California has been slowly adding jobs to its payrolls, and next year should be no different.
It was a rainy night in Beverly Hills on Dec. 3, but a little wet weather did not stop New York-based luxe fashion brand Kora Rae from producing a preview party for its Fall/Holiday2015 collection at the independent, multi-brand boutique, Avedon.
What could be more rock ‘n’ roll than a leather jacket? Schott NYC makes leather jackets which were worn by Marlon Brando, The Ramones, and a long list of other stylish malcontents. Schott produced a Dec. 3 debut party for its first West Coast boutique, located at the Americana at Brand retail center in Glendale, Calif. Check it out.
Poshmark, a 3-year-old mobile app launched by Manish Chandra out of Menlo Park, Calif., has unveiled a free new service that will help buyers on the fashion and accessories destination make sure the brands they are buying are the real McCoy.
On Dec. 4, Swank Stylista blogger Raven Roberts and Vic Sanders of the Vic Styles blog will host a Blogger’s Night Out/Toys for Tots Drive from 6PM to 9PM at The Park Showroom at 845 S. Los Angeles St. in downtown Los Angeles. To make your appearance at the toy drive, party, email RSVP@mediaplaygroundpr.com .
The new face of plus-size retail chain Torrid is more than just a pretty face.
Downtown L.A. lights adorn The Bloc, the ongoing restoration of the former Macy's Plaza on Seventh Street.
If so,you might be interested in submitting your designs to the Southern Designer Showcase competition, the third-annual design competition hosted by family-owned department store chain
The Black Friday weekend represented a tough beginning to what many economists still forecast to be a holiday season of good sales.
Rick Caruso, developer of The Grove and The Americana at Brand retail centers in the Los Angeles area, announced Nov. 25 that his company, Caruso Affiliated, closed escrow on Swarthmore Avenue in the wealthy enclave of Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles.
Terrence Chermak has been spending the better part of the last six months knee-deep in wool—specifically, black wool.
Spade and Buri
Spade started Sleepy Jones and on Nov. 20, he held a grand opening for a 650-square-foot Sleepy Jones boutique at 1318 Montana Ave. in Santa Monica, Calif.
More than one year after filing a copyright-infringement lawsuit over three different fabric designs, Novelty Textile has been awarded $650,000 in a jury verdict.
Import & Export
The protracted contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association, which employs the longshore workers at 29 West Coast ports, have stalled until Dec. 2. Charges of work slowdowns at the ports have continued.
Element, an Irvine, Calif.–based brand owned by Billabong International Ltd., announced on Nov. 24 the hiring of two European executives.
Dragon Crowd Garment
Based in Ningbo, China, with U.S. headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif., Dragon Crowd makes apparel for specialty stores and private labels for department stores such as the BP and Make + Model brands at Nordstrom.
Forever 21 Gets the Jump on Other Clothing Stores on Thanksgiving.
Naked Princess opened its first flagship store at 653 N. La Cienega in West Hollywood earlier this year. It is the former address of a Catherine Malandrino Maison shop. Jordana Woodland, Naked Princess’ chief executive officer worked with LM Pagano, an interior designer to make a space that also could serve as a space for private events. The Naked Princess boutique sells the brand’s loungewear and lingerie and beauty products.
Wildfox introduced its “Barbie Loves Wildfox” collection last week. Time to party. Check out the guest list which ranged from Wildfox chief executives to Kardashians.
Beleaguered retailer The Wet Seal Inc. announced Nov. 24 that it hired a team to help the Foothill Ranch, Calif.–based retailer to look for “strategic and financial alternatives,” which can be industry lingo for considering an array of new directions for the business, including a sale.