A rise in California’s minimum wage from $8 to $9 an hour next summer will cost Los Angeles clothing manufacturer Tianello at least $208,000 a year.
After a mixed Black Friday, Retailers are wondering how the crucial month of December will play out.
Law firm Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg has won a ruling in the United Kingdom that exempts Los Angeles–based Hudson Clothing from paying a steep 38 percent tariff on its women’s premium denim jeans made in the United States.
Olympic Games 2014
The Principle 6 campaign takes aim at Russia’s anti-gay laws with a call to athletes and fans to “celebrate the Olympic principle of non-discrimination and call for an end to Russia's anti-gay laws before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.”
Trina Turk's ninth store opened its doors in Manhattan Beach
When it comes to some looks, the motto is never say die. There’s the prep look, the 1950s rockabilly look, the 1970s Stevie Nicks/ hippie witch style, and for this trend watcher, tie dye.
Pantone will unveil its 2014 Color of the Year during a Dec. 6 webinar.
Los Angeles is obsessed with vintage styles. A Current Affair will produce a bazaar of vintage looks on Dec. 7.
Malls were buzzing with shoppers on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, but spending declined on the four day Thanksgiving Day weekend, according to a survey by prominent trade and advocacy group National Retail Federation.
The boutique chain has introduced a private-label women’s swim line called Blue Life Swim.
Los Angeles–based designer Jessica Faulkner embraces the smart side of clothing. Using her world travels, education, sports background and industry experience, Faulkner creates a well-rounded apparel line filled with sophistication, flirtiness and versatility.
Lola Getts is an activewear company that makes functional sports-performance clothing in plus sizes. Founders Stacey Goldstein and Jodi Geiger saw a void in the activewear industry for plus-size styles. As an avid cyclist and yoga participant, Goldstein noticed that women of various sizes in her classes were wearing baggy sweats and white tees.
An intimate gathering of Southern California designers and manufacturers turned out on Nov. 14 in downtown Los Angeles to see a demonstration of Lectra’s Modaris 3-D pattern-making software.
Two more retail nameplates have signed on to Figat7th, the downtown Los Angeles mall owned by Brookfield Office Properties.
Swim & Surf
Swim Collective, the 4-year-old West Coast swimwear trade show, will have a new home in August at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, Calif.
This year is shaping up to be a banner year for off-price retailers, the market segment best known for selling clothes at 20 percent to 70 percent off full price.
Made In America
The Trend Chasers employ 160 people in an 80,000-square-foot facility in the LA Garment District.
When men’s fashion label Best Dressed Monk opens its first boutique in Santa Barbara, Calif.’s exclusive Montecito enclave today, it hopes to give men a sartorial choice between fashion extremes.
Christmas on Rodeo
Rodeo Drive kicks off holiday season with fanfare.
There is an Icelandic business community in L.A. One of its hubs is LastaShop. It makes clothes.