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UGG Kicks Off New Fall Collection with Hailey Baldwin

Fashion

Ugg boots has a new classic street collection on the street.

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Nick Verreos’ Fashion By the Book

Looking for advice, insight and a little gossip about the fashion industry? You are in luck. Nick Verreos—fashion designer, red carpet commentator, former fashion design instructor and “Project Runway” contestant—is here to help.

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Zara for Allegedly Overcharging U.S. Shoppers

A Los Angeles consumer has filed a $5 million-plus class-action lawsuit against Spanish retailer giant Zara maintaining that U.S. consumers are being charged incorrectly for Zara merchandise priced in euros.

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Verdad Heading to NY

Louis Verdad is heading to New York to host a fashion installation at New York Fashion Week featuring the launch of his new Verdad collection.

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Me.n.u Pops In Beverly Hills

Last week kids contemporary brand me.n.u opened a Beverly Hills pop-up shop.

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Ugg, Pendleton Celebrate U.S. National Parks’ 100ths

This year is the 100th anniversary of America’s National Park Service. To celebrate, Ugg has teamed up with Pendleton Woolen Mills to create a men’s and women’s footwear collection featuring Uggs stylings and Pendleton’s National Park Stripe design.

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Skechers Skips Over to One World Trade

The latest brand to join the shopping district at New York’s One World Trade Center is Manhattan Beach, Calif.–based footwear label Skechers USA.

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Objects Without Meaning’s 1st Store

Objects Without Meaning. You have to take notice of the name. The L.A. based line opened its first pop-up shop Aug. 18.

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Warm and Fuzzy Side of Sourcing at MAGIC

International

Chinese girl sells stuffed animals to raise money to send poor girls to elementary school.

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J.Jill Coming to Santa Monica

Retail

J.Jill is opening its first store in Santa Monica this fall.

Mawjee Joining Sole Technology

Manufacturing

Sole Technology Inc., the Orange County, Calif., manufacturer of action-sports footwear and apparel for brands such as Etnies, Altamont, És, Emerica and ThirtyTwo recently named Esmail Mawjee as the interim president of the 30-year-old company.

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American Apparel Up for Sale and Eying Production Facilities Outside of California

Retail

American Apparel has a “For Sale” sign up just six months after exiting bankruptcy, according to sources close to the company.

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Waterman’s Ball Goes Informal

Waterman’s Ball

The venerable Waterman’s Ball has been the backdrop to a wild style of surf looks for much of its 26-year history. But in 2016, it changed venues and took on an informal look.

Trends are High at Swim Collective

Trade Shows

Swim Collective returned to the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif., for an Aug. 8–10 run that drew a sizeable crowd and an expanded exhibitor base.

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Active Collective Sees 25 Percent Increase in Attendance

Active Collective

Active Collective had its “most successful show to date” with a 25 percent increase in buyer attendance and 20 percent more resources than ever before at the Aug. 11–12 edition at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif., according to Shannon Leggett, executive show director.

Apolis Heads to New York

Retail

Los Angeles–headquartered Apolis Holdings LLC helped pioneer the city’s Arts District, where it opened a flagship in 2011.

Kitson’s Fraser Ross Sues Former Business Partner

Legal

In 2011, Fraser Ross hired Chris Lee to turn the Kitson chain of boutiques into a global brand.

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Buyers Navigate a Shuffled Trade Show Lineup in Las Vegas Shows

Vegas Trade Shows

Buyers returned to Las Vegas to find a newly shuffled layout during the Aug. 15-18 run of the apparel, accessories and sourcing trade shows.

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Rock Style a la John Varvatos X GNR

Maybe it was you cheering your lungs out when Guns N’ Roses performed their hits like “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Welcome to the Jungle” in 1987. OK, if it wasn’t you, John Varvatos will give you a chance to look like you were at there at the beginning.

Messe Frankfurt Launching Upscale Off-Price Trade Show in New York in 2017

Trade Shows

New off-price show in New York will keep up for shoppers' demands for cheaper items.