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Obituary: Showroom Owner Terry Ventre, 62

Trade Shows

Terese Virginia Ventre—known to her friends, familiar and colleagues as Terr—died on June 23 after a short battle with lung cancer. She was 62 years old.

Coolibar Acquired by California Company

Manufacturing

Minneapolis-based sun-protective apparel and accessories maker Coolibar Inc. has been acquired by Olivarius Hospitality California, a Santa Barbara, Calif.–based company owned by Olivier Leclercq.

Andrew Richard Named VP Regional Sales for ASICS America

Manufacturing

Irvine, Calif.–based ASICS America Corp., the U.S. headquarters of Japanese footwear and athletic apparel brand ASICS, has named sportswear industry veteran Andrew Richard vice president of regional sales for the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil.

Silicon Valley–Based EFI Acquires Optitex

Technology

Electronics For Imaging Inc., a printing technology firm based in Fremont, Calif., has acquired Israel-based design software firm Optitex Ltd. for approximately $52.8 million.

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New York Men’s Collections

NY Fashion Week

Now in its third season, NY Fashion Week: Mens, held at Skylight Clarkson Sq in Manhattan, featured a mix of established and emerging menswear labels.

FMNC Draws Retailers from Pacific Northwest—and Beyond

Trade Shows

Fashion Market Northern California, the apparel and accessories trade show in San Mateo, Calif., typically draws retailers from across Northern California as well as a few from neighboring states. But during the show’s recent June 26–28 run at the San Mateo Event Center, exhibitors reported seeing buyers from as far away as Pennsylvania and Georgia.

Los Angeles Gift Show Alters Dates Next Year and Moves

Trade Shows

LAMKT, the Los Angeles gift and home market, is moving its more than 200 exhibitors from the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center to The Reef, near downtown Los Angeles.

Daytime Rates Rising to Pick Up Cargo Containers at the Ports

Import/Export

If you want to pick up your cargo containers during the day at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, it will cost you a little more.

Rosenthal & Rosenthal Launches New Division With New Hires

Finance

Rosenthal & Rosenthal, a finance company specializing in factoring and asset-based lending, announced it is starting a new division called Rosenthal Trade Capital to provide alternative inventory-financing solutions to cash-constrained companies.

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St John Knits: Searching for the Magic Formula

St John Knits

St. John, the venerable Southern California luxury label that is a staple in many well-heeled shoppers’ closets, has been on an odyssey in recent years.

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Niche Suit Maker Jimmy Au’s Leaves Beverly Hills for Sherman Oaks

Jimmy Au’s

There’s only one store in the United States selling suits and gear for the shorter man; it’s Jimmy Au’s for Men 5’8” and Under, said Alan Au, company vice president.

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Levi's Acquires Einstein's Iconic Leather Jacket

Fashion for a Genius

For its archives, Levi Strauss & Co. garners the winning bid for Albert Einstein's brown leather Cossack jacket.

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Combat Gent Opens First Retail Store in Santa Monica

Retail

After being online for four years, Combatant Gentleman is opening its very first retail store in Santa Monica Place.

U.S. Port Traffic to be Uneven for Back-to-School and Holiday

The nation’s ports are expected to see up-and-down import cargo volumes for the rest of the year as retailers gear up for Back-to-School and Holiday sales.

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Diane Merrick – Back in Fashion

Once you’re involved in fashion, you never really say goodbye.

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Obsessee Doesn't Want Your Money

“Your money isn’t good here! We want your social media posts.” This is the mantra of a pop-up shop to produced July 15-17 by the online only media title Obsessee.

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Herve Leger Hosts First Sale

Herve Leger by Max Azria is having a coast-to-coast sample sale.

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Pop-up Rockstar

Rockstar is having a pop-up sale this weekend.

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Otis Fashion Design School Moving to Westchester

Fashion

Otis fashion design department packing up and moving out of the California Market Center.

June Business Better Than Expected

Retail

For many retailers, there was no June gloom. They did better business than what many Wall Street analysts predicted.