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Two LA Textile Importers Plead Guilty to Laundering Money for Mexican Drug Cartels

Textiles

Executives at Pacific Eurotex pleaded guilty to money laundering funds for Mexican cartels.

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Paris Baguette Coming to the Fashion District

Retail

Pastry and sandwich cafe coming to the heart of the Los Angeles Fashion District.

Hyosung Names New Marketing Director, New U.S-Based Executives

Textiles

New execs at Hyosung in U.S. offices.

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Perry Ellis, With a Few California Labels, Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Manufacturing

George Feldenkreis, an immigrant from Cuba, founded Perry Ellis 50 years ago.

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Neighborhood Kids Meet Santa and Receive Gifts at the Annual Holiday Party by CFF and TALA

Celebrating the Holiday

The top floor of the Cooper Design Space in Los Angeles was filled with 200 children who met Santa Claus, ate typical kids’ food and celebrated the holidays with gifts.

Year in Review: The Year in Trade Shows

Trade Shows

For San Juan Capistrano, Calif.–based trade-show producer Emerald Expositions, 2017 was an eventful year.

Year in Review: The Retail News of 2017

Retail

The retail realm has seen a dramatic change this year, with more than 6,000 outposts shutting their doors and shopping malls blowing up their footprints to redesign their centers in an effort to appeal to millennial shoppers.

Year in Review in Trade: The Year of Breaking UP and Getting Back Together Again

Import/Export

Some relationships last forever. Others need to be restarted.

Fashion Market Northern California Gets a New Executive Director

Trade Shows

The five-times-a-year Fashion Market Northern California trade show, held at the San Mateo County Event Center, has a new executive director.

CMC Unveils New Trade Show

Trade Shows

At the upcoming Los Angeles Fashion Market in March, the California Market Center is taking the wraps off a new trade show, which will be on the building’s top floor.

Fashion Students Getting Better Tools to Increase Their Tech Skills

Technology

New cloud-based technology is popping up everywhere, and the world of fashion and design is no different.

Apparel Brands and Blockchain: Three Things You Need to Know Right Now

Technology

Just when you thought you were finally starting to have a basic understanding of social media, RFID, Magic Mirrors, Big Data and a plethora of other retail technologies required for today’s connected consumers, along comes a new term—Blockchain.

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Raised in Los Angeles Takes Root in Downtown

Raised in Los Angeles

Raised in Los Angeles hopes to build a lifestyle brand starting with a unique logo and an array of T-shirts, hoodies, caps and sweatpants with a different vibe.

Hudson Jeans Going to Canada

Manufacturing

Differential Brands—the Los Angeles company whose labels include Robert Graham, Hudson Jeans and SWIMS—has entered into a partnership with Throat Threads Apparel to relaunch Hudson Jeans in Canada.

Shopping Center Developer Caruso Names a New CFO

Retail

Peter Wilhelm, the recently named chief financial officer of Caruso, has seen his career go from the realm of sports to the world of shopping centers.

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MadaLuxe Vault Says It Offers New Kind Of Luxe

Off-Price Luxury

There are two retail sectors outperforming every other category in retail: luxury and off-price.

Turkey’s Calik Denim Shows New Angle on Jeans

Events

Calik Denim has supplied fabric to famous blue-jeans labels such as Joe’s Jeans, Frame, Guess, Tommy Hilfiger and McGuire Denim, but on Dec. 6 the Turkish-based label made its own statement with a gallery show called “Denim Loves Art,” which opened for one night in downtown Los Angeles.

Charlotte Russe Heads for Choppy Waters After Restructuring Debt

Retail

Charlotte Russe, the San Francisco–based teen retailer that got a lifeline by restructuring its debt without filing bankruptcy, is now headed for a tough time as it tries to convince shopping-mall owners to give it a break on store rents.

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Jen Awad’s Rock ‘N’ Roll

Jen Awad showed her eponymous, rock ‘n’ roll style fashion line at past Los Angeles Fashion Weeks and various trade shows. But what we haven’t seen is Jen picking up the microphone or playing a badass guitar riff….until Dec.19.

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Holiday at Handcrafted LA

Handcrafted LA produced the Holiday edition of its Meet the Makers party on Dec. 15. If you didn't make it, check this out.