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Wednesday, June 30

Dow Discontinues XLA Fiber

Midland, Mich.–based Dow Chemical Co. has announced that it will cease operations for and stop production of the Dow XLA stretch fiber within months....

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Events – A Look At Levi’s Beautiful Enclave and a Lesson on Being Green (Mondette)L.A. Couple Helps You Stay Cool With Their Summer-Perfect Line...

Tuesday, June 29

Macy's Passport Heads to Orpheum Theatre

Macy’s Passport has a new name and a new home, located at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles....

OC Swim Show to Debut in August

Swimwear will return to the runways in Southern California with the August debut of the OC S...

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Street fashion: Beach style (Los Angeles Times Image)L.A.'s Most Iconic Artist Launches A Retrospective And An App (Refinery29)Shuttering Shop News –...

Sue Wong Garners Award from Asia Society

Sue Wong, second from right, with actress Inna Korabkinna, wearing a Sue Wong dress, and other dinner guestsLos Angeles designer Sue Wong has received rave reviews for her elaborate silk evening gowns and...

Monday, June 28

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Rep Women's Rights with Society for Rational Dress (Refinery29)Fierce Factor. Elena Coleman's modern-meets-tribal jewelry designs bring out our inner fashion...

Cocktails and Couture Make for Some Fabulous Shopping

Sample sale event organizers Billion Dollar Babes and Archive Agency have teamed up for a two-night shopping event. The “Cocktails and Couture” sample sale promises designer goods from the likes of...

Sunday, June 27

Talking Shop(ping)

Not-so-secret shopper? Practicing (or reformed) retail sales clerk? Los Angeles magazine wants to hear from you. Style Director Laurie Pike has crafted a pair of nifty little quizzes for shoppers and retail workers on her Chic Leak blog. The...

Friday, June 25

SiteCanvas Builds From the Ground Up

The thought of developing a rich, content-driven website can sound daunting and costly. One Los Angeles–based firm is placing the power of building a site directly into the hands of the client. ...

Obituary: Garment Manufacturer Saul Koral, 85

Saul Koral, who was well-known in the garment industry for his decades as a sewing contractor in the heart of the Los Angeles Fashion District, died on June 18 after a long illness. He was 85....

TPC to Hold 'Year-End Event'

Factors, lawyers, accountants, dealmakers and consultants—the business side of the apparel and textile industry—are meeting for an evening of cocktails and networking on June 29 in downtown Los Angeles....

Retail Sales Turning Around, NRF Says

Economic recovery for retailers will continue to climb steadily, according to a statement from Rosalind Wells, chief economist for the National Retail Federation....

Hot Topic Heads North, Way North

Hot Topic will open two stores in Canada this summer. The mall-based retail chain will open stores at the Scarborough Town Centre ...

T-Notes Resource Guide

Alstyle Apparel offers a wide variety of high-quality tees, fleece, organic, yoga pants, and performance athletic apparel. For 2010, Alstyle has expanded its ringspun cotton 30/1 ca...

PacSun CEO Talks Surf Chain's Big Changes

After Pacific Sunwear’s big party, the long-suffering retailer hopes people will see the brand in a new way....

Investor Burkle Buys Into American Apparel

Since June 10, billionaire investor Ronald Burkle has scooped up $5.9 million worth of stock in Los Angeles–based vertical manufacturer and retailer American Apparel. ...

REI to Open in Maryland

Seattle-based retail co-op Recreational Equipment Inc. will open a 24,000-square-foot store in Columbia, Md., this fall. The store...

Candie#039;s in China

Iconix China Ltd., the joint venture between New York–based Iconix Brand Group Inc. and Novel Fashion Brands Limited, struc...

Brazil Shelves Trade Measures Against the United States

Brazil has decided to postpone millions of dollars in increased tariffs on U.S. goods in retaliation for U.S. cotton subsidies....

Fashion District Jewelry-Store Owners Plead Guilty to Counterfeit Charges

The owners of a jewelry store located across from the California Market Center pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a federal investigation into selling lead-tainted counterfeit jewelry....

Headline Lands the Juice

Los Angeles–based Headline Entertainment struck a partnership with smoothie restaurant Jamba Juice, based in Emeryville, to...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim Announces Lineup

The July 15–19 run of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim has been announced, and local designer Trina Turk will be kicking off the festivities. ...

New Showroom Building Debuts Downtown

Known for approximately 60 years as the Academy Awards Clothing building, named after the men’s apparel manufacturer that sold its suits out of the first-floor retail space there, 821 S. Los Angeles S...

Nordstrom Heads to West Covina

A 36,500-square-foot Nordstrom Rack store will open in late 2011 at the Westfield West Covina mall. Seattle-based Nordstrom has 17...

Newly Renamed Smyyth Vies to Be the Name in Financial Software

New names could mean new opportunities for the more than 100-year-old financial management consulting and tech company Smyyth....

TheFind Increases Its Ranking as a Shopping Search Destination

Mountain View, Calif.–based shopping website TheFind (

Foreign Exchange: Los Angeles Retail Chain Flies Below the Radar

Albert Han is an astute student of shopping habits. He analyzes foot traffic at malls. He counts how many shopping bags people are toting and what stores their paths cross....

Retailers Could Find Relief in Financial Overhaul Bill

The long-brewing fight over debit card swipe fees passed a milestone Friday morning, and the results left many retail trade and consumer groups cheering. ...

Candie’s in China

Iconix China Ltd., the joint venture between New York–based Iconix Brand Group Inc. and Novel Fashion Brands Limited, struc...

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Street Style: Wine and Fashion al Fresco (Style Section L.A.)Rodarte at Mona Moore: Everything but the Girls (Racked LA)Trends – The Harem Pant Gets...

illia, Free People Open Shops

illia's Abbot Kinney boutiqueSummer’s here, and retailers are opening stores.On June 22, Los Angeles–based women’s brand illia opened its first boutique, located at 1638 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice Beach. Despite a choppy economy, the...

Thursday, June 24

The Higher the Heel...

the harder they fall. And no one has fallen harder than Lady Gaga, who earlier this week took a tumble off of her 10-inch heels all the while being surrounded by paparazzi and bystanders at Heathrow Airport in London. While wearing a bra and...

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Mike Gonzalez Does Street Chic in His Namesake Line (Refinery29)Partying in the Penthouse with Lofty Ambitions (Racked LA)Summer of Lovemade (Style Section....

Wednesday, June 23

Musician Styles Volcom Fashion Show, Designs Denim

Jennifer Herrema, the musician and model known by fashion and music insiders for her heroin-chic-meets-hippie-chick looks, is lending her grunge/glam style to Volcom for a couple of projects....

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Street Style: Nylon Music Issue Party (Style Section L.A.)Celeb-Obsession: Simone's Fall Line Makes Waves In L.A. (Refinery29)Madonna and daughter...

Tuesday, June 22

Malibu Village's Facelift Begins

Malibu Village sometimes played second fiddle to its more glamorous neighbors—the Malibu Country Mart and Malibu Lumber Yard retail centers. However, a renovation project tha...

Out of Fashion - an Exhibition by Richard Knapp

Fashion is art, and so is "Out of Fashion." The upcoming exhibition features the fine-art fashion images of Richard Knapp. An opening reception at Canvas Malibu on June 26 will feté the one-time...

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L.A. Sisters Make Couture Cakes Inspired By Spring Dresses (Refinery29)Inside the Times Square Forever 21: Signage, but No Clothes (Racked NY)Dressing...

Trina Turk Grabs a Coveted Award

Trina Turk taking a look at a student's swimwear design at the Otis School of Art and DesignLos Angeles designer Trina Turk, known for her colorful prints and contemporary line of clothing, has been named this year's...

Monday, June 21

Apparel News Daily Reader

Toy Story 3-Inspired Fashion for Big Kids at Revolve Clothing (Racked LA)Shops – Camper Opens at Farmers Market, Men’s Wearhouse to Beverly Connection,...

Saturday, June 19

Got Samples?

If you have samples, overstock or last-season’s merchandise, why not donate to a good cause? You will get a tax donation for your generosity and 100 percent of the funds raised will benefit people in need.California Apparel News and the...

Friday, June 18

Retailers' Tourist Traffic Expected to Rebound

No one spends like a tourist, according to boutique owner Fraser Ross. ...

Sideout Eyes, Socks and More

Los Angeles–based Cherokee Inc. has struck several new exclusive-licensing agreements for its Sideout brand. New York...

Former Aeropostale Exec Indicted

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York filed charges against Christopher Finazzo, the former execu...

Nordstrom Rack on the Move

Seattle-based specialty retailer Nordstrom Inc. will move its Seattle Nordstrom Rack from the Broadacres Building on Second Avenue...

Steady but Tepid Growth for California in 2010

Economists believe that California will grow at a slower rate than the rest of the nation this year as construction jobs continue to shake out....

Focus on Swim at ASR

The Action Sports Retailer Trade Expo and Class@ASR will put a finer focus on swimwear during their Aug. 13–15 run at the San Diego Convention Center. Together, the ...

FashionCampLA Conference Discusses Emerging Technologies

With the lightning-fast pace of Web technology, developing applications one day can become dated the next. So what can companies do to stay ahead of the curve?...

Billabong's Fourth Annual 'Design for Humanity'

The surf crowd, music fans, hipsters and celebs collided at a massive block party on the New York set of Paramount Studios. It was all part of Billabong’s fourth annual “Design for Humanity...

Quiksilver Proposes Debt-for-Equity Deal

Huntington Beach, Calif.–based surf giant Quiksilver Inc. has proposed a debt-for-equity exchange that could result in Rhone, the private equity firm that lent Quik $150 million in 2009, owni...

Agenda Moves N.Y.C. Location

In July, the first-ever New York edition of the boutique surf/street/skate Agenda Trade Show will go on as planned in a new location. The show, set for July 19–20, will now take place at the ...

'Twilight' Studio Sues B.B. Dakota

Summit Entertainment, the studio behind the wildly popular series of “Twilight” teen vampire movies, has filed a copyright- and trademark-infringement lawsuit against Costa Mes...

Daytime Launch

Designer Launchpad—the

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First Look: Wren's Fall Lookbook Has Us Wishing For Back To School (Refinery29)Shopping update: 'Launch My Line's' Kathy Rose's Roseark opens in Santa...

Shareen X Madewell = Love

Shareen Mitchell has made quite the name for herself whipping vintage finds into must-have gems for fashionable girls in L.A. and New York. Sometimes she reworks it—moving a hem, changing a sleeve, reimagining the entire...

Robertson Blvd. Going Kiddie

Fashions from Gap's 1969 Kids lineRobertson Boulevard already hosts a Kitson Kids boutique, but the street once packed with a naughty, celebrity sex appeal might find itself going to the diapers and playpen set. On June 25,...

Thursday, June 17

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Juan Carlos Obando Designs First Resort Collection (Coutorture)L.A. designer Jane Booke returns to the fashion scene for fall 2010 after a decade-long hiatus. (Style...

Surf Is Up at Billabong

Surf couture rocked the runway at Billabong's 4th Annual "Design for Humanity," photos: John EckmierFrom the surf couture swimwear that walked the runway to the star-studded red carpet, the surf industry was out in full force to support Billabong’s 4th Annual “Design for Humanity.” Surf legend Tom Curren and Billabong freesurfer...

Wednesday, June 16

Apparel News Daily Reader

Looking at, Longing for, New Robert Rodriguez Collections (Racked LA)L.A. Does Resort (Style Section L.A.) Shops – Andrew Christian Opens Second Store,...

Tuesday, June 15

Esteacute;e Lauder Puts in New Person at Smashbox Studios

Esteacute;e Lauder hasn't quite completed its acquisition of Smashbox Beauty Cosmetics and Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Calif....

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L.A.-Produced Line Popomomo Debuts First Resort Collection (Refinery29)Guiding Light: Culver City (Style Section L.A.)American Apparel Posts Dov...

Estée Lauder Puts in New Person at Smashbox Studios

Davis and Dean Factor of Smashbox Beauty CosmeticsEstée Lauder hasn't quite completed its acquisition of Smashbox Beauty Cosmetics and Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Calif. But the big New York cosmetic...

Monday, June 14

LAEDC's Kyser Retires

Jack Kyser has been one of the most respected and familiar voices offering authoritative perspectives and insights on Los Angeles and California business for the past two decades. On June 14, he con...

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Shackin' Up in Laguna (Style Section L.A.)25 Sleek Sneaker Styles For Summer (Refinery29)Shops – Vanessa Bruno Update, Karine Sultan to West 3rd,...

Tony's L.A. Connection

MemphistheMusical.com Los Angeles designer Chad Kimball was up for a Tony award at last night’s ceremony in New York for his lead role in the musical “Memphis.” Although he didn’t snag the top prize—that went to Douglas Hodge in “La Cage aux...

L.A. Vintage Exchange Unites Vintage Lovers With Its Studio's Siren Call

The lovely L.A. Vintage Exchange studioWhen shopping for vintage, you appreciate sellers who give the care that a unique gem deserves, and anyone who's rifled through a cardboard box hoping to come up with a winner knows that may not always be...

Friday, June 11

Fashion Resource Guide

Los Angeles–based American Apparel is a vertically integrated manufacturer and retailer of clothing for men, women, kids, and pets, offering an expansive year-round line to which new styles and colors are continuously introduced. The compan...

Between the Sheets: Comfortable Innerwear

Shortly after Valentine’s Day, Layla L’obatti learned from one of her lingerie buyers that a customer returned a skimpy piece of intimates gifted by her husband in exchange for a set of L’obatti’s Between the Sh...

Gerber Moves Innovation Unit

Gerber Scientific Inc., the South Windsor, Conn.–based parent company of Gerber Technology, announced plans to consolidate ...

Nike+Heart

Beaverton, Ore.–based Nike Inc. has a new addition to its Nike+iPod Sport Kit and its Nike+SportBand. The new Polar WearLin...

Wilt Adds Intimate Division

It was an easy transition for Roxanne Heptner to add sleepwear/loungewear to her design repertoire. She was already wearing the loose, oversized T-shirts from her Wilt line to bed...

Finance Resource Guide

Bibby Financial Services101 N. Westlake Blvd., Ste. 204Westlake Village, CA 91362(877) 88-BIBBYFax (805) 446-6112

Sideout for Boys

Los Angeles–based Cherokee Inc. struck a deal to launch a collection of boys’ tops, bottoms and swimwear in the Unit...

Forever 21 Takes an Imaginative Approach to South Coast Plaza

Forever 21 seems to be everywhere. But the one spot that has eluded the Los Angeles fast-fashion retail chain is South Coast Plaza, located in affluent Costa Mesa, Calif....

Fashion Market Northern California Sold Out Again in June

The upcoming run of Fashion Market Northern California has sold out its exhibition space for the June 26–29 run at the San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo, Calif. ...

E-Tailer HauteLook Raises $31M in Funding

Online private-sale website HauteLook, based in Los Angeles, announced on June 3 that it has raised $31 million in funding through New York–based private equity firm Insight Venture P...

AE to Open in Hong Kong, China

Shoppers in China and Hong Kong are hungry for American Eagle’s take on fast fashion, a release from the Pittsburgh-based mall retailer said. To meet that demand, the retailer, which ...

Warm Weather, Father's Day to Help June Sales

June sales got off to a good start....

Retail Vacancy to Peak During Latter Half of 2010

High unemployment in Los Angeles County and the return of approximately 420,000 square feet of retail space to the market will cause retail vacancy in Los Angeles to hit its peak in the secon...

Dredging Begins at the Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach has launched a $40 million project to deepen its main channel to allow easier access....

Ferris Wheel Planned for Rodeo Drive Party

The upcoming Fashion’s Night Out will turn Rodeo Drive into a block party on Sept. 10....

New Stores Opening in So. Cal.

Activewear company Bravada and one-of-a kind fashion studio Kao Pao Shu recently debuted in Los Angeles....

Jim Henson Co. Debuts E-Commerce Store

Jim Henson’s cute and creative creations are no strangers to the T-shirt crowd. ...

Lawson For Fashion Event Courts New Clients

Brand executives from a variety of Southern California apparel companies gathered recently at the St. John offices in Irvine, Calif., to learn more about the new Lawson For Fashion e...

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We've Got You Covered at the Beach! (Refinery29)Inspirations – In a Photoshop Era, Peter Lindbergh’s Timeless Beauty Transcends (Mondette)A Place in the...

Kitson Opening New Stores

Kitson Malibu at the Malibu Lumber Yard retail centerSummer 2010 should be a hit season for the high-profile Kitson boutique chain. On June 10, the boutique chain's owner, Fraser Ross, opened a Kitson Kitson Kids store. It’s located in a 1,700-square-foot...

Thursday, June 10

Paul Frank For Sale?

What's up, Julius?The New York Post is reporting that Paul Frank Industries, the Costa Mesa, Calif.–based brand that built its empire on the back of the much-loved Julius the Monkey character, is looking to be acquired....

Give This Man a Tony

Image Courtesy of TonyAwards.comChad Kimball, the designer of L.A.-based T-shirt line Obvious Clothing, has been nominated for a Tony Award in the Best Performance by a Leading...

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Fashion Stories – Last Stop: LA (Mondette)LACMA's Costume Council hosts a presentation with 'Mad Men' costumer Janie Bryant (Los Angeles Times' All the Rage)Fashion...

Wednesday, June 9

Sanrio Turns 50, Hello Kitty Finds Inner Bad Girl

Sanrio—the company that brought us Hello Kitty, My Melody and Little Twin Stars—celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, Sanrio has announced ...

Art Shack Opens at Laguna Art Museum

A cozy love shack, or should we call it a Shag Shack? Inside the art shack creation of artist Shag for the Laguna Art Museum. photos courtesy Laguna Art MuseumIf you ever wondered what it might be like to poke your head inside the fantastical world of a Mark Ryden and...

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Vanessa Bruno Brings Her Signature Soignée To Melrose Place (Refinery29)Kors, Jacobs, Iman Take Home Fashion Awards (Wall Street Journal)Hurley...

Tuesday, June 8

New Lines: The Lady Liberty Building

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

Room

Cooper Design SpaceSuite 409(213) 489-0796

Jennifer Hutton Showroom

California Market CenterSuite A306(213) 624-5020 ...

Pooltradeshow Moves to Mandalay

For its upcoming Aug. 17–19 run, Pooltradeshow will move to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, where it will be located under the same roof as the Project Global Trade Show, accordi...

Isabella Fiore

The New MartSuite 1108(213) 629-1956 ...

Citizens of Humanity

The Lady Liberty BuildingSuite 501 (213) 213-0390...

New Lines: Gerry Building

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

New Lines: Independent Showrooms

The following are new showrooms and new lines carried by showrooms in the Fashion District area of downtown Los Angeles. The California Apparel News lists new tenants and lines each ...

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 ea...

Seth Wellington

The Primrose Design BuildingSuite 302 (213) 623-5492...

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 ea...

New Lines: The New Mart

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

Eva Varro Finds Retail Solution

Retail madness is everywhere. Designers and clothing labels are increasingly thinking about going vertical, as in, let's open our own store.Lucky Brand Jeans was one of the first to go in that...

Monday, June 7

This Week's Stylish Crop of Samples Sales Will Get You Summer-Ready

This week, take advantage of the lull between Memorial Day and Fourth of July, to refresh your wardrobe for summer with some upcoming sample sales sprinkled throughout the Southland. June...

World Cup's Fashion Moment

For one month beginning June 11, soccer fans around the world will be watching the World Cup, and international brands are already snatching up airtime in order to get their products seen. But apart from sports apparel powerhouses such as Nike and Adidas, fashion appears to be sitting on the sidelines. Billed as the biggest international sports event, the World Cup games...

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Zara Does Prairie, Preppy, and Whimsy For June '10(FabSugar)Fashion's 'Robin Hood': Decadestwo's Christos Garkinos (Racked LA)How Josephine Baker Helped Save Post-War...

Friday, June 4

Free Tees on Jet Blue

Winston-Salem, N.C.–based Hanes has teamed up with Jet Blue Airways to offer complimentary tees to Jet Blue travelers who t...

Stone_Cold_Fox: Timeless Vintage

The pair behind Dana Point, Calif.–based Stone_Cold_Fox takes inspiration from the past while blazing their own trail forward. Founders Cydney Morris and Dallas Wand believe their vintage-insp...

Obituary: Shoe Retailer Sally Ann Schiff Goodman, 50

Sally Ann Schiff Goodman, founder and president of footwear retailer Eilatan Inc., died on May 28 after battling cancer. She was 50. ...

Metropark Taps Gap Exec as CEO

Metropark is in growth mode with a new top executive and a plan to open more stores in 2011. ...

Ben-Avraham Exits Project, New President Named

Entrepreneur and sales executive Andrew Pollard was named president of the influential Project Global Trade Show, replacing show founder Sam Ben-Avraham, who left the show to concentrate on a...

Green Light District Plans to Make Eco-Biz Shine

Santa Monica, Calif., is looking a bit greener lately, thanks to the Green Light District, a neighborhood association founded to promote local stores and restaurants specializing in eco-friendly produ...

Hall Joins Ranks at Rue La La

Private sale website Rue La La named Robert Hall its chief marketing officer. Hall joins Rue La La from the Boston Beer Co., where...

May Results Mixed

Retailers’ sales trended up 2.6 percent in May, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers. However, economist Michael Niemira said the month’s results were uneven overall....

People's Liberation Looking for Investors With Court Battle Looming

Following the loss of millions of dollars in potential business, People’s Liberation has turned to a tried-and-true Los Angeles private investment banking firm to find someone to give the appa...

CMC Showrooms Get a Jump on June Market

A group of showroom owners at the California Market Center has opted to open early for the June run of Los Angeles Fashion Market for buyers who prefer to shop on Sundays. ...

Dillard#039;s, Costco Ranked Tops

A recent survey by

Technology Resource Guide

AG Systems/PERFECT FITtrade;707 Cesar Chavez St.San Francisco, CA 94124(415) 821-6300Fax (...

Anza: Experimenting With the Tee

After nearly a decade learning about the balance of function with fashion in skateboard apparel, Jason Bergman is experimenting with one of the core items in the skate/fashion mix—the T-shirt...

To Be Fashionable and Casual in Pacific Palisades

Jill Bronstein was recently named in-store stylist for boutique chain Madison, and when she puts together wardrobes for women in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades neighborhood, she follows one d...

AA Relaunches Vintage Line

American Apparel is putting the best of its vintage archive up for sale again. The Los Angeles–based apparel manufacturer a...

Judgment in 'Get Lucky' Lawsuit

Lucky Brand Jeans, the Los Angeles–based denim brand, and its parent company, Liz Claiborne, have been ordered to pay a Miami clothing firm $300,000 following the conclusion of a 5-year-old tr...

Apparel Companies Look Into Solar Power

Dotan Shoham, co-owner of the Los Angeles–based Pacific Blue Dye House, a boutique facility specializing in the contemporary and premium markets, and the Gypsy ’05 contemporary knitwea...

CPSC Takes Over Detention Notices

The Consumer Product Safety Commission will begin sending detention notices to importers found to have violated CPSC statutes. ...

Dillard’s, Costco Ranked Tops

A recent survey by

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Trends – Bohemian Beauty Sneaks Its Way Back Onto Our Fashion Radar (Mondette)Local Girl Jenny Dayco X Mosley Tribes (Racked LA)Designer iPad Cases Arrive (Los Angeles...

Dancing (and Dinner) With the Stars

Merce Cunningham and Mikhail Baryshnikov in Occasion Piece (1999), photo by Robert WhitmanMikhail Baryshnikov, Romeo Gigli and Marisa Tomei may seem like an unlikely pairing. But it will be a night to remember in Los Angeles as Baryshnikov performs...

Follow That Fashion Truck

It was only a matter of time until the proliferation of Los Angeles’ gourmet food truck craze trickled down to L.A.’s fashion scene. This Saturday, June 5, T-shirt line Blood is the New Black will kick off its Summer Fling mobile pop-up shop. From 8 p.m. to...

Thursday, June 3

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Glitter and Ice. A former figure skating queen turns heads with her Santa Monica-based jewelry designs. (Style Section L.A.)’Social....

Alpinestars Collaborationists

Apex Initiative TWhether it is on the back of racer Danica Patrick or a kid shopping at Tilly’s, the Alpinestars clothing label strives to mix fashion and new technical fabrics for stylish people who love activewear or auto and motorcycle racing. On May 17 Alpinestars upped the...

Wednesday, June 2

Chemline Hosts Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Designer Showcase

Women’s contemporary brand Chemline is rallying a collective of designers for a shopping party that sounds like the fashion version of a farmer’s market co-op. The event will be held at Chemline’s studio/retail front in Los Angeles’ Chinatown district and will showcase...

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Raquel Allegra's Killer Lookbook Features Hot-Weather Leather and Heavenly Hair (Refinery29)Vintage Entrepreneur Shareen Mitchell Can’t Keep Enough Rompers in Stock...

Tuesday, June 1

Man Spanx--It's What's Inside That Counts

Spanx has received its fair share of praise and parody—and competition. But until recently, the focus has been on women and their loyalty to the popular shapewear product.Now Spanx and other shapewear companies have set their sights on the...

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A Generous Touch of Whimsy Makes Allison Parris Dresses Girly Scene-Stealers (Racked LA)HM Brings Cheer, Cheap Wares, Children's Jeggings to The Block (Racked...