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Curio X Echo and Air

By Andrew Asch | August 17, 2014

Call it an unofficial 1-year birthday party. Downtown L.A. boutique Curio and fashion line Echo and Air are both about 1-year old. So they had a party.

Craig and the Big Clean-Up

Craig and the Big Clean-Up

Steve Craig, president and chief executive officer of Craig Realty Group, donated more than $10,000 on Aug. 9, to non-profit groups. Craig Realty also participated in day of service for Commerce where volunteers seek to clear out garbage and clean-up graffiti around Commerce.

Banana Republic’s New Look

Banana Republic’s New Look

Clothiers always introduce new styles during the Fall season, but for Banana Republic, Gap Inc’s upscale retailer, Fall is all about a new direction.

American Apparel: “ We Have Good Ethics”

American Apparel: “ We Have Good Ethics”

American Apparel offered no apologies for its risqué billboards which have long proven to be lightning rods for criticism. But the vertical retailer’s newest billboards seemed to be testing a new pitch; see the brash company in a different light.

Etsy Sellers Go From Retail to Wholesale

Etsy Sellers Go From Retail to Wholesale

Etsy is helping its B2C sellers take the plunge into B2B with Etsy Wholesale, a new program that connects Esty sellers with retailers.

Mighty Healthy’s Party at PacSun

Mighty Healthy’s Party at PacSun

For the Mighty Healthy brand, the way to celebrate a decade in business was this; design a capsule collection with a favorite artist Kevin Lyons, and sell at it Pacific Sunwear.

Uniqlo Pops at Beverly Center

Uniqlo Pops at Beverly Center

A Uniqlo emporium is scheduled to open at Los Angeles’ Beverly Center on Oct. 10, but to take the sting off of the building anticipation (or perhaps to stoke it a bit more) the Japanese clothier opened a pop-up shop at Beverly Center on July 31.

Grumpy Cat Scratch Fever

Grumpy Cat Scratch Fever

The real star of the season isn’t a super model or an action star – it’s Grumpy Cat! The feline with a sour puss made an appearance at Kitson in Santa Monica on Aug. 4.

Tokidoki Gets Cute

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.

Pepsi Style

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.

Mom's The Word Takes A Bow

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.

Globe's Old School Surf Movie

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.

Rebel 8: Pop-up at the Edge of Town

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.

Fashion History with a South American Accent

Fashion History with a South American Accent

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

Onda de Mar Hits the Runway at Colombiamoda

Onda de Mar Hits the Runway at Colombiamoda

Colombian swimwear maker Onda de Mar shows its latest collection on the runway at Colombiamoda.

Indah at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Indah at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Call Indah a multi-cultural flirt. Its new swim line was called Jambo Zuri, which translates as 'Hello Beautiful' from Swahili. It took a bow July 21 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim