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Made LA Festival Takes the Runway With Opening Ceremony, Snoop Dogg

Made LA

The runways featured brands such as Opening Ceremony, the soundtrack was mostly hip-hop, and the backdrop was a market of trade show–like booths selling everything from T-shirts to expensive footwear.

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Moschino Returns to LA to Show Resort 2018


Italian label Moschino returned to LA to host its Resort 2018 runway show, presented June 8 at Milk Studios in Hollywood, but Creative Director Jeremy Scott had Las Vegas—and the idea of an Americana road trip—in mind.

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Hirsh Honored by JVS

Hirsh Honored

Steven Hirsh, owner of the Cooper Design Space, was honored by JVS Los Angeles, which presented Hirsh with the Founder’s Award in recognition of his “visionary leadership.”

Sears to Cut 400 Jobs


Sears Holding Corp. announced this week that it would eliminate 400 jobs in its corporate headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill., located in the suburbs of Chicago.

Made LA, Others Try New Fashion Show Format


The Made LA festival mixed runway shows, music performances and fashion vendors selling everything from boots to T-shirts when the event held its sophomore run over the weekend of June 10.

E-Commerce Site Tries Multi-Channel Close-outs


Deanna Hodges made a career of building clothing companies. She recently launched an e-commerce site designed for closeouts, or the clothes that don’t make it to the shop floor.

Boutiques Try Co-Retailing


Independent boutiques in popular retail neighborhoods are embracing a new revenue model, said Syama Meagher, chief executive officer of the consultancy Scaling Retail.

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Faherty’s 1st Malibu Anniversary

Faherty surfed into Malibu about a year ago. No wipe out dude! The Malibu Faherty boutique celebrated its first anniversary.

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New Hotel & Retail in Once Tough DTLA Neighborhood

The Freehand Los Angeles hotel and Flowerboy Project boutique will open in the once tough intersection of 8th and Olive streets in downtown Los Angeles.

BCBG Max Azria Receives Bid to Take It Out of Bankruptcy

Negotiations that started in May lead to a bid that will take the Los Angeles label out of bankruptcy.

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Lauren Moshi to Malibu Lumber Yard

After more than eight years on Los Angeles' Robertson Boulevard, the Lauren Moshi brand opened a second boutique, this one across the street from the Pacific Ocean.

UCLA Anderson Forecast Sees a Stable Economy for Next Few Years

The UCLA Anderson Forecast says Trump's prediction of 3 percent GDP growth probably won't happen.

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Thread Haus Co's Crew Caps to the Rescue

The wool beanie is so…winter! Fortunately, designer and stylist Manuel Jackson is coming to the fashion rescue.

Bernstein & Ryan Raise $500,000 for Nat’l Jewish Health


The backdrop was the elegant Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Calif. Required dress was black suits and gowns. Martin Chalifour, the principal concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, dropped by to give a short performance on his violin.

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Hobie X Katin: Surf OGs Mix It Up

Hobie and Katin started making surfboards, boardshorts and opening surf shops when Eisenhower was in the White House and Elvis Presley was considered a threat to society. Decades later, these innovative labels partnered for limited edition Hobie X Katin Surf Collection.

Equestrian Designs Taps New Reps in the Mid-South, New England


Santa Barbara, Calif.–based Equestrian Designs has new representation in Texas and New England.

Z Supply Opens In-Store Shops at Sunny Days


Irvine, Calif.–based Z Supply recently opened its first in-store-shop concept in the Sunny Days boutique on Balboa Island in Newport Beach, Calif., with plans to open a second in-store shop at the Sunny Days boutique in Orange, Calif.

Obituary: Wetsuit Pioneer Jack O’Neill, 94


Jack O’Neill, founder of the surf brand O’Neill, died on June 2. He was 94.

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Guess Celebrates 35 With FIDM Exhibition

35 Years of Guess

Los Angeles–based Guess? Inc. recently celebrated its 35th anniversary with the opening of “Guess: 35 Years & Still Dreaming,” a retrospective exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum & Galleries in downtown Los Angeles.

Centric to Host PLM Education Series at Outdoor Retailer


Los Gatos, Calif.–based product lifecycle management (PLM) solution provider Centric Software will host a series of seminars and demos to help apparel companies “Get PLM Educated” at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City next month.