Thursday, June 27
On June 22-23, Hub LA presented its debut, Parachute Market.
Martin Barrack, vice president of JS Denim in Los Angeles, is promoting a truly all-American denim pant
Iselin, N.J.–based supply-chain collaboration solutions provider ecVision has partnered with product-testing company Tüv Süd
Ilse Metchek, president of the California Fashion Association, was the guest of honor at a recent luncheon
The Los Angeles Fashion District Business Improvement District (BID) has released a mobile app
Campbell, Calif.–based software solutions provider Centric Software will present case studies
European Tariff Hike Leads LA Manufacturers to Look for Alternative Markets and New Marketing Strategies
Premium-denim manufacturers in Los Angeles are sorting out new ways to boost their global markets
What used to be a traditional bank branch at the California Market Center in is being converted into a home-furnishings store
Select and Transit—the contemporary apparel, accessories and footwear trade shows organized by the California Market Center
Roswell, Ga.–based golf emporium opened its first California in East Palo Alto
AGENDA WMNS celebrated the official launch party at Space 15 Twenty last Friday June 21 with a packed crowd.
Westfield and duty-free retailer DFS Group recently previewed a first look at the renovations underway
Business was steady and productive at Fashion Market Northern California
Philadelphia-based Urban Outfitters will open a 10,000-square-foot store
Wednesday, June 26
Students in the United States, Canada and England will be protesting outside Gap and Wal-Mart stores this Saturday over Bangladesh garment workers killed in building collapse.
Tuesday, June 25
San Diego family uses Kickstarter to create a line that is truly "Made in USA."
Monday, June 24
Rachel Zoe is the first fashion ambassador for Covet Fashion, a fashion app that users to style ensembles with virtual pieces from designers and brands.
Denim vet's new line is made in US, crowd-funded and sells direct to consumers.
Friday, June 21
Attendee registration includes access to the Texworld USA trend forum, featuring fabrics and finished goods from Texworld USA and the Apparel Sourcing show, Tuesday, July 16 – Thursday, July 18.
International Trade/Made in USA
The European Union recently unexpectedly and drastically raised duties on US-made women’s jeans to 38 percent. Trade officials, industry organizations and manufacturers are working to repeal the tax hike. Stay up to date on the issue here.
Thursday, June 20
Transposing Music to Fashion
Fullerton, Calif.–based Dragonfly Clothing has inked a deal with Fender Guitars for a line of apparel that will bow at specialty and department stores in North America and Europe this summer.
Mansion to Museum Piece
Los Angeles County Museum of Art patrons visit Sue Wong's house.
Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., Pima Apparel, US Blanks
CBNC men’s streetwear was conceived by owner Joemm Blanche
Salesorter was designed for consumers looking for online sales.
Snapping a photo with your mobile phone, and immediately finding stores
Since 1946, Frederick’s of Hollywood has built a reputation for innovative intimate apparel with a sexy sensibility.
Forever 21 is gathering all its social media into a single space called 21st Street.
The naming of Michael Froman as the new U.S. trade representative is good news for the U.S. textile industry.
Celebrity designer Angela Dean is known for custom designing garments for well-known figures in the entertainment industry.
Swimwear veteran Alan Schwartz died on June 8 following a battle with cancer.
Columbia Sportswear Commercial (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. named Samson Wong president of the company, a joint venture between Columbia Sportswear Co. and Swire Resources Limited, a subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited and the exclusive distributor of Columbia Sportswear in mainland China.
Bob Meistrell, who co-founded Body Glove International with his brother, Bill, died
Tavik, a Southern California lifestyle brand known for its premium activewear, is expanding.
A downtown Los Angeles apparel contractor has been hit with a $282,582 citation
The secret to selling an apparel label is to have a niche business that no one has developed.
Chapter, a conceptual new menswear line, is making its debut
Import / Export
Los Angeles manufacturers, facing a new 38 percent European duty on women’s jeans made in the United States, are weighing their options and trying to avoid moving production outside the country.
Designers are using 3D printers to create fashion. The future is now.
Wednesday, June 19
Fashion historian Akiko Fukai will explore Japanese fashion and its impact within a global scale on Friday, June 28 at the Goeth-Institut Los Angeles.
Michael Stars is opening in Malibu with 11th store.
A downtown Los Angeles apparel contractor who changed his company’s name to avoid past fines has been hit with a $282,582 citation, according to the California Labor Commissioner.
A public installation art piece on Madrid's Gran Via draws attention to the victims of the Bangladesh garment factory collapse.
Tuesday, June 18
Top LA wine shop acquired by the Marciano brothers
The party kicked off at the Beverly Hills Hotel
Monday, June 17
Singer Joan Jett filed suit against Hot Topic over the teen retailer’s Blackheart lingerie collection.
Really, who better to launch a fab new collection for Malibu Barbie—and her real-life fans—than Trina Turk?
Friday, June 14
William K. Fung, chairman of apparel sourcing giant Li & Fung, spoke recently in LA about sourcing opportunities--and responsibilities--around the world.
Casio Baby-G teamed up with the Japanese street fashion and Los Angeles brand Joyrich on a recent collaboration of limited-edition women’s watches.
One Clothing Label's Explanation of Its Really Bright Shirts
Altamont Parties for Art Worship & Bright Shirts
Thursday, June 13
The fashion faces spotted at LA Fashion Market
It seems like retailers are going slow this summer.
The Wet Seal Inc. named retail veteran Lesli Gilbert as
Swim / Surf
First Insight Inc. recently announced it will extend
Sam Ben-Avraham and Janet Wong are diving into the swim business
Splendid and Ella Moss officially opened their new corporate headquarters
What used to be a traditional bank branch at the California Market Center in Los Angeles is being converted into a home-furnishings store filled with a blast of color.
Quiksilver Inc. announced a disappointing second fiscal quarter
Trade Show Report
June market in LA exceeded expectations for many exhibitors.
Wednesday, June 12
Don't Get Oil On These Racing Shirts!
Men's Clothier Shirts for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
You can thank Wildwood, N.J. for reviving the debate over sagging pants.
Tuesday, June 11
Quiksilver's second fiscal quarter earnings disappoint.
The Wet Seal Inc. named retail veteran Lesli Gilbert executive vice president for stores and operations.
Kathy Ireland lsings up to license her name for shoes.
Monday, June 10
Vertigo Fashion Line's Shop Next To Gerry Building
Vertigo's Shawn Far is on the move with new boutique
Newly positioned Artistic Director of Diesel, Nicola Formichetti, unveiled his first campaign, Diesel Reboot, in April 2013.
Could the world's largest denim bar be in London?
Retail Real Estate
Paris-based Iro will open its second American store in Beverly Hills next year.
Calleen Cordero's New Store
Calleen Cordero's "Made in L.A." Line at Sunset Plaza Boutique
Karen Kane will develop licensed product lines including handbags, eyewear, jewelry, headwear, footwear and other accessories.
The National Retail Federation's monthly “Port Tracker” report, which monitors cargo container traffic coming into through the nation’s largest ports, forecasts a major jump in imports in October.
Friday, June 7
Three Decades of Style
West Hollywood, Calif.–based men's boutique LASC celebrates
Splendid and Ella Moss' new headquarters in downtown LA
Stelle Audio Couture promotes a party wherever you may be.
Sustainability is a major topic among brands, consumers, environmentalists, farmers, manufacturers and retailers. But few people know what it means and if it is even possible. We sat down with Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc., and talked about sustainable cotton, the Better Cotton Initiative and a new project called E3.
L.A. Labels Represent at Music/Fashion Party
Fashionistas At Connected
It is never too late when it comes to appreciating fashion.
E-commerce Shop Wittmore Opens Pop-Up Shop
From e-commerce to pop-up shop, What's Next Wittmore?
Swimmer, actress, businesswoman. Esther Williams was the real deal.
Thursday, June 6
CIT Commercial Services, Continental Business Credit, First Capital Western Region, LLC, Goodman Factors, Hana Financial, Inc, etc
Asher Fabric Concepts, Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., California Label Products, California Market Center, Cooper Design Space, Dallas Market Center, Dallas Market Center, etc.
After an 11-month stint running an independent showroom, Rose Marie Migliazzo, a veteran businesswoman at the California Market Center showroom building in Los Angeles, is going corporate.
Showroom owner Liza Stewart is debuting her new showroom in its new location, suite 900 of The New Mart, in time for the June 10–13 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market.
Enzoani Bridal hosted its seventh annual runway show, “Take Flight”
May retail sales beat forecasts increasing 3.2 percent
Social Accountability International (SAI), has named Eileen Fisher executive Amy Hall chair of the New York
More businesses are aspiring to the Global Organic Textile Standard
Apparel companies are taking a closer look at their offshore manufacturing facilities
First came the fashion incubator, now comes the incubator store.
News / Real Estate
Agenda moved to larger offices in the California Market Center
What do crane trucks, eyeglasses frames, frozen sweet corn and women’s blue jeans have in common? Nothing, unless you are a European customs official. These are the four unlucky U.S. products that have been slapped with extra tariffs by the European Union in retribution for a U.S. law that breaks international trading rules.
Swim / Surf
Australian surf giant Billabong International Ltd. announced that it will not sell the company.
Downtown LA Real Estate
Wholesale showroom space, the Gerry Building, is for sale.
Three companies expand with mobile technology.
Thed Jewel could not think of a name for his retail store.
Retailers are betting on Los Angeles again, and real estate prices are climbing.
NV Nick Verreos
Nick Verreos has a new line at Dillard's and Lord & Taylor.
A new collection by the former owner of West Hollywood boutique Xin
Spinelli Kilcollin is bringing a luxurious edge to accessories
Wednesday, June 5
A genteel lifestyle and a will to experiment with style inspires fashions in Pasadena, Calif.
Tuesday, June 4
Eduardo Lucero made his return to the LA runway on May 30, presenting his first full collection in three years.
San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman decided to retire from the National Football League last spring and get into fashion.
Monday, June 3
Billabong Changes Course
After a roller coaster year--and various suitors, ailing Australian surf giant Billabong International is off the block.
Most clothes are not made in the United States, but a majority of U.S. consumers are really clueless about where their clothes come from anyway. A new Harris poll
Tommy Hillger's Fashion Valley shop
San Diego latest locale in Tommy Hilfiger rollout.
Chagoury's Shattered Innocence Collection at Riviera 31
L.A.-based Couturier Gilbert A. Chagoury Shows His Opulent Fall/Winter 13 At Riviera 31