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Sweat NSK: Choose Your Activewear

Sweat NSK

Los Angeles’ exclusive Brentwood neighborhood is the address to many fitness businesses, but there were no multi-line boutiques offering the best activewear styles, said Natalie Fritz, a partner and the “N” in Sweat NSK.

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ISS: T-shirt Trade Show Growing

Talking T-shirts

The Imprinted Sportswear Show, which traditionally sprawls across a large convention center ballroom every year at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, was the biggest ISS trade show produced by Emerald Expositions ever since it acquired the show in 2001, said Jeff Brown, the show’s group show director.

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Crooks & Castles – To the Dogs!

Over the years, Crooks & Castles has printed a Medusa’s head, a castle and the brand's name on it's labels. For Fall ’16, we’re going to see something new.

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Just Don Pop-Up Store Coming to DTLA

Retail

Just Don opens pop-up store this weekend in the Los Angeles Fashion District.

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Shearer’s In Bowie We Trust

Neely Shearer of Abbot Kinney Boulevard boutique In Heroes We Trust started the year by producing the In Bowie We Trust show. It commemorated the life and art of David Bowie, with more than 30 artists riffing off of the legend and looks of the musician and pop star.

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Dov Charney Loses in American Apparel Takeover Bid

A U.S. bankruptcy judge rejects Dov Charney's bid to take over American Apparel.

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Fashion’s Mini Michel

Fashion on Film

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin has unveiled the secret talent behind French fashion show sound engineer Michel Gaubert. It’s his assistant Petit Michel and he’s a total doll.

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Zoolander 2's Beauty Spot

"Zoolander 2" features Kristen Wiig as beauty mogul Alexanya Atoz famous for a product called “Youth Milk.”

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Long Delayed Redondo Beach Pier Project Comes To Life

The long delayed renovation of Redondo Beach Pier might be actually on its way to becoming a reality.

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Elyse Walker's New Boutique

Elyse Walker is on the move. She recently announced that she will open a second of her self named Elyse Walker boutique. It will be located in the Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach, Calif.

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Volcom's New Boardshorts

Check out Volcom's SS16 boardshorts styles.

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Altamont Goes 90s

The Sub Pop music label drove the 1990s indie rock scene. At Agenda trade show in Long Beach, Calif., the Altamont clothing line introduced a capsule clothing line Altamont x Sub Pop. Check it out.

American Apparel and Charney Testify in Bankruptcy Court

Manufacturing

American Apparel founder Dov Charney, current Chief Executive Office Paula Schneider and others vying for a stake in the future of the Los Angeles–based apparel manufacturer and retailer recently appeared before U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brendan Shannon in Wilmington, Del.

Crew Knitwear Hires Former Kellwood Exec as CEO

Manufacturing

Los Angeles–based Crew Knitwear, maker of the Bobeau and H.I.P. brands, has hired Tricia Franklin as chief executive officer.

L.A.–Based Brentwood Associates Buys Boston Proper

Retail

Boston Proper, the multichannel retailer owned by Chico’s FAS Inc., has been acquired by Los Angeles–based private-equity investment Brentwood Associates for an undisclosed amount.

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Robin’s Jean Boutique Opens at Beverly Center

Robin’s Jean Boutique

High-end denim brand Robin’s Jean is on the move.

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Surf Expo: Biggest Show, Trade Show Director Says

40 Years of Swim/Surf

It was the 40th anniversary of the Surf Expo trade show, and during its most recent run, Jan. 14–16 in Orlando, Fla., the sprawling trade show for swim, surfwear and beach culture reported an increase in vendors.

Can Discount Prices Get Retailers Into Trouble?

Legal

California shoppers are filing a flurry of class-action lawsuits against big-name department stores over markdowns allegedly made on “false” original prices.

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Active Collective Returns for Second Solo Show

Focus on Activewear

Active Collective, the activewear and athleisure show that bowed last year in Huntington Beach, Calif., returned for its second solo show with 90 exhibitors showing their collections Jan. 15–16 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort.

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Focused Buyers Turn Out

LA Market

January market in Los Angeles is typically a low-key affair with retailers looking to fill in depleted inventories after the holiday season or buyers looking to review lines in a more-relaxed setting before the crush of the Las Vegas trade shows in February.