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Fashion on the Runway from SMC Fashion and Merchandising Students

SMC Fashion

On June 16, students in Santa Monica College’s fashion design and merchandising program showcased their creations on the runway at Santa Monica High School’s Barnum Hall in Santa Monica, Calif.

Roicom USA: Texas Factory With High-Tech, Denim Expertise and Social Message Looks to L.A.

Manufacturing

Roicom USA’s sister production company, ReadyOne, employs the severely disabled to produce apparel and equipment for the U.S. military.

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Jeremy Scott Coming to Palm Springs

Fashion

Fashion designer Jeremy Scott buys house in Palm Springs.

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Couture for a Canine Cause

The California Market Center has teamed up with Wags and Walks dog rescue organization to host a charity sample sale and dog adoption fair on July 29 in CMC’s top-floor penthouse in downtown Los Angeles.

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Nordstrom Closing Horton Plaza Store in San Diego

Retail

Nordstrom says after 31 years it is shuttering its store at Horton Plaza in San Diego.

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Rails: Contemporary L.A. to Global Lifestyle Brand

Rails

Rails launched with one hat at Fred Segal in 2008 and has since grown into a global lifestyle brand. Rooted in classic silhouettes reinterpreted with a relaxed, contemporary aesthetic, the brand takes its inspiration from the laid-back lifestyle of LA.

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A Vested Interest: Tailored Menswear With a Twist

A Vested Interest

A Vested Interest, the menswear collection designed by William Beranek and Bill Beasley, features pieces that bridge the divide between tailored menswear and casual sportswear.

Survey: Fit Issues Impact Shopping Decisions Online and In-Store

Technology

Nearly 60 percent of shoppers say they would buy more often if they could be assured of consistent fit, according to a recently released study by Body Labs, a New York–based company that creates and customises 3-D models of the human body.

Benjamin Seigel Joins Greenberg & Bass

Legal

Longtime apparel-industry attorney Benjamin S. Seigel has joined Greenberg & Bass LLP as senior counsel to the firm, based in Los Angeles’ Encino area.

New Sourcing, Textile Trade Show Launching in Toronto

Trade Shows

Garment factories and fabric mills from around the world will show at the inaugural Apparel Textile Sourcing Expo, which will bow Aug. 22–24 at the International Centre in Toronto.

UBM Launching Sourcing@Coterie in September

Trade Shows

UBM—producer of the MAGIC, Project and FN Platform trade shows—is adding a sourcing component to its contemporary Coterie trade show in New York.

Forever 21 Is Downsizing Its U.K. Retail Footprint

Retail

Forever 21, which launched a small fleet of stores in Great Britain six years ago, is taking another look at its retail portfolio after losing millions of dollars.

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McGuire Denim Expands Into Sportswear

McGuire Denim

McGuire Denim is known for its glossy take on heritage denim, and this Fall, with a foray into sportswear, the brand is poised for growth.

Importers Brace for New Disruptions at Worldwide Ports


Import/Export

Last year, apparel and textile importers saw millions of dollars in profits sink as congestion at the West Coast ports kept merchandise stuck on boats for weeks.

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Art Institute of California-Hollywood’s “Spotlight” Runway Show Highlights Award-Winning Designs

AIC Runway Show

Students from the Art Institute of California—Hollywood presented their designs at a runway show complete with a sweeping backdrop of the Verdugo Mountains.

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The Dreslyn Launches Beauty

Contemporary e-commerce retailer The Dreslyn has added beauty products to its mix.

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Whimsy + Row: Pop-up + Capsule Line

To celebrate the launch of the first capsule collection by Whimsy + Row, the lifestyle e-tailer/retailer is hosting a pop-up shop at MILKMADE LA in Los Angeles’ Venice neighborhood.

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Elaine Kim: Stretch Out & Party

Designer Elaine Kim celebrated the expansion of her retail store with a party in the newly expanded space on Los Angeles’ on West Third Street.

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La Jolla Group Making Hang Ten Clothing for US Market

Manufacturing

An old California brand comes back.

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Danish Brand Opening Store on Broadway in DTLA

Retail

Han Kjobenhavn coming to the space next to Mykita.