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Sampling Australia

LA Fashion District

Australian Fashion Labels is holding a sample sale this week in L.A.

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Athleta Opening Fifth Store in LA Area


Athleta one of many stores opening at The Point in El Segundo.

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Celebrating TV Costumes at FIDM

Costume Design

Actors, costume designers and fashion designers turned out on July 18 for the ninth annual “Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design” exhibition presented by the FIDM Museum at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and the Television Academy.

CIT Merging With OneWest Bank


CIT Group, the largest apparel factor in the United States, is merging with One­West Bank in Pasadena, Calif., in a deal worth $3.4 billion.

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Cruising the Swimwear Scene

Miami Wrap

The Miami Beach sands were hot with new swimwear looks shown by designers around the world for the Cruise ’16 season.

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Maaji: Funkshion Fashion Week

Colombian brand Maaji sported an activewear look when it produced its July 19 runway show at Funkshion Fashion Week in Miami Beach. Check it out.

Montiel: Direct-to-Consumer Marketing and Sales


Maggie Montiel established her namesake activewear collection, Montiel, in 2013 with a mission to deliver high-quality, thoughtfully designed pieces at competitive price points.

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Cotton for the Next Generation

Spanish Mill Hilaturas Ferre Sets Its Sights on the U.S. Market With Recycled Cotton

Spanish mill Hilaturas Ferre sets its sights on the U.S. market with recycled cotton

Cabana: Busy Show Under Punishing Sun

Trade Shows

In a couple of big tents by the Atlantic Ocean, the Cabana trade show provided a busy and easygoing forum for fashion swimwear brands during the Miami SwimShow.

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Enlightened Energy-Inspired Activewear


Inspired by the Sanskrit word “dakini,” meaning sky dancer—the female embodiment of enlightened energy—Daquini was established in 2013 by Emese Antal.

P.J. Salvage Hires New Executive to Focus on International Expansion


P.J. Salvage—the Irvine, Calif., company that specializes in making fashionable loungewear, pajamas and women’s intimates—has hired Emma Wessman to make the venture more global.

Z Supply Hires New Chief Operating Officer


Z Supply hires on Heidi Muther as chief operating officer to further promote the company's aggressive growth path.

Levi’s Expands Recycling Program


Levi's, the San Francisco clothing company recently announced it has expanded its used-clothing recycling program to include all its stores instead of a limited number of outposts.

New CEO at Saban Brands


Los Angeles–based Saban Brands has named Janet Hsu as its chief executive officer effective Aug. 17.

Lucky Brand Reaches Settlement With Laser Company


Lucky Brand Dungarees and RevoLaze have settled a lawsuit filed last year over a laser technology used for distressing blue jeans.

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Adding Stores in California


Yogasmoga, a relatively new New York-based yogawear chain, recently announced it would be adding a small fleet of stores in California as it revs up its expansion plans.

Hammock Rolls Out New Format

Trade Shows

Formerly known as Salon Allure, the swimwear-centric Hammock trade show introduced a rebranding campaign that included a new name and a new format for the 5-year-old show.

Swimwear Companies Dive Into New Business at SwimShow

Trade Shows

MIAMI BEACH, Fla.—SwimShow, the biggest North American trade show devoted mostly to women’s swimwear, made a splash in the fashion world when it ran at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

National Retail Federation Revises 2015 Forecast


National Retail Federation, a retail trade group based in Washington, D.C., has lowered its 2015 retail sales forecast to 3.5 percent growth compared with a previous growth forecast of 4.1 percent.

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6 Shore Road: Funkshion Fashion Week

It was going to be her biggest fashion show, so Pooja Kharbanda started it with a prayer.