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Wool & Thimble’s Summer Launch party

Made in Los Angeles, Wool & Thimble constructs high end T-shirts, wovens and sweats for men. Reggie Marshall, the brand’s founder and creative director, produced a launch party for its Summer ’17 collection on Aug. 8.

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Bathing Ape to make a Los Angeles Comeback

High end Japanese streetwear brand Bathing Ape is making a return to Los Angeles after closing down an emporium near Melrose and Fairfax avenues in July 2010.

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Cruise 2018 in Miami Beach

Miami Cruise 2018

The Cruise 2018 collections bowed on the runways in Miami at events produced by Swim Miami, Funkshion and Art Hearts Fashion.

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Bebe Launches New Campaign With New Direction

Fashion

The look still appeals to the girl who likes fancy clothes and likes to party.

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J!nx for Gamers

J!nx is a San Diego-headquartered brand that makes clothes for gamers; the people who can’t be pried away from their video, Internet, X-Box, you name it-games.

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Fred Segal Announces Flagship Shop-in-Shops

Retail

Fred Segal is moving along toward a fall 2017 opening—perhaps in mid-September—for its new flagship in West Hollywood, Calif., located near the Sunset Plaza high-end retail enclave.

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69 Brand Pops

Gender neutral fashions are having a moment. Los Angeles brand 69 is making a statement for the look at a pop-up shop

July Sales Up, But Results Mixed

Retail

July sales beat forecasts, according to market-research firm Retail Metrics.

Cotton Prices Holding Stable as China Continues to Sell Off Its Reserves

Textiles

Cotton prices should remain on a level playing field and even decline a bit next year as farmers around the world plant more acreage.

YuniquePLM’s Latest Release Includes Added Functionality, Configurability

Technology

The latest release of YuniquePLM’s product lifecycle management software, YuniquePLM 7.1, includes new features and additions to streamline the design process.

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Dress For Success S.F. Raises More Than $100,000 at Fashion Gala

Events

The recent gala hosted by Dress for Success San Francisco featured San Francisco brands Everlane and Margaret O’Leary on the runway, San Francisco chefs offering special tastings and a live auction as well as a silent one.

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Quiet August Market in LA Yields Immediate Orders, Out-of-Town Business

Trade Shows

August market in Los Angeles is typically a quiet affair, with exhibitors and buyers navigating a crowded trade-show schedule that includes the massive Las Vegas trade shows later in the month.

NetSuite Takes Cloud On Road

Technology

Oracle NetSuite, the San Mateo, Calif.–based, cloud-based enterprise resource planning and omnichannel commerce software owned by tech giant Oracle, has been hitting a number of apparel trade shows this year. The most recent was Agenda in Long Beach, Calif., in July.

Reyn Spooner’s New Direction, New Leadership

Manufacturing

Heritage aloha brand Reyn Spooner has been traveling a steady course for decades, but its new creative and executive team plans to steer it toward bigger things.

South Coast Plaza Buys Sears Land

Retail

Sears has run a department store and an auto center at the northeast end of luxe retail center South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., for 50 years.

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Outdoor Retailer Hosts Last Show in Salt Lake City, Prepares for Move to Denver

Outdoor Retailer

There were mixed emotions at the July 26–29 run of Outdoor Retailer. For the past 20 years, Salt Lake City has been home to the biannual show, but in January 2018 Outdoor Retailer will move to Denver. Some were sad to be leaving Salt Lake City, while others were excited to head to Colorado next year to start a new chapter.

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Sourcing & Fabric: Textile Trends

Sourcing & Fabric

Textile Trends

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'Frida''s Quinceanera in DTLA

Style Inspiration

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes threw a fashionable quincenera to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the release of "Frida."

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Fire in the LA Fashion District Near Santee Alley

Incendiary

Nearly 100 firefighters show up to put out a blaze in the LA Fashion District.

New Owners Take Over BCBGMaxAzria and Other Labels

Manufacturing

On Aug. 1, Marquee Brands announced it had acquired the entire portfolio of brands once owned by the BCBG Max Azria Group, the Los Angeles fashion house that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Feb. 28.