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City Chic to Roll Out California Stores

Retail

City Chic, an Australian retailer of women’s plus-sized fashion, opened its first American store Aug. 1 at the Westfield Culver City retail center, located off a busy stretch of the San Diego (405) Freeway.

Smith, Uner to Relaunch FashionWeekLA.com

Fashion

Los Angeles Fashion Week has been criticized throughout its history for not attracting enough buyers and not producing enough shows for high-profile designers. For Kelsi Smith, director of Los Angeles Fashion Council, a community organization for fashion designers, what the fashion week needs is better organization.

Nordstrom Expanding Online and With Bricks-and-Mortar

Retail

Nordstrom Inc. is busy laying down plans for a new outlet store in Orange County while buying an e-commerce site that caters to men.

UPDATE: The Influence: Celebrity Style, Millennial Shopper

Technology

Fashion enthusiasts often turn to celebrities and musical icons for style reference. And in a time and age when a majority of shopping is done over the Internet, it seems a sensible idea to combine the two elements and establish a shopable celebrity-style database.

Madison’s Melrose Store Closes in Real Estate Deal

Retail

After a 16-year run, prominent Los Angeles boutique chain Madison shuttered its Melrose Avenue location on July 26, the company’s second store closing in two months.

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Scouting the Denim Market

Kingpins LA

The July 30–31 run of boutique denim trade show Kingpins at the Cooper Design Space in Los Angeles drew designers and representatives of brands and retailers from Levi Strauss & Co., Nordstrom, Nasty Gal, Uniqlo, Lee, Lucky Brand, Volcom, Alexander Wang, Paige and Current/Elliot

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Money Ruins Everything @ The Park Showroom

Showroom Profiles

In October, the menswear showroom opened contemporary boutique Seven Points on the ground floor of the Lady Liberty Building. Last month, it announced a merger with streetwear showroom Money Ruins Everything. T

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Zero Degrees Celsius

Showroom Profile

An abundance of light streams in through the south-facing windows of the new showroom for the Zero Degrees Celsius line.

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Agent Icon

Showroom Profile

After many years on the 12th floor of The New Mart, the Agent Icon showroom moved in in June to a new space on the second floor of the Cooper Design Space, where light filters into the bright space through the trees lining Los Angeles Street.

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Showroom Profile: Lynn Girard

New Location

After 36 years of running a showroom in the California Market Center, Lynn Girard thought it was time for a change.

Centric’s New Investment to Fund China Expansion

Technology

Centric Software Inc. announced on July 29 that it received $24 million in Series D capital funding.

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Loyola Hosts First Summer Intensive Fashion Law Program

Fashion Law 101

Loyola Law School in Los Angeles formed the Fashion Law Project, an academic center dedicated to the unique legal issues facing the fashion industry, both domestically and internationally.

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Highlighting Apparel Production and Fashion in Colombia

Colombiamoda

Colombia is a powerhouse of apparel production in South America, right after Brazil. And the country is fighting to keep its apparel and textile industry vibrant. Every year, Colombiamoda gets bigger with more pavilions and elements to it.

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Tokidoki Gets Cute

Cute and spooky was Tokidoki’s style when the Los Angeles-headquartered pop-culture brand took its bow about a decade ago. With the ntroduction of a new character Palette, it's just getting cute.

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Pepsi Style

Pepsi. It’s not just a soft drink. It’s a fashion line too. Pepsi recently introduced the Pepsi Live For Now Collaboration.

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Mom's The Word Takes A Bow

fter 17-years of running maternity shops in the San Francisco Bay area, Mom’s The Word opened a Los Angeles location.

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Globe's Old School Surf Movie

Action Sports Brand Globe International defied the current way of making the surf movie. Their flick, Strange Rumblings in Shangri La, premieres on July 31. Here's a peek into Globe's big surf world.

The Influence: Celebrity Style, Millennial Shopper

E-Commerce

Newly launched e-commerce site The Influence uses celebrity images and makes their outfits accessible by a simple click of a button.

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Rebel 8: Pop-up at the Edge of Town

Streetwear brand Rebel 8 produced pop-up shops in Taipei and Sydney this year, and in June the brand opened a shop at its Los Angeles-headquarters. But for some people, it might be as tough to get there as skateboarding down a set of concrete steps.

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Fashion History with a South American Accent

Fashion Museums

At the Museo Nacional de la Historia del Traje in Buenos Aires, Argentina, fashion history is on display.