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‘The Godfather’ Builds a House of Gold to Make Sustainable Denim Affordable

House of Gold

Adriano Goldschmied—known for his luxury denim at brands such as Diesel, Citizens of Humanity and AG Jeans—has been quietly building a new Los Angeles venture over the last five years.

Newsmaker: Los Angeles Becomes the Largest U.S. City to Ban Fur Sales

Manufacturing

With major design houses such as Chanel, Versace and Michael Kors abandoning the use of fur in their collections, the legislative movement toward prohibiting the sale of these controversial garments gained a lot of ground in California during 2018.

Newsmaker: Paul Marciano Leaves Guess? Inc. Amid Growth of #MeToo Movement

Manufacturing

As the #MeToo anti–sexual harassment movement gained momentum, women across all industries came forward to share their stories and formally accuse the men they say harassed them.

Newsmaker: The Buzz Surrounding 2018’s Buzzword—Sustainability

Manufacturing

If fashion had one theme in 2018 it was sustainability. While some who are unfamiliar with the concept are confused by the term “sustainability,” a sustainable-fashion industry is able to support itself through conservative manufacturing methods that limit harm to the environment and sourcing based on reuse.

Newsmaker: Brookfield Properties Begins a $170-Million Upgrade of the California Market Center

News

More than one year after Brookfield Properties acquired a controlling interest in the California Market Center, the real estate–development company announced in November it would invest $170 million to transform the showroom and office complex into a mixed-use creative space and fashion-industry campus.

Newsmaker: National Stores Files for Bankruptcy Protection After Half a Century in Business

Retail

For years, the Fallas and Factory 2-U stores owned by National Stores have been the favorite shopping spots for consumers in search of a bargain.

Newsmaker: Ilse Metchek, California Fashion Association

Manufacturing

For decades now, Ilse Metchek has been the go-to person if you want inside information on anything going on in the California apparel world.

Newsmaker: As the Trade War Turns, So Goes the Economy

Import/Export

This has been a year of uncertainty for the trade world.

Newsmaker: AST Sportswear Inherits Title of Large T-shirt Maker in the United States

Manufacturing

For years, AST Sportswear operated under the radar in Orange County, Calif.

A Flurry of Stores Opening on Los Angeles’ Westside

Retail

The retail world is kicking into high gear when it comes to opening new locations on the Westside of Los Angeles.

Newsmaker: Agenda Show in Long Beach Trade Show Goes Consumer

Trade Shows

In 2017, the Agenda trade show made a bold and unique move for a big business-to-business trade show by producing a consumer day.

Newsmaker: Major Retail Remodels and Reinventions Open in Los Angeles

Retail

No major high-end retail center has been developed in Los Angeles County since the Americana at Brand open-air shopping hub was introduced 10 years ago in Glendale, Calif.

Newsmaker: Boardriders Joins Surf Rivals Quiksilver and Billabong

Manufacturing

The surf industry sailed into uncharted waters earlier this year when two of its top brands and historic rivals joined forces.

Newsmaker: What Retail Apocalypse? Ron Robinson and Others Mark Decades in Retail

Retail

The Ron Robinson stores on Los Angeles’ Melrose Avenue and in Santa Monica, Calif., made it through harsh recessions and weathered tough changes in the retail scene and are still around to talk about it.

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The Pantone Color of the Year Is Selected for 2019

Color Trend

Pantone does its research for the Color of the Year.

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Madewell Pop-Up Mobile Truck Making the Rounds in L.A. This Week

Rolling retail

Madewell's mobile pop-up holiday store will be making the rounds in Los Angeles.

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Selena Gomez X Puma Pop-up Near Melrose Place

The public loves watching Selena Gomez’s performances. Paparazzi love documenting her private life. Fashion people will soon find out if there is love for her clothing line Selena Gomez X Puma.

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UCLA Anderson Forecast Sees a Slowing Economy With Trade Causing Potential Problems

Trade and the Economy

The UCLA Anderson Forecast predicts the economy will slow down in 2019 and then nearly even out in 2020.

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Pinup Girl Clothing’s Tease for Deadly Dames

Los Angeles’ Pinup Girl Clothing brand makes a point of designing clothes for fearless women. Now, the brand made a movie about it.

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Oliver Peoples and Assouline Reveal Their View of California

EVENTS

With its new book collaboration "California as We See It," luxury-eyewear brand Oliver Peoples collaborated with finely crafted-book publisher Assouline for an intimate, insider view of the Golden State.