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Trade shows can be fun, but they can zap your energy with endless hours on your feet or days bogged down at a booth. Here are a few suggestions on new restaurants and boutiques that might make life a little easier when traveling to those trade shows.

Fashion Navigation: Helping Attendees Make the Most of Their Trade Show Visit

Trade Show

Whether attending a stand-alone trade show or heading into the multi-venue shows in Las Vegas, Los Angeles or New York, buyers and other trade-show attendees have a lot to see in a limited time. California Apparel News spoke to several trade-show organizers about the resources they have to help attendees navigate the shows.

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Trina Turk Sample Sale This Weekend


Three-day sample sale coming up at Trina Turk store in Los Angeles.

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Vida: Using Printing Tech to Connect Designers, Artists, Producers and Consumers

Social Business

Vida, a new e-commerce platform that launched Nov. 12, is channeling talent from around the world and using new direct-to-fabric technology to turn all forms of multi-media art to digital prints at the speed and ease that an at-home printer provides.

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Pale Violet's Fashion Shots

The Pale Violet boutique opened in downtown Los Angeles earlier this year, but last week, a gallery show of portraits from photographer Ian Maxion. The preferred color? Pale Violet of course.

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Max Mara’s Ballets Russes Book Party

On the heels of its soiree at South Coast Plaza, Max Mara held a gala at its Rodeo Drive boutique for the book Irina Baronova and the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, which was written by Victoria Tennant. Pictures. Plenty of Hollywood movers and shakers were there including Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions and Mike Medavoy of Phoenix Pictures. Medavoy hosted the event.

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Jungmaven’s US Made Party at Charlie’s

Venice boutique Charlie’s Los Angeles opened this summer with a mission to sell only US made apparel brands. There was a big party Nov. 7 at Charlies where hemp fashion brand Jungmaven gave out free T-shirts. Yahoo!

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Santa Makes an Early Visit to Glendale Galleria

It still feels like summer in Southern California, but that didn’t hold up Santa. The North Pole resident made an appearance at the Glendale Galleria retail center on Nov. 6. Dreamworks Animation designed a Christmas village for the Galleria called Adventure to Santa.

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It’s a DVF World in SoCal

Diane von Furstenberg has been a towering figure in fashion for four decades. This week, the queen of the iconic wrap dress rolled out boutiques at some of Los Angeles County’s most prestigious retail centers.

October Sales Results Mixed


October, the month of the popular Halloween holiday, wasn’t as scary as some expected but didn’t offer a lot of treats either.

Positive Signs for California Job Growth


More people should be employed in California during the fourth quarter of this year as companies around the state continue to add staff.

Work Stoppage Spreads to Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Import & Export

Adding to the cargo congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, longshore workers allegedly started imposing a work slowdown at the largest port complex in the United States.

AIMS360 Expands Certification Courses to New York, Adds East Coast Data Center


Los Angeles–based apparel ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software provider AIMS360 is expanding to the East Coast.

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Dress for Success to Host Fundraiser Pop-Up Shop


During the recent Los Angeles Fashion Week, several fashion brands—including Single, Sea of Pearls, FBF by Checka, JHaus and Bri Seeley—participated in a runway show at the W Hollywood hotel to benefit Dress for Success.

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Alternative Takes a Bow

Levi's California Collection

Levi Strauss & Co.’s new brand, Levi’s California introduced a collection designed by Nic Rendic, Levi’s global design director.

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California Presence at Massive Intertextile Shanghai

Trade Show

With 15 halls covering nearly 1.8 millionsquare feet of space and more than 3,800 exhibitors showing textiles and trim from 30 countries and regions, the Oct. 20–23 run of the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics trade show could be described as massive.

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Aussie Brand Makes Comeback With L.A. Knowhow


Ksubi is preparing for an LA comeback.

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Restaurant Could Be the Missing Piece for Robertson Revival


Once the address for the most coveted commercial real estate in Los Angeles, Robertson Boulevard has seen the fashion boutiques move out and move in over the years, but since Newsroom Café closed in September, some of the street’s businesses are anxious over the prominent thoroughfare’s future.

California Apparel Makers Concerned About ‘Made in USA’ Label


A recent federal judge’s ruling is making California apparel makers think twice about how they label their garments in the future.

U.S. Labor Department Finds Southern California Garment Workers Owed Millions in Back Wages and Overtime

Labor Law

A U.S. Department of Labor survey of 221 investigations in the last year found that more than 1,500 Southern California garment workers are owned more than $3 million in unpaid wages.