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FASHION AND FOOTWEAR

Puma Takes Inspiration from the Fashion District and Other DTLA Spots

By Deborah Belgum | September 21, 2018

Puma develops a line of limited-edition boots taking inspiration from the Fashion District, the Jewelry District and the Flower District in downtown L.A.

Quentin Thrash "There's No Such Thing As Being Overdressed!"

Quentin Thrash "There's No Such Thing As Being Overdressed!"

Quentin Thrash wears gold grills on his teeth, an idiosyncratic coif that he dubs Congo Dread, and when he opened a downtown Los Angeles showroom for Thrash’s Stylehouse on Aug. 17, he had a challenge for the men’s suiting biz.

Bella Hadid Is the New Face of True Religion

Bella Hadid Is the New Face of True Religion

True Religion taps model Bella Hadid for its new campaign.

Anti-You Adds Artistry to Apparel During Sourcing at MAGIC

Anti-You Adds Artistry to Apparel During Sourcing at MAGIC

During Sourcing at Magic--which was held Aug. 12-15 in Las Vegas--artist Michelle Ganani painted original designs and recreated famous works of art on denim jackets at a booth within the Denim District.

AYR Opens Abbot Kinney Boutique

AYR Opens Abbot Kinney Boutique

Formerly pure play e-commerce brand AYR opened its second physical store recently. This one is located at 1350 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Los Angeles' Venice section.

Vivienne Westwood’s Position on Yoga

Vivienne Westwood’s Position on Yoga

Tablas, sitars and devotional songs. It’s not the soundtrack I expected to hear at a boutique for Vivienne Westwood, considered an originator of the style for brash and loud punk rock.

Atelier & Repairs Opens L.A. Boutique

Atelier & Repairs Opens L.A. Boutique

You may have seen Atelier & Repairs sold at high end stores such as Bergdorf Goodman in Manhattan and Fred Segal in West Hollywood, Calif. But the space this clothing venture has staked out is unconventional.

Dolls Kill to Los Angeles' Fairfax Ave.

Dolls Kill to Los Angeles' Fairfax Ave.

San Francisco-headquartered e-tailer Dolls Kill tags itself as offering clothes for the misfits, but it found some prime real estate for its second physical store.

Fred Segal Going International With New Stores

Fred Segal Going International With New Stores

Fred Segal has its sites on Europe and Asia for new stores.

Marilyn Monroe Costumes on Display Before Auction

Marilyn Monroe Costumes on Display Before Auction

Beginning August 18, The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills will display a collection of Marilyn Monroe's costumes and artifacts until September 30, which precedes an October auction of the items.

Gump's San Francisco Sells Off Merchandise Following Bankruptcy Filing

Gump's San Francisco Sells Off Merchandise Following Bankruptcy Filing

Gump's San Francisco could be closed by the end of the year.

Friar Tux’s Evolution of Style

Friar Tux’s Evolution of Style

A lot of stuff going on at Friar Tux, a family owned retailer of more than 30-stores, which focuses on special occasions clothing for men.

Herschel Opens the Look Forward Pop-Up

Herschel Opens the Look Forward Pop-Up

Herschel Supply Co worked with retailer Nordstrom to produce the Look Forward pop-up shop at The Grove

Conlogue Win An Upset at Vans US Open of Surfing

Conlogue Win An Upset at Vans US Open of Surfing

There was a comeback and an upset at the 2018 Vans US Open of Surfing, which wrapped up Aug. 5 in Huntington Beach, Calif. The Swatch brand held court at the Open with a brand tent.

AG Decamps To Le Box Blanc

AG Decamps To Le Box Blanc

The AG brand traveled to downtown Los Angeles’ South Park neighborhood recently for a denim and cocktails party at independent boutique Le Box Blanc.

Tanner Goods Says Farewell to DTLA

Tanner Goods Says Farewell to DTLA

A downtown Los Angeles boutique pioneer, Tanner Goods, closed its boutique recently.