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Iggy Azalea and Revolve Kick Off a Clueless Summer

Music + Fashion

E-tailer Revolve signed Iggy Azalea as the face of its Summer campaign, releasing a series of shots featuring the Australian singer channeling Cher Horowitz from Amy Heckerling’s 1995 film “Clueless.”

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Express on a New Retail Venture

Express is rolling out 30 new outlet stores this year, with a couple in California.

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New Choo in the City

Redesign on Rodeo

Luxury footwear brand Jimmy Choo unveiled its newly remodeled and expanded store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

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Get Ready for Robertson Shopping Stroll

Retail

To celebrate BritWeek, hit the stores on Robertson.

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Professional Stretch

Going to work should be an exercise in comfort. That’s the idea behind cheeky San Francisco e-tailer Betabrand latest innovation: Dress Pant Yoga Pants.

BedHead Recalls Children’s Pajamas

Manufacturing

BedHead Pajamas Inc. of Los Angeles has recalled 800 pairs of children’s pajamas because they fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear.

Gap Inc. Reveals Plans for Omni-Channel and Asia Expansion

Retail

In the next three years, Gap Inc. hopes its sales in China will reach $1 billion as it expands the number of stores located there and pumps up its omni-channel offerings.

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Edwardian Evolution

Sue Wong

Los Angeles designer Sue Wong found inspiration in the Edwardian era and the Jazz Age for her Fall ‘14 collection, which she showed in her Mid-City studio.

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Lazr Trade Show Opens Pop-Up Shop and HQ in Downtown L.A.

Trade Show

Footwear trade show Lazr has a new home and a permanent pop-up shop in the Los Angeles Fashion District.

How This Year’s Economy Will Affect Apparel Sales

Finance

After a harsh winter put a chill on the national economy, warmer weather is putting a spring back into consumer activity, which should translate into higher retail sales and apparel purchases for the rest of the year.

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Buyer Focus at Fashion Market Northern California

Trade Show Report

Now in its 50th year, Fashion Market Northern California showcased Fall 2014 styles from international brands and domestic labels during its April 11–13 run at the San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo, Calif.

New Chef Fashion Adds Tukatech Cutter

Technology

NewChef Fashions Inc. has added a Tukatech Tukacut cutting machine to keep up with demand for domestic production of uniforms for hotels, casinos, restaurants, cruise lines, country clubs, culinary schools, the military and the White House kitchen staff.

Levi’s Taps Walmart Exec to Conquer Omni-Channel

Technology

The San Francisco–based apparel giant announced it has appointed Marc Rosen as the company’s new executive vice president and president of global e-commerce.

Eton Introduces Android-Based Production Solution With Quick Implementation

Technology

Alpharetta, Ga.–based Eton Systems will release a new mobile application designed to help apparel manufacturers collect real-time production information to help them manage the factory floor.

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Avery Dennison Expands RFID Offerings

Technology

Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions has unveiled a new line of RFID (radio frequency identification) products to help retailers maintain inventory accuracy for products such as jewelry, cosmetics, healthcare, housewares and footwear, as well as a new solution for apparel.

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Bringing Production Back to the U.S.

Karen Kane

When Lonnie and Karen Kane established the Karen Kane clothing line in 1979, everything was manufactured stateside. Economic shifts that took place during the 1980s forced the Kanes to look overseas.

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The/End Clothing

A New Beginning in Menswear

The Los Angeles–based The/End offers a fresh perspective to classic menswear silhouettes with attention to detail, fabrics, texture and form.

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Mina + Olya

Finding A Sustainable Luxe

Designers Mina Yazdi and Olya Dzilikhova believe that they have found a way to connect fabulous, luxe style with environment-loving materials.

Hudson Jeans Shifting Production from U.S. to Mexico

Import/Export

The Los Angeles premium-jeans maker was recently acquired for $98 million by Joe’s Jeans, another LA-based denim-pant maker.

Apparel Imports Slow from China and Grow from Vietnam

Import/Export

As wages rise for apparel factory workers in China, less and less clothing is being imported from that country into the United States.

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