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Republic Business Credit Taps Fred Gaylord


Republic Business Credit announced it has hired Fred Gaylord as senior vice president of sales and marketing.

What Consequences Would Raising Tariffs Have on the Apparel Industry?


In the whirlwind of election-year debates, some politicians have been taking a protectionist attitude and threatening to raise U.S. tariffs and erect trade barriers.

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LAMM Crowds Mixed

LA Men's Market

Wind was kicking up outside, but the emphasis was on summer for the LA Men’s Market, which took place March 29–30 on the 10th-floor events space at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Fashion Week: LA Scene

LAFW: LA Scene

Los Angeles Fashion Week: Autumn in LA

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Hustler Hollywood Opening in Hollywood


Hustler Hollywood opening its doors on Hollywood Boulevard soon.

Planet Blue Opening NY Store in SoHo


Planet Blue will take its sunkissed, California lifestyle to Manhattan’s urbane SoHo neighborhood.

Tirnauer Joins Wet Seal as CFO


Judd P. Tirnauer was appointed to the positions of chief financial officer and executive vice president The Wet Seal LLC, the Irvine, Calif., women’s retailer, which is staging a comeback.

Ex-CEO at Liz Claiborne Named to American Apparel Board


Nearly two months after emerging from bankruptcy, American Apparel has named three apparel industry veterans to its seven-member board of directors.

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COS Setting Up Permanent Store in DTLA


COS, the higher-end retail chain under the H&M umbrella, is opening in the old Olympic Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

Hong Kong to Share in $20.5M Retrieved from Clothing Smuggled Through L.A. Ports


An elaborate scheme that involved bringing in Chinese-made apparel from Hong Kong through Los Angeles ports, allegedly destined for Mexico but ending up in the United States, will result in Hong Kong sharing some of the $20.5 million worth of forfeited assets collected during the investigation.

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American Rag’s Mark Werts Gets Political

It’s been the topsiest turviest election season in recent memory, and American Rag's Mark Werts has entered the fray.

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Fendi Takes a Bow on Rodeo Drive

Italian Fashion House Fendi made a Rodeo Drive splash March 24.

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Diane’s Says Get Festivaled

Diane’s Swimwear wants to help you get ready for festival season, which kicks off on April 15 with the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.

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Betsey Johnson Shows Off Her Spring/Summer Collection


Betsey Johnson joins crowd at West Hollywood for a fun-filled and colorful party to debut her Spring/Summer collection.

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Maggie Barry’s Indie LA Fashion Week

Maggie Barry is one of Los Angeles’ true independents. She may have received notoriety for her costumes for stars such as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj. She saves some of her inspirations for the runway every LA Fashion Week.

Blue Jeans Maker Sharing Water-saving Techniques


Levi Strauss & Co. announced it is making its Water< Less finishing techniques available to the public.

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Mario De La Torre's Sophomore Style Fashion Week

Los Angeles’ Mario De La Torre put in a sophomore runway show March 18 at Style Fashion Week in West Hollywood, Calif.

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Fall ‘16 Key Denim Directions by Trendstop

Denim Directions

Get a first look at a selection of essential denim trends coming through for Fall ’16 as fashion forecasting agency Trendstop presents a taster of its expert analysis to kick-start the season.

Obituary: Textile Representative April Booth, 67


Los Angeles textile-industry veteran April Booth died on March 12 of natural causes at her home in Visalia, Calif.

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Hale Bob Opens Direct-to-Consumer Sales After Runway Shows

Hale Bob

The Los Angeles–based Hale Bob label held a fashion show on March 17 at Style Fashion Week in West Hollywood, Calif. But Daniel Bohbot, the label’s founder and owner, announced that he will add a direct-to-consumer element to all of his upcoming fashion shows.