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Menswear Trade Show Has an Alternative Vibe

Fashion and Insight

A new menswear show called Fi3 took flight at Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, but it had a different twist.

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Cambiami Says Change Me

Summer’s here, and it’s time to treat sandals like accessories...

Bebe Announces New Board Members

Retail

Last month Bebe Stores Inc. named Jim Wiggett as its interim chief executive officer. Now the beleaguered contemporary retailer has revamped its board of directors.

Economy on Strong Footing to Grow, But Apparel Sales Challenged

Finance

For once, economists are in agreement. The financial outlook for California and the rest of the nation is bright for the rest of the year.

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What’s Next For USC’s University Village

For decades The University Village Shopping Center across the street from University of Southern California has been kind of a sad sack mall. There have been no boutiques or restaurants which captured the collective attention or dollars of the hundreds of thousands of relatively well-off students at USC. But that might be changing. Construction fences were placed, and renovation might begin in the Fall.

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Pacific Coast Knitting: High-End Knitting in LA’s Huntington Park

Textiles

Pacific Coast Knitting’s showroom has racks of sweater knits, double-faced fabrics, sheer knits and styles with multi-color slubs, as well as basic fabrics.

Première Vision Preview Summit to Cover Sustainability From Fast-Fashion to Luxe

Textiles

Model and actress Amber Valetta and representatives of Gucci, Eileen Fisher and the Council of Fashion Designers of America will be on hand to discuss sustainability issues across the supply chain at the upcoming July 22–23 run of Première Vision Preview New York in its new location at Pier 92 in New York.

Top Investor Commits to Keeping American Apparel Production in Los Angeles

Manufacturing

Investors say they will support American Apparel's factory in Los Angeles and not move it out of the country.

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Agenda Unveils Caps

Agenda, the streetwear, action sports, and lifestyle trade show, starts July 10 in Long Beach, and it is all about the cap. Take a look at this show's caps.

American Apparel Board to be All Shook Up

Manufacturing

Investor wants to see different people on the American Apparel board.

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A Hard Day’s Varvatos

After spending years convincing famous rockers to model his self -named line, John Varvatos finally got a Beatle.

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New Restaurant in Fashion District

Fashion District

New Argentine restaurant, 1810, opens in Fashion District.

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Demand-Based Manufacturing Prepares for Commercial Roll-Out

Technology

A California-based company that is pairing the disruptive technologies of purchase activated and demand manufacturing with a waterless dyeing and printing process expects to soon sign the first contracts for commercialization.

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Baciano by Bacci Takes It To The Street

The Baciano by Bacci contemporary label is planning its Spring 2015 looks, and a higher profile. The new profile started with a move to a street level boutique space at 1316 Santee St. in downtown Los Angeles.

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Re-Claimed, Up-Cycled Fashion With SoCal Roots

Rico Adair

Growing up as a self-proclaimed “punk-rock kid” in Los Angeles’ Venice Beach neighborhood, Rico Adair always admired Vivienne Westwood’s designs but could not afford them.

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An Activewear Line That Goes From Working Out to Working

Fashion

With a new shop at the prominent Fashion Island retail center in Newport Beach, Calif., Out Incorporated plans to introduce activewear that can be worn to the gym or the office.

Maria Contino Joins Rosenthal & Rosenthal

Finance

Rosenthal & Rosenthal of California announced it has hired Maria Contino as its new senior vice president and business development officer.

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Sport Chalet Acquired by East Coast Retail Group

Sport Chalet

Sport Chalet Inc., a prominent West Coast retailer of sporting goods for more than 50 years, was acquired by Vestis Retail Group,which runs Bob’s Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports.

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How Vintage Fashion Affects Contemporary Design

Fashion

Ralph Lauren is one of the prime examples of how a designer turns the past into the present. In the 1980s, he built his line on the American prairie look. Most recently, he has been an astute student of the Edwardian period of the early 20th century, which falls in sync with the popularity of the British TV series “Downton Abbey.”

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Party in L.A.

Made in LA

Here’s a typical timeline for designers: Toil through the process of making a debut line, produce a big party, and then hope buyers take a look at the line. The Well, a downtown Los Angeles creative company, flipped the typical timeline.