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Retail Sales Up in February


February was a very good month for retailers, who reported strong sales across the board.

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Hudson Jeans Unveils Billboard for The Bad and Beautiful

We saw a preview of Hudson Jeans’ The Bad and Beautiful Spring/Summer ’18 campaign in Las Vegas. A billboard for the campaign was recently unveiled in West Hollywood.

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Project Social T and Make March Matter

Los Angeles’ Project Social T raises funds for non-profits with the sales of the brand’s t-shirts. Recently, it partnered with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Make March Matter campaign.

The UCLA Anderson Forecast Sees Big Changes in Store for U.S. Economy Through 2020

Business investment is going to be driving the bus this year.

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Moods of Norway Shutters Melrose Store

For 14-years, Moods of Norway has been on a mission to push the borders of menswear. But on March 1, it shut down its Los Angeles store.

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Paris Baguette Opens in LA Fashion District


New eatery opens up where a clothing store used to be located.

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The Hundreds Moves Fairfax Flagship

After more than eight of years of running a store a little off of Los Angeles’ Fairfax Avenue, The Hundreds moved onto the street, which has been called the Rodeo Drive of streetwear.

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Janelle Carothers’ Stylist Mixtape

For view on how stylists do what they do, Janelle Carothers suggests you check out her mixtape.

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P.J. Salvage Pops Up for a Party on Laguna Beach


During its second P.J. Party by the Sea event, luxury pajama and lifestyle brand P.J. Salvage collaborated with jewelry-design line Gorjana, as they invited social-media and fashion influencers to Laguna Beach’s Pacific Edge Hotel for an evening of pampering and pajamas.

Gap Inc. Moves in a Positive Direction Seen in Fourth-Quarter Earnings


There was no gap in the financial results reported on March 1 by Gap Inc. The San Francisco–based retailer—one of the largest in the United States—saw a huge jump in net earnings for the year and even experienced positive same-store sales in the fourth quarter for all its various nameplates except for the Gap stores.

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Sanctuary Expands into More Sizes and Adds Denim

Sanctuary Movement

For Sanctuary cofounders Ken and Debra Polanco, the cargo-pant brand’s 20th anniversary meant more than simply savoring the longevity that is rare in women’s apparel.

New Logo for LA Fashion District


Times are no doubt changing in the Los Angeles Fashion District, and with this shift the LA Fashion District Business Improvement District (BID) has changed its logo.

Making a Case for Working Women


As a doctor and lawyer with degrees from Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley and Yale, Julie Cantor doesn’t seem to be a likely candidate to be designing handbags. It is, however, her work as an attorney that led Cantor to develop Harlen, a luxury collection tailored to the needs of career-minded women.

The Big Issue of Microfibers in AB 2379


Last month, state Assembly member Richard Bloom introduced Assembly Bill 2379 to the California State Legislature. The bill would require manufacturers of clothing that comprises more than 50 percent polyester to include a label recommending consumers bypass the washing machine and handwash these items instead.

Tax Survey Finds More Consumers Will Save Their Refund


The savings from the recently passed federal tax relief bill won’t necessarily turn into retail sales this year.

UBM Sells MR Magazine and Sister Publications


UBM—the parent company of UBM Fashion, which organizes various apparel and footwear trade shows in Las Vegas, New York and other venues—has sold MR Magazine to Wainscot Media, based in Montvale, N.J.

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Several California Designers Show at Art Hearts Fashion in New York

LA in NY

As a warm-up for Los Angeles Fashion Week, several California designers participated in the Feb. 8–11 edition of Art Hearts Fashion in New York, which took place at the Angel Oresnanz Foundation event space in lower Manhattan.

New Owners of American Apparel Set Goal to Double Sales This Year


It has only been a little more than one year since Gildan Activewear acquired the intellectual-property rights of American Apparel, the decades-old Los Angeles apparel company that twice declared bankruptcy in a little more than one year.

Levi’s To Roll Out More Efficient, Eco-Friendly Process


Levi Strauss & Co. unveiled Project F.L.X. (Future Lead Execution), which the San Francisco denim giant described as a new operational model that will make the company more efficient and more eco-friendly

Boardriders Chief Eulogized With Paddle-Outs


The life of Pierre Agnes, chief executive officer of surfwear company Boardriders Inc., will be memorialized with a number of paddle-outs at sea.