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Friday, March 28

Tukatech at L.A. Fashion Bookstore

Tukatech products are now available at the Fashion Bookstore, located in the California Market Center in Los Angeles....

Dalia: Red-Carpet Looks at Great Prices

Originally launched 10 years ago, Los Angeles–based gown line Dalia recently relaunched with new designs and fabrications. “I believe a beautiful gown is to the body what poetry is to paper,” said Dalia...

Material World Closes Its New York Show

The Material World New York fabrics, sourcing and technology trade show, usually held in the fall at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, has been cancelled, but the show may go on in a d...

Bush Administration Powers Up to Pass Colombian Free Trade Agreement

President Bush is prepared to do a little arm twisting to get the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement passed before he leaves office next year....

Shapely Shadow Goes to the Net for Fit Sessions

Malibu, Calif.–based Shapely Shadow is bringing its 3-D fitting technology to the Internet....

Book Review

True Religion has gotten an extension from Nasdaq to file its annual report by no later than April 30 because it is re-examining its accounting books. Last year, the Los Angeles–based...

Green In at Material World Miami

Green textiles, product lifecycle management (PLM) software and Western Hemisphere trade will likely be the main stories emerging from the 10th edition of the Material World trade show, set ...

L.A. Fabric Sourcing Seminar Set

Shery Sapriel of The Fabric Stock Exchange will be presenting a free seminar on fabric sourcing at 10 a.m. on April 15 at the Fashion Business Inc. Resource Center in Los Angeles....

Hartmarx, Bioworld Team With NGC for PLM

Product Lifecycle Management software (PLM) continues to be adopted at a brisk rate. Hartmarx’s men’s suiting division, Hart Schaffner & Marx, along with headwear maker Bioworld ...

AAFA Appoints New Board of Directors

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has re-appointed Chairman Peter J. Gabbe to another year in his post....

PAD Sets L.A. CAD-Training Seminar

A workshop in PAD System Technologies’ CAD software takes place April 2–3 at the Fashion Business Inc. Resource Center in Los Angeles....

Waitex Strengthens IT With Acquisition

New York–based Waitex Group has acquired New York–based Mr. Software of the East Coast Inc. and will merge the company with its Waitex Information System Inc. division....

Fashion District to Launch Recycling Program

The Los Angeles Fashion District Business Improvement District is launching a recycling program in conjunction with E-Tec = Environmental Technologies, LLC to recover materials such ...

Another Design Studio: Denim Pedigree, Guns for Hire

The three founders of design consultant firm Another Design Studio have deep roots in Los Angeles’ premium-denim and sportswear world....

Higgz: Hot Rods and Hanging 10

Surfing and fixing up hot rods were second nature to Jeffrey Higginbotham. So when he started Malibu, Calif.–based fashion line Higgz, he took inspiration from riding waves and cruising in cla...

Nesting Time

Perry Ellis International in Miami has signed a licensing agreement with Revman International Inc. to design, make and distribute a collection of bed and bath products under the Perry Ellis,...

Gerber Technology's John Hancock Reflects on 40 Years of Innovation

Tolland, Conn.–based Gerber Technology is currently celebrating its 40th year in business. The company started producing machinery for manufacturers, but over the years it has transformed itself to be...

Material World Seminars Tackle Politics and Trade

Politics, PLM and color trends lead the topics of discussion for a busy seminar schedule at the Material World show April 8–10 at the Miami Beach Convention Center....

L.A. Green Building Ordinance Up for Vote

Apparel-industry warehouse and building developers may have to go green whether they like it or not if the Los Angeles City Council approves a new eco building ordinance next month....

Moving Forward

People’s Liberation Chief Executive Colin Dyne has been trying hard to turn the company around since he took over last May. The Los Angeles–based company, which makes blue jeans and casualwear, added three new ...

Menswear: Best of L.A. Fashion Week

Men took the spotlight during the March 6shy;–15 run of

Anchors Away

The Mexican government is pushing ahead to develop a massive port in Punta Colonet in Baja California. The government formally opened the bidding process on the giant project, which could one day rival the ports in L...

La Brea Closes Five Stores in Four Months

Compared to many fashion streets, Los Angeles’ La Brea Avenue has been particularly hard hit by the weak economy. Retailers are wondering if the street can recapture its former potential....

Santa Monica Stores: Countdown to the Busy Season

For retailers in Santa Monica, Calif., summer feels like Christmas....

Lawson Buys Freeborders in Merger of Software Cos.

St. Paul, Minn.–based Lawson Software upped the ante in the technology market and acquired San Francisco software company Freeborders, which specializes in PLM (product lifecycle mana...

More Showrooms for Los Angeles Fashion District

The Los Angeles Fashion District’s outer core continues to grow. A 60,000-square-foot wholesale center catering to women’s apparel dealers recently opened at 777 E. 12th St. A number of others ...

Tuesday, March 25

Lucky Launches Underwear, Loungewear With Wonderbrand

In addition to Lucky Brand Jeans’ full roster of denim, men’s and women’s sportswear, swimwear, accessories, jewelry, and Lucky Kid offerings, the lifestyle brand has added a comprehensive underwear a...

Friday, March 21

After the Glam: Supermodel Finds New Career in Matte Black

A few years ago, Paul Wignall’s career in male modeling was skyrocketing. Celebrated photographer Mario Testino shot his photos. Wignall regularly was asked to walk in runway...

Tarrant to Pay IRS Back Taxes

Tarrant Apparel Group, the Los Angeles maker of blue jeans, casualwear and the American Rag label sold at Macy’s, has reached a $14 million settlement agreement with the Inte...

Cautious Buying at Fall '08 L.A. Market

Buyers were cautious with their spending, and most exhibitors reported lighter-than-usual traffic at the March 14–18 run of the Los Angeles Fashion Market....

Quiksilver Launches Project Targeting Dream Girls

Every brand has a muse that inspires its direction each season and helps it tell its story. With the launch of Quiksilver’s new women’s line, the brand had a very clear vision of its muse. Cre...

Rallies Planned for Jailed Designer Anand Jon

Supporters of jailed designer Anand Jon are expected to gather at two events on March 29 in Little India in Artesia, Calif., and on April 2 at Los Angeles Superior Court to voice concerns about the treatment ...

Only Full-Time Truckers Will Be Truckin' at L.A. Port

By the year 2012, only full-time truckers working for a company will be allowed to pick up cargo at the Port of Los Angeles....

Warehouse Growth Slowing While Retail Demand Remains Strong

Sales, leases and construction activity for warehouse and other industrial properties took a modest downturn in Los Angeles County at the end of 2007, but the slowing economy did not have much to do ...

Spinning Round

Sun Capital Partners Inc., a private investment firm, said it has made an investment in Frontier Spinning Mills Inc. in Sanford, N.C. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Frontier Spinning, founded i...

Neiman's Set for Expansion in Bay Area

Plans are in the works to bring a Neiman Marcus store to the Broadway Plaza shopping center in Walnut Creek, Calif., near San Francisco, said representatives of Santa Monica, Calif.–...

Workers Unite

Longshore workers and shipping lines sat down at the bargaining table in San Francisco on March 17 to start negotiating a new contract that would cover more than 25,000 laborers at 29 West Coast ports in Cali...

Dresses Lead Women's Apparel Sales in '07

Apparel sales may have been up only 3 percent last year, but dresses seemed to be in everyone’s closets last year. ...

Azteca Leaves Commerce Facility, Closes Mexican Factory

After being behind more than $155,000 in its rent, blue-jeans maker Azteca Production International Inc. will be moving out of its large office and warehouse in Commerce, Calif....

L.A. Fashion Week Concludes

Los Angeles Fashion Week wrapped up on March 18. For more from California Apparel News’ coverage of the runway shows and events—from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Sma...

Liz Speaks

After selling off a number of brands in its collection, Liz Claiborne Inc. has decided to keep the Mac & Jac and Kensie labels. Chief Executive William McComb, speaking in a conference call recently, noted that the compa...

Guessing Game

Guess? Inc. said it had a stellar year, due to expanding overseas sales. Global revenues increased 40 percent in fiscal 2008 to $1.75 billion. Net earnings for the year were $186.5 million....

Kingpins Showcases Wash, Fabric Innovations

During its March 12–13 run at the Marvimon House in Los Angeles’ Chinatown neighborhood, Kingpins welcomed a who’s who of the city’s denim community. As casual as the denim industry itse...

Thursday, March 20

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Sue Wong

Sue Wong’s elaborately beaded gowns, flirty flapper styles and exotic chinoiserie pieces were perfectly coordinated with her home in Los Angeles’ Los Feliz neighborhood, where she held her...

CIT Borrows Billions to Repay Debt in Money Crunch

CIT Group Inc., the largest apparel factor on the West Coast, has been vastly affected by the credit crunch filtering through lending institutions....

Wednesday, March 19

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Christian Audigier

Christian Audigier rarely goes for the subtle maneuver, preferring to bulldoze the competition with a full-front attack—and his Los Angeles Fashion Week showing was no exception....

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Zachariah Bryant

Hipster lines go hand in hand with Los Angeles fashion, and Zachariah Bryant’s is one of the more promising to launch recently. Bryant...

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Juuml;nker

In recent years, Juuml;nker has shown its upscale and apocalyptic fashions in Hollywood nightclubs and deserted downtown alleys. For its recent Los Angeles Fashion Week show, the lab...

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Bobi Clothing

Bobi Clothing’s breezy draped jersey dresses showed nighttime versatility at the Whiskey Blue nightclub, located in the W Hotel in Los Angeles. As part of the “Vinyl Vixen T...

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Flaunt's Reap/Sew

Flaunt magazine and Photogenics presented an unexpected and welcome addition to the events of Los Angeles Fashion Week...

Tuesday, March 18

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Farah Angsana Couture

The sensuality of the tango and the drama of Francisco de Goya’s black paintings were channeled into the proverbial black cocktail dress for Farah Angsana’s debut at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week ...

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Jared Gold

On March 14, Jared Gold took fashion directly to the people. The Salt Lake City–based designer erected a runway half the length of a football field at Union Station in...

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Pussycat Dolls...shhh By Robin Antin

The Pussycat Dolls brought Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Calif, to a dramatic clos...

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: UNIF

With a vintage muscle car on the runway and a collection of printed T-shirts and skinny acid-wash jeans...

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: ThinkVitality

Most fashionistas will agree that clothes can make people beautiful, but the organizers of the

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Mike Vensel

Kitten magazine founder Mike Vensel presented his

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Ashley Paige

If there is an avant-garde to swimwear, Los Angeles–based Ashley Paige is part of it. She never used typical swimwear materials such as neoprene or underwire for her bikinis. Instead, she aspi...

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Endovanera

Designer David Hershberger sent

Monday, March 17

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Li Cari

Jazmin Whitley presented her sixth

L.A. Fashion Week Fall #039;08: Monarchy Collection

Los Angeles–based premium-denim label Monarchy Collection seemed to order everything large for its third showing at ...

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Shane and Falguni Peacock

The Indian husband-and-wife design team of Shane and Falguni Peacock sent a riot of animal-inspired prints, jewels, satin and velvet down the...

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Bow and Arrow by Alan Del Rosario

Designer Alan del Rosario, best known in Los Angeles for his red carpet–ready evening gowns, showed

L.A. Fashion Week Fall ’08: Monarchy Collection

Los Angeles–based premium-denim label Monarchy Collection seemed to order everything large for its third showing at ...

Friday, March 14

Vian Hunter: Classic Looks, Luxe Details

In Lisa Vian Hunter’s retail store in Palo Alto, Calif., classic movies starring Audrey Hepburn and Doris Day play on a television set in the background. The prim dresses and car coats that Hunter desi...

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Jenny Han

Jenny Han peered into her shiny disco ball for her Fall ’08 collection and came up with a flirty and feminine nod to the ’70s, which was seen during...

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Nicholai by Nicky Hilton

From slick patent-leather accents and square silver buckles to horse-whip accessories, Nicky Hilton described her F...

New Lines: Cooper Design Space

The following are new lines carried by showrooms at the Cooper Design Space, located at 860 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles. The California Apparel News lists new tenants and lines each marke...

New Lines: The Lady Liberty Building

The following are new lines carried by showrooms at The Lady Liberty Building, located at 843 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles. The California Apparel News lists new tenants and lines each mar...

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: The Green Initiative

The Green Initiative

Thursday Island

California Market CenterSuite B529(213) 623-2005

Threading Through The Global Market

Worldwide competition is fierce. This is particularly evident in the fabric and fiber industry because of the universality of apparel. In every country, fiber is almost as ubiquitous as food in that e...

New Lines: California Market Center

The following are new lines carried by showrooms at the California Market Center, located at 110 E. Ninth St., Los Angeles. The California Apparel News lists new tenants and lines each market...

K-Swiss Pops Up in Santa Monica

Westlake Villageshy;–based footwear and activewear apparel maker K-Swiss opened a pop-up store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica on March 14, where it will remain until April 3, when it shuts down...

Kitson Sues Melrose Landlord for Fraud

High-profile boutique Kitson has opened stores in far-flung locales such as Dubai, but the Los Angeles–based retailer ran into problems opening a boutique in West Hollywood, Calif., less than a mile ...

New Lines: The New Mart

The following are new lines carried by showrooms at the The New Mart, located at 127 E. Ninth St., Los Angeles. The California Apparel News lists new tenants and lines each market-week issue....

CFDA Names Names

California designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy, designers of Rodarte, and Scott Sternberg, designer of Band of Outsiders, are among the nominees for this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards, awarded by the Council of Fashion Designers o...

Sustainable Trends

At long last, environmentally responsible fabrics and development processes are coming into their own, thanks the tenacity and commitment of several manufacturers, designers and apparel makers who hav...

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Samora

Los Angeles designer Samora Olayan went for a sophisticated, classic look for her

Are You Getting Enough Fiber?

Louis Vuitton handbags aren’t the only fashion items prone to counterfeiting....

Kate's New COO and Co-Prez

Kate Spade, a division of New York–based Liz Claiborne Inc., named Craig Leavitt co-president and chief operating officer. He will begin in April. Previously, Leavitt was president of global retail at Link The...

The Patio Stands Alone

Elliot Hans and Kaya Burchak of Literature Noir, a contemporary men’s and women’s line, and Nick Friedberg of NSF, a contemporary men’s tops and outerwear line, have joined for...

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Maggie Barry for Xubaacute;z

With disparate themes that ranged from quilted-leather motocross suits to rustic leather cowboy jackets trimmed with fringe, Maggie Barry...

AAFA to Retailers: Know Your Customers, Market Creatively

TUCSON, Ariz.—With the economy down in the dumps and customers watching their pocketbooks, apparel makers and retailers have to tap into better marketing skills and offer innovative products to entice ...

H. Lorenzo Goes Green

Lorenzo Hadar, the owner of high-end Los Angeles boutique H. Lorenzo, will debut HLNR, a store constructed with some eco-friendly elements such as roof-based solar-...

The Globe Showroom

The Lady Liberty Building843 S. Los Angeles St.Suite 201(213) 955-6116

Pike Spotlights L.A. 'Tastemakers'

Laurie Pike, style director for Los Angeles magazine, has selected 15 Los Angelenos to profile as the “Tastemakers Class of 2008,” whose work will be featured ...

T-post Invents 'T-zine

Leave it to the Swedes (based in the town of Umearing;) to create something so completely different yet with a genuinely global outlook. ...

International Denim Brands Finding New Home in L.A.

Two years ago, Canadian denim designer Jason Trotzuk was having a hard time getting manufacturers in Los Angeles to answer his calls, much less agree to produce Fidelity, his fledgli...

New Lines: Gerry Building

The following are new lines carried by showrooms at the Gerry Building, 910 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles. The California Apparel News lists new tenants and lines each marketweek issue....

European Fabric Rendez-Vous Returns to L.A.

European Textile Rendez-Vous, the showcase of European fabric resources that launched last October, returned to Los Angeles for a March 11–12 run at The Standard Downtown. ...

A Lot of Tommy

Tommy Hilfiger Group will open a four-floor, 22,000-square-foot flagship store in New York on Fifth Avenue—between 53rd and 54th streets—in November. The space previously housed a Fortunoff store, which occupie...

Dolan: Dressed Up, the Easy California Way

Jodie Dolan started her company four years ago at the most basic level of clothing design: T-shirts. Dolan, who has a degree in art history from the University of California, Santa ...

CandyStore Adds Its Own Brand of Sweetness to the Web

When first stumbling upon CandyStore Collective’s Web site (

Korean Manufacturers to Show at L.A. Market

When the Los Angeles Fashion Market kicks off on March 14, a temporary trade show featuring 25 Korean garment manufacturers will also open its doors for a three-day run in the Exhibi...

Absolutely Lingerie

Gerry BuildingTemporary space, Suite 501(310) 289-8044...

Joey Showroom

Cooper Design SpaceSuite 215(213) 623-8703

Habitual Declares Bankruptcy

Los Angeles–based premium-denim brand Habitual has declared bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court. Pacific Marketing Works , which owns the brand and two T-shirt ...

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Elmer Ave.

Elmer Ave.’s Smashbox debut was loud and raucous, yet inspiring for many. The main tent was packed at the label’s Mar...

Dial M

The New MartSuite 715(213) 627-1357...

Thursday, March 13

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Suh-Tahn

Suh-Tahn went beyond the borders of Europe to find inspiration for Fall ’08. Design duo Shannon Nastaf and Dimitri Tcharfas presented...

Wednesday, March 12

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Whitley Kros

The main tent at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Calif., was sprinkled with stars at the March 9...

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Joseph Domingo

Sexy screen sirens, Catwoman and Jessica Rabbit inspired Joseph Domingo’s Fall 2008 collection. The San Francisco–based designer...

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Veronika Jeanvie, consulted by Paco Rabanne

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Calif., chose Ukrainian designer Veronika Jeanvie as its “Mercedes-Benz Presents” designer this season....

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Octavio Carlin

Los Angeles designer Octavio Carlin went back to the dress form for his

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Alexis Lamontagna

In the backstage frenzy before

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad has yet to graduate from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, but that hasn’t stopped the reality-television star of MTV’s “Laguna B...

Monday, March 10

L.A. Fashion Week '08: Maxine Dillon

Maxine Dillon chose the perfect sunny afternoon to hold her debut trunk show. The designer offered items from her Spring 2008 collection and also previewed Fall on March 9 at Aero & Co....

Los Angeles Fashion Week Begins

Fashion Week in Los Angeles kicked off on March 6 with several independent shows, followed by Gen Art’s New Garde fashion event on March 7. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Stud...

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: IMASU by Kelly Nishimoto

Designer Kelly Nishimoto claims there’s a lot of craziness going on in her head. But when her designs came out on the...

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Julia Clancey

Julia Clancey flew from London for her

L.A. Fashion Week '08: Reiss

Reiss aspires to be the British icon of affordable luxury fashion, but it is serious about making a splash in Los Angeles fashion....

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Gen Art's New Garde

Gen Art’s “The New Garde: A Celebration of Innovative Los Angeles Fashion”...

L.A. Fashion Week Fall '08: Orthodox

Somber tones were some of the distinguishing traits of the

Friday, March 7

Pioneering Theodore Boutique Exits Rodeo

Theodore was one of the pioneering boutiques on Rodeo Drive. It is one of the last multi-brand fashion stores on the world-famous luxury retail street in Beverly Hills, where it has been doin...

Opus West Names New Retail VP

Irvine, Calif.–based retail-development company Opus West Corp. has named Greg Wattson to the newly created position of vice president of retail development. He will oversee the company’s exist...

Mayor to Open L.A. Market

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be on hand to open the Los Angeles Fashion Market at the California Market Center on March 14. The mayor will greet buyers and invited gu...

Shippers Go Full Steam Ahead on Bringing In Imports

A rush of cargo is expected to hit West Coast ports in May and June as shippers try to avoid any labor problems that might arise when the longshore workers contract expires July 1....

Apparel Smuggler Pleads Guilty

A Los Angeles trucking company owner who was involved in a massive apparel-smuggling scheme that began in China and ended in the United States has pled guilty in federal court....

Fine-tuning Santee Alley

In a $1.4 million project spearheaded by the Los Angeles Fashion District, Santee Alley will start to look a little spiffier....

Premium Trade Show Class Debuts

Exhibitors focused on the positives at the inaugural Class trade show, which debuted March 1–3 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium with a premium-denim and contemporary focus. Organized by ...

Chalayan in at Puma

Puma AG, the world’s third-largest athletic apparel company, named London-based designer Hussein Chalayan the company’s new creative director and took a majority stake in the designer’s company. Chalayan’...

Jenni Kayne's New Bag

Los Angeles–based designer Jenni Kayne struck a deal with Beauty.com to design a limited-edition bag that can double as a cosmetics case or a fashion clutch. Beauty.com will fill the Jenni Kayne bag wi...

Avril 'n' Jerry

Los Angeles–based manufacturer Jerry Leigh is partnering with pop star Avril Lavigne to produce a juniors brand called Abbey Dawn, which will be sold in the United States exclusively at Kohl’s. Inspired by Lavi...

AAPN: Strategies for Changing Marketplace

Speed, design, technology and collaboration will be some of the ways apparel and textile brands can overcome challenges in the current marketplace, said industry experts speaking at the annual meeti...

Jean Therapy

Eighty percent of Americans own three or more pairs of jeans, according to Chicago-based Synovate, the market-research arm of Aegis Group PLC, which surveyed 7,700 people from around the world. The su...

Rodeo Faces More Competition, Panelists Say

Luxury consumers typically spend twice as much as the average consumer, but will a weakening economy put a damper on those high-end shoppers?...

Luxury in Store at South Coast Plaza's New Wing

For much of its 40-year history, South Coast Plaza has staked its reputation on attracting luxury retailers and an affluent clientele....

Green Giant

Eco consultant Lynda Grose stays at the forefront of sustainable fashion...

Glendale, Calif.: Before the Retail Gold Rush?

A new Tiffany’s concept is just one of the new luxury boutiques that the Americanaat Brand retail center will bring to Glendale, Calif., when it opens on May 1. The city’s existing cro...

Paige Denim Names Sales Manager

Robert Brown has been named national sales director for Los Angeles–based Paige Premium Denim. He is based in Los Angeles and will overse...

Christian Audigier to Host Pop-up Showroom at CMC

Christian Audigier will take over a 3,600-square-foot space at the California Market Center during the March 14shy;–18 run of the Los Angeles Fashion Market, where he will host inform...

Dark of Night

If the macabre mood of this year’s Oscar-nominated films are any indication of what the fashionable will be wearing this fall, then the look is decidedly dark. Tim Burton’s “Sweeney Todd” ...

Organic Style

Bay Area Internet retailer finds niche in green lifestyle...

A Change in Lingerie Americas' New York Show Dates Boosts Attendance

NEW YORK—A shaky economy, a new trade show on the scene and a hectic tradeshow calendar had vendors and buyers at the Feb. 24–26 run of Lingerie Americas contemplating the upscale lingerie trade show...

February '08 Sees Shaky Gains

Economists judged February to be a better month for retail sales than they had initially forecasted, but the gains were shaky....

Wednesday, March 5

Paul Frank Industries Restructures Business Model, Poised for Growth Through Licensing

Costa Mesa, Calif.–based Paul Frank Industries has granted exclusive global licensing rights for its brand to Creata, an Australian brand-management company that c...