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Alpha’s Gold Anniversary M-65 Field Coat

Fifty years ago, Alpha Industries made the M-65 field coat for the United States military. On the M-65's gold anniversary, Alpha designed a capsule collection celebrating the action-ready coat. Alpha displayed the capsule collection at the Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs in Las Vegas recently

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A New Retail Neighborhood in Venice?

Flowerboy Project produced a debut party for its new space at 824 Lincoln Blvd. in Los Angeles' Venice district. Flowerboy's new neighborhood might be turning into a new retail neighborhood.

WomensWear In Nevada Trade Show Acquired by Urban Expositions

Trade Shows

WomensWear In Nevada trade show now under ownership of Urban Expositions.

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The Legend of Sato Lives On

Katin's Sato Hughes is considered one of the pioneers of boardshort style. Katin recently posted a video of Sato who continues to tailor boardshorts at the Katin surf shop in Orange County, Calif.

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Champion Gets Artsy at Agenda

Since the beginning of the Agenda trade show more than a decade ago, art has been one of the touchstones of the street, action sports and fashion show. The Champion brand booth at the show's recent Aug. 17-19 run in Las Vegas took the art challenge very seriously. The booth was lined with street art with a Jean-Michel Basquiat edge.

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Put on Your Fashion Face

Mimi Kim's skincare line Biodara is hand-blended from bioactive botanical materials in Huntington Beach, Calif.

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Vans Issues Limited Collection to Curb Teen Smoking

Manufacturing

Vans comes out with "Weapons of Mass Ridiculousness" campaign collection of shoes and apparel.

NRF Survey Says Back-to-School Shopping Going Slowly

Retail

According to the National Retail Federation’s Back-to-School Spending Survey, families are halfway through their shopping lists and may be waiting for prices to drop before buying more.

Change for WeHo’s Fur Ban

Retail

The city of West Hollywood, Calif., approved America’s only municipal fur ban in 2013, and the ban survived a challenge in federal court in 2014. However, the final word has not been said on the law. The West Hollywood City Council unanimously passed an amendment to the ban on Aug. 17.

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O’Neill Partners With Cynthia Vincent on New Collection

O’Neill + Cynthia Vincent

O’Neill—the California brand known for its casual clothing, surfboards, swimsuits and wet suits—has tapped designer Cynthia Vincent for its second contemporary collaboration.

Assembly Expansion to LA Retail Market

Retail

Assembly—an independently owned retailer, eponymous designer brand and Council of Fashion Designers of America member—opened a second location, in Los Angeles, earlier this year.

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Torrid Gets Real

To show off its Fall collection, California plus-size retail chain Torrid turned to its customers.

Cabana Opens Its First West Coast Swimwear Show

Trade Show

For the last two years, Cabana has been a popular trade show held in two big tents on the beach during Miami Swim Week. Buyers and vendors consistently raved about the well-curated collection of brands and the cool vibe that have kept exhibitors happy and buyers walking through the doors.

Swim Collective Buzzes With Business

Trade Show

Swim Collective is just a few years old, but already it has grown to the size of the very popular SwimShow in Miami Beach, Fla.

Buyers Navigate Changed Format at Las Vegas Trade Shows

Trade Show

LAS VEGAS—The landscape of the Las Vegas trade shows changed again as the giant UBM Advanstar, owner of the MAGIC Marketplace and Project, re-merchandised the layout of its shows.

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FCI The Fashion School Showcases Fall ’15 Collections

FCI Fall ’15 collections

Known for its fast-track design program, FCI The Fashion School (previously called Fashion Careers International) showcased the Fall ’15 collections of 10 students on Aug. 13 at the Celebrity Centre International in Hollywood.

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Crooks & Castles Take on Luxplorer & Crooks Femme

Here’s a few looks at the Crooks & Castles brand’s Fall ’15 lines. There’s the Luxplorer outerwear collection and Crooks Femme, a streetwear line for women.

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More Fun in DTLA: Globe Re-opens

Here’s another dispatch from downtown Los Angeles’ funland. Globe Theatre, a more than 100-year-old theatre located on 740 S. Broadway, was reopened as a nightclub and events space earlier this month.

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At 26th Waterman’s Ball: A Surfing Rock Show

26th Waterman’s Ball

With surfwear executives wearing colorful, sometimes outré styles, the Surf Industry Manufacturer’s Association’s Annual Waterman’s Ball has earned a reputation as an irreverent, joyful event that raises funds for environmental causes.

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Cynthia Vincent Collaborating With O'Neill for Swimwear

Fashion

O'Neill hosts a sunset cocktail party to introduce its collection designed with Cynthia Vincent.