MANUFACTURING

Flagship to Open Fashion District Showroom

By Andrew Asch | July 2, 2015

After nine years of working out of a renovated kung fu cinema at the edge of downtown Los Angeles’ Chinatown, Flagship, a multi-channel showroom, will open a 3,000-square-foot satellite office located in the city’s Fashion District, said Christopher Josol, a Flagship partner.

Brand Building With a Denim Foundation

Brand Building With a Denim Foundation

With the addition of Kathy Kweon as president, Citizens of Humanity has completed a number of staffing and brand-building changes to the Los Angeles–based denim lifestyle brand.

Quiksilver Scraps 2015 Outlook, Planning Comeback With Improved Supply Chain and Sales

Quiksilver Inc. reported results for its second fiscal quarter of 2015 and rescinded its previously stated financial guidance for the fiscal year, the surf giant noted that it would not provide an outlook for the rest of fiscal year, according to a company statement, which was released on June 9.

Quiksilver’s Only Female Board Director Exits in Protest

Elizabeth G. Dolan, the sole female director on the board for surf giant Quiksilver Inc., resigned because she had been ignored and left out of important meetings, according to her note, which was reported by Quiksilver on June 3.

K-Swiss Acquires Supra & KR3W Denim Co.

K-Swiss Global Brands—the sports-focused footwear, apparel and lifestyle company headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif.—is going street.

New President at Citizens of Humanity as Williams Takes Over as CEO

Kathy Kweon joined Citizens of Humanity as president of the premium-denim lifestyle brand, replacing Amy Williams, who was promoted to chief executive officer.

Gallery 705


Gallery 705


For three years, Jane Mohr’s cooperative showroom was on the sixth floor of the Gerry Building. But with most of her neighbors being more private-label showrooms and destination spaces, she decided to move to the seventh floor, where there is more foot traffic.

August Los Angeles


August Los Angeles


Melissa Naguiat opened her August Los Angeles showroom in the Cooper Design Space in February, and she’s curating the look of the showroom as carefully as the mix of the lines she represents.

Jackie B Showroom

Jackie B Showroom

The Jackie B Showroom is on the move. In the past year, Jackie Bartolo, the showroom’s founder, hired two more salespeople to complete her current staff of six. She also added several more lines to her showroom’s client list.

Reichman Associates

Reichman Associates

For Donald Reichman, the founder of Reichman Associates, the modern woman is aged 30 and up, she knows who she is, what she wants, and there is a big market to serve these women.

Active Casual to Extreme Sports

Active Casual to Extreme Sports

Body Glove’s activewear brand, Breathe by Body Glove, has grown rapidly since it launched in late 2014 and is now sold at independent surf, swim and yoga shops across the U.S. as well as large specialty retailers.

Kate Hudson Pumps Up Collection With New Men’s Line


Kate Hudson Pumps Up Collection With New Men’s Line


Kate Hudson has introduced a line of activewear for men available through the same service. Keeping it all in the family, her older brother, Oliver Hudson, is the official spokesman for the new line, called FL2.

Yogasmoga Bets on California for its Retail Rollout


Yogasmoga Bets on California for its Retail Rollout


Yogasmoga and its relatively new line of yogawear for men and women are taking baby steps to open a chain of retail stores across the country by counting heavily on California for its success.

Paula Schneider Outlines Plan for Turning Around American Apparel


When Paula Schneider took over as the new American Apparel chief executive, she didn’t think the job would be so contentious.

New CEO at True Religion

John Ermatinger, who had been True Religion's interim senior vice president of global sourcing and production, was named the new chief executive officer on June 1.

Columbia Promotes Four

Columbia Sportswear Co. recently promoted four executives at the Portland, Ore.–based outdoor and activewear company.