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Silver Jeans Stores Files Chapter 11, Plans Retail Liquidation

By Alison A. Nieder | July 23, 2014

SJC Inc., the company that has been operating the Silver Jeans retail stores, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on July 21 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del., with plans to close five Silver Jeans stores and liquidate inventory.

Retail Real Estate Recovers in LA

Retail Real Estate Recovers in LA

Retailers are betting on Los Angeles again, and real estate prices are climbing.

Surf Giant Ends Sales Talks

Surf Giant Ends Sales Talks

After a roller coaster year--and various suitors, ailing Australian surf giant Billabong International is off the block.

Apparel and Retail Industry Overview

Apparel and Retail Industry Overview

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PacSun, Joe’s, Wet Seal Forecast Improved Outlook for 2013

Apparel retailers are forecasting good business for the rest of the year.

Prime Business Credit Acquires Asiana Capital

Prime Business Credit, which has offices in Los Angeles and New York, announced it acquired Asiana Capital

Slow Economy Keeps Manufacturers and Retailers Working Hard for Their Money

Slow Economy Keeps Manufacturers and Retailers Working Hard for Their Money

With earnings season upon us, several retail and apparel companies are reporting year-end and quarterly results that tell a happy story.

How China is Playing Out in the Sourcing World

For many U.S. apparel manufacturers, China is no longer the sourcing paradise it used to be.

Lubell Steps Down as CEO of True Religion, Koplin to Take Interim Role

Jeff Lubell, the chairman, chief executive officer and chief creative officer of Vernon, Calif.–based True Religion Apparel Inc., is stepping down from the company he co-founded and will serve as chairman emeritus and creative consultant. Lynne Koplin, president of the company, will serve as interim CEO.

Frederick's of Hollywood Fires President

After reporting a same-store-sales decline of 15.7 percent for its second fiscal quarter of 2013, Frederick’s of Hollywood Group Inc. announced March 18 that it fired President and Chief Operating Officer Don Jones and will change some of its merchandising strategies.

The Ins and Outs of Selling Your Apparel Company

Plenty of money is floating around for merger-and-acquisition deals to be done in the apparel industry.

BCBG Retains Blackstone Group to Explore Possible Sale

BCBG Max Azria Group has retained New York–based investment firmBlackstone Group in a move that signals the Los Angeles–based owner of the BCBGeneration, BCBGMaxAzria and Herve Leger brands could soon be sold.

Joe's Inks Deal With Dahan

Joe Dahan, creative director at Joe’s Jeans, is getting a nice payout from his employer.

State and Local Economies to See Modest Growth This Year

Apparel manufacturers in Los Angeles County may shed a few jobs this year, but clothing and accessories retailers are expected to see sales gains as consumers become more confident about the economy.

How Apparel Manufacturers Should Approach the Economy in 2013

The presidential election may be behind us, but the economy is still in a slow-go mode.

Rosenthal & Rosenthal Celebrates 75th Anniversary---and Its 10th

Rosenthal & Rosenthal Inc. already had a growing clientele list on the West Coast when the New York–based factor made the commitment to open a full-service office in California in 2003. ...