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CMC Unveils New Trade Show for High-End Brands

A new trade show called Label Array will be held at the California Market Center.

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Fashion Students from Los Angeles Trade-Tech Take an Imaginative Journey in Their Designs

Future designers show off

The graduating fashion-design students at Los Angeles Trade-Tech College showed off their creations at the recent Gold Thimble Fashion Show.

China’s Dominance in U.S. Apparel Imports Is Slowly Declining


China’s reign as the apparel powerhouse to the United States continues as sourcing agents find this go-to region a reliable manufacturer of anything related to clothing.

Retailers Starting to Emerge From Their Shells and Look for New Outposts in Los Angeles


During the first half of the year, retailers were still in a cautious mood and on the fence about setting up new shops on some of Los Angeles’ prime shopping streets.

Higher Minimum Wages Contribute to Loss in Apparel-Factory Employment


The beginning of the year started on a down note as some 3,500 workers at the American Apparel factory in Los Angeles got pink slips after the company sold its brand name and shuttered its vast factory.

Deborah Belgum Named California Apparel News Executive Editor


Apparel News Group Publisher and Chief Executive Terry Martinez has named Senior Editor Deborah Belgum to be the new executive editor of the weekly California Apparel News, effective immediately.

2017 Economic Retrospective


The stock market is at an all-time high. Unemployment rates have hit rock bottom, and Southern California housing prices have surpassed their all-time high in 2009.

Southern California Retailers Grapple With Damage from Recent Fires


Retailers in Ventura, Santa Barbara and parts of Los Angeles counties were spared significant property damage from major fires ravaging the areas. However, some had to temporarily close stores and cut business hours due to poor air quality and shoppers not being able to travel.

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EYSOM: Riding the New Fitness Wave

High-end Activewear

People told Stan Cheung that no man would pay $180 for a pair of athletic shorts, but the activewear maker begs to differ.

Gap: Growth in Value & Active, L Brands: Tremors from Swim Exit


Gap Inc. has been on shaky ground in the past, but the company has seen four consecutive quarters of positive same-store sales as executives redefine the retailer’s merchandise and strategies.

Macy’s Faces Changes, Nordstrom Remains Public


The retirement of Terry J. Lundgren marked the end of a tumultuous year for department-store giant Macy’s Inc.

Net Neutrality Repeal Expected To Drive Up E-Tail Costs


The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to overturn the current “net neutrality” regulations. Opponents of the Dec. 14 vote said it could spell disaster for small businesses that might be charged higher prices to access the Internet.

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Haute Healing’s Beauty Drive for Terminally Ill Kids

For the past two years, Haute Healing has presented the gift of glam to terminally ill kids, hospital patients, homeless and disadvantaged youth. Haute Healing is wrapping up a clothing drive for its second annual event at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on Dec. 17

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Aaron Levant Goes Foodie

We know Aaron Levant for the Agenda trade show and ComplexCon. Are we ready for Aaron Levant the foodie?

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Erica Tanov Opens L.A. Store

Erica Tanov began a return engagement in Los Angeles

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Taylor Swift Reputation Pop-Up Opens

Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour is scheduled to hit California in May 2018, but for those who want the Taylor experience now, the Reputation pop-up shop has opened at Third Street Promenade

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Westfield Shopping Malls Sold to European Entity

Westfield Corp. sold

Westfield Corp. sells off its malls in billion-dollar deal.

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Beer Savage Clothes for Craft Beers

For years, people knew Tyler Bochenek as the vice president for retail operations of skate/streetwear chain Active, then he unveiled Beer Savage.

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Fashion People Making Food To Fight Fires

Eli Pirian of the Baciano company traveled with a group of Los Angeles fashion biz people on Dec. 9 to volunteer for L.A. Kitche

Macy’s Lundgren Announces Retirement as Chairman


Terry Lungren will be stepping down as chairman of the board of Macy's next year as his successor steps in.