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Never mind the rain storm; Here’s Chase on Abbot Kinney

Never mind a giant rain storm on May 15, Abbot Kinney’s World Wide Mind Gallery was packed that night for a reception for street artist Chase.

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Woodbury Hosts 51st Annual Runway Event in Downtown

Identity and Inspiration

Woodbury University returned to downtown Los Angeles for its annual runway show, held May 3 at a new venue: The Majestic Downtown, a 1921 architectural gem of a building that once housed the Los Angeles Bank of America.

Shim Names General Manager of Columbia’s Korean Subsidiary


Columbia Sportswear Co. named Ham-Bo Shim general manager of the Portland, Ore.–based outdoor apparel company’s Korea subsidiary, based in Seoul.

Caruso to Start Campaign for Carlsbad Project


Rick Caruso, the founder and chief executive officer of Caruso Affiliated, laid his cards on the table on May 12. He held a press conference outlining his plans for a Caruso project in Carlsbad.

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New Retail Center Bows in L.A. County

The Point

Planet Blue, Lucky Brand and Michael Stars are scheduled to open stores at The Point, Los Angeles County’s newest retail center, which is scheduled to take a bow on July 30.

How Are Apparel Importers Adjusting Their Strategies for the Next Big Shipping Season?

Import & Export

Hundreds of apparel importers are recalibrating their logistics plans before the next big shipping season hits in July.

Rules of Attraction: Tips and Advice for Getting Attendees to Visit Your Trade Show Booth

Trade Show

California Apparel News recently caught up with several trade-show organizers to ask for tips and advice for exhibitors looking to generate excitement and attract more buyers at the trade show.

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Send in the Drones...Don’t Bother, They’re Here.

It’s always Fashion Week somewhere. This week, it was in Silicon Valley.

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Looking for Tools to Bridge the Tech Gap Between Online and Bricks-and-Mortar


The Fashion Digital Conference featured panel discussions, workshops and the opportunity to browse the latest software tools for addressing both the macro and micro trends of selling fashion in a digital age.

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A.P.C. Store Opens Soon in DTLA


A.P.C. Store is shooting for an opening in two weeks.

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Shop & Dine

Shop & Dine

Here are a few suggestions on the new restaurants and up-and-coming boutiques found in some of the major cities on the trade-show circuit.

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Dov Charney Files Two Lawsuits Accusing American Apparel and Hedge Fund for Defamation

Manufacturing | Legal | Retail

In more legal shots fired in the ongoing battle over control of American Apparel, the dismissed clothing company’s founder has filed two lawsuits in less than one week accusing American Apparel and hedge fund investor Standard General of defaming his character in false accusations and letters.

American Apparel Sees First Quarter Net Loss Jump

American Apparel reported that in the first quarter of this year it had a net loss of $26.4 million, or 15 cents a share, compared to $5.5 million, or 5 cents a share, last year.

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Rebel Wilson Teams Up With Torrid for Fashion Collection


Actress Rebel Wilson works with plus-size retail chain Torrid to create a capsule collection.

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Clade & Styleloftz…Out In the Streets

It was time to bring fashion out of the studio and onto the streets, said Maya Reynolds, founder/designer of downtown Los Angeles men’s line Clade.

Miami’s SwimWeek Fashion Shows in July on Hiatus, but Trade Shows Will Continue

Trade Shows

IMG, which used to organize the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim runway shows, puts the Miami Beach event on hold.

Gardner to Helm Glendale Galleria

When looking for a new senior general manager for its high-profile Glendale Galleria retail center in Glendale, Calif., General Growth Properties picked a man working for its rival Simon.

Dov Charney Files Lawsuit Accusing Hedge Fund of Defamation

In another legal shot fired in the ongoing battle over control of American Apparel, the dismissed clothing company’s founder filed a lawsuit alleging that hedge fund investor Standard General said it would defame his character if he didn’t give up control of his American Apparel stock.

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Father of the Mall

If you are a mall lover (as I am) or a mall hater, you’ll find Slate’s story (courtesy of Roman Mars’ 99% Invisible podcast) about Victor Gruen fascinating.

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Scholarships for Local Design Students


Celebrating the next generation of design talent