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Nasty Gal Gets Bid from British Online Fashion Site

Retail

Boohoo.com makes $20 million bid for Nasty Gal's intellectual property assets.

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New Vans Headquarters

Just off the 405 Freeway in Costa Mesa, Calif., there’s a black building decorated with checkerboard graphics. It’s the new headquarters for the Vans.

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Hollywood & Highland’s Search for Next Great Pop-Up; It’s Kyle Chan

2016 was pretty good for Kyle Chan Design. After actress Emma Stone wore the brand’s jewelry in hit movie La La Land, it won a prize for some choice retail real estate at the Hollywood & Highland retail center.

Most Read Stories of 2016

Manufacturing

2016's Most Read Stories

2016 In Memoriam

Retail

2016 In Memoriam

The Year in Trade Shows

Trade Shows

There was a lot of movement in the trade-show sector in 2016.

The Year in Tech

Technology

It was a year of investment and acquisitions in the technology world with several major deals going down in printing technology, cloud-based applications and software applications.

Capital Business Credit Acquired by White Oak

Finance

Capital Business Credit, the New York–based finance company with strong ties to the apparel industry, has been acquired for an undisclosed price by White Oak, a San Francisco firm that loans money to small- and medium-sized businesses.

The Retail News of 2016

Retail

2016's Retail News

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CFF and TALA Celebrate Christmas With Neighborhood Kids

Xmas with CFF & TALA

There were dancing, games, lunch, Christmas trees and a visit from Santa, who passed out gifts to neighborhood children at an annual party hosted by the Textile Association of Los Angeles and the California Fashion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the California Fashion Association.

Deadline Approaching for The Novus Forum, a New Independent Designer Show in NY

Trade Shows

There’s a new trade show launching in February in New York for designer collections.

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Irvine Spectrum's “Dancing” Xmas Tree

A Christmas tree is typically nothing but a Christmas tree, but Irvine Spectrum Center tried something different in 2016.

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Richer Poorer Pops on Fairfax

The Richer Poorer brand opened its first U.S. pop-up shop on Los Angeles' Fairfax Avenue.

Kellwood Co. Sold to Hong Kong Investor Group

Hong Kong group acquires Kellwood and brings back David Falwell as CEO.

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GGeisha Is Back

After a year-long hiatus, GGeisha produced one of her Dripped Fashion Soiree parties for independent fashion.

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Brigade LA Takes L.A. Live

It was Brigade LA's party for a debut, for the holidays and for the jocks!

American Apparel Resolves Fabric Dispute With Dyehouse

Manufacturing

After American Apparel filed a complaint in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to get back nearly 250,000 pounds of greige fabric from Tri-Star Dyeing & Finishing Co., the company has agreed to dye the fabric.

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First Look at ArtCenter Grads

The ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., recently invited industry professionals--including photographers, art directors, gallery owners, photo producers, photo directors and stylists-- to review the portfolios of the graduating class of photography and imaging students.

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Half-Price Sale at FIDM Scholarship Store

Retail

Bargains galore during the week before Christmas.

Economic Forecast by Chapman University Predicts Solid Growth in 2017

Finance

In its economic forecast released on Dec. 15, the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., predicted a strong U.S. economy spurred by personal and corporate tax cuts, more spending on infrastructure and defense, and an easing of bank regulations.