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A.P.C. Moves Opening Dates for LA Stores

Retail

French brand A.P.C. pushes back opening dates in downtown LA and Silver Lake.

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Hot Topic Celebrates 25 Years

Retail

The loud music has been going on for 25 years.

Longshore Union Wants to See More Shipping Line Honchos at the Negotiating Table

Talks between longshore workers and their employers have been slogging along since last May with no end in sight for a new contract that would replace the last contract that expired July 1.

Buyout Firm Lion Capital Urges American Apparel Sale

The pressure keeps mounting for American Apparel to put itself on the auction block.

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Frederick's of Hollywood Losing Lease on Flagship Store

Retail

Frederick's of Hollywood losing lease on Hollywood Boulevard store.

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Happy Holidays!

We wish you happy holidays and a happy--and successful--new year!

New California Laws Will Change Some Workplace Rules in 2015

A new year means a flurry of new workplace laws that go into effect.

2014 in Review: Notable Retail Openings and Closings

Ace Hotel takes a bow in downtown Los Angeles. Many hope the boutique hotel will be the catalyst to bring high-end retail to downtown’s Fashion District.

2014 in Review: More Apparel Production Returns to the United States

Everyone talks about making their clothes in the United States, but is it all talk and no action? Apparently not. According to a study by a Chicago management consulting firm

2014 in Review: In Memoriam

Remembering some of the California designers and executives who died this year.

2014 in Review: Trade Agreements a No-Show for 2014

The big apparel trade show news of 2014 was the September announcement that Advanstar—parent of MAGIC, Project and Coterie—was sold for $972 million to British trade-show producer UBM PLC.

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CFF and TALA Celebrate 67th-Annual Holiday Party for Neighborhood Kids

The kids knew all the answers to the “Frozen” quiz. In fact, most raised their hands before deejay Christina Dimakides finished asking the question.

Altamont Capital Leads Strategic Investment in Hybrid Apparel

Altamont Capital Partners finished the year with the announcement that it made an investment in another clothing business.

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2014: Year in Review

As 2014 draws to a close, the editors of California Apparel News take a look back at the year’s significant news from key industry sectors such as retail, trade shows and international trade agreements. We also take a look at the burgeoning interest in made-in-America manufacturing and some of the most-read stories of the year. Plus, we remember some California industry notables in our in memoriam section.

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Forever 21 Opens for 14 Hours on Xmas Day

Retail

Forever 21 is one of the few clothing stores open Christmas Day.

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French Quarter Meets Fashion District

The LA Fashion District now has a little New Orleans style since Preux & Proper opened at 840 S. Spring St.

The Top-25 Most Read Stories of the Year

Year In Review

From breaking news to must-read business profiles, these were California Apparel News' most-read stories of 2014.

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Halston Sells Two Diffusion Brands

Manufacturing

House of Halston sells two brand names for $27.7 million.

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Longshore Employers Call for Federal Mediators to Help Push for a New Contract With Dockworkers

For seven months, longshore workers have been head to head at the negotiating table to hammer out a new six-year labor agreement with their port bosses.

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DJ Mustard X Crooks & Castles

On the heels of performing at the Karl Kani 25th anniversary party on Dec. 13, DJ Mustard dropped by Crooks & Castles Fairfax Avenue flagship in Los Angeles Dec. 21, to celebrate his album Ten Summers.