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OBITUARY: Christian Audigier, Founder of Ed Hardy, 57

Manufacturing

Christian Audigier, one of the more flamboyant clothing makers on the West Coast who launched the wildly popular Ed Hardy label, died Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from cancer. He was 57.

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Black Flys Goes Way Back with Agenda Debut

When Black Flys made its Agenda trade show debut on July 7-8, it went way back for inspiration; think the black and yellow California license plates of the 1960s.

Mid-Year Economic Forecast: Signs of Strength Tempered With Notes of Caution

California’s economic outlook for the remainder of the year is good, but it’s not exactly time to pop the champagne cork because the forecast is served with a helping of caution.

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Buyer Traffic Revs Up at Agenda

Show Business

Aisles and booths were buzzing with buyers at the Agenda trade show, which ran July 8–9 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.

June Sales Mixed

Retailers such as The Buckle Inc. and Steinmart Inc. reported what some analysts believed were surprise performances, and their respective same-store sales increased 2.4 percent and 1.9 percent.

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Swim, Sunnies and Sandals in Malibu

What’s Checking

Situated opposite the Pacific Ocean right off Pacific Coast Highway, the Malibu Country Mart is a relaxed lifestyle destination shopping spot for locals, celebrities, families and tourists.

Revolve Popping Up in the Hamptons

Retail

Los Angeles e-tailer Revolve is setting up a weekly pop-up shop this summer in The Hamptons, the seaside Long Island getaway for many in the New York area.

Joe’s Jeans Gets a Little Help From Its Creditors

Manufacturing

Joe’s Jeans got a lifeline when two major creditors gave the Los Angeles blue-jeans manufacturer some more time to pay off some hefty loans—for a price.

Port Traffic Up for Back-to-School Season

Import & Export

Cargo volumes at the nation’s ports are seeing a healthy upswing as retailers start stocking their shelves for the Back-to-School season.

American Apparel Cutting Workers and Costs to Improve Its Financial Pulse

Manufacturing

Days after American Apparel announced it would be closing some stores and laying off workers, about 80 American Apparel workers rallied outside the company’s enormous factory near downtown Los Angeles to protest the way the company is being managed.

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After Long Drought, Mall Construction Back In Coastal SoCal

Mall Rebound

The Outlets at San Clemente, a more than 325,000-square-foot project in San Clemente, Calif., is scheduled to open in October. It is the first major retail project to be built in more than a decade in San Clemente, a well-to-do hub of South Orange County.

N.Y. Textile Preview: Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Textile trends from graphic prints to athletic knits and lace looks

CGS: More Features In BlueCherry PLM

Technology

Last month, CGS introduced new features for its BlueCherry PLM product lifecycle management software.

Gerber Launches I-Table for Fabric Spreading

Technology

Gerber Technology introduced the I-Table series, an automated spreading and cutting system designed to help increase consistency in a variety of manufacturing environments.

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Luxe Fabrics Are the Foundation of a New Contemporary Collection

The Beginning Of...

Ecotex owner Raphael Javaheri is launching a new contemporary apparel brand beginning with a luxury knits collection that will officially bow in August in Las Vegas.

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Fashion on Wheels

Houston is hosting Fashion Truck Fest on July 18.

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After Agenda – RVCA Gets Artsy

Sure, RVCA is leading lifestyle brand, but its founder, PM Tenore, also intended RVCA to be a cultural force. After a two-year hiatus, the designer is going to flex a little arts muscle.

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Forever 21 Closing Big SF Store

Retail

A big Forever 21 store in downtown San Francisco shuttering its doors.

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Anil Arjandas To Sunset Plaza

The Anil Arjandas Jewels flagship boutique took a bow in West Hollywood's Sunset Plaza retail district last week. Take a look.

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J Brand Outlet Sale

Retail

J Brand Outlet store closing on East Washington Boulevard.