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Monday, February 28

Apparel News Daily Reader

Anne Hathaway's Oscar Looks (Tom and Lorenzo)Oscars: Colleen Atwood wins for 'Alice in Wonderland' costume design (Los Angeles Times' All the...

Cue earworm! It's a small, small world!

It’s a world of laughter, a world of tears. It’s a world of hopes and a world of fears. There’s so much that we share, that it’s time you’re aware, it’s a small world after all. (I did that without Googling. And I’m no child.)To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Disneyland’s “It’s a Small World”...

Friday, February 25

2011 Oscar-Nominated Costume Designers Interviewed

Creating the look on the big screen requires not only skill in the fashion realm but a passion for creating a character. Clothes can ground a story in place and time and help an actor get into character. The posture, stance and voi...

JCPenney Adopts New Logo

Plano, Texas–based department store JCPenney has freshened its look. Described as “the most meaningful update to the company’s logo in 40 years,” the new logo pays homage to the retailer’s ...

Unifi's Wener, 67, Passes

Greensboro, N.C.–based fiber maker Unifi Inc. announced that its non-executive chairman of the board of directors, Stephen Wener, died on Feb. 18. He was 67. Wener had served on Unifi’s board since 2007...

More Than 10,000 Turn Out for Offprice

The Offprice Show reported increased attendance and 465 exhibitors at its Feb. 11–14 show, located at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. The number of exhibitors was 10 percent h...

Promotion at North Face

San Leandro–based The North Face promoted Todd Spaletto to president of The North Face, Americas. Spaletto joined VF Corp., the parent company of the outdoor-apparel brand, in 1998, holding positions in VF...

Business Brisk at ENK Vegas

The booths were buzzing with retailers reviewing lines and placing orders at ENK Vegas, held Feb. 14–16 at the Wynn Resort. ...

Haggar Buys Neema

Dallas-based Haggar Clothing Co. acquired certain assets of men’s private-label dress company Neema Clothing Ltd. Haggar also struck a licensing agreement with Global Licensing Company LLC for men’s sui...

Gen Art Returns

Sandow Media—publishers of 944, NewBeauty, Worth, Luxe Interiors + Design and Interior Design magazines—plans to relaunch Gen Art, the fashion, film and art nonprofit that shuttered last year. Sandow purchased Gen Art ...

New Products and Trends at Capsule

The Capsule trade show lured buyers to The Venetian’s fifth floor Feb. 15–16. The show, which started as a menswear show and continues to dedicate 60 percent of its exhibition space to men’s of...

WGSN Moves to the California Market Center

WGSN moved its West Coast headquarters from Hollywood to downtown Los Angeles, where it has taken a 1,500-square-foot space on the 11th floor of the California Market Center. ...

NGC Nets Land 'N' Sea for PLM

NGC Software’s client list for its Product Lifecycle Management and Global Sourcing software is growing....

Trade Show Vet Walker Launches Online Marketplace

To Ronda Walker, the next step in the apparel industry’s evolution is online. ...

Signs of Steady Recovery at Las Vegas Shows

There were plenty of indications that economic recovery is underway at the recent apparel trade shows in Las Vegas, although the rebound appears to be modest rather than robust. ...

Project and Workroom Share Space, Energy

Reviews were mixed from exhibitors about the Project show, which featured more than 1,000 exhibitors. Some exhibitors said they would be hitting the road to compensate for the buyers they didn’t see ...

Improved Traffic Flow at Pool

Booth space for Pooltradeshow was sold out during its most recent run Feb. 14–16 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. More than 203 emerging and art-driven fashion brands exhibited,...

Steady Business at CurveNV

This was the ninth season of CurveNV, a lingerie show held Feb. 14–16 in the European ambience of The Venetian and organized by CurvExpo, which is based in Connecticut. Atten...

Serious Buying at Moda Las Vegas and ATS

Exhibitors at Moda Las Vegas and AccessoriesTheShow reported a focused turnout at the Feb. 14–16 show at The Venetian hotel. ...

True Religion Hires Retail SVP

Vernon, Calif.–based True Religion announced that David Chiovetti has joined the company as senior vice president of North America retail. The position is a new one at the premium-de...

Tilly's Names New CEO

Tilly’s Inc., the Irvine, Calif.–based action-sports retail chain with a fleet of 125 stores, announced Feb. 21 that Daniel Grieshy;semer will become its chief executive....

Retail Attendance Up at MRketLV

This was the third year for the MRketLV menswear show at The Venetian in Las Vegas. (Previous menswear show The Exclusive changed its name to MRket when it was pur...

Strong Turnout for WWIN

Nearly 850 booths comprising 1,500 lines packed the Womens Wear in Nevada show, held Feb. 14–17 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Attendance was up slightly from last year. “It was by far...

Sourcing Sees Start-Ups

Sourcing at MAGIC kicked off its Feb. 13–16 run in a new location—the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Hall, where it shared space with Footsteps, MAGIC’s footwear s...

Attendance Up 10 Percent at the MAGIC Marketplace

More than 3,300 booths exhibiting everything from menswear to women’s contemporary and juniors did business at the Feb. 14–16 run of the MAGIC Marketplace, according...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Mike Gonzalez's Amazing Summer 2011 Lookbook Is A Wearable Vacation (Refinery29)Galliano Suspended After Bar Row (Wall Street...

Last chance to visit the happiest place on earth!

After four years, the House of Petro Zillia store on West Third Street in Los Angeles is closing tomorrow. When designer Nony Tochterman and her husband Yosi Drori opened their store in 2006, they designed a space that conveyed all the exuberance and sophisticated...

Treat Yourself to a Fashionable Oscar Weekend

Watch James Franco and Anne...

In praise of Lycra...

A detail of Horst P. Horst's famous (and fantastic) photo for MainbocherLet’s us all take a moment to give thanks for Lycra. According to the Lycra website, before the miracle stretch fiber was invented (by “a team of scientists” at DuPont), “consumers...

Thursday, February 24

Vita Fede: California Design With Italian Roots

Vita Fede recently got the spotlight treatment at Henri Bendel. The upscale retailer dedicated one of the windows of its New York store to the Los Angeles jewelry collection, which c...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Bohemian Dreams: Genuine and Reimagined Vintage at VOK (Racked LA)Events – Musical Theatre And Fashion Collide With Skingraft’s Futurist Designs (Mondette)Forever 21 to launch Rory Beca...

Jackets = Motorcycles

Odyn Vovk AW-11 commercial from Jon Ryan on Vimeo.Lookbooks are great. They allow brands to tell a little bit of their story and reference their inspirations for the season. They give buyers an idea of how a line could be...

Wednesday, February 23

Apparel News Daily Reader

Demi, Halle, and Claire Go Glam For the Costume Designers Guild Awards — Who's Most Fab? (FabSugar)Weekend Shopping Style: 7 Looks We...

Faith & Magic at Nordstrom

Faith Evans at Magic Johnson Foundation Nordstrom event. Photo credit Felix Salzman/LookBookLAWith RB vocalist Faith Evans singing, with philanthropic power couple Magic and Cookie Johnson presiding, the Nordstrom at The Grove retail center...

Tuesday, February 22

Apparel News Daily Reader

Donna Karan collaborates with an indigenous artist as part of 'Nomad Two Worlds' art exhibit (Los Angeles Times' All the Rage)Tom Ford gets personal (Los...

Friday, February 18

Local Economists See Slightly Sunnier View Ahead of Us

For once, people are saying something positive about the economy....

Spending Up

The economy seems uncertain, but American consumers are increasingly opening up their wallets with discretionary spending, accordi...

Sears Chairman Buys Stake in Gap

Edward Lampert, the investor best known for merging Kmart Corp. in 2005 with Sears Roebuck Co. and now its chairman, announced he and his affiliated investment firms have ac...

Free Trade, Sourcing and Cotton on Agenda at USA-ITA

Cotton production in the United States should rise by 5 percent later this year and by 9.8 percent in China. But whether that and an overall 6 percent bump in the world cotton crop will put a lid on s...

Apparel Makers Optimistic After Las Vegas Trade Shows

LAS VEGAS—The aisles were crowded as were the booths, where reps were running through collections and buyers wrote orders—but still, the reviews were mixed for the recent round of trade shows in Las Veg...

Legacy Athletic Apparel Goes Public

Legacy Athletic Apparel, a Los Angeles maker of athletic shoes and apparel, recently completed a reverse merger with Mondial Ventures to form a new publicly traded entity ca...

Appeals Court Overturns Copyright Decision Regarding UFI and Macy's

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an earlier ruling in a copyright case concerning the ownership of a textile print. ...

Levi#039;s Tries Again

A federal appeals court ruled in San Francisco that Levi Strauss & Co. can try a second time on its claim that Abercrombie...

Betsey#039;s Pink Patch

At New York Fashion Week, the fun and unconventional designer Betsey Johnson announced the debut of Betsey Johnson Pink Patch, her...

The West Is Dead: Menswear With a Mission

Premium-denim menswear line The West Is Dead is more than West Coast–based. The West is its mission...

James Perse Jackets Recalled for Flammability

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling 6,700 men’s and women’s jackets imported under the James Perse label....

Class Moves to a New Time and Place

Class Trade Show makes its Hollywood debut....

Guess Takes on Big Apple

Guess? Inc. is living large in its New York flagship store, which debuted Feb. 17. ...

Olah to Market Two Cotton Brands

Olah Inc., the New York–based global textile and apparel development and marketing firm and producer of the Kingpins denim sourcing trade show, has signed a...

Macy#039;s Next Designer

Milan-born Kinder Aggugini describes his style as Sid Vicious meets Coco Chanel. His reacute;sumeacute; lists gigs with Calvin Kle...

Nordstrom Buys HauteLook

Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. announced Feb. 17 that it will acquire Los Angeles–based HauteLook Inc., the online private-sale marketplace, for $180 million in stock....

Levi’s Tries Again

A federal appeals court ruled in San Francisco that Levi Strauss & Co. can try a second time on its claim that Abercrombie...

Betsey’s Pink Patch

At New York Fashion Week, the fun and unconventional designer Betsey Johnson announced the debut of Betsey Johnson Pink Patch, her...

Macy’s Next Designer

Milan-born Kinder Aggugini describes his style as Sid Vicious meets Coco Chanel. His reacute;sumeacute; lists gigs with Calvin Kle...

Apparel News Daily Reader

New York Fashion Week: Jeremy Scott brings the rave to the runway (Los Angeles Times' All the Rage)The Other Fashion Week Begins (The Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Runway) Tech...

Lo-Fi Gets Extraordinary + Rough Roses

Kelly Cole at Kelly Cole Extraordinarium.Kelly Cole has been around the block and he is returning to boutique land.Fashion folks might know Cole for designing a belts line called Lo-Fi and for running a vintage concert T-shirt biz (want that Stones T-shirt...

Thursday, February 17

Apparel News Daily Reader

Local Labels, Surprises-A-Plenty at Station (Racked LA)Jeremy Scott Releases Three Electric Watches For Swatch (Refinery29)Hervé Léger...

How the Other Half Lives

"I pay retail! Wheeeeeeeeeee!" Image courtesy of WSJ.comIf you work in the fashion industry, chances are your closet is full of goodie bag scores, sample sale finds and gifts from friends/brands. In other words:...

And the Grammy for Fashion...

From right, Ron Robinson's Karen Meena, with the Recording Academy's Christina Sepulveda, center, and Suzy Ann Machado. Photo credit: Felix Salzman/LookBookLA.With the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards becoming a hazy memory (Now, who did win the Grammy...

Wednesday, February 16

Katharine Kidd: Dramatically Draped Dresses

The Katharine Kidd contemporary designer label debuted last year with a collection of dresses designed and produced in Southern California...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Events – Lekuin Trunk Show At Cocoe Voci’s Atelier (Mondette)Rodarte Goes To The Wheat Fields As We Fall Head Over Heels (Again) (Refinery29)The Old West...

Tuesday, February 15

All-Star NBA Event Gets Fashionable

This weekend, downtown Los Angeles will be packed with die-hard basketball fans ready to see their favorites playing in the various events that culminate with the NBA All-Star Game at the Staples Center this Sunday. Even...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Peep Nightcap's Rad New Spring Lookbook (Refinery29)New York Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2011: Gregory Parkinson's luxe color and pattern play (Los Angeles...

Monday, February 14

Investor Nabs Majority Share of English Laundry

New York–based private equity firm Bluestar Alliance announced Feb. 14 that it planned to acquire a majority interest in English Laundry, a Los Angeles–based lifestyle label that sell...

Apparel News Daily Reader

New York Fashion Week: Riviera Club finds fertile ground in Napa Valley (Los Angeles Times' All the Rage)Early Shows Draw Scouts and Mentors (Wall Street Journal)Grammy Awards...

Bebe's TV Fashion Gambit

From left, model Jana Sintschnig, Kime Buzzelli, 90210 costume designer, Erica Wertheim Zohar, of American Groove, and model Brianna Barnes.Bebe is going nuts over show biz. In December, Bebe held a party for its line, Kardashian by Bebe for reality TV faves the Kardashian sisters. On Feb....

Friday, February 11

Cherokee Heads to Russia

Van Nuys–based Cherokee Inc. struck an exclusive multi-year licensing deal with a Russian retailer. The deal with CJSC Tand...

New at Nike

Beaverton. Ore.–based Nike Inc. promoted Roger Wyett from vice president and chief executive officer of Hurley Internationa...

China and India Pair Up for Trade Show in Hong Kong

Visitors looking for sourcing resources from China and India will find them under one roof in Hong Kong this April when the China Sourcing Fair: Garments & Textiles and ...

Apparel Production in the Philippines Could Gain Advantage

Legislation to give preferential trade treatment to certain apparel made in the Philippines has been introduced in a U.S. Senate bill....

Andean Trade Preference Act Extension Misses Deadline

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives had been expected to approve a 4frac12;-month temporary extension of the Andean Trade Preferences Act on Feb. 8, passing it on to the U.S. Senate for consi...

Fashion Resource Guide

Anama is launching the new divisions for its Spring/Summer collection! Anama night—finally, our women can get dressed up and feel luxurious in this amazing variety of fit dresses and tops. The line is of the highest quality, paying special attention to the smallest details...

Under Armour Launches 'Charged Cotton' Collection

Baltimore-based athletic-apparel maker Under Armour has a new collection of men’s and women’s shirts and shorts featuring a newly created performance cotton called “charged cotton...

New CFO for American Apparel

Los Angeles–based American Apparel Inc. named former Old Navy executive John J. Luttrell executive vice president and chief...

Miilla: California's Bridge to the Rest of the U.S.

The young, contemporary look is so California, said Michael Gae, a veteran showroom owner in the California Market Center...

Gap#039;s E-Tail Goes Abroad

San Francisco–based Gap Inc. has added additional countries in Europe to its e-commerce lineup for its Gap and Banana Repub...

Las Vegas Boutique Show Hires Trade Show Veteran

Specialty Trade Shows Inc.—the Coconut Grove, Fla.–based producer of the Women’s Wear in Nevada show, KIDShow, Las Vegas Halloween Show and the International...

Fight Over Debit Cards Heats Up Again

The U.S. Senate voted to reform debit-card swipe fees in July, but the battle on how to enforce this rule is getting more intense, said Ed Mierzwinski, a supporter of swipe-fee reform....

Cynthia Vincent Builds Its E-Commerce Site With AIMS

Green Mochi LLC, the parent company of high-profile women’s fashion line Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, has selected AIMS Apparel EasyShop software to build and maintain ...

TUuml;V Rheinland to Open Testing Facility in Arkansas

Boston-based TUuml;V Rheinland will open its first North American testing facility in Bentonville, Ark., where it will offer a range of testing services for consumer goods, including apparel,...

Olah to Debut Style Library

After many seasons collecting interesting, unique and authentically worn vintage denim (and complementary sportswear and accessories) to use to help clients develop denim, patterns, washes and prints...

Denim Resource Guide

Denim Tech2300 E. 52nd St.Vernon, CA 90058(323) 277-8998Fax (323) 277-8999

Back on Board: Split Clothing

Split Clothing, the pioneering boardsport lifestyle brand based in Orange County, has relaunched in the United States after a two-year hiatus. ...

Civilianaire: Twice Lucky in Los Angeles

Lucky Brand founders return to their roots to launch high-end denim line Civilianaire. ...

Innovative Systems' New Clients: Affliction & The Hundreds

In the past year, a handful of high-profile brands have purchased Laguna Beach, Calif.–based Innovative Systems LLC’s Full Circle Integrated Apparel Software....

Sourcing & Fabric Resource Guide

Apparel Sourcing Show 15 avenida 14-72 zona 13 Guatemala, Guatemala 01013 (502) 2410 8323 Fax (502) 2410 8320 / 8321

New Retail District La Brea Set to Debut Next Year

Pioneering fashion emporium American Rag in Los Angeles draws crowds of shoppers to South La Brea Avenue. But across the street, the massive Continental Graphics compound has been vacant for...

People's Liberation Settles Lawsuit With Charlotte Russe

After more than a year of litigation and accusations, Los Angeles–based People’s Liberation said it has received an undisclosed amount of money to settle its contract dispute with mall...

Menswear Executive Sandy Cooper, 64

Longtime apparel-industry executive Sandy Cooper died on Feb. 6 of a heart attack. He was 64. ...

Bringing It Back Home With Iron Fist

Iron Fist is a San Diego–based streetwear brand that gained much of its popularity in every spot around the world except the United States....

Finance Resource Guide

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

Denimatrix Honored by U.S. State Dept.

Denimatrix, a Guatemala-based subsidiary of the Lubbock, Texas–based Plains Cotton Cooperative Association, was presented with the 2010 Award for Corporate Excellence in the small-to-...

Gap’s E-Tail Goes Abroad

San Francisco–based Gap Inc. has added additional countries in Europe to its e-commerce lineup for its Gap and Banana Repub...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Labels – Vessels by Joey Grana (Mondette)Lohan’s sold-out courtroom dress causes ’frenzy’ (TODAY Show)New York Fashion Week: At Mara Hoffman and Tadashi Shoji, the...

Vivienne Westwood, Finally!

Bright pink sign of Melrose Avenue's Vivienne Westwood boutiqueCall us impatient. More than one year ago, January 2010 to be exact, fashion icon Vivienne Westwood confirmed she would debut a boutique at 8320 Melrose Ave at the corner of...

Thursday, February 10

Dina Bar-El Poised for Growth

Dina Bar-El, the Los Angeles–based designer known for her eponymous line of gowns and cocktail dresses, is ready for the domestic economy to rebound in a big way....

Apparel News Daily Reader

With Fanny Packs on the Runway, Can Mom Jeans Be Far Behind? (Wall Street Journal)All Eyes on Four Not-So-New Designers (The New York Times)Shuttering Shops...

Dude! You Got Nominated!

Courtesy of GQ.comL.A.'s Rick Klotz landed on GQ's short list of America's best new menswear designers thanks to his work with Warriors of Radness, the irreverent, surf-steeped...

Wednesday, February 9

Apparel News Daily Reader

Kirsten Dunst Frolics in Spring Pieces From Boy by Band of Outsiders (FabSugar) 20 Odd Questions: The Distinguished Gentleman (Wall Street Journal)’Less Is More’...

Celebrating the Art of Costume Design

"True Grit," costumes by Mary ZophresReady for the Oscars? If you're like most fashionistas, besides the red carpet extravaganza, the Costume Design category is a highlight of the Academy Awards. Now is your chance to get up close and...

Tuesday, February 8

Garment-Manufacturing Operations Resume in Egypt

Israeli private-label apparel maker Delta Galil reopened its Egyptian factories after a one-week shutdown during the widespread protests in Egypt....

The MAGIC Marketplace Seminar Calendar

The MAGIC Marketplace kicks off on Feb. 13 with Sourcing at MAGIC, the trade show giant’s showcase of international textiles, trim, supplies, service and production resources. ...

Honda Revs Up its Creative Apparel Engine With Crate

When it came time to launch its new clothing collection, the American Honda Motor Co. went back to the future. ...

Herve Leger Gets Center Stage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week may be taking place at Lincoln Center in New York this week but a Los Angeles label will be getting a lot of attention.Herve Leger by Max Azria has been given the distinguished title of...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Academy Award nominees for costume design on display (Los Angeles Times' All the Rage)Fashion Week designs to be streamed online (Washington Square...

Monday, February 7

The Black Eyed Peas' Super Bowl Spectacle

Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images North AmericaI’m still unsure as to how much “boom-boom-pow” (the lyrical puns will end here) the Black Eyed Peas brought to their Super Bowl half-time...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Labels – Australian Designer Yeojin Bae Creates for My Dream Self (Mondette)Alternative Apparel Abbot Kinney? (Yo! Venice!)Fashioning the Fifth Symphony...

Friday, February 4

Charles Nolan, 53

New York fashion designer Charles Nolan died on Jan. 30 at the age of 53 after battling cancer. Before establishing his own label ...

Executive Shift at TJX

Carole Meyrowitz will remain chief executive officer of Framingham, Mass.–based TJX Cos. Inc. after the board of directors ...

Costa Mesa's Indie Retail Fashion Scene

Dotted with strip malls, Costa Mesa, Calif.’s East 17th Street doesn’t look like your typical fashion street, but it’s a great place to plan a wardrobe for the tropics, said Yolanda Caldwell, fo...

Retail Focus Resource Guide

Buhler Quality Yarns Corp. provides ringspun yarn with 100 percent Supima, 100 percent Micro Modal, 100 percent Micro Tencel and 50/50 blends of Micro Modal or Micro Tencel with Supima cotto...

ANG Buys Kooba

New York–based Accessories Network Group LLC acquired the rights to the Kooba brand, founded by Creative Director Abbe Held...

Lazzari in at Columbia Japan

Columbia Sportswear Co. named Massimo Lazzari president of Columbia Sportswear Japan, a subsidiary of the Portland, Ore.–ba...

New Labels From Nexgen Are Authentic and Green

It started as a sort of eco challenge. ...

House of Infinite Radness' Wild Style

Marco Morante has constructed some pretty wild clothes for today’s music stars. He helped source and put together glam pieces such as the cupcake bra that Katy Perry wore in the video for the hit song “Califo...

Busy Start to 2011 at Fashion Market Northern California

SAN MATEO, CALIF.—Opening on a Sunday proved to be a good move for the exhibitors at Fashion Market Northern California, held Jan. 30–Feb. 1 at the San Mateo County Event Center, where...

Peck Named President of Gap

Art Peck was named president of Gap North America on Feb. 2, and Marka Hansen, who led Gap North America as its president since 2007, resigned. The executive change was effective immediately...

DemandTec Acquires AIS

San Mateo, Calif.–based DemandTec Inc. acquired all of the assets of Applied Intelligence Solutions LLC....

Wacoal Launches iPant

Wacoal’s new iPant shaper claims to do double duty by slimming the waist, hips and thighs by reducing the appearance of cellulite on the body and creating a smaller silhouette under ...

House of Petro Zillia Closes Store, Debuts Forever 21 Collaboration

On Feb. 4, fast-fashion giant Forever 21 debuted a collaboration with Los Angeles–based fashion label House of Petro Zillia, but on Feb. 1 the label’s designer, Nony Tochterman, announced she will be closing her colo...

USA-ITA to Discuss Import Challenges With California Companies

Apparel importers face a host of changes this year—including rising cotton prices, a new Congress and new customs initiatives....

Affliction Pins Down Retail Expansion

Any trip to Affliction Clothing’s Seal Beach, Calif., headquarters will be action-packed. Martial-arts fighters spar in a company gym. Artist John Moss customizes motorcycles in a company work...

Bikinis and Lingerie at A Tropical Affair

In the coastal city of Santa Barbara, Calif., Heather Taylor’s A Tropical Affair boutique synchronizes two of the most body-conscious items in a woman’s dresser to be sold in ...

Plum for Polly: The Web's New Sweet Spot

Torrance, Calif.–based e-tail site Plum for Polly (

Checkpoint's New Software Boosts Flexibility

Navigating the new world of radio frequency identification (RFID) is rough, and Checkpoint Systems Inc. wants to make it an easier ride....

Concept Announces Change of Venue, N.Y. Edition

Concept Los Angeles Fashion Week has announced a change in venue for its upcoming March 11–13 run. Held for the past two seasons at the Spring Arts Tower in downtown Los An...

POP Studio Brings Insider Cache to Outsourcing

In an unassuming brick building in Culver City, Calif., John Moore and his company, Pencil On Paper Studio, are busy giving outsourcing a good name....

Attendance Up at West Coast Trend Menswear Show in Los Angeles

What a difference a season makes. ...

Las Vegas Resource Guide

Las Vegas Resource Guide

Agenda Trade Show Returns to CMC

Agenda, producers of the eponymous action sports/streetwear trade show and showroom, is returning to the California Market Center and will take up residence in the building’s...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Chic Peek: Kimberly Ovitz's L.A. Studio (Refinery29)Actress Lauralee Bell launches 'Just Off Rodeo' Web series with a fashion retail element (Los Angeles Times'...

Imagine This

Thanks to the enormous developments in the internet over the past 10 years there's almost nothing in the business world that can't be done....

Japan Fashion Now--Go Now!

During my recent trip to New York to cover the men’s trade shows, I got a chance to check out the Japan Fashion Now exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Museum at FIT. I loved it so much, I told a friend when she went to New York. And now—since the exhibition has...

Merilyn's Very Independent Showroom

Merilyn Aickin moved her showroom to a non-traditional location.For Merilyn Aickin, you don’t need a traditional showroom building to run a successful showroom biz. She’s proving her point with her new venture. She recently debuted her self named...

Thursday, February 3

January's Chill Doesn't Deter Shoppers

Retail sales in January were surprisingly robust, despite chilling cold and heavy snowfall across much of America, which threatened to put retail sales into a freeze, according to the International Council of Shoppi...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Palm Springs Cool (Style Section L.A.)This Old Thing? Actually, It’s New (The New York Times)Concept Los Angeles Fashion Week announces a New York City...

Wednesday, February 2

Dirty Dolls: Intimates and Shapers With a Pin-Up Experience

The founders of Dirty Dolls lingerie, Erica Paul and Courtney Newman, like to stage a memorable affair when customers try on their lingerie collection. The chipper friends r...

English Laundry Debuts quot;Revisitedquot; 1960s-Style Shirts

For English Laundry, there’s a bright future in past fashions....

Apparel News Daily Reader

Touch, Kiss, Shag? Loving What's in the Window at Coco de Mer (Racked LA)Labels – Sneak Peek at Geren Ford’s Pre-Fall Collection (Mondette)Gilt Groupe Is Set...

Tuesday, February 1

Imports to the U.S. From Central America on the Rise

Central American apparel factories were on the rebound, with the region reporting an overall 12 percent increase in exports of apparel and textiles in 2010 to the United States. ...

WGSN Buys L.A. Denim-Trend Forecaster

Denimhead, the Los Angeles–based denim and casual sportswear trend-forecasting service launched by Jill Perilman in 2004, has been purchased by British trend forecaster WGSN for an un...

Apparel News Daily Reader

12 Must-Mimic Looks From São Paulo Fashion Week (FabSugar)Black Swan’s Costume Designer Says She Was ’Too Trusting’ When Working With...