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Olivia Culpo’s PrettyLittleThing Party

UK brand PrettyLittleThing’s mission is to bring runway and celeb fashions to women at a low price. On Aug. 17, it produced a Los Angeles party for its capsule line PrettyLittleThing X Olivia Culpo.

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Z Supply for All

Contemporary basics line Z Supply is going to the dogs (and cats). The Irvine, Calif.–based company recently launched a pet line featuring many of the same fabrics from the Z Supply line.

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Magic Kingdom Takes Best Fashion Picture at LJIFFF

La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival has maintained its independence since it was founded in 2010. Last month, more than 700 people attended the event’s parties and film festival. The Best Picture Award was handed to Magic Kingdom.

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Zimberg Launches Luxe Men’s Leather Line


Designer Arnold Zimberg and his brother Bruce Zimberg debuted their new men’s leather jacket collection under the label Jakett/Arnold Zimberg at the recent run of Liberty in Las Vegas.

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LA Swim Week Starts on Irreverent Note

LA Swim Week

For its second run at the Skirball Cultural Center in West LA, the Los Angeles Swim Week fashion shows started on an irreverent note.

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Orders Despite Uncertainty at Las Vegas Trade Shows

LV Trade Shows

The apparel industry headed to Las Vegas on the hunt for new trends and new business at the many apparel and sourcing trade shows spread across the city.

Denim Defines the Clothing Trends for Back-to-School Apparel


Consumer spending on clothes and other items should definitely be in positive territory this fall as shoppers are feeling more confident about their economic condition and rising housing prices make people feel wealthier.

Retail Sales Show Solid Gains in July


Online sales took a giant 11.4 percent step forward from last year as shoppers let their fingers do the buying. Of all the categories broken out by the National Retail Federation, it was the winner in the NRF’s monthly tabulation of retail sales.

Price and Value Are Driving Retail Business


A recent survey by the International Council of Shopping Centers shows that the majority of U.S. adults are loyal to brands and retailers because of price and value.

Differential Brands Sees Sales Grow in the Second Quarter


Differential Brands Group—the Los Angeles company whose labels include denim label Hudson, Robert Graham and SWIMS—reported net sales growth for its second quarter but a net loss.

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Janie Bryant of "Mad Men" Creates Collection for Unique Vintage


Costume designer Janie Bryant designs 12-piece collection for Unique Vintage.

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Demi Lovato Pairs Up With Fabletics Again


The singer has a collection with 12 pieces.

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Rodd & Gunn Takes a Bow at Westfield Century City

New Zealand’s Rodd & Gunn clothiers are taking a wider gamble on California. The third Rodd & Gunn store in California opened Aug. 10 at the Westfield Century City mall, which neighbors affluent enclaves such as Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles.

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Debbie Harry X Obey Comes to Melrose

The Debbie Harry X Obey Collection lands in a pop-up shop on Los Angeles' Melrose Avenue.

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Get Your Game Shirt On

A Tokyo and Worcester, Mass.-based company has designed a sensor-enabled shirt to optimize your time spent in the virtual world—and the real one.

Bread Gets Money for E-commerce Payment Program


Bread is a New York–headquartered finance technology company that lets merchants give their customers the option to pay for items in several installments over time.

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Denim Designers Debut First Collection With Pottery Barn


Emily Current and Meritt Elliott debut first collection for Pottery Barn.

Apparel Decorating Solution Precise Software Joins Open Systems Business Solutions Software


Precise Software, a Minnesota-based company that provides software solutions to the decorated apparel market, has merged with Open Systems, a provider of business software solutions such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer-relationship management (CRM).

Billiam Jeans: Building High-End Denim One Jean at a Time


On a recent weekday afternoon, denim loyalists trickle into a small store in a nondescript strip shopping center in Greenville, S.C. They’ve come to be measured and fitted for custom-made jeans or they are anxiously waiting to pick up their finished product.

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Fair Trade Fashion Event Raises $31,000 for Anti-Trafficking Organization

Fair Trade Fashion

The Fair Trade Fashion Show, held July 29 at CTRL Collective in downtown Los Angeles, raised $31,000 for Free the Slaves, an international nonprofit organization that helps anti-trafficking efforts in Haiti, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Nepal and India.