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PacSun Reports 2nd Quarter

Retail

Pacific Sunwear of California reported a 0.3 percent increase in same-store sales for the second quarter of its fiscal 2014 year.

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Surf Alternative

Don’t Care

For Joe Huebner, the spirit of fun, which was one of the touchstones of the surf scene, is being ignored by a culture obsessed with competition.

West Coast Dockworkers and Port Employers Make Progress in Negotiations

Import & Export

The long and drawn-out contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association took a giant step forward.

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Luxury From Fit to Fabric to Finished Details

Lezard Swimwear

A photo shoot brought swimwear designer Leah Shlaer and swimwear model Alyssa Smith together, and the two discovered a shared background in dance and a passion for luxury swimwear.

Columbia Signs Licensing Deal With Dallas Cowboys

Manufacturing

Portland, Ore.–based Columbia Sportswear has inked a deal with the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys for a collection of co-branded sportswear, outerwear and accessories for men, women and children.

Guess? Net Earnings Drop By Half

Retail

Guess? Inc. reported that its net earnings dropped 50.5 percent for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 and that it will be closing stores.

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WWIN Caters to Specialty Stores

Trade Shows

All six ballrooms were packed at the Women’s Wear in Nevada (WWIN) show, which took place Aug. 18–21 at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

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Capsule Is Compact

Trade Shows

Many exhibiting and wandering through the Capsule show, an edited collection of everything hip in the world of apparel and accessories, enjoyed the airy feeling of the event, held Aug. 18–20 at The Venetian ballroom along with the other five shows that make up the relatively new Modern Assembly group.

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Pooltradeshow’s New Site

Trade Show

Last February, the trade show for emerging brands at MAGIC was located at a ballroom in the lower level of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For its Aug. 18–20 run, it moved upstairs to the Mandalay Ballroom on Level 2 of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

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New Sources at Sourcing at MAGIC

Trade Shows

Walking into Sourcing at MAGIC at the Las Vegas Convention Center is a little bit like taking a trip to the United Nations. It seems that just about every region or country in the world has sent a group of apparel or shoe manufacturers in search of new business.

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International Retailers and Specialty Buyers at CurveNV

Trade Shows

On opening day of the Aug. 18–19 run of CurveNV at The Venetian, a crowd of spa and resort buyers were given a tour of the upscale lingerie and swimwear trade show before participating in a panel discussion about the needs of the spa and resort market.

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ENKVegas Provides a Home for Contemporary

Trade Show

The ENKVegas show at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Aug. 18–20 included a special section called Oasis, which featured brands that the show curators considered to be on the leading edge of contemporary design.

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Crowded Aisles, Separate Cash-and-Carry Section at Offprice

Trade Show

While many of the Las Vegas trade shows opened on the same day, the Offprice show always kicks things off early, and this season was no exception. The Aug. 16–19 run at the Sands Expo and Convention Center marked the 40th Offprice show.

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Upscale Looks at MRket, Stitch and Accessories the Show

Trade Show

On opening night of the Aug. 18–20 run of MRket, Stitch and Accessories the Show at The Venetian, buyers ended the day browsing the three shows’ upscale men’s, women’s and accessories lines with glasses of complimentary wine in hand.

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Big Mix at Agenda

Trade Show

Action sports, streetwear and fashion brands shared the show floor at Agenda, which ran Aug. 18–20 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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Liberty: New Section, More Booths

Trade Show

For its third Las Vegas show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs, held Aug. 18–20, added a new section and a surge of new brands.

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Project Looks for Newness

Trade Show

A statement released before the contemporary fashion event ran Aug. 18–20 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center said 30 percent of the brands at Project and its satellite shows were new brands. Established brands also debuted new lines at Project.

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Appointments and New Lines at WWDMAGIC

Trade Show

The aisles at the Aug. 18–20 run of WWDMAGIC at the Las Vegas Convention Center appeared lighter than usual, but exhibitors reported a strong appointment-driven show where buyers arrived looking for proven brands as well as new lines.

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Scouting Caps at Project

Some fashion reporters are always on the look-out for what is new in jeans. I seem to always be on the lookout for caps. Outside of the Project show, there was some headwear that caught my eye.

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Undefeated Ready for Its Big District LaBrea Move

Next month, Undefeated, a pioneering streetwear label, will open its long-anticipated shop at District LaBrea.