Actress—and soon-to-be designer—Melissa McCarthy showed up on The Daily Show last night wearing a kimono dress printed with stills of host Jon Stewart, prompting the surprised host to quip “I am all over you like a cheap suit.”
George Zimmer is back, and his new business card lists his occupation as tailor.
The doors to the new A.P.C. store in downtown Los Angeles opened on May 30.
LA’s ‘Little Scandinavia’
At the opening of the Susanne Karlsson Scandinavian Kollectiv store on Los Angeles’ West Third Street, Swedish was the predominant language, guests included members of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, and hors d’oeuvres included homemade Swedish pancakes served with cocktails made with Absolut vodka and Rekorderling cider.
John Ermatinger, who had been True Religion's interim senior vice president of global sourcing and production, was named the new chief executive officer on June 1.
Hot Topic Inc. was jilted at the altar June 2, when Geeknet, Inc. an online retailer of licensed merchandise based in Fairfax, Va., announced that it would not go through with a deal, which was announced on May 26, with the Los Angeles area mall retailer.
Nine months after agents busted a long-running Mexican drug money laundering operation in the Los Angeles Fashion District, an underwear importer has pleaded guilty to several offenses linked to the scheme.
With the preface “It’s a story about greed and fear, power and poverty,” The True Cost, a documentary, made its case against the fast fashion industry. It produced a Los Angeles premiere May 28 at the Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills. Calif.
There was a steady stream of people trying their luck at a Wheel of Fortune –style game at Tanner Goods boutique in downtown Los Angeles. The reason for all that wheel spinning? Sure, it was for prizes and discounts, but May 30 was the first anniversary for Tanner Goods store located at 860 S. Broadway. It was among the first high end boutiques to move into downtown Los Angeles recently.
Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th Opens in Heart of S.F.
Trade Show | News
A car was broken into and later stolen from the California Market Center in Los Angeles shortly after business hours on May 27.
Pacific Sunwear of California, the casualwear retailer whose customers are teenagers and young adults, reported its first decline in quarterly sales in more than three years.
In a world where retailers are increasingly relying on complex technology, Fernando Adames believes that a simple, mid-20th-century machine is all that is needed to give a boutique an added edge.
Columbia Sportswear Co. recently promoted four executives at the Portland, Ore.–based outdoor and activewear company.
Retail | Swim-Surf
Australian swimwear brand Seafolly is increasing its bid for the U.S. market. It is scheduled to open its second American store on May 30. It will be located at Westfield UTC retail center in La Jolla, Calif.
Retail | Trade Show
Seth Haber, a former partner with Agenda trade show, headquartered in Los Angeles, is heading to the retail side of the streetwear business.
Fashion | Manufacturing
Band of Outsiders, a well-regarded Los Angeles label that garnered a lot of attention from New York fashion magazines and high-end stores, is going out of business, according to various reports.
On May 26, the Los Angeles–based retailer announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Geeknet Inc., an online retailer and wholesaler of merchandise licensed from TV shows, movies and other media with science-fiction, superhero and fantasy themes. Geeknet is headquartered in Fairfax, Va.
Apparel Sourcing Show
This year’s Apparel Sourcing Show in Guatemala opened with more foreign flavors to its vendors and a political scandal swirling on the national front.
The site www.onyx-creative.com curates fashion, jewelry and homeware brands from around the world. Some brands are Nüera, a California swim brand; Handsome Me, an Australian men’s brand; and Pulse, a Romanian womenswear brand.