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L.A.’s Topson Downs Acquires Majority of Rachel Roy Label

By Deborah Belgum | July 18, 2014

Topson Downs, a Los Angeles manufacturer established in 1971, announced on July 18 it had acquired a majority interest in the Rachel Roy brand from The Jones Group.

See You Monday: High- and Low-Fashion Mix

Los Angeles–headquartered See You Monday embraces high and low fashion.

Apparel Makers Tackle the Task of Finding Skilled Labor in Los Angeles

Apparel Makers Tackle the Task of Finding Skilled Labor in Los Angeles

Apparel makers who want to manufacture more merchandise in Los Angeles have a challenge. It’s hard to find good, skilled laborers who are in the country legally.

BedHead Recalls Children’s Pajamas

BedHead Pajamas Inc. of Los Angeles has recalled 800 pairs of children’s pajamas because they fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear.

Levi’s Taps Walmart Exec to Conquer Omni-Channel

The San Francisco–based apparel giant announced it has appointed Marc Rosen as the company’s new executive vice president and president of global e-commerce.

Artisan-Driven Boutique Production in Coastal Mexico

Artisan-Driven Boutique Production in Coastal Mexico

It was never Amber Sellers’ dream to have her own accessories and apparel factory—until she discovered what she could do with it.

Joseph Gromek Named to Guess? inc. Board of Directors

With more than 30 years of experience in the retail industry, Joseph Gromek was appointed to the board of directors of Guess? Inc.

Thimio Sotos Leaves J Brand

After nearly four years at premium-denim brand J Brand, Thimio Sotos has left the company, where he was the executive vice president and chief financial officer.

P.J. Salvage

P.J. Salvage

The intimates and lifestyle brand P.J. Salvage has been expanding, opening new markets and new divisions. But one thing remains consistent: a focus on comfort.

Industry Voices: Made in California—More Than a Label

On Oct. 4, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a “Made in California” labeling program. Taking advantage of this new legislation is a great marketing tool for California companies.

Luv Aj: From Jewelry to Leathercraft

Luv Aj: From Jewelry to Leathercraft

Designer Amanda Thomas built a following for her jewelry line, Luv Aj, among retailers such as Fred Segal, Nordstrom, Shopbop, Madison, Lisa Klein and Urban Outfitters since it launched in 2005. For Thomas’ latest chapter of the Luv Aj brand, the designer turned to leather.

Lynne Koplin Named President of J Brand

Industry veteran Lynne Koplin, who most recently worked for denim maker True Religion, has been named president of J Brand, another Los Angeles denim maker.

Levi’s Laying Off 800 Employees in Restructuring Effort

Levi Strauss & Co. is laying off 800 employees, or 20 percent of the workforce, in its non-retailing and non-manufacturing sectors of the company to save $75 million to $100 million a year.

Voit to Join Element

Frank Voit was named as the global general manager for Irvine, Calif.–based skate label Element.

Lynne Koplin Named President of J Brand

Industry veteran Lynne Koplin, who most recently worked for denim maker True Religion, has been named president of J Brand, another Los Angeles denim maker.

Levi’s Laying Off 800 Employees in Restructuring Effort

Levi Strauss & Co. in San Francisco is going on a diet to reduce $175 million to $200 million a year in expenses.