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Mom's The Word Takes A Bow

fter 17-years of running maternity shops in the San Francisco Bay area, Mom’s The Word opened a Los Angeles location.

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Globe's Old School Surf Movie

Action Sports Brand Globe International defied the current way of making the surf movie. Their flick, Strange Rumblings in Shangri La, premieres on July 31. Here's a peek into Globe's big surf world.

The Influence: Celebrity Style, Millennial Shopper

E-Commerce

Newly launched e-commerce site The Influence uses celebrity images and makes their outfits accessible by a simple click of a button.

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Rebel 8: Pop-up at the Edge of Town

Streetwear brand Rebel 8 produced pop-up shops in Taipei and Sydney this year, and in June the brand opened a shop at its Los Angeles-headquarters. But for some people, it might be as tough to get there as skateboarding down a set of concrete steps.

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Fashion History with a South American Accent

Fashion Museums

At the Museo Nacional de la Historia del Traje in Buenos Aires, Argentina, fashion history is on display.

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Onda de Mar Hits the Runway at Colombiamoda

Fashion

Colombian swimwear maker Onda de Mar shows its latest collection on the runway at Colombiamoda.

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Business Makes a Big Splash

Miami’s Swimwear Trade Show

The trend for women’s swimwear is getting skimpier, but the market for bikinis, one-pieces and coverups is becoming a much bigger business.

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Macy’s Boosts Sustainability Efforts

Retail

Department-store giant Macy’s Inc. is introducing several new sustainability programs that will be rolled out this year and the next.

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Indah at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Call Indah a multi-cultural flirt. Its new swim line was called Jambo Zuri, which translates as 'Hello Beautiful' from Swahili. It took a bow July 21 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Visionet Systems’ EdgeAX Releases Updated Apparel and Retail Solution

Technology

EdgeAX has introduced a new update, which is compatible with the latest release of Microsoft Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning solution AX 2012 R3.

Gerber Lands Innovation Award for Design and Cutting-Room Integration

Technology

Tolland, Conn.–based equipment and software solutions provider Gerber Technology received the gold-level award for product innovation from the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership Inc. (CQIA)

Gap to Launch Brand in Slovenia and Austria

Retail

San Francisco–based Gap Inc. has struck an agreement with new and existing franchise partners to extend the Gap brand to Slovenia and Austria.

American Apparel Names Four New Board Members

Manufacturing

There are four new members to American Apparel’s board of directors following an agreement reached with New York–based hedge fund Standard General, which recently agreed to infuse American Apparel with $25 million to help pay off a $10 million loan that was being called in.

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Building Your Brand: Authenticity and Consistency Are Key to Keeping an Edge in the Market

Finance

Social media has given consumers a front-row seat and an inside look into their favorite brands, but it has also changed the traditional dynamic between brand and audience.

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Menswear-Inspired Contemporary Collection for the Rebellious Dreamer

Capulet

Taking inspiration from the strength and romanticism of Shakespeare’s passionate character, the Los Angeles–based team introduced Capulet, clothing for the edgy, rebellious, dreamer type. This eclectic, carefree spirit fits the prototype of the LA woman.

Kellwood Names Marc Babins President of Western Region

Manufacturing

New York–based Kellwood Co. named Marc Babins president of Kellwood Western region, based in City of Industry, California

UPDATE: L.A.’s Topson Downs Acquires Majority of Rachel Roy Label

Manufacturing

Topson Downs, a Los Angeles manufacturer established in 1971, announced on July 18 it had acquired a majority interest in the Rachel Roy brand from The Jones Group. No purchase price was listed.

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Minimale Animale at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim

Was there a bad girl at the sunny Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim? It could have been the line Minimale Animale. Models wore motorcycle helmets at the show and heavy metal music blasted on the show's soundtrack.

Silver Jeans Stores Files Chapter 11, Plans Retail Liquidation

Denim Report

SJC Inc., the company that has been operating the Silver Jeans retail stores, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on July 21 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del., with plans to close five Silver Jeans stores and liquidate inventory.

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Custo Barcelona Shows at Colombiamoda

Fashion

Spanish designer highlights first day of fashion shows at Colombiamoda in Medellin.