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April Sales Bring Better Biz


After a tough beginning of the year, April proved to be a good month for retailers.

Twin Dragon Introduces New Eco Initiatives for Denim


Gardena, Calif.–based Twin Dragon Marketing Inc. has introduced several new environmental initiatives for 2017 for the company’s denim facilities in Mexico and Asia.

Paige Charts Stylish Path With New Stores


A few months after the Paige brand introduced its first design collaboration, Rosie HW X Paige, the Los Angeles–headquartered premium-denim brand, is embarking on a retail rollout.

Simparel Acquires Shopfloor Support LLC


New York–based Simparel Inc. has acquired Shopfloor Support LLC, an Alpharetta, Ga.–based solution that collects production data and provides real-time visibility on the factory floor.

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Woodbury Celebrates Two Anniversaries on the Runway

Woodbury University

Woodbury University’s fashion design student Haibert Keshishi received the Judith Tamkin Fashion Award for most innovative senior collection at the college’s recent annual fashion show, held in downtown Los Angeles.

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Sister Act in Creating the Fenini Collection


When Fei Yang was a little girl growing up in Taiwan, she was constantly drawing on anything that had a flat surface—napkins, notebooks, newspapers and walls.

Bachrach Clothing Stores File for Bankruptcy Protection in Los Angeles


In the wake of several recent retail bankruptcies, the wave of clothing store troubles just keeps coming.

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Joyce Azria: Market Upheaval Is Good Time to Launch

Joyce Azria

Joyce Azria is a child of Los Angeles’ fashion industry. Azria talked to California Apparel News on introducing a new fashion label during a time of great change, leadership and why she chose to do business with Macy’s when the retailer is cutting back.

Analysts Talk Retail Survival in a Time of Change


For the past few months, fashion websites have been passing around forecasts that more than 3,000 stores are scheduled to shutter in the United States. Jeff Van Sinderen, a retail analyst for B. Riley & Co. in Los Angeles, predicts the number of store closures will be even higher.

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Look Sharp

Amazon has been steadily taking a position in the fashion industry for several years. It's latest fashion product takes the mega retailer right into the closets of its customer.

Paula Schneider Steps Down as CEO of Three Contemporary Brands


Paula Schneider no longer CEO at 7 For All Mankind, Splendid and Ella Moss.

West Coast Longshore Workers to Vote on Three-Year Contract Extension


With political and economic change in the wind, longshore workers have agreed to vote on a three-year extension of their current contract expiring July 1, 2019.

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Serving the CMC's Hungry since 1984, Bakery Nosh Moves

Since 1984, Bakery Nosh has been located on the second floor of the California Market Center showroom building; serving bagels, cookies and coffees to garmentos and the stylish. On May 1, Bakery Nosh made a big move.

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Marchers Gather in Downtown LA in Fashion District

May Day

More than 100,000 people are expected to be marching into downtown Los Angeles today for May Day protests.

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Brooklyn Hat Company’s Trina Turk Shindig

Brooklyn Hat Company pulled into the Trina Turk/Mr. Turk boutique in Palm Springs, Calif. for a trunk show recently.

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Oak + Fort's DTLA Party

The Oak + Fort brand opened a boutique at Westfield Century City in West Los Angeles earlier this month. But the brand came to downtown Los Angeles to party on April 27.

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Time to Vote in Student-Designed Vans Shoe Contest


Some 3,000 high schools across the country participated in the Vans design contest to create a wild and crazy shoe with an artistic sense.

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Reformation’s Yael Aflalo Shows Off Eco-Factory

Los Angeles' Reformation brand moved into a new, eco-factory in November. On Earth Day brand founder Yael Aflalo gave a tour.

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Cone Highlights New Developments and S/S 2018 Denim Trends at Los Angeles Event

Denim Trends

Greensboro, N.C.–based Cone Denim—the heritage denim mill with operations in the U.S., Mexico and China—recently hosted an event in Los Angeles to highlight new developments and preview trends for Spring/Summer 201

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Fall/Winter 2017-18 T-Shirt and Sweat Analysis by Trendstop

T-Shirt & Sweat Analysis

Global fashion forecasting agency Trendstop gives us the insider lowdown into the latest T-shirt and sweatshirt trends impacting womenswear for the Fall/Winter 2017–’18 season.