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UK retailer Prism pops at Platform

UK retailer Prism opened a pop-up shop at Platform boutique retail center in Culver City, near Los Angeles on May 10.

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Peri A. Brings the Party To Robertson

Peri Arenas hopes that her new boutique will bring a joie de vivre to retail street Robertson Boulevard. One of her first acts was to produce a debut party for her Peri A. boutique.

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Celebrating Disney Artist Mary Blair

Leanna Lin’s Wonderland boutique in L.A.’s Eagle Rock honors legendary artist Mary Blair, the artist best known for her work on Disney’s “It’s a Small World” attraction and the “Little Golden Book” series

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The Nuances of Profitability vs. Growth Discussed at Fashion Digital Conference

Technology

Profitability is a powerful weapon for a company, “to be used thoughtfully and consciously,” said Rebecca Kaden, a partner at Howard Shultz’s capital venture firm, Maveron.

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CFF, TALA Present Annual Scholarship Awards

CFF & TALA

The California Fashion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the California Fashion Association, and the Textile Association of Los Angeles held their annual 2017 Scholarship Awards luncheon on April 27 at the California Market Center.

Lenzing Takes Eco a Step Further

Textiles

The producer of Tencel, the closed-loop cellulosic fiber made from eucalyptus-tree pulp, has a new eco-friendly fiber. Austrian fiber maker Lenzing has introduced a new fiber made from cotton scraps and wood.

Imports Will Grow Nicely Through the Fall

Import/Export

With unemployment hitting extremely low levels and workers’ wages rising, the nation’s ports should see a decent uptick in cargo-container volumes through at least September.


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Hundreds of Guests Attend the Annual Otis College of Art and Design Fund-raiser and Fashion Show

Otis Fashion Show

A fashionable collection of 800 people crowded into a large ballroom at the Beverly Hilton for the annual Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, which raises money for students and highlights the fashion collections designed by the junior and senior classes of the fashion design department.

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Reformation’s Fight Against Toxic Denim

Reformation

Los Angeles’ Reformation label is one of a handful of companies that has lifted eco-fashion from a cottage industry to a larger scale.

New Key Buyer Program Established at WWIN

Trade Shows

In an attempt to identify new attendees and buyers, the twice-a-year Womenswear in Nevada show held in Las Vegas has appointed Lynn Visser as the new key account manager.

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Marciano Museum Set to Open May 25

The Marciano Art Foundation, the new L.A. museum founded by Guess co-founders Paul and Maurice Marciano, is on track to open May 25.

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Reality Star T-shirt Line Goes For the Difference

Another week, another T-shirt/fashion line by a reality star/celebrity/creative. Ho hum. But reality star Sean McElwee promised to do something different with T-shirt line Seanese.

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The Auction Is On for Fashions Created by Otis' Students

Fashion

Students from Otis College of Art and Design put their mentor-inspired creations up for auction.

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JustFab’s Internet Brand Room

JustFab, an e-commerce company based in El Segundo, Calif., drank deeply from the Internet’s Kool-Aid. Its recently unveiled brand room was designed by an Internet company.

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Nuyu’s Wonder Woman line Lands at Ron Robinson

Mightier than 10 armies! It’s the marketing push behind the upcoming Wonder Woman movie. But the Nuyu brand plans to do something different with Wonder Woman styles.

Capital Business Credit Gets a Name Change

Finance

Five months ago, White Oak Global Advisors acquired Capital Business Credit, known for its asset-based lending portfolio. Now White Oak Global is renaming Capital Business Credit to White Oak Commercial Finance.

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True West Pop-Up Arrives on Abbott Kinney

Inspired by the high desert and frontier lifestyle, the True West pop-up was curated by Barbara Kramer, co-founder of Designers and Agents, and Jessica Hundley, writer and filmmaker.

Bebe Stores Resolves Store Leases and Skirts Bankruptcy

Retail

Bebe Stores settles store lease problems with landlords to move forward.

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L.A.’s Fashion District on a Sneaker Kick

Downtown Los Angeles' Fashion District is on a high end sneaker kick. Holy Grail moved to the enclave in April, it is just the latest high end sneaker boutique to open for business in the Fashion District.

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Deciding Where Your American Apparel T-shirt Is Made

Manufacturing

Consumers will soon be able to decide where their American Apparel T-shirt is made - in the U.S. or in Central America.