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Art Hearts Fashion Week Fall 2018 Calendar

Art Hearts Fashion Week begins on March 12 and runs through March 16.

Complete LA Fashion Week Fall 2018 Calendar

Fashion shows begin March 12 for Art Hearts Fashion and LA Fashion Week.

European Retaliation Tariffs Planned on U.S. Clothing


After President Trump signed an order on March 8 to impose tariffs on imported aluminum and steel, apparel makers were bracing for Europe to slap retaliatory tariffs on a variety of apparel coming from the United States.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Signed in Chile


The much anticipated Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, formerly known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, was signed March 8 in Santiago, Chile, as member nations moved forward without the United States to build a stronger global economy.



After a move from the California Market Center’s 10th floor to the fifth floor last year, accessories brand Ten79LA has settled in.

Protecting Your Brand Is the First Step to Being Successful

Trade Shows

One of the first things a new fashion company needs to learn is how to protect its brand. It is the lifeblood of the business.

Handmade Classics at the Heart of Coeur Cofounder Lisa Elliot-Rosas’ New Line


Even though she is the owner of the eM Productions showroom and cofounder of the Coeur trade show, Lisa Elliot-Rosas has one more talent.

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Standouts Sell at LA International Textile Show

LA International Textile Show

Now in its 25th year, the Los Angeles International Textile Show at the California Market Center brought together manufacturers, designers and production specialists who attended the three-day show, which took place March 5–7.

Impulse Moda Showroom


After four years of operating her Impulse Moda showroom on the eighth floor of the Gerry Building, Lori Marchand moved up a notch at the beginning of the year to the ninth floor, where there is a friendly vibe because all the showroom owners have known each other for years.

The UCLA Anderson Forecast Sees Big Changes in Store for U.S. Economy


Last year, President Trump had just taken office and the economy was slowly slogging forward as unemployment rates dropped steadily, inflation was modest and interest rates were changing every so slightly.

Ross’ Fourth-Quarter Sales Climb


Off-price retailer Ross Stores Inc. reported a very good fourth quarter in fiscal 2017.

Westside Pavilion to be Remodeled Into Offices


Facing a future as a mall with no traditional anchors, Los Angeles’ Westside Pavilion will be undergoing a major revamp to turn it into creative offices.

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Marine Layer Suits Up With Activewear Line Weekend Sport

Weekend Sport

Anyone can see that the San Francisco label Marine Layer emphasizes comfort with a carefree California lifestyle in mind.

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Skechers Makes First Wholesale Apparel Line

Skechers’ Apparel Line

With more than $4 billion in net sales in 2017 and a fleet of 2,750 stores aross the world—645 of them are company owned—Skechers USA Inc. has been ranked as the second-best-selling sneaker brand in America

Trade Showroom


When Diana Oh gave birth to her daughter, Mila, in late 2016, she wanted to make some changes to the way she worked.

Lenchner & Kane Sales


Since 1987 Lisa Lenchner Sales had been a constant presence in the California Market Center showroom building.

Two Important Textile and Fiber Organizations Merge


As of April 1, the National Council of Textile Organizations and the American Fiber Manufacturers Association will be one.

Methven Brings Lingerie Manufacturing to Los Angeles


Los Angeles is known as the place where high-end blue jeans are made. But design newcomer Kaila Methven is setting her sights on manufacturing high-end lingerie in the nation’s apparel-manufacturing hub.

Cherokee CEO Says the Old Ways of Brand Management Are Over


When Henry Stupp became the chief executive of Cherokee Global Brands in 2010, revenues at the brand-management company had been declining for five years.

Retail Sales Up in February


February was a very good month for retailers, who reported strong sales across the board.