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Attendance Up at PV New York

Trade Show

Première Vision New York reported an “all-time high” attendance during its July 21–22 run at Pier 92, where more than 300 exhibitors showcased their latest collections of fabric, trim and artwork.

Israeli Clothing Company Acquires P.J. Salvage Brand

Manufacturing

After 20 years of making women’s pajamas and loungewear, P.J. Salvage has been sold to an Israeli clothing company for an undisclosed price.

American Apparel Vacating One of Two Industrial Buildings

Manufacturing

American Apparel has renegotiated its lease, saving the Los Angeles clothing company millions of dollars and giving up one of its two industrial buildings.

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L.A.’s High-End Fashion Designers Test New Categories

New Frontiers

With price-conscious consumers and the athleisure trend changing the way the retail world turns, some of Los Angeles’ eveningwear and red-carpet designers are focusing their attention on less-expensive and casual lines that fit in with people’s lifestyles and pocketbooks.

L.A. Market Light as Showrooms, Buyers Prepare for the Big Las Vegas Shows

Trade Shows

August markets for the Holiday/Resort 2015 season are always quiet because the gigantic semiannual trade shows in Las Vegas are less than two weeks away—running Aug. 16–19. But this year, the Aug. 3–6 market seemed to be quieter than normal.

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Denim’s New Look

New Blues

Denim’s classic look is updated for today’s effortlessly cool crowd. Look for artisan effects, innovative fabrics and oversized shapes to be some of the hottest looks of the season.

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Speedo USA Incorporating Used Nylon From Italy

Manufacturing

Speedo USA works with Italian textile company to recycle old nylon fabric for swimwear.

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This Retailer Needs to Look at a Map

Retail

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th could use a good map of Beverly Hills.

American Apparel Vacating One of Two Industrial Buildings

American Apparel has renegotiated its lease that will save the Los Angeles clothing company millions of dollars.

Israeli Clothing Company Acquires P.J. Salvage Brand

After 20 years of making women’s pajamas and loungewear, P.J. Salvage has been sold to an Israeli clothing company for an undisclosed price.

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Citadel Outlets Gets In the Spirit of the Special Olympics World Games

The World Games of the Special Olympics rolled into Los Angeles recently. Citadel Outlets, an outlet center just south of downtown Los Angeles, got in the spirit of the event by offering free trips to the center and discounts to the Special Olympians and their families.

Cabana to Newport Beach for 1st West Coast Dates

Trade Show

Cabana, the high-end swim and beach lifestyle trade show, will sail into Newport Beach, Calif., for its first West Coast show, set for Aug. 13–14, said Janet Wong, the show director and co-founder of Cabana.

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The Point Takes Its Bow, Lou & Grey Opens 8th Store

The Point - a park-like retail center in El Segundo, Calif. - celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 30. Lou & Grey, a sister store to Ann Taylor and Loft - opened its 8th store at The Point. Check it out.

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Zimmermann to Melrose Place

Models Miranda Kerr and Chanel Iman graced the opening party of the Zimmermann brand flagship in the exclusive Melrose Place enclave in Los Angeles. The party took place July 29.

Liberty Fairs Sees 26 Percent Growth in Year Two

Trade Show Report

NEW YORK—In its second year in New York, men’s contemporary fashion trade show Liberty Fairs saw buyer attendance rise 26 percent over January’s show and an 87 percent increase in international attendees.

Collaboration and Curation at MRket

Trade Show Report

NEW YORK—Fashion collaborations and curated offerings were front and center at MRket, the menswear show organized by Business Journals Inc.

Agenda’s Mix Includes Sport, Street, Skate and Surf

Trade Show Report

NEW YORK—“I used to be the young guy,” said Aaron Levant, the 30-year-old founder of lifestyle fashion trade show Agenda. “Now I feel like the old guy.”

Project’s Lineup Includes Returning Exhibitors, New Brands

Trade Show Report

NEW YORK—On the heels of the first-ever New York Fashion Week: Men’s, Project New York held its 12th show July 19–21 at New York’s Javits Center.

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Showroom Profiles: Hôtel Particulier

Showroom Profiles

After several years building a U.S. retail base, French contemporary collection Hôtel Particulier opened a West Coast showroom in June on the fourth floor of The New Mart.

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Showroom Profiles: Nicasa Showroom

Showroom Profiles

For eight years, Nicole Odenwald was the national sales director for Wildfox, working out of the Los Angeles clothing company’s third-floor showroom in the Cooper Design Space.