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What’s Checking on West 3rd Street

What’s Checking

Loyal longtime customers and heavy foot traffic continue to make West Third Street a retail destination in Los Angeles. Retail owners recently saw a street-wide hike in rent but still report steady business on the thoroughfare runway between La Cienega Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in the heart of Los Angeles.

Burlington Taps TJX Exec for Board

Manufacturing

Burlington Stores Inc., the Burlington, N.J.–based discounter, has named Ted English, former president, chief executive officer and director of The TJX Companies Inc., to its board of directors.

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Avery Dennison Collaborations Take RFID to the Design Room

Avery Dennison

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has found a home along the apparel-industry supply chain from factory to distribution center to retail sales floor. Some designers are looking to introduce the technology at the very beginning of the chain by incorporating RFID into the design of garments and accessories.

Infor Lands $2 Billion Investment from Koch Equity

Technology

Koch Equity Development LLC, the investment and acquisition subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc., which also owns Lycra parent company Invista, will invest more than $2 billion in Infor, the New York–based provider of cloud-based, industry-specific business applications in a bid to help Infor accelerate innovation and expand distribution.

Tukatech Looks to Tap New Business With Tuka3D Enterprise Edition

Technology

Los Angeles–based apparel software and equipment maker Tukatech has introduced a new Enterprise Edition of its Tuka3D to make the 3-D computer-aided design software accessible to more apparel makers.

Department of Labor Blasts So Cal Factories for Wage Theft

Manufacturing

Eighty-five percent of Southern California garment contractors operated in violation of wage laws and were guilty of wage theft in the 2016 fiscal year, according to an investigation of the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division.

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Wolk Morais: Always Independent

Wolk Morais

Wolk Morais designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais explored 1930s Hollywood in their latest collection, which recently bowed in West Hollywood, Calif.

How Would the End of NAFTA Affect the LA Apparel Industry?

Import/Export

Ever since the presidential elections ended, people such as Daniel Barcenas have been fielding calls from Mexican apparel companies asking what is going to happen to free trade under a Trump administration.

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Meet The Lemonade Millionaires

Until recently, it was blazing hot in Southern California, and a week before Thanksgiving, it is still warm, good weather for lemonade. Enter the Lemonade Millionaires.

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Fashion and Fur Friends at the CMC

Sample Sales

The CMC and with Wags & Walks dog rescue organization will host a charity sample sale and dog adoption fair on Nov. 18 at The Pavilion on 10B, the CMC’s 10th-floor event space in downtown Los Angeles.

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Changes in LA for Shinola Detroit

Shinola Detroit's new boutique in the Arts District in DTLA is just one of the changes underway for the American-made accessories company.

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Taco Bell's Fashion

Want to represent your favorite fast food taqueria? Taco Bell has a look for you.

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Phillip Lim Hosting Annual LA Sale

Phillip Lim is hosting its annual sample sale Nov. 18-20 at the 3.1 Phillip Lim boutique in West Hollywood.

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Bailey44 Kicks Off Holiday at Lido Marina

LA contemporary brand Bailey44 is hosting a holiday shopping event on Nov. 17 at its Lido Marina Village store in Newport Beach, Calif.

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Runway Show Raises $2.1 Million for Down Syndrome

With the help of Oscar winners Jamie Foxx and Hilary Swank, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation produced the 2016 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion show in Denver Saturday. The event raised awareness and funds for medical research for people with Down Syndrome.

American Apparel Files 2nd Bankruptcy, Seeking Acquisition

Manufacturing

American Apparel LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in just over a year.

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Shearer’s Heroic New Book

There’s heroism even in the most grittiest corners. It’s a theme that boutique owner and fashion designer Neely Shearer puts forth in her new book “In Heroes We Trust: Street Artists and Their Heroes.”

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Discreetly Green: Handbags for Pot Smokers

With the passage of California’s proposition 64, which legalized the use of marijuana for recreational use, LA luxury handbag company AnnaBis is looking to take the stink out of carrying weed.

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The Art and Style of the Dia de Los Muertos

The 7th annual El Velorio—or The Funeral—returned to the Plaza De La Raza in East Los Angeles on Nov. 6.

Trade Show: Shop&Dine

Trade Shows

Traveling to trade shows means three things: making big sales, eating out and discovering a new store to provide a nice pick-me-up. Here are a few suggestions on some of the newer restaurants and fashionable boutiques found in the major cities on the trade-show circuit.