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Showroom Profile: Frnch Label

Showroom Profiles

The B-wing of the California Market Center’s fifth floor just got a little more French with the opening of a new brand, Frnch Label, a young contemporary line designed in France and Los Angeles and produced in Asia.

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Showroom Profile: Tivoli Paris Collections


Showroom Profile

For her very first independent showroom, Smadar Elkayam chose to be in the Gerry Building, where other showrooms carrying European lines are located.

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Showroom Profile: Research and Development

Showroom Profiles

Candice Clark, owner of the Research and Development showroom in the Cooper Design Space, shared a showroom on the building’s second floor for about a year and a half but found she was outgrowing the space for her four collections: Just Female, Diarte, Della and Callahan.

Macy’s Inc. Announces New Stores and Organizational Changes

Retail

Macy’s Inc. announced Dec. 8 that it would build two stores in California and that it would close a few under performing stores in the state. The news was part of an announcement of sweeping changes at the department-store giant.

Tukatech Takes Collaboration to the Cloud

Technology

Los Angeles–based apparel software and equipment solutions provider Tukatech has introduced a cloud-based Virtual Sample solution to allow apparel makers to accelerate the approval process when developing product.

NYC Textile Week’s Trade Show Partners Make Plans for a July Launch

Textiles | Tradeshow

Twice a year, textile and apparel executives travel to New York to participate in a slate of trade shows that include textile shows Texworld USA, Kingpins, Première Vision, Indigo and DG Expo; menswear shows MRket, Project New York, Liberty and Capsule; and streetwear show Agenda. And in July the schedule also includes yarn show SpinExpo.

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Pac-Man Comes to the Fashion District

Media

Budweiser Light shows up in LA Fashion District, creating a real-life Pac-Man set.

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Art + Fashion + Sun + Surf

Street Scene Miami Beach

Miami’s South Beach is always a prime destination for fashionable sun-worshippers, but for a week in December, the Florida hot spot shows off its artistic side during the annual Art Basel celebration of modern and contemporary art.

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Eco & Art-Driven

Together California

There’s another world, hidden in plain sight, said Lily Chehrazi and Benedict Barrett, owners and designers of the fashion brand Together California.

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Ingear Fashions Introducing Licensing Swim Line Based on the Popular Beer

Corona Swim

Constellation is upping the ante for marketing the popular beer, and its next step will be rolling out a women’s swimwear line bearing the Corona logo produced by Ingear Fashions Inc.

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Summer’s Key Trends

Swim Scene

From weekend getaways to exotic island holidays, designers have plenty of chic inspiration for Summer.

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Back to the Future


Diane's Beachwear

Diane Biggs could be considered the long-reigning “Queen of the Bikinis.”

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Nordstrom Rack to New LA County Location

Retail

Nordstrom Rack is opening a new store in Long Beach, Calif.

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Agenda Emerge: Under the Hood of Nike, Obey and Hurley

What makes the founders of storied brands such as Nike, Hurley and Obey tick? Bob Hurley, Shepard Fairey of Obey and Tinker Hatfield of Nike gave a few clues at Agenda Emerge on Jan. 6.

Will Port Congestion Fees Be Imposed?

West Coast Port Crisis

The worst Los Angeles/Long Beach port congestion problem in a decade still has cargo stacked high on the docks. Goods continue to take two to three weeks to get off out of the ports and onto trucks and rail cars.

Wet Seal Shutters 338 Stores, Fires More than 3,000

retail closings

Beleaguered retailer The Wet Seal Inc. announced on Jan. 7 that it will close two-thirds of its fleet of more than 500 stores after being unable to negotiate favorable terms with its landlords, it also cut the jobs of thousands of its workers.

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Who Will Be Making More Clothes in LA?

Manufacturing

A deal between Coastal Living magazine and Fresh Produce means more apparel production will take place in Southern California.

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Gray Skies Ahead

Uniform Style

American Airlines recently unveiled new crew gray uniforms designed by New York–based KaufmanFranco.

Caruso to Receive NRF Foundation’s Disruptor Award

Retail Real Estate

The NRF Foundation, the non-profit division of National Retail Federation, the largest trade group for U.S. retail, will feature Rick J. Caruso, developer of The Grove and The Americana at Brand, in “The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future.”