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Katin's Summer Kickoff Party

Katin's Summer kickoff party made a splash at BLVD clothing in Manhattan Beach.

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Planet Blue's Full Moon Bazaar

Planet Blue celebrated its 20th anniversary earlier this month with a Full Moon Bazaar party at Skybar ath the Mondrian hotel in West Hollywood. The crowd was filled with beautiful people and some of Planet Blue’s favorite brands dropped by to open a mini-market at the chi-chi club. Check it out.

Gap Inc to Close 175 Stores

Retail

Gap Inc. will close 175 stores, mostly in North America, including 140 stores which will shutter this year. A limited number of stores will be closed in Europe.

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LASC’s Pride Blow-Out

Call it a community service. The City of West Hollywood is the site of a giant Pride Celebration which attracts thousands of people. For the sixth year, West Hollywood’s LASC boutique added to the city’s festivities by producing its own gala Pride party. Check out pictures of LASC's 2015 Pride Party which took place on June 14. Check it out.

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Rich Honey Boutique to DTLA

“We Are The Future of T-shirt” Blanks exclaims a message of the Rich Honey website. The label’s future should include a store. A sign bearing the label’s logo was posted over the former atelier for Nicholas Bowes, at 210 W. 8th St., at the corner of Spring Street and W. 8th Street.

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Onitsuka Tiger + original Japanese textiles by Makumo

Footwear/Textiles Collab

Onitsuka Tiger, the lifestyle brand owned by ASICS, struck a partnership with Japanese textile maker Makumo for a capsule collection of shoes for men and women featuring original Makumo prints.

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The Lost Warhols at Guerilla Atelier

Andy Warhol’s memory will continue to burn bright if Karen Bystedt has anything to do with it. Her intimate portraits of the influential artist were displayed at Guerilla Atelier boutique in downtown Los Angeles. A reception was held for the show Los Warhols: The Bare Images on June 11.

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Nordstrom Plans Full-Line Store at Proposed Caruso Mall

Retail

Last month a campaign commenced for a land-use change for 203 acres of waterfront real estate in Carlsbad, Calif., but lobbying for the campaign recently a high pitch.

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After Abbot Kinney Experiment, Castelli’s New Store

Venice Heights

After starting an interesting experiment in retail real estate on Los Angeles’ high-profile Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Paulina Castelli moved her men’s fashion and gifts boutique off of the street to another part of Los Angeles’ Venice section

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Hana’s Kim and Avant’s Blanco Honored at Black & White Ball

National Jewish Health

It was a sea of black-and-white formalwear at the Skirball Cultural Center in West Los Angeles when apparel-industry executives gathered to honor Sunnie S. Kim, and George P. Blanco.

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LA Market Draws Low Foot Traffic But Committed Buyers

LA Fashion Market

It looked like a typically lightly trafficked June market, but exhibitors reported seeing committed buyers from across the state and across the country—as well as a few from Japan—during the June 8–11 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market.

Stephanie Gilmore, 2nd Woman to Win SIMA Surfing Award

Swim/Surf

The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association announced last week that Stephanie Gilmore, a six-time winner of the Association of Surfing Professionals’ women’s tour, will be honored with its Waterman of the Year award.

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L.A. Avant Garde Outpost Weltenbuerger Closing

Retail

The name may have sounded unintelligible to many Los Angelenos, but Weltenbuerger strived to represent elegant, avant-garde fashion in Los Angeles, famously a jeans, T-shirt and casual-fashion town.

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The Secret to Combining Costume Design With Fashion Design

Fashion | Manufacturing | Events

Costume designers and fashion designers are two separate worlds, but in recent years the two professions have begun to overlap.

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Keeping Up With the Shifting Retail Scene

Retail | Technology

Retail is an ever-changing landscape that is expanding to different horizons all the time. But experts have one major piece of advice: Do nothing and you die.

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Brand Building With a Denim Foundation

Citizens of Humanity

With the addition of Kathy Kweon as president, Citizens of Humanity has completed a number of staffing and brand-building changes to the Los Angeles–based denim lifestyle brand.

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Torrid Searching for Plus-Size Models

Fashion

Torrid launching nationwide search for the next Face of Torrid 2016.

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Holy Costume Design Batman! 1st Looks at Superhero Suits in 2016 Batman v Superman

Look, behind the plastic case – the costumes for Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, scheduled to hit cinemas March 25, 2016. The costumes were previewed at Las Vegas Licensing Expo, which is scheduled to wrap up on June 11.

Quiksilver Scraps 2015 Outlook, Planning Comeback With Improved Supply Chain and Sales

Swim/Surf | Finance | Manufacturing

Quiksilver Inc. reported results for its second fiscal quarter of 2015 and rescinded its previously stated financial guidance for the fiscal year, the surf giant noted that it would not provide an outlook for the rest of fiscal year, according to a company statement, which was released on June 9.

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Julius Staying in China

Manufacturing

Paul Frank Industries extends a licensing deal with a Chinese company.