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Obituary: Famed Retailer Fred Hayman, 90

Retail

Fred Hayman, the king of Rodeo Drive who put the Beverly Hills luxury street on the world shopping map, passed away on April 14. He was 90.

China Agrees to End Export Subsidies

Import/Export

After months of negotiations, China has agreed to put a stop to the export subsidies it has been granting for years to a host of industries, giving them an unfair advantage when competing with other companies around the world.

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Collared Greens: Leveraging a Made-in-America Supply Chain for a Green Take on Preppy Menswear

Collared Greens

Collared Greens might be one of the catchiest names around for an apparel firm. Its play on words comes from its roots in the South, where everyone knows eating collard greens on New Year’s Day, along with black-eyed peas, brings good luck and fortune.

NRF Supply-Chain Expert Appointed to Government Advisory Committee

Import/Export

Jonathan Gold of the National Retail Federation has been appointed to a U.S. Department of Commerce committee to advise on supply-chain issues that affect the international competitiveness of the nation’s businesses.

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Rodeo Drive Comes to the Desert

Desert Fashions

Sophisticated looks were front and center on the runway at Fashion Week El Paseo, held April 2–9 in Palm Desert, Calif.

Alliance Apparel Moves Into LA Fashion District After Partnership With Online Retailer Revolve

Manufacturing

Since Alliance Apparel was acquired last year by online retailer Revolve, the Los Angeles clothing company has seen things change at lightning speed.

Old Navy Gets New President

Retail

Coming off of months of declining sales in all its labels, Gap Inc. announced it was naming Sonia Syngal as Old Navy’s new global president.

Retailers Go Back to the Drawing Board to Draw in Consumers

Finance

As consumers alter their buying patterns, developers across the country are blowing up shopping centers and redrawing their mall maps to give more real estate to restaurants, nail salons and gadget stores and less square footage to clothing outposts.

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BNKR Store Opening Soon in DTLA

Retail

BNKR will pull off the wrapping paper in late April.

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Ravers Returning to Macy’s Herald Square

On April 20, Macy’s flagship store on 34th Street in New York will host a rave. Again.

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Clothing, clean thyself!

Scientists in Australia have created nanostructures that can use light to automatically clean fabric.

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Cult Gaia Pops

Making floral crowns was a hobby for fashion student Jasmin Larian. Fast forward to 2016, she parlayed a craft business into fashion label Cult Gaia. All things Cult Gaia will be on display at its first pop-up shop, at the Platform boutique retail center in Culver City. The shop popped on April 9

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Victoria's Secret Shuttering Catalog Business

Retail

Victoria's Secret saying good-bye to all those catalogs stuffed in your mailbox.

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Italian Vogue’s Eye for Fashion

Ever wonder what editors look for when scouting new design talent?

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Nas Curating Ghostbusters Collection

Fashion

Hip-hop star Nas is working with Sony to curate a Nas x Ghostbusters collection to coordinate with the movie's release this summer.

American Apparel Workers Get Pink Slips

Manufacturing

Scores of American Apparel workers are being laid off as the Los Angeles clothing company is revamping its production process shortly after emerging from bankruptcy protection in February.

L Brands Beats Estimates During Soft March Business

Retail

L Brands—the parent company of Victoria’s Secret, PINK and Bath & Body Works—beat Wall Street estimates.

Anne Fontaine’s Gala South Coast Plaza Runway Show

Fashion

Designer Anne Fontaine made a trip to South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., for her label’s first comprehensive West Coast runway presentation.

FIDM Debut Highlights Work in Fashion, Costume Design, Textiles and Interior Design

Fashion

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising hosted its annual Debut runway show and gala on April 2 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

Trendstop Fall ’16 Color Forecast

Trends

Get ahead of the competition with key color insights coming through for Fall ’16 as fashion forecast agency Trendstop presents California Apparel News readers with a taster of their trend analysis.