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AIMS 360 Now Offers Shopify Integration


Los Angeles apparel-industry software provider AIMS 360 has integrated e-commerce platform Shopify into its ERP (enterprise resource planning) solution to help facilitate e-commerce operations.

Levi Strauss Names New Global and Supply Chain Executives


Levi Strauss & Co., the San Francisco company known for its rugged denim, has promoted two executives to new posts.

PacSun Sheds Bankruptcy, Emerging as a Private Company


Five months after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Pacific Sunwear of California has been acquired by a San Francisco private-equity investment firm.

Expanded Broadway Plaza Shopping Center Officially Reopens


After years of renovation and expansion, Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, Calif., officially reopened with 90 percent of its space leased.

Activewear: Finding the Spirit in Spiritual Gangster


Former yoga instructors Vanessa and Ian Lopatin are teaching what they preach through yogawear.

CALA Show Sees Upswing in Retailers in San Francisco

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For Kenny Gandalfo, the San Francisco Bay Area trade show CALA was busy. He saw 24 accounts in two days at the most recent Aug. 30–31 run of the event.

Arsonist Suspected in Gap Distribution Center Fire


After one of Gap Inc.’s largest distribution centers was severely damaged by fire, the company was scrambling to fill online orders and get merchandise on store shelves in its Northeast territory.

Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Dead on Arrival?


With all the political rhetoric flying during an election year, apparel and textile experts are wondering whether the Trans-Pacific Partnership has any chance of being approved by Congress before a new president takes office in January.

The Great Outdoors Sets Up Camp in LA’s Arts District


While contemporary and designer boutiques are finding new homes in downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District, retailer Gene Han is gambling that the bohemian enclave will embrace a new style of high-end camping.

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Back-To-School Might Go On…and On


The back-to-school season is considered a crucial time for many retailers. For teen retailers, it can make up more than 41 percent of sales for the third quarter, according to Adrienne Yih Tennant, a Wall Street analyst.

PacSun Sheds Bankruptcy, Emerging as a Private Company

PacSun to move forward as a private company.

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H&M Arriving in Lakewood


New store to open soon in Lakewood Center.

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A.P.C. X O.V. Party

Ping Pong? Cornhole? A.P.C. has a party for you!

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Columbia Sportswear Looking for Tough Ambassadors


Only the tough need apply.

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New Sizes for JustFab

El Segunda, Calif.–based e-commerce subscription site JustFab is launching an “all size” campaign featuring model Candice Huffine to promote its new extended sizes.

August Business Tough for Many


August is considered one of the crucial months for the Back-to-School season, and it was tough for many retailers.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Partners With Make-A-Wish for Benefit Runway Show


Los Angeles label BCBGMAXAZRIA fulfilled a lot of runway dreams at an Aug. 24 benefit for the Los Angeles chapter of Make-A-Wish at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.

Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy Causes Havoc at LA Ports


Importers trying to extract merchandise from Hanjin Shipping Co. vessels docked at LA’s two ports were being told to pay $400 to $800 extra to retrieve their containers.

Thousands of Fake Ferragamo Shoes Seized at LA Ports


Nearly 8,000 pairs of shoes bearing fake “Salvatore Ferragamo” labels recently were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.