CFF, TALA Award
Celebrating the next generation of design talent
L Brands, the parent company to Victoria’s Secret and Bed, Bath and Beyond, and Steinmart, an off-pricer, reported same-store declines of 1 percent and 1.5 percent, respectively. Gap Inc. will report its April sales on May 11.
Testing Offline Model
Online retailer ModCloth has been defying bricks-and- mortar retail with more than $100 million in annual revenue with its online business model, but that’s about to change.
Knitting a Supply Chain that Stretches from the U.S. to the Caribbean
Suki Kim’s industry background is in mass pro- duction, producing apparel for department stores and chains, but she always dreamed of launching her own brand.
Otis’ Big Show
Fashion students got the opportunity to show their styles at the annual Otis gala runway event.
The market for work uniforms is giant, said Tuoc Luong, chief executive officer of fashion technology company Me-Ality, which is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif.
Fast A/R Funding, a 6-year-old specialty finance company based in Calabasas, Calif., has acquired Continental Business Credit for an undisclosed amount.
Manufacturing | Import & Export
SAE-A, the largest apparel manufacturing company in South Korea, has opened a cotton spinning mill in Costa Rica, which is the first for the Central American country.
Import & Export
Europe has slightly increased a retaliatory tariff that it imposes on women’s blue jeans imported from the United States.
California’s State Water Resources Control Board took emergency measures to act on California’s harsh drought last month, ranging from restaurants not serving water unless requested to prohibitions against using potable water to wash down driveways and sidewalks.
New developments in technical textiles and machinery were high- lighted and honored during the recent Techtextil and Texprocess shows in Frankfurt, Germany.
Gap Inc. to partner with Ellen DeGeneres' new line that will be in GapKids stores in August.
Two upcoming sample sales may be worth your time and energy.
For the lead-up to Mother’s Day at the Ron Robinson flagship store, the stylish boutique will hold a shopping party from 4 to 7 PM on May 7 for the Westside Family Health Center, which has been providing a wide range of low-cost health care services in Santa Monica for 41-years.
An exhibit that chronicles the life of Harry Segerstrom, founder of South Coast Plaza and other major Orange County landmarks, opens on May 8.
Every major city has its legendary stadiums for sports and music events. But one Los Angeles venue fitting this bill also has an untold story. It’s the Olympic Auditorium. It hosted Muhammad Ali fights, wrestling matches, Lucha Libre, and punk rock concerts. A group of documentary filmmakers held a launch party for their movie on the Olympic. It was held April 30 at the peaceful and civilized Ron Robinson boutique in Santa Monica.
Here’s a look at the expanding biz for surfing wizard Kelly Slater. After announcing his clothing line Outerknown last year, he introduced Kelly Slater for PBteen. The bedding and homewares line for teens feature sustainable and recyclable materials.
Oscar de la Renta
The well-dressed ladies (as well as a smattering of men) of The Colleagues paid tribute to the late designer Oscar de la Renta and welcomed his successor, Peter Copping.
Eddie Bauer named José Cabaço vice president and brand creative director of the Bellevue, Wash.–based outdoor lifestyle brand.