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Art Hearts Fashion Changes Venue With Full Schedule

Game of Fashion

Los Angeles Fashion Week kicked off with Art Hearts Fashion, the first of two back-to-back, multi-day shows that filled the week with more than 35 designers on the runway.

February Retail Sales See Solid Jump

Retail

February was a very good month for sales. The National Retail Federation reported that retail sales last month rose 4.4 percent year-over-year as the economy continued to grow.

Can Progressive PLM Fix a Fashion Problem?

Technology

The new generation of shoppers is constantly connected, which sets up new expectations and selling models such as “see now, buy now,” direct-to-consumer and IWWIWWIWI (I Want What I Want When I Want It). Customers are now fully in charge of what, when and where they engage and how they buy.

Law Firm Steps Down From Paul Marciano Investigation

Manufacturing

A little more than three weeks after Guess? Inc. cofounder Paul Marciano relinquished his day-to-day duties following sexual-harassment allegations, the law firm that was investigating the accusations is stepping aside.

Gap Wants Its Factories to Go Digital When Paying Workers

Manufacturing

Gap Inc. is asking 800 of its factories in 30 countries to skip the cash when paying their workers and start depositing workers’ checks using a digital system by 2020.

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Making Tall Women Comfortable in Their Own Skinny Jeans

Midheaven Denim

When women who measure at least 5 feet 9 inches tall shop for denim, they are often left feeling as though styles such as flares or skinny jeans will end up resembling cropped gauchos or capris.

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LA Market Sees Showrooms and Stores Adjusting to the ‘New Normal’ in Retail

LA Fashion Market

Buyers fanned out to the various showroom buildings in the Los Angeles Fashion District for the March 12–14 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market, which was highlighting the fashions for Fall/Winter 2018.

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City of Hope 2018 Spirit of Life Event Parties for a Cause

City of Hope

At the City of Hope’s Annual Spirit of Life celebration, Grammy-nominated blues singer Janiva Magness sang the blues and fashion executives, factors and other attendees played casino games at the James Bond–themed “Casino Royale” night, held March 10 at The Reserve nightclub in downtown Los Angeles.

Trend Forecaster WGSN Paints a Picture of the Future Consumer

Retail

In 2020, consumers will increasingly be doing business by smartphone while retailers will depend more on artificial intelligence and virtual reality to produce retail experiences. Young consumers will be more likely to support businesses imbued with a sense of activism, such as Patagonia.

Allen Schwartz Closes Flagship Store

Retail

After a 30-year run in Santa Monica, Calif., the flagship store for the Allen Schwartz label has closed its doors.

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Hale Bob’s F/W 2018 Styles at Art Hearts

Hale Bob went glam for its F/W 2018 collection.

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Art Hearts Fashion Returns to L.A.

Fashion Week

Following shows in New York, Art Hearts Fashion was in Los Angeles again for a March 12 to 16 run at The MacArthur, which was built in 1925 as a lodge that housed the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

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Bebe Opens First Lifestyle Store in New York

Retail

After a hiatus on the retail scene, Bebe opens its first lifestyle store.

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NYDJ Launches Spring Fashion Campaign With Real Women

Fashion

Three of the 12 women used in the recent By Women, For Women campaign are from Los Angeles.

Law Firm Steps Down From Paul Marciano Investigation

Law firm steps down in investigation of sexual harassment allegations against Guess? Inc. cofounder Paul Marciano.

Art Hearts Fashion Week Fall 2018 Calendar

Art Hearts Fashion Week begins on March 12 and runs through March 16.

Complete LA Fashion Week Fall 2018 Calendar

Fashion shows begin March 12 for Art Hearts Fashion and LA Fashion Week.

European Retaliation Tariffs Planned on U.S. Clothing

Import/Export

After President Trump signed an order on March 8 to impose tariffs on imported aluminum and steel, apparel makers were bracing for Europe to slap retaliatory tariffs on a variety of apparel coming from the United States.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Signed in Chile

Import/Export

The much anticipated Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, formerly known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, was signed March 8 in Santiago, Chile, as member nations moved forward without the United States to build a stronger global economy.

Ten79LA

Manufacturing

After a move from the California Market Center’s 10th floor to the fifth floor last year, accessories brand Ten79LA has settled in.