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L.A. Fashion District Fire Destroys Three Storefronts

Retail

An all-encompassing blaze that broke out at 4:20 a.m. on July 11 destroyed two stores that occupied three spaces on Wall Street in the Los Angeles Fashion District.

E-commerce Brands Find Value in a Jump to Bricks-and-Mortar Locations

Retail

The move into bricks-and-mortar is becoming a sign of growth for smaller e-commerce brands such as Santa Barbara, Cal­if.–headquartered Catherine Gee, a womenswear brand that on July 1 launched a boutique shop located next to The Mill on the city’s burgeoning East Haley Street.

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Alkhemist Grows L.A. Apparel Industry and Cultivates Cannabis at its Center

Denim

With his sights set on the future of using hemp in a variety of goods, James Jeans founder James Chung unveiled one of the first fully licensed and legal cannabis-cultivation facilities in Los Angeles, which he is opening with college friend Conrad Yun.

Obituary: Stan Tendler, founder of Kennington men’s shirts

Manufacturing

Stan Tendler, the founder of the men’s shirting brand Kennington Ltd. and a charter member of the MAGIC trade show, died of esophageal cancer at his Los Angeles home on July 1 at the age of 88, said his son, Lance Tendler.

Reformation Takes On New Majority Partner

Retail

Los Angeles–based sustainable women’s brand Reformation said an investment from new partner Permira will help fuel international growth.

Influential West Hollywood Shop LASC to Close

Retail

After a nearly four-decade run, LASC announced it will be closing its 4,000-square-foot bricks-and-mortar operation on the 8500 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, Calif.

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Fast Retailing Treating Denim Jeans in Southern California With Water-Saving Techniques

Water-Wise Denim

Fast Retailing, the Japanese parent company of Uniqlo, recently launched its Southern California denim innovation center to announce it is very close to eliminating the use of water from its denim-treatment process.

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Talon Develops New Style of Zippers

Textiles

The Talon zipper has been around for more than 100 years, used in military uniforms, leather jackets, denim pants, dresses, shirts and skirts.

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Happy Socks Treads Into the Swimwear World

Happy Swim

More than a decade ago, a Swedish advertising executive and an illustrator banded together in Stockholm to start Happy Socks with the goal to make the world a happier place with some crazy-looking socks with colorful prints.

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A Touch of Italy in Monique Lhuillier Collection

Italian Spring

For Spring 2020, Los Angeles designer Monique Lhuillier traveled to northern Italy and Lake Como for a setting that influenced this season’s collection.

Levi Strauss & Co. Sees Revenues Rise in Second Quarter

Denim

Levi Strauss & Co. reported that second-quarter revenues were up across all brands, regions and key product categories with sales rising 5 percent to $1.3 billion.

ITL Commits to Social Responsibility Through Partnership With Surfer Shaun Tomson

Manufacturing

London-headquartered Intelligent Label Solutions and world-champion surfer Shaun Tomson have embarked on a common mission of goodwill. Through a new initiative, they hope to increase the quality of education and support communities around the world.

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Fashion Is Art, Fashion Evokes Friendship, Curators Said

Pop-up gallery POSTgay" Sleepover gave a little more support for the statement that fashion is art.

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Macy’s Hails The Great Outdoors

You might say that Macy’s new Story is section is blooming.

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Please Do Not Enter’s Showcase of Philippine Arts at Pulo Project

Please Do Not Enter curated Pulo Project, a a show of arts and fashions from the Southeast Asian nation in May. On July 9, they unveiled a second edition of the Filipino arts show

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Thorn & Co. Makes A Debut

Meet Combatant Gentlemen's new looks for the big & tall.

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Hammitt Opens First-Ever Retail Store in South Coast Plaza

Retail

Handbag brand Hammitt decides to open its first store ever.

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F.A.K.E. Uses Museum Space to Reveal Beauty in Vegan Art and Fashion

EVENTS

To promote vegan fashion, Arsayo co-founder Jonathan Ohayon, followed up his May F.A.K.E. pop-up events by opening the F.A.K.E. Museum exhibition on Melrose Avenue to showcase cruelty-free apparel, art and beauty options.

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Fourth of July With Stüssy, CPFM and DSMLA

FASHION

A Fourth of July celebration with Stüssy, Cactus Plant Flea Market and Dover Street Market Los Angeles means the launch of a new collection with a fresh approach to American patriotism.

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