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Barbara Fields Talks Trends for Fall ’16

Barbara Fields

Buyers who attended the Barbara Fields Buying Office’s Fall ’16 Trend Presentation will be well ahead of the retail game. The veteran buying and trend expert presented an in-depth look at the season’s key trends at her event, held April 1 and April 4–6 during LA Majors Market.

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‘Optimistic’ Outlook at Fashion Market Northern California


Booth space was sold out at the April 3–5 run of Fashion Market Northern California, which is held at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, Calif., and attendance was on par with last April, according to Suzanne de Groot, executive director of the show.

California Approves Highest Minimum Wage in the Country


By 2022, California will be the state with the highest minimum wage in the country, making it an expensive place to do business.

Roach to Head Volcom Women’s


Lyndsey Roach, an action-sports veteran, was named the global head of women’s business for Volcom, it was recently announced.

Surf’s Heartland No Longer No-Go Zone for Designer Styles: Kin Opening in Huntington Beach


For decades, Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, Calif., have been known as the Rodeo Drive of Surf.

Majors Market Buzzing

Trade Shows

The 2015 Back-to-School season was considered a disappointment for much of the juniors market, but the future looks bright, according to many of the exhibitors at the April 4–6 run of LA Majors Market, primarily held at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles.

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Directives West Highlights Major Trends for Fall/Winter 2016

Fall Forecast

Floppy hats, faux-fur vests, peasant tops, leather jackets trimmed with fringe, slouchy sweaters, ponchos, lacy dresses, plaid pieces and plenty of worn denim were at the top of the trend chart for Fall/Winter 2016.

PacSun Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy


Pacific Sunwear of California has not turned a profit in years.

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Streetwear Sample Sale at Fashion District Bar


Menswear label Zanerobe hopes to party and sell samples at the same time.

Interest Rates to Rise This Spring as Economy Improves


UCLA Anderson Forecast predicts that the U.S. economy will grow moderately in 2016 and 2017.

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Anne Fontaine's Gala South Coast Plaza Show

Franco-Brazilian designer Anne Fontaine made a trip to South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif. on March 31. The occasion was a gala runway show for the international brand’s Spring-Summer 2016 season.

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Louis Vuitton Men’s To South Coast Plaza

South Coast Plaza is Louis Vuitton central. The luxury resort already had three Louis Vuitton boutiques. Now, it's going to get a fourth - Louis Vuitton Men's.

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M The Movement Goes Public

The M The Movement produced a trunk show March 29 at restaurant The District by Hannah An. Take a look.

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Bloomie's Opening Outlet in Orange County


First Bloomingdale's Outlet in Southern California is opening later this year.

CFA Scholarship Lunch Set for April 21


The California Fashion Association will present its annual scholarship awards on April 21.

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The Festival Line With Rock ‘N’ Roll Collab

It's “festival” season now. Before she makes an appearance at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Z Berg, of the band Phases, announced a limited edition fashion collaboration with Christy Dawn, a fashion designer from Los Angeles' Venice Beach.

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Design in the Desert

With LA Fashion Week wrapped, the fashion crowd next heads to Palm Springs, Calif., for Fashion Week El Paseo.

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Yeba: From Contemporary to Contemporary Activewear


Fashion veterans Cedric and Yves Benaroch, the creators of 2B Free clothing, made a mark with Hollywood’s celebrity sensations in early 2001. The heavily graphic loungewear of 2B was a precursor to the debut of their new line, Yeba, which stands for “You’re Everything Beautiful Always,” and exclusively launched on their website in March.

Stony Apparel’s Maiman and Litman Help Raise More than $800,000 for City of Hope


Stony Apparel founders Steve Maiman and Tony Litman received the City of Hope Spirit of Life award on March 12 at an event that raised more than $800,000 for the research and medical center.

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Aella: From L.A. E-Tail to a Bloomie’s Pop-up


Eunice Cho always thought that chic office clothes were uncomfortable and too high maintenance. She wanted bottoms from her Los Angeles women’s fashion line, Aella, to look like slacks but feel like yogawear.