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New Sam Edelman Flagship Store in Southern California

Retail

The West Coast gets its first Sam Edelman flagship store.

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In Heroes We Trust Stays Up Late

In Heroes We Trust, one of Abbot Kinney Boulevard's newest shops, stayed open late on Sept. 18 to party with the designers and artists represented in the shop. Check it out.

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50 Ways To Shop DTLA

Last year the map counted 36 stores. This year they found 50 boutique style stores in downtown Los Angeles. When they publish another edition of “50 Reasons To Shop DTLA,” probably around Black Friday, Cinnia Finfer and Kuo Yang expect to find more high end boutique shops. Meet the mapmakers of downtown Los Angeles' burgeoning boutique market.

Same-Day Service to Give Edge to Macy’s and Others

Retail

From recommendation algorithms to drones, Amazon.com and other major e-commerce sites branded themselves as the go-to places for new retail tech and convenience, but Macy’s Inc. and other big mall companies are pushing back.

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The Celect: Dramatic Style for Multi-line shop

Retail

Independent, multi-line retailer The Celect prides itself on its diversity and trying out new ideas, but some things don’t seem to change this six-month-old boutique.

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Straight Out of Austin

Stag

Abbot Kinney Boulevard has become one of Los Angeles’ top fashion streets—a place where unique brands from Los Angeles, New York and around the globe go to make a statement. But the latest boutique on Abbot Kinney hopes to give the street an Austin point of view.

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Making a Los Angeles Bow

Montreal’s M0851

Since 1987, Montreal brand M0851 has been making leather jackets and bags for men and women in a workshop in Montreal. Other than its New York shop, it had no other branded stores in the United States—until now.

Avant Garde Paris Store L’Eclaireur Opening in LA, Tranoi Heading to NY.

Retail

In 2015, the French retailer intends to open a location for his avant-garde-inspired boutique, L’Eclaireur, in Los Angeles, according to a spokesperson.

Beverly Center’s Ferragamo Scheduled to Reopen

Retail

On Oct. 10, Salvatore Ferragamo is scheduled to unveil a redesign of its boutique in Los Angeles’ Beverly Center, according to a Ferragamo statement.

CFA Members Event Discusses Private Label and Branded Manufacturing

Manufacturing

There’s no magic formula for striking the right balance between producing your own brand and producing private-label products for retailers. But having a mix of both can be a good strategy for growing a brand as you maintain a steady stream of production work.

Customs Officials Ease Back on Changes for First-Sale Rule

Import & Export

Customs officials have stopped pushing for major adjustments to the so-called “First-Sale Rule,” which would have required handing over a boatload of documents to validate where goods were made and at what price.

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How Mounting Congestion at Local Ports Is Affecting Apparel Importers

Import & Export

Bob Wysocki of Sears Holdings complained that sometimes it takes as long as one to two weeks to extract his merchandise out of the port complex in Los Angeles and get Sears’ cargo containers on a train, where it might take another two weeks to reach a warehouse.

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Allen Schwartz's Store Celebrates Big Anniversary

Retail

ABS by Allen Schwartz store celebrates big anniversary in Santa Monica, Calif.

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Ethereal Designs

Vivian Chan

Vivian Chan dresses women in feminine clothing adhering to structure and clean lines. Her collection combines splashes of color with subtle pastel hues in billowy skorts, short to long full skirts and deep V-shift dresses.

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First Retail, Then Collection

Leylie

In Spring 2011, Leylie Aghili made a bold move, opening a bricks-and-mortar store at a time when economic stability was uncertain.

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Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger’s SUPR FELT

Shaun Nath started the Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger accessories brand in Shanghai five years ago. He moved to Los Angeles this year. His welcome home gift? SUPR FELT.

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LA Textile Show: Textile Trends

Textiles

Textile Directory

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SIMA's 1st Stokes Me Bowl-A-Rama

Surf industry Manufacturers Association introduced the Stokes Me Bowl-A-Rama, to raise funds for the SIMA Humanitarian Fund on Sept. 16. Brands sent their best bowlers to compete. Top surfers and rock star Tré Cool of band Green Day also showed up.

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Wildfox Opens in Sunset Plaza

Retail

Wildfox opens first flagship store in Sunset Plaza.

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The Hundreds X Haiti

Streetwear loves satire, but that doesn't mean it is fashion for jerks. Enter The Hundreds X Haiti.