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H&M: Drop off old clothes and Clean Up California

By Andrew Asch | April 21, 2015

The State of California set a goal of recycling and composting 75 percent of its solid waste by 2020. Looks like H&M is helping out with that goal. People can drop off old/unwanted clothing and textiles at any H&M store. In return, participants will receive 20 percent off of their next H&M purchase.

Related Garments Gets  Matchy Matchy

Related Garments Gets Matchy Matchy

Some of the standout fashion categories of the past year or so spent much of their history being, well, ignored; yes, we’re talking about men’s underwear and socks. L.A.-based Related Garments offers matching socks and skivvies for guys. Does it go together like peanut butter and chocolate? Does it have the sex appeal of matching bra and panties for the ladies?! You be the judge. As of the posting of this blog, Related Garments was wrapping up a Kickstarter campaign.

BNKR Flagship to Downtown LA

BNKR Flagship to Downtown LA

Australian retailer opening its U.S. flagship near the Ace Hotel.

Coachella Style for Fashionable Procrastinators

Coachella Style for Fashionable Procrastinators

Coachella Music and Arts Festival revelers looking for a last-minute style update are in luck. Los Angeles–based e-tailer Revolve is offering same-day delivery to California’s Coachella Valley and surrounding areas during the festival’s two weekends.

South Coast Plaza’s DTLA Splash

South Coast Plaza’s DTLA Splash

South Coast Plaza shot its 2015 Spring Portfolio Lookbook in downtown Los Angeles. The cosmopolitan lookbook was celebrated with a gala dinner for fashion writers on April 7 at Perch, a bistro overlooking downtown's skyline.

Fashion Industry in Focus

Fashion Industry in Focus

Peter Kim, founder and CEO of Los Angeles–based Hudson Jeans, discusses the premium denim brand’s new Forever Forward campaign and mission in a video on the New Mart’s newly launched video portal, the New Mart Network.

Patagonia Hits the Road Repairing Clothes

Patagonia Hits the Road Repairing Clothes

Patagonia's mobile worn-wear tour will repair used clothing to wear longer.

SwimSpot Pops in Glendale

SwimSpot Pops in Glendale

It’s always kinda nice when it comes to weather in the L.A. area. But summer must be just around the corner. Swimwear brand SwimSpot just opened a seasonal pop-up at the Glendale Galleria.

Bohemian Society: Cut The Logo

Bohemian Society: Cut The Logo

Victor Wilde has a message for the fashion world. Cut the logo! So on his new logo Wilde By Bohemian Society, he's left holes where logos would typically be sewn.

 Le Slip Français to Venice

Le Slip Français to Venice

French fashion means couture, right? Oui! ---Mais non. In the case of Le Slip Français, French made-clothes can be tighty whitey underwear, or just simple briefs. Le Slip Français will open a pop-up shop in Venice Beach at 604 S. Venice Blvd. at Abbot Kinney. Apparently it is the French brand’s first foray into U.S. retail.

Wildfox’s Dolce Vita

Wildfox’s Dolce Vita

Ciao Bella! L.A.-based brand Wildfox called its Fall '15 collection La Dolce Vita. It produced a presentation for their Fall looks March 26 in New York's Little Italy.

BCBG Founder Puts Holmby Hills House Up for Sale

BCBG Founder Puts Holmby Hills House Up for Sale

Max Azria and his wife, Lubov, put luxury mansion up for sale after many renovations.

Rook Pops On Fairfax

Rook Pops On Fairfax

Looks like there’s some revolving real estate on Fairfax Avenue, which is Rodeo Drive for streetwear fashions. Odd Future is out of the boutique space at 410 N. Fairfax Ave. A pop-up for the Rook boutique moved in.

Welcome to ADBD’s Los Fairfax

Welcome to ADBD’s Los Fairfax

Sports and music celebrities, as well as tourists from around the globe, come to Los Angeles’ Fairfax Avenue to shop at the flagships of some of America’s top streetwear brands. But for Adam Derry, the street has an undeniable creativity that is becoming more important to Los Angeles’ identity. Call it 'Los Fairfax.' On March 26, Derry introduced a capsule collection called "Los Fairfax."

Guerilla Atelier's Cojones

Guerilla Atelier's Cojones

Guerilla Atelier defied expectations by selling luxe fashion in Los Angeles’ gritty Art District. But on March 26, the boutique put a focus on brash art. It held a reception for artist Knowledge Bennett and his provocative art show Cojones.

Nasty Gal’s 2nd Shop Opens in Santa Monica

Nasty Gal’s 2nd Shop Opens in Santa Monica

Nasty Gal is scheduled to open in its second physical shop on March 27. The store will be located at 1254 Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Calif. The Nasty Gal herself, Sophia Amoruso - the retailer's founder, will be making appearances at the Santa Monica store this weekend.