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LAmade Among Brands Selected for Target’s LA25 Initiative

Retail

Fashion basics company LAmade was one of the brands selected to be featured in Target’s LA25 initiative.

Pooltradeshow to Produce New York Shows

Trade Shows

After a 16-year run as a one-city show, Pooltradeshow announced that it will produce a biannual New York show in addition to its Las Vegas shows.

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Raj’s New VYB Collection Defies Conventions

New Swim Line: VYB

Raj Swim’s newest collection, VYB, is set to bow this month with a Spring Break 2017 collection.

CFF, TALA, YMA to Host Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Events

The California Fashion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the California Fashion Association, will host the 2017 annual scholarship luncheon on April 27 at the California Market Center.

Upscale Offprice Show Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale Planning to Expand to Women’s for Second Run

Trade Shows

The inaugural run of Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale, the upscale off-price trade show, showcased a tightly curated mix of 70 upscale menswear brands and drew buyers from Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s, Century 21, Tiger Trading, Harry Rosen, Steinmart, TJX Co., Burlington, Ross Stores and Nordstrom Rack.

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Trina Turk Opens a New Store in Los Angeles

Trina Turk's New Store

It has been a few years since Trina Turk had a store in Los Angeles. But the contemporary designer—known for her bright colors synonymous with sunny California—has staked out a new outpost in the Larchmont Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, where an old-fashioned Main Street vibe permeates Larchmont Boulevard.

How Are Finance People Handling the Weak Retail Market and Have They Adjusted Their Financing Rules for Clothing Manufacturers?

Finance

As retailers start shrinking their footprints around the country, apparel manufacturers are wondering how to cope with this constricting retail landscape.

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Directives West Shines the Spotlight on Major Trends for Fall/Winter 2017

Directives West

Directives West broke down the trends for Fall/Winter 2017 at its April 3 runway show, held at the California Market Center during LA Majors Market.

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LA Majors Drives Biz Despite Market Doldrums

LA Majors

Meetings were held and orders placed during the April 3–5 run of LA Majors Market at the California Market Center showroom building in downtown Los Angeles, but a steady drumbeat of tough retail headlines underscored many conversations during the market.

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Bomber Jackets Down, Denim Up, Fields Says

Bomber Jackets Down

The once-ubiquitous bomber jacket is trending down. Expect to see it overtaken by denim jackets and the military fatigue-like “utility” jackets.

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Rogue Collective Parks in Famous Punk Club

Nirvana played there. Beck gigged there. Perry Farrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers also reportedly paid some dues on the small stage of Al’s Bar. Now it's the address for Rogue Collective.

BCBG Max Azria Starts Closing Stores After Filing for Bankruptcy Protection

Retail

BCBG Max Azria, the Los Angeles brand that filed for bankruptcy protection in late February, has begun to shutter more than half the stores it operates in the United States.

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South Coast Plaza Glitters; Anne Fontaine Runway Show + Anniversary Gala

South Coast Plaza's 50th Anniversary year rolled out more glittering events; an Anne Fontaine runway show and a gala dinner at The Getty Center.

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Hard Rock's Throwback Collection

Hard Rock International has launched a “Throwback Threads” collection featuring the classic Hard Rock logo from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s paired with “some of Hard Rock's favorite cities,” including Barcelona, London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Orlando.

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Velvet Acquired by $1.8 Billion Japanese Company

Manufacturing

Los Angeles–based Velvet LLC, owner of the Velvet by Graham and Spencer label, has been acquired by Adastria Co. Ltd., a $1.8 billion Japanese apparel company.

Hudson Jeans Names New President

Manufacturing

Starting April 10, Matthew Fior will take over as the new president of Hudson Jeans, based in Los Angeles.

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Lucky Luke’s New Gig

For decades "Lucky" Luke Mann has been selling clothes in L.A. For an encore gig, this raconteur is a talent booker/ambassador for DTLA boîte Prank.

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Jack's 60th Bday Party is a Surf Contest

For its 60th birthday, Jack’s Surboards did something new, the Huntington Beach, Calif. emporium produced its first surf contest.

Delta Apparel Sells Junkfood Clothing

Manufacturing

Twelve years after buying Los Angeles–based Junkfood Clothing Co. for more than $22.5 million, Delta Apparel is selling the T-shirt brand for about $28 million to JMJD Ventures.

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Meet Skid Row Denim Academy

Brad Robinson dreams of a Los Angeles without homelessness. He's got a fashion angle to achieve that goal. Meet Skid Row Denim Academy.