Stories for August 2013


Friday, August 30

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Baci Lingerie's Hollywood Hills Shoot

Baci's New Corset Line

Model Ashley Harris in Baci Lingerie Photoshoot

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Jen Awad Shows Fall/Winter 2013

Boardwalk Empire Meets French Revolution

L.A. Designer Jen Awad Shifts Gears from Rock 'N' Roll Inspiration

Thursday, August 29

Catching Up With CM Cia.Marítima’s Benny Rosset

Designers Profile

Cia.Marítima is one of Brazil's top names in swimwear and is worn by celebs, including Rihanna and Gisele Bündchen

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Miami Swim Week: Behind the Scenes

Behind-the-Scene Report

There was plenty of action on and off the runway during Miami Swim Week.

PacSun: 3 Percent Increase for 2nd Quarter

Sunny Outlook

It’s been tough for teen retailers recently, but Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. broke from the pack when it announced Aug. 29 positive same-store sales for the second quarter of its 2013 fiscal year.

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WWDMAGIC Splits Brands Between LVCC’s Central and South Halls

Break From Tradition

This season, WWDMAGIC got creative and moved vendors’ booths around in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Putting a Spotlight on Youth Trends

Trendsforecaster Stylesight sheds some light on West Coast trends for those Millennials, who are under the age of 26.

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Big Denim Brands Turn Out for Isko Workshop on Wash Treatment and Finishes

Denim Report

Big Denim Brands Turn Out for Isko Workshop

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FMNC Courts Nor Cal Buyers With European Lines, Immediate Deliveries and New Brands

Trade Show Report

The August edition of Fashion Market Northern California is typically one of the smallest of the five shows held throughout the year at the San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo, Calif. But for exhibitors that carry European brands

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Trina Turk Launches Activewear


Trina Turk Gets Launches Activewear

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Claire Pettibone’s New LA HQ Is a Castle


Claire Pettibone’s New LA HQ Is a Castle

New Promotions, Appointments in Levi’s Executive Ranks

Denim Report

San Francisco–based Levi Strauss & Co. recently made several changes to the executive ranks of its Levi’s brand division.

Tilly’s Reports 17.1 Percent Increase in 2nd-Q Total Net Sales, Names New CFO

Surf Report

Jennifer Ehrhardt has been named chief financial officer of Irvine, Calif.–based teen surf chain Tilly’s, succeeding Bill Langsdorf, who announced his retirement earlier in the year.

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Nevermind the T-shirts, Here's Brian Lichtenberg's footwear

The Rage! The Stylish Footwear!

Brian Lichtenberg sparked controversy with T-shirts. Just wait for the footwear

Wednesday, August 28

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G-Shock and Undefeated

G-Shock released a version of the DW-6900 model, a collaborative piece known as the DW6901UD-3, with Los Angeles based streetwear, sneaker boutique, Undefeated.

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Sourcing at MAGIC: New Venue, 1,100 Exhibitors

Prime Real Estate

Sourcing at MAGIC kicked off its four-day show a day early on Aug. 18 at a new location in the Las Vegas Convention Center: the North Hall.

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Project and The Tents: Focus on Menswear

Solid Experience

Project, held on the first floor of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, carried better men’s and dual-gender contemporary collections, and The Tents, which featured a selection of high-end brands catering to top-notch retailers, was held in a 50,000-square-foot tent adjacent to the convention center.

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Pool Features New and Established Brands


Pooltradeshow, known for showcasing emerging and up-and-coming designers, had a nice turnout with nearly 250 exhibitors at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

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Offprice: Sold-Out Show Draws 10,000+ Attendees


The aisles were crowded and buyers were lined up at many of the booths at the Aug. 17–20 OffPrice show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

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International Turnout at Accessories The Show, Stitch and MRKET


If you were hearing a few foreign accents around the MRKET show, it’s because 14 percent of the buyers attending the menswear event were from out of the country, according to Britton Jones, president and chief executive of BJI Fashion Group, which is part of Business Journals Inc. in Norwalk, Conn.

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ENKVegas Moves Inside

Women Only

This was ENKVegas’ second show featuring only women’s brands.

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CurveNV Draws Buyers for Lingerie and Swim


CurveNV, the lingerie and swim show run by CurvExpo, a division of European trade show producer Eurovet, moved back to its third-floor venue at The Venetian for its Aug. 19-20 run in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, August 27

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Mall Memories

Vintage Retail

The Department Store Museum blog is a a treasure trove of retail memorabilia—from vintage photos and sketches of long-lost stores to charge cards, shopping bags and store directories.

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Kitson Opens at Beverly Center

Lots of L.A. Designers

Kitson's Soft Opening at Beverly Center Weekend of Aug. 24

Monday, August 26

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Eva Varro's Grand Opening in Corona del Mar

Eva Varro moves her Orange County store.

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St. Pucchi's Summer of Love

Window Display For Marriage Equality

Bridalwear Label St. Pucchi's Window Display for Marriage Equality

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Winning Season at WWIN

Sold Out

Even though traffic seemed to be slightly off during two of the four-day-long Women’s Wear in Nevada show, buyers had beefed-up budgets over last year and were writing orders.

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Project MVMNT’s Second Outing with Kenny Mac

Youth Focus

In its second season with show director Kenny Mac at the helm, Project MVMNT again unveiled a youth-focused show, which ran Aug. 19–21 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

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Liberty: Inaugural Show Success


Sam Ben-Avraham became a star on the trade show scene when he produced Project, which was acquired by Advanstar, MAGIC's parent company, in 2005.

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Capsule: Strong Sales in New ‘Alignment’

Quality Time

Aligning with Liberty Fairs and Agenda in the Modern Assembly league of shows at the Sands Expo was a coup for Edina Sultanik, co-owner of the Capsule show.

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Agenda’s Vegas Jackpot

Bright Future

When Agenda wrapped up its inaugural Las Vegas show at the Sands Expo, Agenda President Aaron Levant felt like running a victory lap.

Friday, August 23

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Zilberman Opens 1st ES Collection Boutique

West Hollywood Boutique Owner Rolling Out Shops

Nir Zilberman Opens ES Collection Shop, Moves LA Jock and Promises To Open Two Other Stores.

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Scout's Vintage Gems

store re-opening

Scout Los Angeles moved its specialty vintage boutique to Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood.

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Nudie's Party for the Fall Of It

Fall '13 In Store? Time To Party

Nudie Jeans Co. Celebrates Its Fall '13 Looks with rock band Harriet

Thursday, August 22

Sequential Has New Vision for Latest Acquisition—Heelys


Los Angeles–based Sequential Brands Group, owner of the William Rast and People's Revolution labels, announced its relaunch of the wheeled-footwear brand Heelys, which Sequential acquired last January for $63 million.

J. Mendel Names New President and CEO


J. Mendel, the luxury womenswear brand based in New York, announced that Marc Durie is the new president and chief executive of the fashion house.

Consumers Still Cautious About Spending


Even though the economy is showing signs of improvement, a well-regarded consumer-spending index remained flat in July for the third straight month.

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Kin Los Angeles Opens Bel Air-Area Shop, Debuts Men’s Line

Kin Boutique is Growing Up

Darrel Adams' Kin Los Angeles boutique is growing up

Paul Frank Partners With Signorelli for Women’s and Juniors Line


Paul Frank, the kitschy Southern California apparel and accessories company known for its "Julius the Monkey" image, has formed a licensing partnership with Signorelli to manufacture U.S.-made fashion tops for women and teens.

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Glendale Galleria's 2013 Fall Fashion Extravaganza

Preview of the Galleria's Bloomingdale's Nov. 8 Debut

Bloomingdale's to Glendale Galleria. They celebrate with Fall Fashion Extravaganza

Lawsuit Continues Between Rite Aid and Americana at Brand


A dust-up between the high-end Americana at Brand shopping center and Rite Aid drugstores has taken a new legal turn.

Haute Hippie Opens First West Coast Store


After establishing three stores in New York, Haute Hippie, a 5-year-old women's contemporary label, is headed west.

Bealls Outlet Opens Buying Office in California Market Center


Bealls Outlet, a Florida-based company that operates 458 discount stores in 16 states, has opened its first buying office in Los Angeles

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California Helps Yoga Wear Shape Up to Be a Fast-Growing Category


Yoga wear is now a $14.2 billion business in the United States

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MAGIC and Other Las Vegas Trade Shows Debut New Format


The Las Vegas trade show lineup shuffled again this season

Finance Resources

Resource Guide

Bibby Financial Services, Marcum LLP

Wednesday, August 21

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Cross Colours is Back

Original Gear

Carl Jones one of the founders of pioneering urban brand Cross Colours is gearing up to relaunch the brand.

Tuesday, August 20

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John Allan's Close Shave at Saks

Men's Salon on the Sales Floor

John Allan's Mixes Salons and Fashion Retail

Monday, August 19

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Scotch & Soda Beach Vibes

cotch & Soda hosted a beach side BBQ to celebrate its 100th store,

Small-Minimums Show DG Expo Heads to San Francisco

Going West

After four shows in New York, DG Expo is heading to San Francisco.

Sunday, August 18

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Get Ready for a New Perspective on Vegas

Trade Show

The High Roller—a 550-foot tall observation Ferris wheel--will anchor the new Linq entertainment and retail project slated to start opening later this year.

Friday, August 16

Made in America Resources | August 2013

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Supply Chain and Tech Focus Resources | August 2013

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Ted Baker's Autumn in West Hollywood

Drink up, Fall Fashions Are Coming

Brit Brand Ted Baker London Shows Fall/Winter 2013 Fashions in West Hollywood

Fashion Resources

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Agenda, Business Journals Inc., Dallas Market Center, The Gallery Los Angeles, LAmade Clothing, Los Angeles Apparel Show, Stop Staring!, Tukatech

Denim Resources

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Cotton Incorporated, The Denim Bank, Grace in LA, Invista, iSKO, Laken Kyra, People vs. West, Shol Textiles, Trim Networks Inc.

Thursday, August 15

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Ariat Names VP of Footwear Design


Union City, Calif.–based Ariat International named Jake Rivas vice president of footwear design for the company, which makes equestrian performance footwear, apparel and accessories.

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E-commerce Site One Dress a Day Launches


In a twist on the flash-sale model, Australian designer Bruno Schiavi has introduced a new e-commerce site, One strong> a Day, which will offer one new limited-edition strong> for sale every day.

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Alternative Hires VP of Marketing


Los Angeles–based Alternative Apparel named Dawn De La Fuente vice president of marketing.

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Changes Ahead for LA Fashion Week: New Venues, New Corporate Partners


Los Angeles fashion brands dominate casual fashion and the city's red-carpet events command the world's attention, yet the city's fashion week has struggled over the past decade, with multiple show organizers and venues. But this year might mark a new direction for the event.

Pricing-Research Companies Join Forces


Pricing is one of the key parts of the retail business. Two companies that track pricing and give market intelligence on pricing joined forces recently.

What’s Checking: Downtown Los Angeles/Luxe Boutiques Gamble on Downtown L.A.


Carl Louisville made millions of dollars for Prada as director of the fashion house's Epicenter store on Rodeo Drive.

New Tech: Where to Invest and What to Expect


As the economy recovers, companies are looking to invest in new technology to maximize efficiency, stay ahead of competitors or manage their omni-channel retail operations.

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Curious About the Top Footwear Trends?

Check out the top five footwear trends that will rock your wardrobe.

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Cone Adds More Vintage Selvage Looms at White Oak Mill

Denim Report

To keep up with demand for American-made selvage denim, Cone Denim is increasing capacity of selvage denim by 25 percent by installing several vintage selvage looms at its historic White Oak mill in Greenboro, N.C.

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The All-American Approach Is Key to Reviving Post’age Denim Brand

Denim Report

After a three-year hiatus, the Post’age denim label is being resurrected, banking on the “Made in USA” element to take it to the top.

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Iron & Resin: American Ingenuity

Denim Report

Thomas Hill’s and Jackson Chandler’s goals

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Shade 55: The Authentic Roots of Denim

Denim Report

Shade 55 is the name of the deepest indigo color, said designer Paul Hagopian.

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A.N.D. Jeans: Sean Barron Takes Denim Back to Raw

A.N.D. Jeans

Sean Barron has figured out

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Asphalt Yacht Club: Skating From the Street to the Yacht


Nyjah Huston won a gold medal for street league skateboarding at the X Games in Los Angeles this summer, but gliding over obstacle courses with a skateboard was only one of the things on his to-do list. He also helped launch skateboarding/fashion label Asphalt Yacht Club.

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OurCaste: Down the Hill With a Newport Beach Sensibility

Designer's Profile

The entrepreneurs behind OurCaste may have just launched their line in January, but they are definitely not green to the scene.

Industrial Revolution to Show at Liberty Fairs

Trade Show

Founded in response to the recent Bangladesh factory collapse, Industrial Revolution II (IRII) is a garment factory dedicated to addressing unethical manufacturing practices by sustaining a healthy environment for workers.

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Threadcrawl, New Shopping Event, to Debut


When one of Joshua Jordison’s favorite boutiques shuttered last year, the music and events producer was peeved.

Quiksilver’s Rating Cut


B.Riley & Co. forecast that sales will be weak for the Back-to-School season, and an analyst for the Los Angeles–based financial-services company cut his rating for Quiksilver Inc. from “buy” to “neutral.”

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Thomas Launches

From Corona Del Mar to the World

Veteran Corona Del Mar Boutique Owner Launches E-Commerce Site

Port Traffic Expected To Improve This Fall

Import / Export

While the nation’s ports haven’t seen much cargo traffic lately, that should change around October, when retailers push to get last-minute merchandise in for the Holiday season.

Apparel Imports Grow as Consumers Shop Again

Import / Export

The Back-to-School season was just one of the reasons U.S. retailers brought in more apparel and textile goods compared with last year.

Apparel-Industry Attorneys Ezra and Seigel Launch Mediation Business


Apparel-industry veterans Ben Seigel and Robert Ezra have launched a mediation business tailor-made for the apparel and textile industry.

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Brands Turn Out at Swim Collective for the West Coast Market


Emerging and veteran swimwear exhibitors showed at the Swim Collective trade show.

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The Cool

The Cool

Fashion Trend

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Divine Inspiration Needed for Long Beach Fashion Fund-Raiser

Fashion Fund-Raiser

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have put out the call for an Oct. 12 runway event, design challenge and fund-raiser in Long Beach, Calif., called Project Nunway LA.

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Bayer E3: Traceability From Field to Finished Product


A new program launched by Bayer CropScience—a division of healthcare, agricultural and high-tech materials giant Bayer—lets retailers and consumers track the supply chain right to the farmer who grew the cotton.

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Lacoste Heads to China With Accenture and Demandware


When Lacoste decided to launch e-commerce in China, the international brand enlisted the help of two technology companies, Burlington, Mass.–based Demandware Inc. and New York–based Accenture.

Taiwan Textile Matchmaking at the CMC


The Taiwan Textile Federation is hosting its first-ever business matchmaking session in Los Angeles Aug. 22–23 at the California Market Center.

Obama Lifts Burmese Import Bans

Executive Order

The Obama administration made it official. Goods made in Burma, now called Myanmar, may be imported into the United States, except for rubies and jade, whose mining is controlled by the central government.

Maker’s Row Brings Made in America Concept to Sourcing at MAGIC

Online Sourcing

Founded late last year in Brooklyn, N.Y., Maker’s Row is a one-stop resource site for entrepreneurs and established brands looking to connect with U.S. factories and suppliers.

Made in LA/Designed in LA Show Launching at CMC


Buyers looking for “made in Los Angeles” and “designed in Los Angeles” apparel have a new trade show.

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Swedish Designer Designs Global, Produces Local

New Resources

Ulf Andersson designs his easy-to-wear dresses with fabric that has been printed in India according to his color selections and designs he culls from clothes once found in his grandmothers’ closets, on wallpaper or any other inspirational point.

Emsig Introduces Unbreakable Button

Tough Buttons

New York trim supplier Emsig Manufacturing Co. has introduced an unbreakable button the company promises can withstand a compression test of 2,000 pounds per square inch.

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Coconinno: Eva Franco’s Big Change


No casual looks. No casual fabrics. That has been Eva Franco’s modus operandi for 10 years.

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Citizens of Humanity Gets Sunny

Music Industry

Sunny Levine Plays Songs from his New Album 'Hush Now' at Citizens of Humanity Party

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Surf Executives Show Wild Style at Waterman’s Ball


Some of the surfing business’s top executives gathered at the palatial Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel beachside resort, all to raise funds for a host of environmental nonprofits at the SIMA Environment Fund Waterman’s Weekend.

Wednesday, August 14

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Phillip Lim and the SoCal Connection

Designer Phillip Lim got his start in Southern California

Tuesday, August 13

Quiksilver’s Rating Cut


B.Riley & Co. forecast that sales will be weak for the Back-to-School season, and an analyst for the Los Angeles–based financial-services company cut his rating for Quiksilver Inc. from “buy” to “neutral.”

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Grand Opening for Stacey Todd Store

Stacey Todd Debuts New Store in West Hollywood

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Caruso Honors Inner City Youth Scholars


More than 150 students from Los Angeles’ economically disadvantaged neighborhoods were welcomed to The Grove retail center on Aug. 9 for a party honoring their academic performance.

Monday, August 12

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Is Orange the New Black?

A Netflix series could be influencing fashion.

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Kitson Men Store Burglarized

Thieves Tunnel Into Store

Thieves Tunnel into Kitson Men Boutique.

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Paul Frank Collaborates With Four Native American Designers

Native American designers create looks with Paul Frank.

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Zanerobe Parties at The Well

We're Wolves Collection Takes a Bow

Zanerobe's We're Wolves Collection Stars at Party at Downtown L.A.'s The Well.

Friday, August 9

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Fashions for Burning Man

L.A. Designers Define Style for Burning Man Festival

What is the style for the Burning Man Festival? Whimsical Mad Max? Apocalyptic Coachella?

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Madison Men's

Madison men’s boutique just celebrated its opening last night.

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Billionaire's Daughter Unveils New Jewelry Line

New jewelry line by Adrienne Malouf.

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Fashion’s Future?

Costume Design

Want to know what you’ll be wearing in 2154? According the Sony Pictures film “Elysium,” that depends on your zipcode.

Thursday, August 8

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Shalom Cultural Peace Project: Peace, Fun and Streetwear

Made in America

Shalom Cultural Peace Project plans on proving that peace can be promoted along with having fun.

Fashion Resource Guide

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Agenda, Beach Bash, California Market Center, Dallas Market Center, Fashion Market Northern California, Jams World, LAmade Clothing, MAGIC, The OFFPRICE Show, Specialty Trade Shows, Ya Los Angeles

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Unique Vintage Swim: New Line/Vintage Style

Old School

There’s always another angle in the retro fashion biz.

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July Sales Range From Soft to Solid


July retail sales missed estimates forecast by the International Council of Shopping Centers, a leading trade group for the shopping-center business.

Sanctuary Clothing Rolls Out Shops-in-Shop at Macy’s, Dillards


Sanctuary Clothing, a women’s collection based in Burbank, Calif., is preparing to roll out a fleet of shops-in-shop at Macy’s and Dillard’s department stores, said Ken Polanco, Sanctuary’s chief executive officer.

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Jackie Levy Promoted, Chris Brandon Hired at Caruso


Jackie Levy was named executive vice president of operations at Caruso Affiliated

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Light Traffic at LA Fashion Market

Slow Summer

Light Traffic at LA Fashion Market

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Miami Heat

Swim Trends

Hottest Swim Trends from Cruise '14

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Nike Products for an Innovative Run


Designers and engineers in the Nike Sport Research Lab

Sourcing & LA Textile

Resource Guide

Alanon Inc., Asher Fabric Concepts, Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., California Label Products, Cinergy Textiles, Designer Fabric Warehouse, GModa Textiles/Gina Valdez, Geltman Industries, Keylin Inc., King America/Kamtex Textile Group, Philips-Boyne Corp., Progressive Label, etc.

Andean Trade Pact Update


More than 20 years after it was instituted, the Andean Trade Preference Act may be headed for the bone yard.

Strategies for Reducing the Impact of EU Duties on Denim

Industry Voices

When the European Union added an additional 26 percent duty on the import of women’s denim jeans from the U.S., the action caught many of the high-end denim manufacturers in the Los Angeles area off-guard.

New NCTO President Takes Over


The National Council of Textile Organizations, a Washington, D.C., trade group that merged with two other textile organizations in March, has a new president.

U.S. Program Failing to Help Certain Apparel Production in the Dominican Republic

Import / Export

A U.S. government program designed to boost apparel production in the Dominican Republic and bolster U.S. fabric exports to that Latin American country fell short of expectations last year.

Wednesday, August 7

July Sales Forecast to Range from Solid to Tepid


International Council of Shopping Centers forecast a 5 percent to 6 percent increase in July sales compared with the same time in the previous year.

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Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends directory.

Tuesday, August 6

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L.A. Fashion Council Shows to The Grove

The Grove = Bryant Tents?

After Seasons in Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles Fashion Council Moves to The Grove.

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Industry DTLA: Salon, Boutique...Design Studio?

New Downtown Salon Also To Be Creative Space

1st it was a Salon, soon Industry DTLA will Be a Creative Space Too.

Monday, August 5

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Cherokee's Latest International Venture

Cherokee Inc. is taking its brand to Indonesia.

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Billabong's Naude Resigns

Surf Shift

Paul Naude, Billabong International Ltd.’s longtime director and president of Billabong’s Irvine, Calif.–based Americas division, resigned from the surfwear giant.

Fifth & Pacific Pays Gores Group to Settle Mexx Dispute


Two years after selling its majority stake in the Mexx retail chain to The Gores Group, Fifth & Pacific Cos. has agreed to pay the Los Angeles private equity firm $22 million to settle a complaint filed earlier this year in connection with the sale.

Friday, August 2

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Smythe and Roots Collaboration


Canadian brands Smythe and the design team behind Roots Leather partnered up on a novelty piece.

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Minnie Mouse Hits the Playground

Back-to-school clothes got a little more fun.

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Barbara Fields: The Next Generation

Daughter of Trend Forecasting Chief Joins Family Firm

Since 1984, Barbara Fields Buying Office Has Been Trend Forecasting and Consulting Retailers. Get Ready for the company's second generation.

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Sample Sale Gone Wild

Alexander Wang's video by “Jawbreaker” director Darren Stein is part documentary, maybe part scripted. 100 percent hilarious.

Las Vegas Resource Guide

Resource Guide

Alvanon, BBCN Bank, Bibby Financial Services, California Market Center, Cooper Design Space, Dallas Market Center, Designer Fabric Warehouse, Dragonfly Clothing/Fender, Fashion Patterns, etc.

Thursday, August 1

American Apparel Acquires Prestigious Boutique Oak

West Meets East

Los Angeles–headquartered vertical retailer American Apparel Inc. will acquire prestigious New York boutique retailer Oak, according to media reports.

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New Levi's Shop


Aug. 1 was the official opening day for Levi Strauss & Co.’s new 7,000-square-foot store at 815 Market St. in San Francisco.

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Group Presents Resort ’14 Collections


A chic poolside presentation.

New Lines

Resource Guide

The following new lines and new showrooms will be open during the Aug. 5–8 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market.

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Showroom Profiles

For years, twins Alexis and Kymberly McClay had their downtown Los Angeles corporate office separate from their showroom in the Cooper Design Space.

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Showroom Profiles

Betsee Isenberg’s new office has a window that perfectly frames the sign on the top of the historic Orpheum Theatre.

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TSS Showroom

Showroom Profiles

TSS Showroom, also known as Terry Sahagen Sales, was moved to the Cooper Design Space in 2008.

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Citilife Clothing

Showroom Profiles

Citilife Clothing makes fashions for the misses women’s market, and it will introduce new programs when the company opens a showroom for the August LA Fashion Market.

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Kingpins Sees Attendance Boost at New York Show

Trade Show

With nearly 872 attendees and 370 exhibitors, the recent July 16–17 run of Kingpins was the best attended in the boutique denim trade show’s history, organizers said.

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Sole Technology's Taryn Hawk, 35


Taryn Corby Hawk, 35, died in a motorcycle accident July 26 after he left the Agenda trade show in Long Beach, Calif.

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PV and Indigo Share Space in New York


French textile show Première Vision New York

Coast Style Group Acquires Fortune Swimwear From Fred Kayne


Fortune Swimwear LLC, the Culver City, Calif.–based private-label company founded by Fred Kayne, has been acquired by Coast Style Group, also based in Culver City.

Gerber/Yunique Launches YuSnap Mobile App


Yunique Solutions, the creator of YuniquePLM product lifecycle management software, launched YuSnap, an iOS mobile app that will let users snap photos and synchronize them with YuniquePLM.

Lectra Re-releases Design to Cost


Technology solution–based company Lectra announced its revamped “Design to Cost” approach to product development.

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Laguna Hills Mall to Be Renovated


Merlone Geier Partners submitted renovation plans for the Laguna Hills Mall, the more-than 40-year-old Southern California retail center located less than 15 miles away from world class shopping destinations South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island.

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Galleria at Tyler Starts Renovation


Galleria at Tyler, the super regional mall in Riverside, Calif., owned by General Growth Properties Inc., is the midst of a $2 million renovation.

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"Princess of Punk" Zandra Rhodes


British fashion designer, Zandra Rhodes was casually standing by a tent...

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Agenda: Buyers Flock to Action Sports and Fashion Trade Show


An improving economy helped bring buyers to Agenda.

T-Shirts From the Show Floor

Street Scene

Streetwear trade show Agenda is a good spot to scout for T-shirts.

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For All Seasons and Communitites


When he was in college, Nick Chang volunteered at a San Francisco nonprofit that helped the economically underprivileged community in the area.

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Clothing for an Alta-Surfing Lifestyle


OurCaste clothing, based out of the sunny side of Newport Beach, Calif., offers a full range of menswear pieces.

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Building a One-Stop Shop in LA


He’s known as Charlie from Brooklyn.

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Meets Action Sportswear


The Volcom Featured Artist Series legacy is introducing another capsule collection for Spring ’14.

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Break From Tradition


When Matthew Jung started basics line Grover in 2010, he imagined it as a standard of consistency in a fickle fashion world.

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After Paul Frank, the Rain Forest


John Oswald traveled from cartoons to the rain forest.

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Industry Vets Take Unbeaten Path

Collective Freakuency

Years ago, Tova Celine helped pioneer sublimation burnout treatments for T-shirts with her now-defunct Butterfly Dropout line.

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Inspiration on a Tee

Today I Can Do Anything

In 2011, Ranya Batal was working as a waitress and a struggling makeup artist.