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Citizens of Humanity's Open Studio

It's Open Studio time at Citizens of Humanity's Downtown Los Angeles showroom.

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Popkiller’s Happy 13th

Ricky Takizawa spent 13 years putting a Little Tokyo edge on pop art at his Pop and Popkiller stores. He celebrated his Lucky 13 anniversary on Dec. 1.

Wild Ride for Retailers in November

Retail

Retailers reported mixed sales after a rollercoaster ride for business in November.

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Rachel Zoe’s Winter Box

Rachel Zoe brought in the holiday season Nov. 30 with an exclusive dinner party at the historic Chateau Marmont hotel. The guest of honor? The winter edition for her Box of Style subscription service.

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Findings & Trimmings

Findings & Trimmings

Findings & Trimmings

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Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Differential Brands Hires Nordstrom Veteran as EVP for Business Development

Manufacturing

Differential Brands Group Inc.—the parent company for Hudson, Robert Graham and SWIMS—has named retail veteran Tom Nevell executive vice president of business development.

American Apparel Factory Workers Given Notice of Layoffs, Hope for A Reprieve from New Owners

Manufacturing

Hundreds of workers inside the American Apparel factory near downtown Los Angeles have been given written notices that they will have jobs until Jan. 7 and then they will be laid off unless the new buyer of the company decides to continue manufacturing in the building.

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Lily Ashwell Tries Outerwear & Bridal

Lily Ashwell

First it was her version of workwear. Now designer Lily Ashwell is going formal.

Black Friday Shopping Up, Deals Abound

Retail

More people shopped on Black Friday, but spending per person was down, according to the National Retail Federation trade group, headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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Major Retailer Leaves Hollywood & Highland

Retail

Right before the holiday season seems like an odd time to close a store.

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Art Meets Fashion in an Abandoned Medical Center

The “Human Condition” art exhibit, which concluded on Nov. 27, was housed at the abandoned, 40,000-square-foot former L.A. Metropolitan Medical Center. The exhibition featured 80 new and established artists ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture and performance installations.

American Apparel Factory Workers Given Notice of Layoffs, Hope for a Reprieve from New Owners

Hundreds of workers inside the American Apparel factory near downtown Los Angeles have been given written notice that they will have jobs until Jan. 7 and then they will be laid off unless the new buyer of the company decides to continue manufacturing in the building.

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New Look Planned for Hawthorne Mall

The vacant Hawthorne Plaza shopping mall in Hawthorne, Calif., is slated to get a new look—its first makeover in 17 years—which will incorporate retail, entertainment and housing in an open-air format.

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H&M Wishes You a Wes Anderson Christmas

To get people in the holiday mood, H&M enlisted Wes Anderson to create a short film filled with Anderson-esque elements mixed with a bit of Christmas cheer.

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Black Friday Shopping Up, Deals Abound

More people shopped on Black Friday, but spending per person was down, according to the National Retail Federation trade group, headquartered in Washington D.C.

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Bomb Threat at Hollywood & Highland

Retail

Bomb threat called into Hollywood & Highland on Monday morning.

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Style Fashion Week Palm Springs

Style Fashion Week

Style Fashion Week is adding to its lineup of cities, which already includes Los Angeles and New York, with the addition of an event in Palm Springs, Calif., held in a tented venue at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Phase 1 for Westfield Century City Remodel: Bloomingdale’s

Retail

Construction on the more than $955 million remodel of Westfield Century City in Los Angeles’ Century City neighborhood has been underway since 2013, but the luxe center recently observed a low-key debut that will be key to the center’s new look, said William Hecht, Westfield’s chief operating officer.

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Super DJ Aoki’s Garmento Heart

DJ Aoki

Steve Aoki makes a mint every time he deejays at a Las Vegas mega-club or at a giant concert, but the guy has demonstrated that he has a garmento’s heart, and he’s upping his ante for the fashion game.

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