MANUFACTURING

Athleisure—Fad or Fashion for the Long Haul?

By Deborah Belgum | August 13, 2015

A fleeting trend or a cultural shift? That is the question everyone is asking about the popularity of athleisure clothing.

Yesterday’s Shapewear Is Over

Yesterday’s Shapewear Is Over

Rachael McCrary thinks shapewear’s reputation needs to be salvaged, and she believes that she has a solution with her West Hollywood, Calif.–headquartered brand, Jewel Toned.

Balancing Beauty & Comfort

Balancing Beauty & Comfort

Comfort and beauty do not have to be mutually exclusive in lingerie, said designer TyLynn Nguyen. She started the TyLynn Nguyen Intimates line in March to offer underwear that is easy enough for lounging around the house but can be beautiful, too.

Israeli Clothing Company Acquires P.J. Salvage Brand

After 20 years of making women’s pajamas and loungewear, P.J. Salvage has been sold to an Israeli clothing company for an undisclosed price.

American Apparel Vacating One of Two Industrial Buildings

American Apparel has renegotiated its lease, saving the Los Angeles clothing company millions of dollars and giving up one of its two industrial buildings.

American Apparel Vacating One of Two Industrial Buildings

American Apparel has renegotiated its lease that will save the Los Angeles clothing company millions of dollars.

Israeli Clothing Company Acquires P.J. Salvage Brand

After 20 years of making women’s pajamas and loungewear, P.J. Salvage has been sold to an Israeli clothing company for an undisclosed price.

Showroom Profiles: Hôtel Particulier

Showroom Profiles: Hôtel Particulier

After several years building a U.S. retail base, French contemporary collection Hôtel Particulier opened a West Coast showroom in June on the fourth floor of The New Mart.

Showroom Profiles: Nicasa Showroom

Showroom Profiles: Nicasa Showroom

For eight years, Nicole Odenwald was the national sales director for Wildfox, working out of the Los Angeles clothing company’s third-floor showroom in the Cooper Design Space.

Showroom Profiles: Lila Clothing Co.

Showroom Profiles: Lila Clothing Co.

Women’s fashion label Lila Clothing Co. wanted to make a bigger splash in its hometown of Los Angeles, so in June it opened a showroom at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion District, said Ricardo Lee, the company’s sales director.

Land of Women X The Dreslyn

Land of Women X The Dreslyn

For Brooke Taylor Corcia, one thing missing from women’s swimwear was its version of the little black dress, so her pure-play e-commerce shop, The Dreslyn, headquartered in Los Angeles, worked with emerging lingerie label Land of Women to make it.

CIT Merging With OneWest Bank

CIT Group, the largest apparel factor in the United States, is merging with One­West Bank in Pasadena, Calif., in a deal worth $3.4 billion.

Montiel: Direct-to-Consumer Marketing and Sales

Maggie Montiel established her namesake activewear collection, Montiel, in 2013 with a mission to deliver high-quality, thoughtfully designed pieces at competitive price points.

Enlightened Energy-Inspired Activewear

Enlightened Energy-Inspired Activewear

Inspired by the Sanskrit word “dakini,” meaning sky dancer—the female embodiment of enlightened energy—Daquini was established in 2013 by Emese Antal.

P.J. Salvage Hires New Executive to Focus on International Expansion

P.J. Salvage—the Irvine, Calif., company that specializes in making fashionable loungewear, pajamas and women’s intimates—has hired Emma Wessman to make the venture more global.