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Friday, June 29

Shareen Collection Relaunches at New W. Third Street Store

When a prescientfriend in 2007 advised Shareen Mitchell to pull the plug on her emerging dresslabel, Shareen, the friend forecast the economy was teetering at the edge of acliff...

Karmaloop Founder Receives E & Y Entrepreneur Award

Greg Selkoe, chiefexecutive officer and founder of streetwear e-commerce site Karmaloop, was among therecipients of the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award for e-commerce ...

St. John Exec Joins Jones

New York–based Jones Group Inc. named GeorgeSharp executive vice president of design, a new position for the company.  ...

Crowd Turns Out to Remember Kaltman

A cross-section of the Los Angeles manufacturing and textile industry gathered on June 22 to remember textile executive, philanthropist and former president of the Textile Association of Los ...

Sundek Does Volun-tourism With Surf for Life

Sundek’s swim trunks with a rainbow arch across the rearwere a favorite among pros and recreational surfers alike in the 1970s. Today,the shorts look nearly the same as they did decad...

Tavik Names New Design Director for Swim

The Irvine, Calif.–based Tavik label recentlynamed Ani Breslin as its new design director for its swimwear division, saidTavik founder Erik Paulsen....

Bank Sues Retailer to Retrieve $2.6 Million

After more than 20 yearsin business, Politix, the contemporary clothing store that sells men’s and women’s apparelat the Beverly Center in Los Angeles, is shutting its doors....

Krammer & Stoudt: Vintage Looks Its Own Way

There’s gold in vintage. Just ask “Mad Men” designer Janie Bryant and the staff of Gap Inc.’s Banana Republic division. Banana Republic’s Kennedy era–esque “Mad Men”...

PacSun Faces Wave of Challenges

Beleaguered mallretailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. recently unveiled its Golden State of Mindmarketing campaign, featuring some of the most up-to-date media technology andim...

Fashion Schools Embrace Social Media and E-commerce Training

Social media is a core part of any good marketingdepartment, and recent college graduates looking for a job in marketing areexpected to be knowledgeable about trends in digital media and e-commerce. ...

Agenda Hires Director of Sales and Partnerships

Cody DeBacker hasjoined the Agenda trade show as director of sales and partnerships, a position thatincludes oversight of the sales department, as well as “partnerships withnon-endemic brands and thei...

Fashion Market Northern California Finds Retailers Working Hard for Their Money

SAN MATEO, Calif.—After 12 years of owning a smallwomenswear store in Grass Valley, Calif., Debbie Dejesus packed up her merchandise,purchased a used white delivery truck and hit the road....

Topshop: Taking It Slow

Topshop Creative Director Kate Phelan,left and Gordon Richardson, design director for Topman at Soho House June 26.New York, Chicago, even Las Vegas, got UK retailer Topshop locations before Los Angeles. It doesn’t mean that the much vaunted Topshop was not thinking about L.A. Topshop creative...

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Elle out at ’Fashion Star (New York Daily News)Banana Republic to release the Anna Karenina – inspired line in October (The Cut)According to British Vogue,...

Thursday, June 28

Surfing Your Style With Calavera

For many shoppers, the hassle of finding a suit that fits – let alone one made for shredding waves in rough waters – can be enough to put them off swimsuit shopping all together, but Calvera Swimwear has taken an innovative approach to...

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Lady Gaga Bids a Record-Breaking $133,000 for an Alexander McQueen Gown at Daphne Guinness’s Auction (Fashionista)Jennifer Hudson: I Love Fashion Like I Love Music...

Wednesday, June 27

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Milan menswear splashes colour on grey times (Reuters)Terry Richardson’s Latest Kate Upton Video also banned by YouTube (New York Magazine)Vogue China Chops Off...

Talking About Fashionably Bad Girls

Angelina Jolie as “Sleeping Beauty” nemesis Maleficent in the upcoming 2014 film "Maleficent," told from the eeevil queen’s perspectiveWho doesn’t like a good bad girl? Not Disney. The...

Shop Trucks To Park Downtown

Now that the market has swelled to a whole traffic jam of shopping trucks, they have collectively organized into tidy parking lot parties like their food truck siblings. The next event featuring Shop Truck LA, Le Fashion Truck, BNIB, Rolling...

Tuesday, June 26

Apparel News Daily Reader

Charles Pays for Kate’s Designer Habit (The Daily Beast)Watch: Kate Upton's "Many Talents" Directed By Terry Richardson (Fashionista)Monica Bellucci Stars In Dolce ...

Monday, June 25

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Awesomely Bad Fashion Trends on Capitol Hill (ABC)Age shouldn’t influence how you dress, says fashion icon Twiggy (The Independent)Dolce Gabbana Cast...

Now Make This Into a Jean!

A pretty picture...on a denim canvas. Photo by Felix Salzman/LookBookLA.Didn’t your mother tell you not to draw on your jeans? Well, jeans brand !iTEM and American Rag got a bunch of Los Angeles artists to draw, paint and graffiti on denim in a...

STYLE FILE: Tesh Patel

ApparelSourcing Show friend, Tesh Patel, Product Development Specialist at UrbanOutfitters, shares his...

Billabong's Sneak Peak at Spring 2013

If you're hankering to see what Billabong's cooked up for its Spring 2013 collection, you might want to attend its upcoming Design for Humanity fund-raiser on July 25.The event is at Paramount Studio's back lot...

Friday, June 22

Levi’s Creates New E-Commerce Role

San Francisco–based denim giant Levi Strauss & Co. has created a new position to oversee e-commerce business and retail operations. The company promoted Joelle Maher to fill the role of executive ...

TALA Scholars 2012

The Textile Association of Los Angeles presented its 2012 scholarship awards at the organization’s annual luncheon on June 15 at the California Market Center in Los Angeles....

Orisue President Leaves Company

Allen Doan, president of the Orisue Inc. men’s fashion label, left the Santa Ana, Calif.–based line June 15 to pursue other ventures. His departure was caused by creative differences with other...

Sunnie Kim, Rick Caruso Honored by Ernst & Young

Hana Financial Inc. Chief Executive Officer Sunnie Kim and Casuso Affiliated President and CEO Rick Caruso were among the Los Angeles honorees for the Ernst & Young Entr...

Lisa Z: The Retail Therapist Is In

Lisa Zagha’s card lists her occupation as retail therapist. She takes the therapy part as seriously as the retail....

New Logo and Look for DC Women’s

DC’s women’s line was in a rut. “Sometimes, brands in our [action-sports] world tend to look the same,” said Cristiana Janssen, who oversees merchandising, sourcing and design for...

In Slow Economy, Retail Jobs Growth Up

In an economy marked by a tough outlook for the jobs market overall, employment at California’s clothing and clothing-accessories retailers increased this year, but economists and industry watchers do ...

Woodbury University Revamps Its Fashion Design Department

Established more than 80 years ago, Woodbury University’s fashion design program is getting a makeover under the department’s new chair, Kathryn Hagen, who came on board last July to head up the small departmen...

Kapor, Mangel Honored by Fashion Industries Guild, Weinbaum Stepping Down as President

The Fashion Industries Guild of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will honor Jeffrey and Betsey Kapor and Jay and Kathi Mangel at the group’s 56th annual fund-raising gala on Sept. 22 in Be...

Joe’s Jeans Adds Distributor for France

Joe’s Jeans, like many Los Angeles clothing companies, has been looking to the international arena to expand its sales....

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Tom Brady on his ever-changing hair and why he'll never enroll at the school of 'Hard Knocks (Entertainment Weekly)Olivia Munn's Louboutin Fashion Emergency: "I am...

Rolex on Rodeo

Store party at Rolex on Rodeo. Photo by Felix Salzman/LookBookLA.Rodeo Drive got more bling June 21. A Rolex boutique officially opened on Beverly Hills’ iconic luxury street with a discrete store debut party.The 1,250-square-foot boutique is located at...

Fashion Stops West 3rd Street Traffic

Green Light! Models Wearing the new Shareen contemporary label stop traffic. Photo by Felix Salzman/LookBookLA.Call Shareen Mitchell a stylish traffic hazard.On the night of her self-named boutique’s debut June 21, a long line of models...

Thursday, June 21

Me-Ality In California

Me-Ality kiosk at North Point Mall near Atlanta, GA.The Me-Ality body scanning kiosk was introduced in late 2010, but it recently installed in a handful of California malls. It’s at Westfield Main Place Santa Ana, Westfield Culver City, Westfield Santa...

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YSL Set for Name Change (The Telegraph)Designer brings 'anti-sharia' sass to Dakar ramps (Times Live)Supreme Court Cites Nicole Richie’s Prada Purse Comment...

Wednesday, June 20

Avery Dennison Joins the Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS) division, a global provider of apparel- and footwear-industry solutions, has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition,...

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Shopping Snapshots on June 20 (The New York Times)’Mad Men’ Style Influenced McDonald’s Uniforms (The Telegraph)The Times Is Taking Notes on Your Beach Drivel...

Tuesday, June 19

Apparel News Daily Reader

Homeless Couple Kidnap Designer’s Bunny! (The Cut) Sao Paulo Fashion Week’s Hottest Models on the Differences Between Sao Paulo and New York(Fashionista) Jeremy scott’s...

International Roxy Winners Are Announced

For the last four months, Roxy has been conducting an international contest to find three girls to live the life of the Roxy Girl.And the winners are in after nearly 5,000 submissions from more than 80 countries. Roxy...

Dripped's Summer of Love

Jessica Gabriela Jerskey in Buttons Bows installation. Photo by Felix Salzman/LookBookLA.Summer is here and it is the time to get trippy.Underground party Dripped Fashion Soiree Trunk Show threw a psychedelic 1960s summer kick-off party June 15 at The Holding Co. space, around Los...

Adidas Kicks Scott Kicks to Curb

Hankering for the Jeremy Scott-designed Adidas “JS Roundhouse Mid” sneakers? The ones with the bright yellow shackle and chain, pictured above? You’re out of luck. The athletic...

Monday, June 18

Apparel News Daily Reader

Model Jerked Around by Abercrombie Fitch, Now Suing for $1 million (The Cut) Sheer florals show soft side to British men's fashion (Canada.com)BBC World News...

SpiritHoods Unite!

SpiritHoods co-founder Alexander Mendeluk, left, with designer Shayoon Aboo.It didn’t feel like a costume party, but the people who wear SpiritHoods, the faux fur, animal like hoods, came out to party last Thursday night at Royal-T. It’s...

Need a Lift?

Eco-friendly athletic shoe company The People’s Movement (a.k.a. Movmt) has a new shoe designed to give you a little extra height without letting the world know you’re wearing lifts.“The Jade” is a sneaker style with a hidden 2-inch...

Friday, June 15

Education Resources

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Fashion Destination Bows With Runway, Shopping, Seminars

Fashion fans and industry insiders turned out in Monarch Beach, Calif., for the launch of Fashion Destination Group, a new all-day fashion event with runway shows, musical performances, semin...

Panama and the United States Soon to Be Free-Trade Partners

The long-awaited free-trade agreement between the United States and Panama should go into effect sometime in October, according to government sources....

Tech Providers Harness iPad Power

Technology

Technology providers that cater to fashion industry clientele are tapping into the iPad’s functionality to provide tech on the go....

Moods of Norway Names Execs for U.S. Expansion

Moods of Norway, an Oslo, Norway–headquartered fashion label with Los Angeles roots, recently announced two new executives to help execute a U.S. rollout....

Retailers Gear Up for ’Second Christmas’ as Tourist Season Begins

Even if the wider U.S. economy seems slow, one market segment continues to make retailers’ cash registers ring—tourism....

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Fashion Plates of the NBA Make Specs of Themselves (Wall Street Journal)Flag Day: Will patriotic fashion be on trend this summer? (The Washington Post’s Style...

Space Inspiration

Don Pettit/NASAHave you seen the amazingly beautiful photos taken by astronaut Don Pettit? Shot between April and June, the breathtaking images are taken 240 miles in space. Pettit, who has a Flicker page, calls them...

Lanvin Pop-Up in Malibu

Lanvin's Alber Elbaz does not design Lanvin's men's line. But we couldn't resist his bow tie! Photo via Glamour Goddess.Lanvin is high Parisian style, not California surf.But expectations might be challenged when the elegant fashionhouse opens a pop-up shop for its...

Thursday, June 14

Ruti Takes Montana Ave.

Interior of new Montana Avenue boutique Ruti. Photo by Felix Salzman/LookBookLA.With the debut of Tel Aviv Fashion Weekin 2011, Israeli fashionhas emerged on the world stage. Ruti Zisser has showcased Israeli fashion in California at her Ruti boutiques in San...

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The Ten Highest Paid Models Are… (Fashionista) Lanvin launch "Happy" Les 10 Ans collection (The Telegraph)Katy Perry Flapped Around (New York Magazine)Mixed...

Wednesday, June 13

TV's Fashion Star Show Hunting for Designers

Do you believe you're the next hot designer but nobody knows it yet?Here's your chance to break into the big time. NBC's 'Fashion Star' television show is casting for its next season that...

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How Much Would you Pay To Be 22nd in Line at the YSL Sample Sale? (The Cut)Sao Paulo Fashion Week to show 30 labels (The Daily Star)Is Pakistan ready for its first...

Tuesday, June 12

Malibu Lumber Yard Mall Sold for $35.5 Million

The exclusive Malibu Lumber Yard retail center in Malibu, Calif., has a new owner....

Maison Martin Margiela Teams with H&M

French fashion house Maison Martin Margiela is the latest designer to launch a capsule collection with Swedish fast-fashion retailer HM. The women's and men's collection doesn't hit stores until November, but the company released a sneak...

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When in Istanbul…With Michael Kors (Wall Street Journal)Beth Ditto Still Thinks Karl Lagerfeld Looks Old Skinny (Into the Gloss)Louvre Museum opens its storied...

Los Angeles Fashion Market Kicks Off With Party and Fashion

What would Los Angeles Fashion Market be without a party and fashon show to mark the debut of four days of buyer visits to the various showroom buidlings in downtown Los Angeles?This...

Monday, June 11

Malibu Lumber Yard Mall’s Future Up for Vote Tonight

The Malibu City Council is scheduled to vote on the sale of the exclusive Malibu Lumber Yard retail center at tonight’s council meeting....

California-Inspired and California-Made. That's SoLA.

New gift line SoLA comes with a particularly L.A. angle. Not only is the collection primarily made in L.A.—its founders hail from L.A.’s architecture, fashion and gift industries. Created by architect Barbara Bestor, fashion and lifestyle publicity Sara Stein and...

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Dolce and Gabbana Reportedly to Stand Trial for Tax Evasion (New York Magazine)Lady Gaga Suffers Concussion During New Zealand Concert, Responds To Madonna?...

Friday, June 8

TALA Scholarship Luncheon Planned

The Textile Association of Los Angeles and the California Fashion Foundation are hosting the 2012 Scholarship Awards Luncheon on June 15 in suite C855 of the California Mark...

Finance Resource Guide

Capital Business Credit LLC is a global integrated financial products and services company offering full-service factoring, accounts receivable management services, inventory lending...

Greenstar Vintage: Denim Repurposed

What do you do with a warehouse full of vintage Levi’s? If you’re Jeff Fuller, you find a stylish short cut. ...

Fashion Resource Guide

Apparel Works (AWI) is a Chicago-area company specializing in Western Hemisphere–based private-label design, sourcing, and manufacturing. Key items include premium-denim jeans, shorts, jack...

Los Angeles Fashion Market Holiday ’12 New Lines

A listing of new tenants and lines at the major showroom buildings in the Fashion District of Los Angeles...

Pinterest Growing for Retailer Engagement

According to a 2012 social- and mobile-commerce study, Pinterest is leading the way in engaging consumers and retailers with social media. The study—a join...

Private Arts: Artistic Graphics

The trio of friends behind Private Arts wanted to express a little bit more color, humor, graphic art and role playing in their intimates—minus the over-embellished frills seen on a Halloween...

RFID Market Expected to Surpass $1.4B

Increased interest in item-level radio-frequency identification (RFID) tagging in the apparel industry is expected to drive massive demand for RFID in coming years....

Not Without Joy: Denim With an Italian Accent

Salvatore Lipari is on a mission “per fare bella figura”—an Italian phrase that means “to make a good impression” and is also the motto for his Los Angeles–based den...

Forever 21 Billboard Points to New Direction

Fast-fashion retail giant Forever 21 has traditionally kept a low advertising profile, using low-key methods. But in May, the retailer posted several billboards in the Los Angeles area....

Advances Bring Digital Printing to the Forefront

Until about two years ago, American Apparel didn’t do much printing, and when it did, the vertical manufacturer used outside vendors. ...

Cotton Prices Drop, but Will Apparel Prices Follow?

Last year, apparel manufacturers were struggling with cotton prices, which had skyrocketed to an all-time high of $2.197 a pound in March. ...

Leading L.A. Boutique Satine to Open New Shop On Abbot Kinney

Satine gained notoriety in the past decade for offering a luxe merchandising mix with a hip, idiosyncratic edge while doing business on Los Angeles’ West Third Street. ...

CMC to Host Market Party and Fashion Show

The California Market Center kicks off the June 11–14 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market with an opening-night party and fashion show featuring five brands based in the CMC....

Dynasty Designer Nolan Miller, 1933-2012

Alexis Morrell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan (a.k.a. Joan Collins)Designer Nolan Miller died yesterday leaving a legacy that...

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Postcards From the Resort Collections in New York (The New York Times)YSL Movie in the Works (The Telegraph)Bangs Are Back as a Popular Hairstyle (The New...

EPIC's Mysterious Gathering

Los Moribundos. Picture by Adina Doria.Most fashion events require a DJ spinning dance music. But that probably would not work as the soundtrack for avant garde fashion labels such as The Bohemian Society. When Bohemian Society and fashion label...

Holiday Mood Set for L.A. Fashion Market

Just in time for the upcoming Holiday fashion market in the Los Angeles Fashion District, is this stunning display of fur vests made by Dolce Cabo, headquartered in Los Angeles.The display was the idea of Michael...

Thursday, June 7

New Lines: 824 Building

824 Building

New Lines: Cooper Design Space

Cooper Design Space

New Lines: Gerry Building

Gerry Building

New Lines: Lady Liberty Building

Lady Liberty Building

Real Estate Vacancy Increases

Retail vacancy rates slightly increased in Los Angeles County, according to real estate firm CBRE. ...

Sanrio Grows Licensing Departments

Sanrio Inc.,owner of the Hello Kitty brand, isexpanding its licensing department with the addition of two new directors forsoft lines—such as apparel, accessories, footwear and domestics—...

New Lines: California Market Center

California Market Center 110 E. Ninth St. ...

New Lines: The New Mart

The New Mart

New Lines: Academy Awards Building

Academy Awards Building

Mystree

California Market Center

Focus Showroom

Cooper Design Space

Gallery 608

Gerry Building

Bizzy Girls' Grade School MBA

Deborah Kanafani, pictured center, at a party for her children's book Kate Kate The Fashion Plate. The event took place in May at a session of the Cheryl Fudge fashion camp in Santa Monica, Calif.Deborah Kanafani plans to inspire girls to be entrepreneurs well before...

Lindsay Lohan Channels Liz Taylor in Vintage

Lindsay Lohan wears a vintage Cole of California swimsuit in her upcoming biopic on Liz Taylor. Photo courtesy of toofab.com.The infamous LiLo is back in the news – only this time for something positive. The notorious redhead has...

Quiksilver Opens New Women's store in Malibu Lumber Yard

Women ruled the wooden deck of the Malibu Lumber Yard during the Quiksilver store opening party on Tuesday. Inside the first flagship store for the women’s division of the brand, customers could see a deeper look into...

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Meet The New Girl: Henna Lintukangas (Finland) Wants To Work With Terri Richardson (New York Magazine)Geek chic: When fashion meets technology (BBC)Ex-Wife of...

Wednesday, June 6

What Sophia Bush Did After The CFDAs

Apolis co-founder Shea Parton, left with Sophia Bush at the Apolis Common Gallery in downtown L.A.So what do you do the day after the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards in New York?If you’re actress Sophia Bush, you hop on a plane back to Los Angeles and talk...

Apparel News Daily Reader

Missoni closes Rodeo Drive store (All the Rage)Japan inspires Gaga's shoe designer (San Francisco Chronicle)Fashion: Madonna launches tour with high fashion,...

Tuesday, June 5

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Lindsay Lohan Don't I Look JUST Like Liz Taylor? (TMZ) What Makes Johnny Depp a Fashion Icon? (People)Mary-Kate, Ashley Olsen take top designer prize (USA...

The BeachMint Club Adds Intimates

The social commerce company BeachMint is about to get a little sweeter.The Santa Monica-based site that offers celebrity-curated merchandise at direct-to-consumer prices has added a new division...

Congratulations Mary-Kate and Ashley!

Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp at the 2003 premiere for “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/BEImages). Depp's suit was designed by L.A. designer Estevan Ramos.Bloggers Tom and Lorenzo have plenty of...

Monday, June 4

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Kate Middleton’s Dress Was Previously Worn by Kim Kardashian (The Cut)Street; Style: Printed Pants (New York Times)Karl Lagerfeld Sketches the Queen (The...

Friday, June 1

Technology Resources Guide

FDM4 specializes in the design, development, and implementation of software and hardware solutions for apparel and footwear enterprises. Take advantage of FDM4 to streamline your operations and help...

Kaltman Memorial Planned for CMC

Amy Kaltman-Kraft and Karyn Lee, daughters of former Textile Association of Los Angeles President Hal Kaltman, will host a memorial in Los Angeles for their father, who died on May 24. ...

Contemporary Brand Ever LLC Shuttered

Prominent contemporary fashion label Ever LLC recently shut down operations after quietly declaring bankruptcy last October. ...

Topson Downs Acquires Interest in BleuLab

Apparel company Topson Downs announced May 30 that it acquired a 50 percent interest in BleuLab, a premium-denim line in Los Angeles known for its reversible denim look....

OffPrice Hires Buyer-Relations Exec

Kara Bushman has joined the OffPrice show as buyer-relations coordinator. ...

New L.A. Trade Show Lazr to Focus on Footwear, Apparel, Accessories

This August a team of footwear and trade show veterans will debut a new trade show at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles....

Jason Bleick Starts Brand Identity and Design Studio

Jason Bleick thought he was going to take a break after he closed the chapter on the brand Ever almost one year ago...

The Fancy Harnesses Social Commerce

With social commerce gaining in popularity, The Fancy has quickly become a popular online destination for browsing and shopping....

New Launch LA Show to Land in Crowded Trade Show Environment

Producers of new fashion trade show Launch LA are forecasting that the 125-booth show will be sold out when its inaugural event takes place July 25–26 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Mo...

American Apparel on the Move-in Japan

Los Angeles’ own American Apparel is going mobile—in Japan. ...

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Designer puzzles fashion industry by quitting his label (Star Tribune)Unsuspecting Joggers Caught in Victoria’s Secret Shoot (New York Magazine)Miss USA Glamshots...

STYLE FILE: Leigh uses city chic and Miami heat to stimulate her fashion sense

Leigh Spatafore is a Junior Designer at popular Annapolis-basedhandbag company, Hobo The Original. We caught up with Leigh to get the scoop onwhat trends she is loving now as well as what inspires her designs.Whatinspired you to become a handbag designer? At a...

Get Out the Vote--and Your Credit Card

Who knew Urban Outfitters was so political? The Philadelphia–based hipster retail chain has a line of presidential candidate T-shirts depicting Mitt Romney playing football (and as an oven mitt) and Barak Obama as a basketball player. Salon (which...

Elsa Schiaparelli: Art Meets Fashion

Schiaparelli incorporated elements of modern architecture into many of her designs, such as her block sweaters. 1927LACMA’s Costume Council commemorated the work of famed Italian fashion designer Elsa...

West Third St. Staycation - All I Ever Wanted

"West Third Staycation - All I Ever Wanted/Staycation Had to Get Away." Wasn't that the way that Go-Go's song went?Los Angeles’s West Third Street Business Association’s annual Christmas street parties are a lot fun. But this boutique and restaurant...

Meet LA's Newest Designer: Hedi Slimane

Yves Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane, photo courtesy of Rex Features/Vogue.co.ukLos Angeles just got a design boost in the form of Parisian couture. Newly appointed Yves Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane will base out of his studio in Los Angeles rather than...

Georges Marciano's Former Properties Up for Sale

Just as the Guess apparel company is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Los Angeles this year, the former Beverly Hills homes of the Guess? founder, Georges Marciano, are up for sale by the trustee of...