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Kacey|Shana: From Beach to Poolside to Yoga Studio

Kacey|Shana

The Kacey|Shana collection is designed to adapt to an active lifestyle that may include swimming, surfing, lounging poolside or hitting the gym.

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Australian Label We Are Handsome Relocating to L.A.

We Are Handsome

We Are Handsome designers Jeremy and Katinka Somers launched their swimwear collection in 2009 with an emphasis on the couple’s shared love for travel, design and “the occasional tropical adventure.”

Mid-Year Financial Review: Retailers Take on a New Attitude as Economy Slows

Finance

As consumers continue to adjust their buying habits and purchase less on apparel, retailers are tweaking their business models to keep shoppers coming through the doors.

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Agenda Goes Back to its Roots in Long Beach

Back in the LBC

Energy was high during the July 29–30 run of action-sports and streetwear trade show Agenda, held at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.

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Melrose Ave To Get Wheels – With New Shuttle

Los Angeles’ Melrose Avenue has a long history of being the address to innovative boutiques. But the fabled boulevard also has been dogged by the same complaint year after year. The city blocks are too long. Enter the Melrose Shopping Shuttle.

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Aussie Bridal Store Opens First U.S. Flagship in LA

Retail

Grace Loves Lace opens first U.S. flagship store in Los Angeles.

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Flipping out over Nike’s new tennis dress

Nike created a new tennis dress for the female players at Wimbledon—and the pleated style is not going over well.

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Ora et Labora Pops Up in Silver Lake

Last weekend, traveling pop-up marketplace Ora et Labora came to Los Angeles.

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Bike Share Program Coming to Fashion District

Transportation

Several bike share docking stations are being set up in the Los Angeles Fashion District.

Sue Wong Archive Sale

Events

Los Angeles–based eveningwear designer Sue Wong, is in the process of shifting her business to a licensed operation and has been hosting a series of archive sales at her headquarters in Los Angeles.

Belk’s New CEO Has a California Connection

Retail

Lisa Harper, who has been named the new chief executive of Belk department stores, starts her new job on July 5. She was most recently the chief executive of Hot Topic Inc.

VF Corp. Sells 7 For All Mankind, Splendid and Ella Moss to Delta Galil

Manufacturing

VF Corp. is selling two of its top contemporary brands to Delta Galil, an Israeli apparel manufacturer that is more than 40 years old.

Retailers Need to Move from Omnichannel 1.0 to Omnichannel 2.0 to Stay Relevant

Retail

Retailers scrambling to enter the omni-channel world may already be behind their competitors.

LA Streetwear Company Buys Women’s Online Clothing Site

Manufacturing

Stikeleather Apparel recently announced it acquired the online women’s clothing retailer White Plum, based in Modesto, Calif.

Interim Director Named for Fashion District BID

Retail

While the Los Angeles Fashion District Business Improvement District searches for a new executive director, the BID’s managing director will step in on an interim basis.

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Lowriders and Pin-Ups at L.A. Classic Car Show

Lowriders & Pin-Ups

The Los Angeles Classic Car Show, presented by Bombs Magazine, roared into Southern California recently, drawing a stylish crowd obsessed with vintage design.

Shop.org Adds to Board, Prepares for Digital Events in California, Texas

Retail

Shop.org, the digital retail division of the Washington, D.C.–based National Retail Federation, added five new board members, bringing the board total to 12.

Industry Voices: EcoFashion vs. EcoLogistics

Import/Export

The retail industry’s tectonic shift toward eco fashion is real, with a renewed focus on clothing made from raw, organic materials; nontoxic dyes or bleaches; low water usage; and made under socially responsible conditions. This is only part of the story of how the retail and fashion industry is building sustainability.

Tukatech Appoints Director for Europe

Technology

Los Angeles–based technology solutions provider Tuka­tech Inc. named Marta Maiandi director of Tukatech Europe.

Epson Acquires 100 Percent Stake in Italian Textile Printing Firm

Technology

Epson Italia S.p.A., the Italian subsidiary of printing company Epson, is acquiring a 100 percent stake in the Italian textile printing business Fratelli Robustelli S.r.l.