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Long-Time LA Garment Manufacturer Charged With Hiding Income at Israeli Banks to Avoid Paying Taxes

Legal

Masud Sarshar, known for taking an ordinary workwear brand and converting it into a colorful array of pants called Dickies Girl, has been charged by the federal government with hiding more than $21 million in income in Israeli banks and avoiding U.S. taxes on it.

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Independent Designers Fight for Market Space

Independent Designers

The Great Recession and its slow recovery generally were blamed for wiping out a generation of independent designers.

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Gen Art’s Fresh Faces Comeback

Fresh Faces

After a three-year absence from LA’s runways, Gen Art’s Fresh Faces in Fashion program raised the standard for mostly men’s styles Aug. 4 at Willow Studios, located in a gentrifying but still tough-looking section of the Los Angeles Arts District.

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Thai X U.S. Style Mash-Up

Thai designer mixes U.S. and Thai classics - and finds something new.

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Italian brand Subdued in Santa Monica

After years of building a fleet of stores in Europe, Subdued, an Italian line of clothes for juniors, opened its first U.S. store. It’s in Santa Monica, Calif. Take a look

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Burlington Expanding Downtown LA Store

Retail

Burlington Coat Factory takes over part of the St. Vincent Jewelry Center to add on to downtown LA store.

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Groupon: Get Your Fitness On

Plenty of people have scored a steal on yoga classes and fitness bands on Groupon. Now the online deal site is expanding its reach into your fitness regimen with the launch of its own private-label activewear brand.

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Macy's Closing in NoHo

Retail

Store in Laurel Plaza scheduled to shutter this fall.

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FIDM and Outlander's Terry Dresbach on Creating Characters

FIDM's 10th Annual Art of Television Costume Design exhibition

FIDM, which recently opened it Art of Television Costume Design exhibition with Emmy-nominated costumes from Game of Thrones, American Horror Story: Hotel, Downton Abbey, Roots, Transparent and Outlander, recently hosted a talk with Outlander costume designer Terry Dresbach.

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Reshaping Retail

Store Of The Future

Everything about stores—from design to strategies for attracting shoppers to organizing inventory—has gone through major changes in the past decade.

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Bailey44 Opens First Store

Retail

Los Angeles contemporary brand Bailey44 made the leap to retail with the opening of its first flagship store in the new Lido Marina Village complex in Newport Beach, Calif.

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Off 5th Comes to the San Fernando Valley

Retail

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th opens third Los Angeles County store.

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The Hundreds Goes Workwear

Inspired by traditional workwear, Los Angeles headquartered streetwear brand The Hundreds released its Fall 2016 collection today.

Jenni Kayne Opening Two Stores in California

Retail

The Jenni Kayne brand is on the move.

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South of the Equator

Resort '17

South American vacation destinations inspire the look for Resort 2017.

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Spring/Summer ’17-18 Essential Swimwear Silhouettes by Trendstop

Essential Swimwear

Global fashion-forecasting agency Trendstop gave us its expert lowdown into the major swimwear trends for Spring/Summer ’17–’18—from key silhouettes to fabrics and finishes.

Sourcing & Fabric Textile Trends

Textiles

Textile Trends

Terrot’s New Corizon Machine Combines Spinning and Knitting to Save Time, Money and Energy

Technology

Members of the U.S. apparel industry turned out recently at a demonstration of a new machine that combines the functions of a spinning machine and a knitting machine.

Cotton Prices Rising as India Overtakes China as Largest Cotton Producer

Textiles

Cotton prices are on the rise after holding steady for the last few years.

Levi Strauss Awards Fellowships to 10 Textiles-Industry Entrepreneurs to Further Their Approach to Sustainability

Manufacturing

Blue-jeans maker Levi Strauss & Co. is putting its pocketbook behind an effort to make fabric and apparel production more environmentally friendly and socially aware.