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Global Denim Awards

Denim on the Runway

Innovation in fabric and design was on the runway at the second annual Global Denim Awards, a fashion competition organized by HTNK Fashion recruitment and consultancy, the House of Denim, and Kingpins and sponsored by e3.

Port Clerks Get Early Start on Contract Negotiations


It seems like only yesterday that the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach were clogged with container ships after contract negotiations with the workers of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union dragged on for nine months.

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Xmas Tree Lighting at Citadel – Nov. 7

The Back-to-School season seems just to have ended, but it might as well be time to start wrapping Christmas presents. The Citadel Outlets, just outside of downtown Los Angeles, will be the site of the lighting of a 115-foot-tall tree on Nov. 7. Performing at the event will be Disney Channel singing stars Sabrina Carpenter and Laura Marano.

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Burlington Opens in Downtown LA


More retailers are arriving in downtown Los Angeles.

Oaktree Capital Working on Buying Quiksilver


Oaktree Capital Management, the Los Angeles–based investment firm, is ramping up its effort to buy Quiksilver Inc. out of bankruptcy.

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BNKR Flagship Now Opening in Early 2016


Opening date for BNKR flagship in downtown LA gets pushed back again.

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Which Stores Will Open on Thanksgiving Day?


The lineup of stores open Thanksgiving Day is starting to form.

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Current/Elliott’s New Abbot Kinney Boutique

L.A. Brand Current/Elliott opened its own branded boutique at 1132 Abbot Kinney Blvd., adjacent to the new Kit and Ace boutique recently.

The Ins and Outs of Brand Building With Licensing, Investment and Social Media


Nearly 200 apparel-industry executives turned out to discuss brand-building strategies that ranged from social-media practices and licensing opportunities to gauging when to seek outside investment.

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Los Angeles Fashion Week: Spring 2016 Collections

It’s a Wrap

Los Angeles Fashion Week: It's A Wrap!

Indian Summer Tempers Buyers at Fashion Market Northern California

Trade Show

SAN MATEO, Calif.—Buyers were literally taking the temperature outside to see how much merchandise they needed as they visited the three-day Fashion Market Northern California show to browse Spring 2016 fashions.

Electric Family Apparel With a Do-Gooder’s Edge

New Resources

Graphic tees—specifically, street, skate and athletic wear—have had an impact on the apparel industry. Whether T-shirts are mass-produced as part of the fast-fashion trend or cut from quality fabrics, there always seems to be a place for them in the market.

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Revolve Clothing Stands Up to Cancer

Revolving Clothing

Fashion for a good cause was at the forefront at the Revolve Clothing Stand Up to Cancer benefit at the Paramour Mansion in Los Angeles.

Overcoming the Challenges to Cotton


Cotton is crucial for the development of much of the world’s clothing, but a handful of groups have been warning apparel companies that a number of issues challenge the global cotton supply, and major apparel companies have been listening.

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T-Shirt Trends for Spring 2016

T-shirt Trends

The motto for forecasting T-shirt trends for teenagers and young women might as well be “Here today, gone tomorrow,” said Barbara Fields, president of the Barbara Fields Buying Office in Los Angeles.

Caruso’s Carlsbad Shopping Center Delayed


The plan to build a Caruso Affiliated retail center on the banks of a lagoon in Carlsbad, Calif., has hit a snag. On Oct. 27, opponents of the project gathered enough signatures to put the project up for a vote by Carlsbad’s residents after the signatures were verified by San Diego County’s Registrar of Voters.

Obituary: Sam Sarpong, model and actor


Sam Sarpong, a model for the Tommy Hilfiger brand, a musician and an actor, committed suicide on Oct. 26 by jumping off the Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, Calif.

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Kit and Ace To Abbot Kinney

Canadian-brand Kit and Ace opened its first Los Angeles area shop at 1130 Abbot Kinney Blvd. A gala debut party was held Oct. 28 for the 2,400-square-foot shop which mixes contemporary clothing with a sense of a get-together.

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LA Caribbean at Style Fashion Week

The LA Caribbean fashion showcase is back. The runway show devoted to designers with roots in the Caribbean made its sophomore run at Style Fashion Week.

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Cruise Line Launches Fashion Week Voyage


Now you can cruise the seas and be fashionable.