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Seafolly To Manhattan Beach

Australian brand Seafolly is upping the ante in its bid for the U.S. market. Earlier this year, it opened a shop in La Jolla, Calif. On Sept. 5, it is scheduled to open a shop in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

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Sole Society Opens First Store

Retail

After four years of online sales only, Sole Society heads out to the mall.

Vince Shows Softness in Second-Quarter Sales

Manufacturing

Vince, the contemporary womenswear company born in Los Angeles and now headquartered in New York, reported some disappointing financial results for its second quarter.

August Sales Show Slowness

Retail

Many retailers missed their forecasts for their August comp-store sales. Sales for U.S. retailers were down 0.9 percent in an index compiled by Retail Metrics, a Boston-area market-research company.

Banana Republic and CFDA Supporting Emerging Designers Who Produce in the U.S.

Fashion

Banana Republic and the Council of Fashion Designers of America are ramping up a program that supports emerging designers in the United States who create and manufacture their collections in their local cities.

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Mara Hoffman Launches Activewear

Getting Active

Known for her colorful, signature prints and mystical aesthetic, Mara Hoffman has added activewear to her evolving lifestyle brand.

British Company Acquires Majority of Urban Expositions

Trade Shows

Urban Expositions, the trade-show organizer that recently acquired the WomensWear in Nevada event, revealed that a majority share of its venture was acquired by Clarion Events, a nearly 70-year-old enterprise based in London.

Re/Done: Denim Repurposed

Manufacturing

Last July, founders Sean Barron and Jamie Mazur spearheaded Re/Done vintage denim.

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Spring/Summer Trends for 2016 Pop With Newness

Fashion Trends

The 1980s are already nudging their way onto the runways for Spring/Summer 2016, said Jaclyn Jones, the womenswear editor for WGSN, also known as Worth Global Style Network, the British trend-forecasting firm.

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Bridal Trade Show Makes Second Appearance in Los Angeles

Wedding Belles

Los Angeles has had a scarcity of big bridal shows for store owners until last year when New York–based The Knot launched its Couture: Los Angeles Bridal Market with scores of exhibitors showing everything frilly and lacy.

Eco-Friendly Activewear: Wear It to Heart

Manufacturing

The opportunity to interact directly with the activewear community provided Los Angeles–based activewear brand Wear It to Heart valuable customer feedback, which helped the company launch its wholesale business.

Is Quiksilver Shopping for a Buyer?

Manufacturing

Over the last few years, the beleaguered California surfwear company Quiksilver has been bleeding massive amounts of money.

Say Goodbye to Magnetic Stripe Credit Cards in October

Retail

Going out of style soon: credit cards with magnetic stripes.

Threads 4 Thought: Activewear Made Out of Plastic Bottles

Manufacturing

The market for clothes made for yoga, running and the gym grew 21 percent to become an $18.5 billion business in the 12-month period ending in June 2015, according to market-research company The NPD Group

Mélange Fashion Tech Trade Show Takes a Bow at The New Mart

Trade Shows

With e-commerce, m-commerce and a new trend in wearable technology, fashion has embraced business models invested in the digital world.

Street Style: O.C. Swim Style

2016 Waterwear

This summer, Southern California saw two swimwear trade shows touch down in beachside cities: the longstanding Swim Collective and newcomer Cabana.

New Resources: Venice Rani

New Resources

Venice Rani: Outfitting independent Venice and LA women

New Resources: Swim Like A Mermaid

New Resources

Swim Like a Mermaid: For souls of the sea

2016 Swim Shorts Resources

2016 Waterwear

Caribbean Joe, Dara inc., Hyosung, Penbrooke and more waterwear resources.

2016 Swim Textiles

2016 Waterwear

Swim Textiles

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