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Melrose is Hosting a Sidewalk Sale

Retailers along Los Angeles’ Melrose Avenue—on the stretch between Fairfax and Highland—will participate in a sidewalk sale on Sept. 26.

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Hoop Dreams

Uniform Style

Designers looking for vintage sports inspiration would be wise to make a trip to Springfield, Mass., where they will find a huge collection of vintage (and contemporary) uniforms at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Fashion Week Humor


To survive Fashion Week, you need a sense of humor.

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Polkadots & Moonbeams Party on a Hot Night

Temperatures and humidity climbed in Los Angeles on Sept. 10. Time for a party at Polkadots & Moonbeams. On that hot night, the veteran boutique held a trunk show on that sweltering night for brands Trunk LTD., Level 99, Love + Leather, and / éis / Los Angeles.

Jesse Curlee to Retire from Supima


Jesse Curlee, who has had a career in the cotton industry for more than 35 years, announced he will retire as president and chief executive of Supima, a premium American cotton brand, at the end of this year.

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Paige To The Grove

The Paige premium denim brand opened another flagship store. This one is located at The Grove retail center.

Los Angeles International Textile Show Adds More Global Mills

Trade Shows

The Los Angeles International Textile Show is adding a number of international resources for its Fall/Winter 2016/2017 edition, which takes place in the penthouse of the California Market Center Sept. 28–30.

Macy’s to Shutter 35 to 40 Stores Next Year


In the ever-changing world of retail, Macy’s Inc. is tweaking its store lineup with plans to cut 35 to 40 stores from its fleet of 770 Macy’s outlets early next year.

Shopping Malls Fight Drought With Tech And Common Sense


California’s harsh drought has called for emergency conservation measures to save water, and some of the state’s leading retail centers have been doing their part to look for innovative ways.

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Oscar Utierrè: Post LAFW, He Takes New York Fashion Week Bow With WantMyLook

The Look

Oscar Utierrè made his Los Angeles debut with his mysterious, theatrical Ophelia line from his self-named emerging designer label, Oscar Utierrè, earlier this year.

Missteps in Seasonal Items Drag on PacSun’s Second-Quarter Sales


Pacific Sunwear of California a decades-old retail chain that specializes in action sportswear and fashion items, had a tough second quarter.

California Relaxes Requirements for “Made in USA’ Labels


One of the smallest items on a piece of clothing is the inside tag noting where the garment was made. Yet it is one of the biggest headaches in apparel manufacturing.

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Jake Wall of ‘Project Runway’ Shows His Line in San Francisco With a Surprise Guest

Fashion Friends

A Sept. 4 fashion show marked an end to a month-long series of talks and events held by Jake Wall, a San Francisco fashion designer who this year appeared on the reality TV series “Project Runway.”

Nike Opens Emporium at The Grove


Nike Inc. opened one of the biggest shops in its fleet of stores, stretching out over 31,000 square feet at The Grove retail center in Los Angeles.

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Salvatore Ferragamo Unveils Rodeo Drive Remodel

Italian Vibe

The Salvatore Ferragamo fashion house reopened its Rodeo Drive boutique with a gala party attended by movie stars, athletes and other members of the glitterati.

Under Armour Taps Centric for PLM


Baltimore-based athletic-apparel company Under Armour Inc.> has selected Los Gatos, Calif.–based Centric Software Inc.’s product lifecycle management (PLM) solution Centric 8 PLM.

Gerber, COMESA Launch Technical Training Program in Mauritius


Gerber Technologies, the Tolland, Conn.–based equipment and software solutions company, teamed up with the COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) free-trade area to establish a new program for technical assistance and training in the African nation of Mauritius.

Textile Preview: Textile Trends


Textile Trends

California’s Drought has Buhler Considering Wider Cotton Possibilities


California is known for its high-quality Pima cotton, but the state’s ongoing drought has had an impact on cotton yields and prices.

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Hollister Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign With Echosmith


Getting the message out about bullying