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Nordstrom Leaving Westside Pavilion for Century City


Nordstrom saying adios to the Westside Pavilion

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Textile Trends

Modern Art, Orange Crush, Check Mate, Full Bloom, Key Lime, Stripes & Thermals, Silver & Gold.

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Asa from Shahs of Sunset: Time for Caftans & Turbans

Asa Soltan Rahmati not only wants to bring back the turban, she wants more women to wear caftans. The star of Shahs of Sunset show talks about her recently introduced line Asa Kaftans, and what brings mystery to a woman.

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Bangladesh Blank T-shirt Maker Serves the U.S. Market Though Southeast Operation


Keya, a Bangladesh-based producer of 100-percent cotton T-shirts and other knit apparel,is finding success in the U.S. market by using a North Carolina beachhead as its distribution point.

Lingerie Brand Regina Miracle Adds Centric PLM


Regina Miracle International Ltd., a Hong Kong–based lingerie and shapewear maker, is adding Centric 8 product lifecycle management software to help coordinate collaboration between the lingerie company’s sample-development team and its customers and its internal sample-development team.

Florida Apparel Brand Lord Daniel Taps NGC for ERP


Lord Daniel Sportswear selected NGC’s fashion enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to help the Florida company manage its growing specialty apparel business.

Roberto Cavalli Uses Optitex CAD to Coordinate Hand-Crafted Details and Tight Turn Times


Italian luxury brand Roberto Cavalli added the Optitex 2-D Pattern Making and Optitex 3-D Virtual Prototyping CAD Suites.

Macbeth Introduces Apparel


Saban Brands announced this month that its Macbeth property, which is headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., has struck two new licensing deals.

Ports Still Clogged With Waiting Ships

West Coast Ports

Hammering out a tentative contract with longshore workers took nine months of negotiations. Now importers are hoping it doesn’t take as long to clear thebacklog of merchandising floating on the water outside the country’s largest ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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RVCA Pops in Manhattan

Women’s contemporary show Axis wrapped up in New York City on Feb. 24, and RVCA, the Orange County, Calif. headquartered label, celebrated by opening a pop-up shop in Manhattan.

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Moto Goes Haute

Ortiz Industries' Empowered event with Ducati

Ortiz Industries' Empowered event with Ducati at New York Fashion Week

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Original Paperbacks: Custom Dyed in So Cal Facility


Original Paperbacks has program to offer retailers unique colors and quick-turn deliveries.

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Lisa Kline Back – On TV

Lisa Kline is back. On Feb. 23, she introduced an 11-piece line which bears her name Lisa Kline. The line is loungewear, and it is exclusive to HSN, the Home Shopping Network.

American Apparel Fires Creative Director and Adds Two New Executives

Executive Shift

Nearly two months after Paula Schneider took over as the new head of American Apparel, she has fired the company’s long-time creativedirector, Iris Alonzo.

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Kith Pops on Abbot Kinney

New York sneakerhead boutique Kith took its high-end shoes and streetwear looks out west on Feb. 20. It opened a pop-up shop at Venice Beach’s stylish Abbot Kinney Boulevard with a party, which was attended by the chiefs of the Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs trade show, which wrapped up its big Las Vegas show only a few days before.

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The Day After the Oscars

Fashion & Entertainment

The party is over as crews start to dismantle the arrival area outside the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

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Moods of Norway's Oscar Night

It was Oscar night at the Moods of Norway boutique at 7964 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. Norwegian expats gathered to cheer for Norwegian director Morten Tyldum, who helmed The Imitation Game, and Me and My Moulton, a Canadian-Norwegian production nominated for best short animated film.

Longshore Workers Reach Tentative Agreement With Employers


After nine months of talks, longshore workers reach a tentative agreement with their employers.

Henry T. Segerstrom, Founder of South Coast Plaza, 91


Henry T. Segerstrom, developer of South Coast Plaza, the retail center which brought Rodeo Drive luxury to Orange County, Calif., died Feb. 20 at his home in Newport Beach, Calif. after a brief illness.

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Almost Entirely Made in LA

Hand-made accessories

Nicholas Duong makes all his Leather Cottage bags and accessories by hand in his studio in Alhambra, Calif.