zweave Inc. and New York–based OptiTex USA Inc. have completed the development of a new 3-D software application aimed at producing better-fitting garments....

EM & Co. to Sell Clothes From the Other Europe

The race to find exclusive labels can make retail a cut-throat business, and Eveline Morel thought she was at her wit’s end before she opened her boutique EM & Co. on Los Angeles’ West Thir...

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Gen Art

Gen Art kicked off Los Angeles Fashion Week on Oct. 14 with its eighth annual “...

Kai Milla: Custom-Designed for a Celebrity Clientele

Kai Milla spares no expense when it comes to designing her eponymous highend line. Every detail—custom-designed prints onto leather, invisible seams on the inner lining of garments, and lush fabric with textur...

Lois Evans Showroom

Gerry Building Suite 503 (213) 438-0358 ...

Ynnub Takes the Old and Makes It New

Anamyn Turowski doesn’t mind if you steal her idea....

L.A. Fashion Week Spring '06: Louis Verdad

If L.A. designers are measured by their star power, then Louis Verdad is approaching a 10....

DigiFab Rolls Out New Nylon Fabric Treatment

Los Angeles–based DigiFab Systems has debuted a new fabric treatment for the swimwear and athletic apparel markets....

Warehouse Management Gets Up to Speed

Warehouse management has become a tricky subject for apparel companies....

etnies Girl Grows Team to Keep Up

Betting that the strength of the girls’ action sports market is here to stay, etnies Girl has added five new members to its team to keep up with the brand’s strong sales and new product offerings. The...

Cristina Angarola

Cooper Design Space Suite 400 (213) 489-0072 ...

Friday, October 14

Trasteverine: Vintage-Inspired With a Modern Edge

Trasteverine’s vintage-inspired women’s clothing eschews frills, busy prints and fussiness in favor of subtle, compelling design. Co-designers Michalyn Andrews and Brian Frank’s elegant pieces are cut in lush silk fabric in co...

Grass Settles Into Greener Pastures

When Kellie Delkeskamp and John Cherpas started denim company Grass in 2003, they knew they were entering a highly competitive field....

Honeydew Launches Signature Collection

The 3-year-old Los Angeles–based junior line Honeydew is growing up with the launch of Honeydew Signature, a higher-end line for a more sophisticated customer....

Montana: Where the Girls Are

Its namesake is the cowboy country of Montana, but there may be no retail district in Los Angeles more dedicated to the flowery and the feminine than Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, Calif....

Antik Strikes Licensing Deal with Sister Co. Yanuk

Antik Denim LLC and Yanuk Jeans LLC have entered into a licensing agreement for Yanuk’s “U” trademark. Antik Denim is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Holdings Inc...

Modern Bazaar Leans to Ethnic, Military and Romantic

A performance of the Abalaye African Dance Ensemble helped make a point at the Directives West buying office Spring 2006 Modern Bazaar fashion show on Oct....

Fashion Week Goes Mobile

Sherman Oaks, Calif.–based GoTV, an ondemand mobile television network, said it will broadcast coverage of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios on Diva, it...

Ross Hires Panatonni

Pleasanton-based discount retailer Ross Stores Inc. hired Lisa Panatonni as executive vice president of merchandising for the company. Previously, Panatonni was senior vice president of merchandising and mark...

Gauchos and Gold Trim at Barbara Fields' Trend Seminar

Barbara Fields, president of the Barbara Fields Buying Office, kicked off the Los Angeles Majors Market at the California Market Center on Oct. 9 with her ...

Mudslides in Guatemala

More than 650 people were killed and nearly 400 are missing in Guatemala on Oct. 5 when Hurricane Stan’s rains prompted massive mudslides in the Central American country. Cash donations, as well as foo...

Jo & Jack: Jersey Tops With California Style

Tania Jo’s entrepreneurial spirit runs in the family. The 25-year-old designer started her line of draped and embellished cotton jersey tops, Jo & Jack, last year with a nudge from her mot...

Nickel-A Jacket for Your Denim

Nickel designer William Beranek is looking to capitalize on the white-hot denim trend, but he’s not interested in making jeans. “I wanted to supply something for the denim world, but I didn’t want to be...

Pakistan Quake

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake centered in Northern Pakistan struck on Oct. 8, killing at least 25,000 people and leaving millions homeless in Pakistan, India, and portions of the Kashmir region, according to news report...

Textile Talks with Chinese Collapse

The fourth round of negotiations to curb the import of Chinese textiles into the United States ended Oct. 13 without any agreement being hammered out. It was unclear whether a fifth round would be sch...

Neuville in at Gap

Designer Charlotte Neuville joined Gap Inc. as executive vice president of design and product development. The San Francisco–based retailer also announced that Pina Ferlisi, executive vice president of...

SourceGO Adds India Factories

The Washington-based sourcing firm SourceGO has opened a new office in Delhi, India, to accommodate demand for companies affected by U.S. and European Union safeguards imposed on apparel made...

Everybody Wants Goody's

Boca Raton, Fla.–based private investment firm Sun Capital Partners Inc. announced on Oct. 10 that it planned to acquire Knoxville, Tenn.–based moderateprice retailer Goody’s Family Clothing for $8 per share of Goody’s outstanding common stock....

International Focus at Lyon Mode City

International attendance was up slightly at the Sept. 2–5 run of swimwear and lingerie show, Lyon Mode City, in Lyon France, although the show saw a slight decline overall....

New Member on Licensing Team

Coastal Concepts Inc., an apparel company in Vista, Calif., that makes licensed clothing, has hired Grace Chang as part of its licensing team. Chang will be respon...

Iron: Art Meets Lingerie

Single-named designer Leejay of the contemporary label Iron said he fashions his flowing, body-conscious printed dresses to move like water and feel like a second skin. With his addition of a...

Sturdy September '05 Sales a Good Sign for Coming Holiday

Despite skyrocketing fuel prices and the economic devastation caused by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, retail sales for the month of September increased by 4 percent, according to New York–based...

Going Private a New Route to Growth for Some Apparel Companies

The IPO market is ripe again, and apparel companies are jumping in—but with some hesitation. Despite the lure of public money and a fast track to expansion, more companies are taking a hard look at ent...

New World of E-Tailing for Small Businesses

Selling apparel online can be an expensive proposition for small businesses, but a growing number of technology providers are trying to change that....

Mercedes-Benz Design Suites Expands

For the fourth season Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Calif., will host the Design Suites at The Beverly Hilton, with over 50 designers prese...

Business Healthy at L.A. Majors Market

The Los Angeles Majors Market concluded with reports of good attendance and brisk schedules....

Jeans Get Inked

Clients not quite ready to go under the needle can opt for jeans from the new Hart & Huntington line of limited-edition women’s denim pants. Licensed to Carlsbad, Calif.–b...

French Denim Comes Stateside

Los Angeles–based full-package garment maker Security Sourcing International has struck an agreement with Paris-based producer of specialty denim fabrics Swift Europe to exclusively distribut...

Holiday Sales Ratchet Up for Online Retailers With Ad Presence

In the current economic climate, this Holiday season is presenting its share of challenges for retailers, but for those with bricksand- mortar stores and an online presence, the forecast appears bright. It’s a...

Audiophile: Streetwear for Grown-Ups

“I like to think of us as a designer streetwear line,” said David Chimo, co-owner of Los Angeles–based Audiophile. The line, designed by fellow co-owner and former XLarg...

Tyler to Return to RTW With a New Collection

Designer Richard Tyler, considered by many to be the godfather of Los Angeles design, is headed to China to start manufacturing a revised version at lower price points of his label called Ric...

The Doneger Group Has Expansion in Mind

Abbey Doneger, president of The Doneger Group in New York, flew out to Los Angeles to take the wraps off the company’s new office on the second floor of the Californ...

Friday, October 7

Cotton Survey: Fit Drives Premium Denim Market

When it comes to jeans, fit helps sell the premium denim consumer, according to a recent survey by Cotton Inc....

Penthouse Lingerie

In a logical brand extension, Penthouse Media Group is launching a line of Penthouse Lingerie at the International Lingerie Show in Las Vegas, set for Oct. 9–11. The collection was produced i...

Hyosung Expands Creora Line

Seoul, Korea–based fiber maker Hyosung unveiled an expanded line of its branded Creora spandex fibers at the recent Texworld and Expofil shows in Paris....

Backstage With House of Dereacute;on's Tina Knowles

With so many celebrities getting into the rag trade these days, how do they take on the challenge of designing a line? First off, have a designer/stylist Mom. Tina Knowles has been creating...

Milan Takes Fashion to the Counterculture

Claudia Milan helped bring contemporary women’s fashions to the counterculture milieu of Los Angeles’ Venice Beach neighborhood four years ago. On Sept. 23, she becam...

Cone Shutters Two Plants

Greensboro, N.C.–based Cone Denim announced plans to close two plants in North Carolina and lay off 225 workers. After the closure, which is planned for November, Cone will have only one remaining dome...

Ed Hardy Designer Finds New Wrinkle in Tattoos

French-born designer Christian Audigier believes there is a lot more juice left in American tattoos....

Temporary Quotas Postponed While Negotiations Continue

Importers of Chinese-made sweaters, dressing gowns, men’s and boys’ wool trousers and knit fabric can breathe a sigh of relief....

Gerber Adds Two to L.A. Sales Team

Gerber Technology, based in Tolland, Conn., has added two sales executives to its Los Angeles area headquarters as well as one to its New England regional offices....

Optimer Plans Pacific Rim Expansion

Wilmington, Del.–based Optimer Performance Fibers, makers of Dri-release fabrics, has teamed with technical apparel and textile marketing firm Pacific Resources to i...

New COO for PacSun

Anaheim, Calif.–based specialty retailer Pacific Sunwear of California hired former Victoria’s Secret executive Wendy E. Burden as chief operating officer. She begins in November....

Designer Sale Raises $55,000+ for Hurricane Relief

Local designer brands brought out the savvy shoppers at the California Designers’ Bayou Benefit sale on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Cooper Design Space in downtown Los Angeles, where o...

Nordstrom Finds Fashion and a Competitive Market in Orange County

Ten years ago, the Irvine Spectrum Center was known as a place where people from suburban Orange County could go to find nightlife, what with the Crazy Horse Steak House...

BC Ethic's Katrina Concert

Vernon, Calif.–based menswear brand BC Ethic teamed with Los Angeles radio station Indie 103.1 and musician Dave Navarro to host a benefit concert on...

Here Comes the Sun

Los Angeles–based juniors apparel brand Hot Kiss will roll out a line of Hot Kiss–branded eyewear, thanks to a licensing deal with Plainview, N.Y.–based Eyeking LLC. The collection is expected to bow for Spring 2006. Lo...

Tarrant Tapping Into Star Power… Again

Beyonceacute;’s House of Dereacute;on is company’s latest celebrity-driven venture...

New Licenses at Self Esteem

Los Angeles–based manufacturer All Access Apparel signed new licenses this week for its junior apparel brand Self Esteem with New York–based apparel and accessories m...

Sun to Buy Sara Lee Europe

Boca Raton, Fla.–based private investment firm Sun Capital Partners Inc. is negotiating to buy Winston-Salem, N.C.–based Sara Lee Corp.’s branded apparel business in Europe. The deal would not affect Sara Lee...

Tech Draws Solid Start for Material World NY

NEW YORK—Apparel designers and manufacturers warmed up to technology and technical fabrics during Material World New York, which ran Sept. 28–30 at the Jacob K. Javit...

Minimum Wage Bill Quashed

As expected, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed California Assembly Bill 48, which sought to raise the state minimum wage by $1 over the next two years to $7.75, and to peg future hikes to increases in...

Jamison Buys Mid-Wilshire Property

California Market Center owner Jamison Properties continues to build up its presence on Wilshire Boulevard as it recently closed on a 13-story office building in Koreatown....