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Gerber Technology Shares Sold to American Industrial Partners


San Francisco–based private-equity firm Vector Capital has sold its shares in software and equipment maker Gerber Technology to American Industrial Partners for an undisclosed amount.

Mahoney named CEO at Manhattan Beachwear


Manhattan Beachwear named Kevin F. Mahoney chief executive officer of the Cypress, Calif.–based company.

Beer Named Western Regional Sales Manager at CIT


The CIT Group Inc. named Darrin Beer Western regional sales and portfolio manager for the company, replacing Mitch Cohen, who has retired.

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Courtney Allegra Opens on Melrose

Courtney Allegra

Courtney Allegra started showing her self-named line as a 15 year old showing her collection at LA Fashion Week events and later, in July, at Miami’s Funkshion runway shows.

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Skingraft Celebrates 10th Year With Fashion Performance in DTLA

10 Years of Skingraft

In recent years, Los Angeles label Skingraft has been showing its men’s and women’s collections at New York Fashion Week. But to celebrate the label’s 10th anniversary, designer Jonny Cota and his brother and company cofounder, Christopher Cota, hosted a fashion show and party in downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 26.

Thursday Finest: Tapping Into 3D for Made-in-America Fashions


A Brooklyn, N.Y.–based husband-and-wife team is seeking to disrupt the traditional business model for textile and apparel manufacturing with a startup company that produces neckties, socks and scarves on a custom-order basis using the latest 3-D knitting technology.

Loyal Retailers Shop the FMNC Show in Northern California

Trade Shows

The show floor at the Aug. 21–23 run of Fashion Market Northern California was not as full as the April and October events, but exhibitors said a faithful following of Northern California retailers shopped the floor and placed orders at the event, held at the San Mateo Event Center

Forever 21 Sues Brandy Melville for Copyright Infringement


In the world of copyright lawsuits, the tables have turned with Forever 21 stepping up to sue a fellow teen retailer for allegedly knocking off a fabric print that Forever 21 said it copyrighted nearly two years ago.

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QVC: Living Large With First West Coast Distribution Center


Everything about QVC Inc.’s first West Coast distribution center in Ontario, Calif., seems big.

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Bundle Up Like Beckham

Columbia Sportswear has teamed up with British soccer—ahem, football—team Manchester United to launch a line of outerwear designed for Man U fans around the world.

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Suit Up LA Galaxy

It may not be the best season for the LA Galaxy soccer team, but they are gonna look good!

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Nickleodeon's, Junk Food’s ‘90s Worship

‘90s looks are back in. Nickleodeon will unveil a T-shirt capsule collection bearing its logos and characters from its '90s hits at the Junk Food Clothing flagship on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Los Angeles’ Venice enclave on Aug. 30.

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Record For Rodeo Real Estate

The House of Bijan building, located at 420 N. Rodeo Dr. in Beverly Hills, Calif., was purchased for $122 million recently,

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RuPaul’s LASC Dragnet

LASC's store windows go RuPaul.

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H&M Opening New Store in Montebello


H&M's new store opens Sept. 15.

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Satine Posts Going Out of Biz Signs

When Satine opened 13-years ago on Los Angeles’ fashion thoroughfare West Third Street, it made an immediate splash. Unfortunately, looks like the run is over.

Guess Sees Nearly Flat Second-Quarter Revenues


Guess, the Los Angeles company known for its sexy clothes and even sexier ads, reported a slight decline in its second-quarter revenues for fiscal 2017 as tourist traffic to stores dipped in the United States.

Nordstrom Brings New Concept to LA Store


One year ago, Nordstrom launched a new in-store boutique called Space. The idea was to feature emerging and advanced designers and labels such as Simone Rocha, Vetements, Comme des Garçons, Ellery and Undercover.

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Elyse Walker Opens Orange County Shop

Elyse Walker

Los Angeles retailer Elyse Walker has a new address.

Pooltradeshow: Show Floor Becomes Eclectic

Trade Shows

More than a decade ago, Pooltradeshow started as a venue for new brands to gain a toehold in fashion, and during its most recent run at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Aug. 15–17 in Las Vegas it remained as a place for brands making their first run as well as those with eclectic style ideas.