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Social Media Advice From Industry Experts and Model Coco Rocha: Let Consumers Lead

Let Consumers Lead

Before the World Wide Web, marketing was relatively simple. Companies chose their paths and consumers naturally followed because, frankly, they did not have another option. But today—with real-time feedback, increasing transparency in supply chains and sponsored content—consumers are more educated and are calling the shots about what they want to buy and when they want to buy it.

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Summer Ready with House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve

House of Harlow

House of Harlow Creative Director and pop-culture icon Nicole Richie celebrated her collaborative project with Revolve clothing on June 2 at theRevolve Social Club on Melrose Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Kingpins Launching China City Tour, Changing Hong Kong Schedule

Trade Shows

Boutique denim trade show Kingpins will kick off a new multi-city concept in September called Kingpins China City Tour.

National Jewish Health Honorees Nunnari and Savoy Help Raise Nearly $500K

Events

A sold-out crowd of 500 people packed Herscher Hall at the Skirball Cultural Center for the annual Black and White Ball, a fund-raising event for National Jewish Health that is hosted by the Los Angeles Professional Services.

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LA Market Draws Western Retailers Looking for Everything from Immediates to Resort

LA Market

Business was surprisingly good during the June 6–9 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market despite a schedule that overlapped with several other regional markets as well as the California primary election.

Rents Keep Rising for Retail Space in Hot Los Angeles Neighborhoods

Retail

Stories abound about the death of bricks-and-mortar stores, but retailers in Los Angeles keep setting up outposts and rents keep going up.

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Couture from the Colleagues’ Closets

When Beverly Hills philanthropic organization The Colleagues says they practice “Philanthropy through Fashion from the best closets in town,” they’re not kidding around.

California’s Economy Charts Positive Growth Through 2018

Finance

Job gains and slow steady growth are the path for the country and California for the next few years, according to economists at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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Kitross Opens on Robertson

Robertson retail chain Kitson may be gone. But in its place is Kitross, the new retail boutique opened by original Kitson owner Fraser Ross.

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Mykita Eyewear Opening Soon in DTLA

Retail

German eyewear company has a sing out front of its soon-to-open location.

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Aussie Store Opens Doors in LA to First U.S. Store

Retail

The Local.132 by General Pants Co. opens an outpost on La Brea Avenue.

CMC Hosting Market Seminars, Events, Sweepstakes

Trade Shows

During the June 6–9 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market, the California Market Center is hosting several business-to-business seminars, events and buyer promotions.

Showroom Profile: Anonymous 213

New Lines

The Anonymous 213 showroom in the Cooper Design Space is a work in progress. Co-owner Eric Wheeler is building a shoe wall, adding a kitchen area with a sliding door and renovating an outdoor patio to make a tranquil seating area with white walls and green plants.

Showroom Profile: Salt & Pepper Sales

New Lines

Moving to a new showroom has been an energizing experience for Emmalena Bland and Bea Gorman, who make up the Salt & Pepper Sales showroom.

Showroom Profile: Mattson Showroom

New Lines

For three years, Mattson Global has had a large showroom at the Academy Awards Clothing building at 817 S. Los Angeles St. But when more room was needed to show its collections, the company turned to the California Market Center to set up a secondary showroom.

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Spring/Summer ’17 Key Athleisure Directions by Trendstop

Athleisure Directions

Athleisure is big news. If you’ve been wondering where this major trend stems from and how to incorporate it into your own ranges, read on for an expert lowdown brought to us by global fashion forecasting agency Trendstop.

China Brand Show Coming to Los Angeles

Trade Shows

For the first time in more than a decade, the China Brand Show will be exhibiting at semiannual gift and home show LAMKT, which will be held July 22–25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Cherokee Signs Deal to Create Footwear for Everyday California Brand

Manufacturing

Cherokee Global Brands—whose labels include Cherokee, Carole Little, Tony Hawk and Sideout—has signed a deal with Saliluz to create a collection of men’s and women’s casual footwear and flip-flops under Cherokee’s Everyday California label.

Trend Forecaster Barbara Fields Retires

Fashion

After 35 years tracking trends, Barbara Fields is retiring and closing her Barbara Fields Buying Office at the California Market Center in Los Angeles.