Stories for January 2011

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Monday, January 31

Designer Calleen Cordero Relaunches Website

The online home of Calleen Cordero’s handcrafted shoes, handbags and accessories has gotten a makeover. The newly relaunched website (www.calleencordero.com) for Cordero’s collection of locally constructed accessories and shoes features...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Portraits – Fashion Designer Cocoe Voci (Mondette)Fur Fight. West Hollywood animal rights activists push for a ban on the sale of fur within...

Margolis Leaves Cherokee After 30 Years

After co-founding Cherokee Inc. in 1981, Robert Margolis is leaving the company, stepping down as the executive chairman of the board of directors. ...

Friday, January 28

iSites Lets Companies Steer Mobile-App Creation

Once upon a time, a business needed this new-fangled entity called a website in order to present itself to the world. Fast-forward to the future, and mobile applications for smart phones are steadily ...

Attendance at Outdoor Retailer Breaks Record With 20,000 Visitors

SALT LAKE CITY—The Outdoor Retailer Winter market saw a spike in attendance and exhibitors during its Jan. 20–23 run at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. ...

SATO's TG3 Printer Makes Markdowns More Attractive

Barcode and RFID provider SATO has introduced a new series of printers designed to help retailers tag and label their inventory without sacrificing brand awareness. ...

Quality Is Key at Kingpins L.A.

Denim designers descended on the Kingpins boutique denim sourcing show in downtown Los Angeles Jan. 25–26 in search of quality and authenticity for their Fall 2012 offerings. ...

Technology Resource Guide

AG Systems/PERFECT FITtrade;707 Cesar Chavez St.San Francisco, CA 9...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Onstage or Backstage, a Kiss for Paris (The New York Times)Helena Bonham Carter: Why I Break All the Fashion Rules (People) Two local labels among finalists...

Hartwell-Hale Promoted at Directives West

Longtime Directives West executive Shelda Hartwell-Hale has been promoted to vice president of the West Coast merchandising consulting division of The Doneger Group. ...

JCP Closes Stores and Catalog

Plano, Texas–based J.C. Penney Co. Inc. will close six underperforming stores; shutter its catalog and outlet businesses, i...

Anvil Allows Customers to Scan the Supply Chain--on the Go

Blank T-shirt maker Anvil Knitwear is giving consumers on the go a peak into the lifecycle of its products with a mobile application that includes a version of Anvil’s TrackMyT.com pr...

Imprinted Sportswear Show Makes Its Mark

Just when you think you’ve seen everything in the T-shirt business, along come a few twists and turns that catch your attention....

Bergren Staying at Bon-Ton

The board of directors of York, Penn.–based Bon-Ton Stores Inc. voted to extend Bud Bergren tenure as president and chief e...

TJX Gets New Credit Card

Framingham, Mass.–based TJX Cos. Inc., operator of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores, struck a deal with GE Capital Retail Con...

Branded Retailers Look to Real Estate for 2011 Growth

In 2011, value-driven chain Rue 21 Inc. plans to build 110 more stores. ...

Fila Buys Integrix

Fila Luxembourg S.a.r.l. struck a deal to buy Integrix Sports Group Ltd., the master licensee of the Fila brand for Europe, the Mi...

YMI Inks Deals for Tops, Dresses and Lingerie

Juniors lifestyle brand YMI is adding new categories to its growing collection, which includes outerwear, footwear, handbags, accessories—and its core business, denim. ...

Lawson Takes Supplier Portal for Fashion on Safari

Lawson Software, the St. Paul, Minn.– based maker of software and service solutions, has announced that Apple iPad users can now have mobile access to the LawsonSupp...

Quiksilver, Now With SAP

SAP, the New York–based provider of business software, has landed Huntington Beach, Calif.–based surf giant Quiksilver as its latest client. The surfwear maker has replaced its existing busine...

Thursday, January 27

Flying Trapeze With the Greatest of Ease

Lots of stuff happens at the Cooper Design Space's penthouse.You've been to sample sales there, you've seen runway shows there, you've may even have been to a photoshoot there - but I can guarantee...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Juicy Couture channels Laurel Canyon in its spring 2011 ad campaign (Los Angeles Times' All the Rage)A Filmmaker’s View of the Runway (The New York Times)Hot and Fresh: DiLascia's Bakery...

Wednesday, January 26

Modern Love: Juniors Dresses From Former Hot Kiss Team

Moshe Tsabag, who sold his Hot Kiss label in 2008, has only been out of the juniorswear business for a few years, but he couldn’t stay away for long...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Orange You Glad It's Almost Spring? (Racked LA)MAX Clothing fashion show features appearance by Diane Von Furstenberg (Examiner.com) Paris Fashion...

Junk Food Opens Super Bowl Pop-Up at NFL Experience

Junk Food Clothing is going to the Super Bowl. The Los Angeles maker of nostalgic graphic tees will set up a pop-up tailgate shop at The NFL Experience, the pop-up theme par...

Tuesday, January 25

Pantone's Hand-Held Device Allows Designers to Capture and Match Colors

Call it a digital color card. Pantone LLC has launched Capsure, a small device that allows designers to measure and match colors back to Pantone’s vast library. ...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Shops – Splendid Littles For Target Is An Explosion Of Stripes (Mondette)Move Over Momsen: Kelly Osbourne Is The New Face Of Material...

Monday, January 24

Art 'Peepshow' Celebrates the Pin-Up Girl

The racy pin-up girl has been a celebrated figure in Americana for decades. Burlesque icon Dita Von Teese, singer Katy Perry, and the whole underwear-as-outerwear movement owe a great deal of thanks to the...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Party Pix From Our Revolve Clothing Bash (Refinery29)NYC boutique Convent invades Echo Park’s E.P.I.C. starting Wed. (Style Section L.A.'s The Spiel...

Friday, January 21

J. Crew Extends Deadline for Bids

In order to settle a lawsuit, the retail chain J. Crew Group has left open until Feb. 15 the “go-shop” deadline to r...

SoCal Rep Show Debuts in Orange County

Exhibitors at the first SoCal Rep Show reported light traffic but important buyers during the two-day event at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, Calif....

Agenda Trade Show Goes Back to NY Roots

NEW YORK—Coming off a successful first show of the year in Huntington Beach, Calif., the Agenda show went back to its roots for its New York show, held Jan. 16–17 in the Chelsea Art Museum in ...

Capsule Trade Show's Busy Aisles

NEW YORK—The crowds turned out early for Capsule’s two-day run at a lofty space in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. Retailers who turned out for opening day included Mark Wertz...

Project Trade Show Returns to New York With New Format

NEW YORK—After taking a hiatus last season, the Project show returned to New York with a retooled format in a loft-like space in New York’s SoHo district. ...

FN Platform Expands and Moves

FN Platform, the footwear show jointly produced by Advanstar Communications and Footwear News, said its upcoming Feb. 14–16 edition at the Las Vegas Convention Center will be...

Peek at Lucky Founder's New Civilianaire Brand

Civilianaire boutique exteriorThe first boutique for Civilianaire, Lucky Brand founders' Barry Perlman and Gene Montesano's new line, is scheduled to debut by the end of January.But I got a preview of the premium denim line’s first boutique....

Mid-Tier Apparel Retailers and Brands Winners in 2011

The word on the retail street is that after a good holiday season, consumers in 2011 are back in the stores. They will continue to be frugal but pepper their purchases with a few frivolous items....

Texworld Draws a Crowd

NEW YORK—Designers and piece-goods buyers braved a winter rainstorm to turn out on Jan. 18 for the start of Texworld USA’s three-day run in New York in a new location at the Jacob K. J...

Workshops on the L.A. Fashion District

The Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency has scheduled three community workshops for people to share their ideas on improving the Los Angeles Fashion District....

Immediates Gain Ground at L.A. Fashion Market

The first Los Angeles Fashion Market of 2011 brought slow but solid business that gave showroom owners hope that this will be a good year for sales....

South Coast Plaza Beefs Up Store Roster

South Coast Plaza, the high-end shopping mall in Costa Mesa, Calif., is starting out the new year with a batch of new stores....

Splendid Collaborates With Target

Los Angeles luxury lifestyle brand Splendid is working with Target to offer a reduced-price kidswear line that will be in stores t...

MRket/Vanguard Taps the Men's Specialty Market

NEW YORK—Upscale menswear retailers from across the East Coast—as well as across the country and world—turned out for the Jan. 17–19 run of MRket/Vanguard at the Jacob K. Javits Conventi...

24/7 Going Global

New York–based headhunter 24/Seven Inc. has named Ricardo Alvar its chief business development officer of global retail. Al...

Prada Expands

Prada is venturing beyond its Milan headquarters. The luxury line said it will be opening new design and research offices in Paris...

ENKNYC Draws New Players and Seasoned Veterans

NEW YORK—Among the more than 250 brands showing at the Jan. 16–18 run of ENKNYC was a mix of new companies and returning exhibitors, including menswear industry veterans returning to market wit...

Target to Canada

For $1.83 billion, Target will be taking over 220 leases that were filled with Zellers stores, a discount chain that is a subsidia...

Port of L.A. Reports Record-Breaking Export Volume

Container export volume at the Port of Los Angeles grew 16 percent in 2010 compared with the previous year....

Apparel News Daily Reader

Events – Marlies Dekkers Takes Center Stage at Jenette Bras (Mondette)Shops – IKO IKO Brings Their Diverse Brands To Space15Twenty...

Sourcing for Inspiration at Kingpins

NEW YORK—Since its launch in 2004 as a New York–based trade show for the denim supply chain, Kingpins has grown to include shows in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Shanghai and India. ...

Thursday, January 20

Kevan Hall's Photo Extravaganza

Kevan Hall debuted his Spring 2011 collection last night with a photo installation at Agenda Loft in downtown Los Angeles. Guests enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvres in a salon style setting while viewing the ’30s inspired collection...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Convertible Clothing Is a New Twist for the Cost-Conscious (The New York Times)Everyday Escada? Life After '80s Power Dressing (Wall Street...

Wednesday, January 19

Apparel News Daily Reader

J. Crew channels Old Hollywood with spring catalog shot entirely at L.A landmarks (Los Angeles Times' All the Rage)Shops – John Fluevog And L.A. Eyeworks Collab...

Ragz: Hand-Knit in Rolling Hills, Calif.

About 20 miles from the industrial heart of Los Angeles, the bucolic community of Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., is best known for its white fences, horse trails and the rolling hills that give the ne...

Calling All Aspiring Stylists: Polyvore and Rebecca Minkoff Want You

Social fashion website Polyvore and designer Rebecca Minkoff are teaming up for a contest that puts Polyvore members’ sartorial skills to the test. Polyvore’s “Style the Rebecca Minkoff Runway” contest is...

How Costumes Help Scary Movies Freak Us Out

The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw wrote this great article about how costumes help film makers tell a story and get into our heads. In it, he explores how that iconic little red coat in the 1973 mind-bending film “Don’t Look Now”...

Tuesday, January 18

Second Sunday Wants to Be First in Men's Closets

Second Sunday’s lifestyle approach to dressing men is to keep them up to speed on fashion yet not venture over the top...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Fab's Top 10 From the 2011 Golden Globes (FabSugar)L.A. Street Style Roundup: 6 Looks We Love (Refinery29)Oh! Oou Shutting Shop at the End of the Month (Racked...

Unique Vintage Sale and Expansion

The people over at Unique Vintage in Burbank have been pretty busy. They just quadrupled the size of their store and are having a special store-opening sale this Thursday (Jan. 20) to celebrate the event. I recently rented "Breakfast...

Monday, January 17

Apparel News Daily Reader

Shops – Cake Jewelry Becomes Artisan LA (Mondette)All That Glitters at the Golden Globes (Style Section L.A.)Designer Michael Kors sticks to...

U.S. Hopes for Korean Free-Trade Agreement by Summer

The Obama administration is working hard to have a free-trade agreement with South Korea signed, sealed and delivered by July....

L.A.'s Golden (Globes) Moment

Jane Lynch in Mon Atelier, photos courtesy JM International GroupThere were plenty of Los Angeles designers represented at last night’s Golden Globes. Shortly after the final award was handed out, I had received an e-mail from textile rep John Marshall, of JM International Group, letting me...

Friday, January 14

Agenda Trade Show Starts 2011 on a High Note

Agenda was one of the first trade shows out of the gate in 2011, attracting nearly one-third more buyers and expanding its reach to snow brands and more surfwear....

Don't Call Him Sir

Ted Baker's Ray Kelvin famously never allows his face to be photographedSporting a Monty Python-esque sense of humor and an affectation for an outré Mod look, U.K. fashion label Ted Baker presents itself with a decidely English....

Apparel News Daily Reader

Break Out With These Alterna-Wedding Gowns (Refinery29)Inspirations – Swept Away By The Dreamy Color Of Blue (Mondette)FarFetch.com’s Michael Mente Reveals His Six Labels to...

Fashion Resource Guide

Biatta is an intimate-apparel company known for its affordable yet classic and contemporary collections for the juniors, plus sizes, and sleepwear markets. The company produces elegant, quality bra and panty sets, babydolls, chemises, and sleepwear at appealin...

Surf Expo Takes Over the Action-Sports Arena

ORLANDO, Fla.—Coming off what was reportedly a strong holiday season, attendees and exhibitors arrived at Surf Expo, held Jan. 6–8 at the Orange County Convention Center, to find a new...

Perry Buys Rafaella

Perry Ellis International of Miami announced it has agreed to buy the Rafaella Apparel Group, a women’s better sportswear l...

Anchor Blue to Liquidate 117 Stores

Anchor Blue announced it would be shuttering all 117 of its stores following news that the company was declaring bankruptcy....

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...

Salt & Pepper Sales

Gerry Building, Suite 802(213) 892-0722

Made in America Resource Guide

Asher Fabric Concepts makes sophisticated fabrics from luxurious fibers in California for the contemporary market. The company can accommodate both small- and big-lot order...

Duarte No. Q65

Cooper Design Space, Suite 301(213) 623-5677

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...

Target Opening New Stores

Target Corp. announced it will be opening 21 stores across the United States this year. Five of them will be in California—...

PerlmanRep

California Market Center, Suite B525(800) 216-8427To kick off the launch of the Darling contemporary collection in Los Angeles, David Perlman gave his California Market Cent...

WSA Adds Sole Commerce to Vegas Show

The WSA shoe show announced it will include a Sole Commerce Pavilion during its upcoming Feb. 7–9 show at The Venetian and Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las V...

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 e...

Dial M

The New Mart, Suite 715(213) 627-9811For more than 20 years, Margaret Chevedden has had a showroom that encompassed 1,200 square feet at The New Mart. But that recently changed....

Shirt Recall

About 20,800 men’s pullover Sherpa shirts imported by Foria International Inc. of City of Industry have been recalled by th...

CMC's New Select Show to Bow at L.A. Market

The California Market Center’s new contemporary trade show, Select, bows at the Jan. 17–20 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market in the building’s Fashion Theater. ...

Busy Premiegrave;re Vision Preview Draws a Handful of West Coast Names

NEW YORK—Premiegrave;re Vision Preview New York, the abridged version of the last Paris-based textile trade show, had a strong turnout for the Jan. 11–12 run at the Metropolit...

New Lines: 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...

Athleta Flagship Opens in S.F.

Gap Inc. opened a flagship store for its Athleta division in San Francisco’s Fillmore neighborhood on Jan. 13. The 5,000-square-foot outlet will offer clothes for a full range of spor...

Cherokee in Japan

Van Nuys–based Cherokee Inc., which licenses its brands to stores such as Target and Tesco, has entered into an exclusive l...

Obituary: Maurice Zekaria, Windsor Fashions Founder, 82

Maurice Zekaria, founder of the Los Angeles–based retail chain Windsor Fashions, died on Jan. 4 of heart failure. He was 82....

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 market-wee...

Fashion Market Northern California Sets Sunday Opening

Summer begins on a Sunday for Fashion Market Northern California, which hosts its Summer 2011 market Jan. 30–Feb. 1 at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, Calif. ...

New Lines: The Academy Awards Building

The following are new lines carried by showrooms at the Academy Awards Building, located at 817 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles. The California Apparel News lists new tenants and lin...

Finance Resource Guide

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Thursday, January 13

OFFPRICE Completes the Look!

A New Footwear Section, New Vendors + Lots of Great Amenities in Its New Home at the Sands Make OFFPRICE a Must for Smart Fashion Retailers ...

Mexican Truckers Could Get the Okay to Enter the United States

It’s back to the drawing board for a plan to let Mexican trucks bring long-haul cargo into the United States. ...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Fashion Rewind: Golden Globes (Style Section L.A.)Bloggers weigh in on East Coast vs. West Coast Style (Teen Vogue)Lindsay Lohan Steps Into...

Surfer's Rejoice......The Superkini Has Arrived

So just what is the Superkini?O'Neill Superkini, photos courtesy of O'NeillThe suit that sticks with you. O'Neill has created a new technically advanced bikini with a revolutionary grip material. NANOFRONT has 200% more grip than...

Wednesday, January 12

Shopping the Globe at The Egg and The Eye

An embroidered hemp jacket by the Miao TribeThe Craft and Folk Art Museum, located at 5814 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles, has launched an online shop at The Egg and The Eye. The shop sells a curated selection of...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Portraits – Designer Calleen Cordero (Mondette)The Daily Dapper: Jerome Rousseau (Style Section L.A.'s The Spiel blog)Oh, Krap: Kim, Kourtney, And Khloe Set To...

Jesse Kamm Relaunches With 'Grown-Up' Line

Jesse Kamm has relaunched her eponymous collection with a newfound simplicity and sophistication. The designer, whose work appeared in Gen Art’s “The New Garde” in 2008, recently...

Organic Cotton Strong Despite Recession

According to the Textile Exchange’s new “2009/2010 Organic Farm and Fiber” report, strong manufacturing demand resulted in “steady growth” in the organic-cotton mar...

Tuesday, January 11

Apparel News Daily Reader

Loud and Proud: Secret Shop Pop-Up in Hollywood (Racked LA)The Ultimate Downtown L.A. Shopping Guide (Refinery29)Shops – Shay Todd Swimwear to Melrose (Mondette)Talbots Cuts View Amid...

Quiksilver Repositions Women's Brand, Outsources Design

The road for one of Quiksilver’s newest brands has been a circuitous one. ...

McGalla Named Wet Seal's CEO

Susan P. McGalla, American Eagle Outfitters Inc.’s president and chief merchandising officer, was named The Wet Seal Inc.’s new chief executive on Jan. 11. She starts her new job on Ja...

L.A. Embroidery Factory Keeps Local Manufacturers on Top of the Curve

Not far from downtown Los Angeles, in an industrial neighborhood dotted with apparel manufacturers and textile companies, Basic Line Corp. has become the go-to guys to embroider those fancy pocket de...

Monday, January 10

L.A. Denim Maker Pays Back Wages to Garment Workers

Los Angeles denim producer Joe’s Jeans has paid 110 workers nearly $160,000 for back wages that were not paid to them by a sewing contractor....

Music Star Iggy Pop Provides Inspiration for Vans

Rock ’n’ roll icon Iggy Pop pioneered the punk rock sound in the late 1960s and early 1970s while clad in tight, thrashed jeans and little else....

Apparel News Daily Reader

Forever in Blue Jeans (Wall Street Journal)Cool Shopping Collab: Iko Iko Pops Up At Space 15 Twenty (Refinery29)Petersen Automotive Museum to host a fashion show produced by...

Sunday, January 9

Trend Spotting at Agenda

O'NeillWhat will the kids be rockin' this Fall? If the Agenda trade show is any indication, we’ll be seeing an eclectic mix of ethnic inspiration, '70s music festival attire, a touch of vintage and plenty of floral and leopard prints. These were some of...

Friday, January 7

Shopbop.com Debuts Sephora Makeup

Madison, Wis.–based e-commerce site

Obituary: Roger Milliken, 95

Milliken & Co. has set up an online tribute to Roger Milliken, chairman of the Spartanburg, S.C.–based textile mill and chemical manufacturer Milliken & Co., on the company’s website...

Retail Forecast for 2011: Better Sales, but Also Tough Times

2011 will be a year of recovery, but many economists and analysts are trying to determine how good the recovery will be....

Cotton Prices Driving Brands to Increase Prices, Alternative Fabrications

In the wake of a year-long price spike that nearly doubled the price of cotton, apparel manufacturers are facing a tough reality. “Prices aren’t going to return to the 66 cents they were one year ago...

New York Textile Resource Guide

Apparel Information Management System (AIMS) offers fully integrated software solutions for apparel importers, distributors, and manufacturers of apparel, accessories, footwear, home furnishings, an...

Tandy#039;s CFO Exits

M.C. (Craig) Mackey, chief financial officer for Tandy Brands Accessories Inc., resigned to pursue other opportunities, according ...

Elbit Subsidiary Buys U.S. Malls

EPN Investment Management LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Tel Aviv, Israel–based Elbit Imaging Ltd., signed a deal to purcha...

Iconix Takes Mossimo to India

New York–based Iconix Brand Group Inc. inked its first license agreement in India for its Mossimo brand. ...

Macy's to Grow Online Divisions

Cincinnati-based Macy’s Inc. will add approximately 725 new positions in New York, San Francisco and Atlanta as part of the retail giant’s plans to expand business with the Macy’s and Bloomingdale...

Lenzing Expands Production Capacity

In response to the rising price and decreasing availability of cotton, Austrian fiber maker Lenzing AG is expanding the global production capacity of its Tencel and viscose fibers. ...

RadiciSpandex Consolidates Space in N.C.

RadiciSpandex Corp. consolidated its distribution center, corporate office and finishing operations in Gastonia, N.C., with plans to sell one of two buildings adjacent to its headquarters. ...

Friedman Joins Claire’s Stores

Chicago-based accessories retailer

Tandy’s CFO Exits

M.C. (Craig) Mackey, chief financial officer for Tandy Brands Accessories Inc., resigned to pursue other opportunities, according ...

Saks to Shutter Denver Store

New York–based Saks Inc. will close the Saks Fifth Avenue store at the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver in March. ...

Delta Signs Deal With Salt Life

Greenville, S.C.–based Delta Apparel Inc. struck a licensing agreement with IMG Sports Licensing to be the exclusive market...

Kellwood Buys Rebecca Taylor

St. Louis–based Kellwood Co. added another contemporary brand to its portfolio with the acquisition of New York–based Rebecca Taylor. ...

Court Approves Loehmann's Restructuring Plan

New York–based Loehmann’s Capital Corp. plans to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection by Feb. 7 after receiving court approval for its disclosure statement and the joint plan of reorganization...

Bell Joins Bebe

Renee Bell was named executive vice president, merchandising, for Bebe Stores Inc., a Brisbane, Calif.–headquartered, mall-based, contemporary women’s apparel chain that operates 252 stores acr...

L.A. Fashion Week Takes Shape

Plans for Los Angeles Fashion Week in March are starting to shape up as a vibrant affair. A new entry, Style Fashion Week LA, will be holding four days of runway shows at Vi...

JM International Adds N.Y. Office

JM International Group, the textile agency founded by John Marshall, has a new Los Angeles home and a new office in New York. ...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Vans New Spring Lookbook Goes Arty With Cool Photo Collaboration (Refinery29)Trends – Leading Ladylike Hollywood: Carey, Natalie, Michelle, and Emma’s Charming (and...

More Dollar General Stores

Goodlettsville, Tenn.–based Dollar General Corp. plans to create 6,000 new jobs by opening 625 new stores in 2011. The stor...

Mudpie to Open Los Angeles Office

After partnering with the Los Angeles textile trade show GlobalTex for two years, London-based trend forecaster Mudpie is looking to plant a permanent stake in Los Angeles. ...

...Lost Leaving La Jolla

hellip;Lost, the Irvine, Calif.–based surfboard and skateboard maker, will be taking its apparel in-house after the Fall 2011 season, said owners Matt Biolos and Joel Cooper. La Jo...

Texworld Partners With Stylesight, Trend Forecaster Wins Copyright Dispute

Stylesight and Texworld USA are teaming up to provide a curated trend display and trend seminar series at the Jan. 18–20 run of Texworld USA at the Jacob K. Javits Convention...

Sassower Joins Britannia Mills

Dan Sassower of New West Textiles has joined Britannia Mills Ltd. as a sales representative. He will be working with Britannia President Terrence Chermak. ...

Agenda Starts On Bullish Note

Crowded hall at Agenda showThe Agenda trade show debuted to huge crowds of buyers and bustling business on Jan. 6 in Anaheim, Calif. More than 200 companies exhibited skate and lifestyle brands at the Marriott Hotel’s convention halls near...

Irving Place Buys Dots Stores

New York–based Irving Place Capital acquired Dots LLC, a fast-fashion retail chain. Founded in 1987, Dots currently operates more than 400 stores in 26 states in the Midwest, East and...

Friedman Joins Claire#039;s Stores

Chicago-based accessories retailer

Thursday, January 6

Apparel News Daily Reader

Raquel Allegra Spins Bedclothes Into Daywear (Vogue)Greg Lauren (Ralph's nephew) to launch his own line (Los Angeles Times' All the Rage)Straight...

Wednesday, January 5

Apparel News Daily Reader

Designer Spotlight: Unholy Matrimony's post-apocalyptic spring collection (Los Angeles Time's All the Rage)L.A. Hot-List: 7 New Things For 2011!...

Anchor Blue Closing Business

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Sites Partner Up for Indie Flash Sales

Palo Alto, Calif.–based e-commerce website Moxsie (

Cash Registers Ring Up a Solid--If Not Stellar--December

For many retailers, December retail sales were up—but not enough....

Tuesday, January 4

Port Truckers Fight Back in Court

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are expanding the reach of their Clean Trucks Program, but that isn’t stopping the American Trucking Associations from challenging certain aspects of it...

Resurrecting a Vintage Sale

Mark Haddawy and Katy RodriguezThe names on the racks are fashion classics: Chanel, Pucci, Christian Dior and Dolce Gabbana.The clothes at the Resurrection Los Angeles store at 8006 Melrose Ave. are vintage and a fashionistas...

Apparel News Daily Reader

George Esquivel makes swanky bowling shoes for Spare Room, the brand new game lounge at the Roosevelt Hotel (Style Section L.A.'s The Spiel blog)Watch the Tom...

Kick Off 2011 With Melrose Night

The powers of fashion and food trucks will combine once again for Melrose Night—a new monthly event aimed to bring out shoppers and help revitalize the famed shopping....

Keith Richards, Fashion Designer

Keith Richards in a 1960s photoNo one will deny Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards was a great rock ’n’ roll guitarist. But did the iconic rocker neglect a career in fashion? In his stellar autobiography Life, which was published in late 2010, Richards talks...

Monday, January 3

Apparel News Daily Reader

Labels – Them Atelier’s Innovative, Artistic Approach (Mondette)Jewelry Spotlight: Ninoosh (Style Section L.A.)Fashion Face-Off 2010: Lady Gaga vs. Katy...

Rodarte Exhibit Comes West

Black Swan's Natalie Portman and Laura Mulleavy on setMark your calendars, kids! The Mulleavy sisters will be presenting their first solo West Coast exhibit come March. Rodarte:State of Matters will show from March 4...

No Jeans for Johnny & Angelina

The Atypical Tourist: Johnny Depp and the cast of The Tourist eschewed typical tourist uniforms in the film.There’s a romance in travel, but there’s nothing sexy about tourism. Take a trip to any tourist hot spot; think New York’s Times Square, Disneyland, Las Vegas Strip, and you’ll see...