Men’s Sock Trend Leads to Sale of California Sock Company

By Deborah Belgum | November 19, 2015

Men’s socks have been one of the bright spots on the retail scene as dudes—hipsters or not—are finding they can dress conservatively for work but maintain a subtle splash of rebellious color by sporting bright socks under dark suits or khaki pants.

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.

Z Supply Hires New Chief Operating Officer

Z Supply hires on Heidi Muther as chief operating officer to further promote the company's aggressive growth path.

Levi’s Expands Recycling Program

Levi's, the San Francisco clothing company recently announced it has expanded its used-clothing recycling program to include all its stores instead of a limited number of outposts.

New CEO at Saban Brands

Los Angeles–based Saban Brands has named Janet Hsu as its chief executive officer effective Aug. 17.

OBITUARY: Burton Horwitch, Lingerie Manufacturer, 89

Burton Horwitch, who was president and chief executive of Deena Lingerie for more than 50 years and a founder of Kellwood Co., died at his Los Angeles home on June 18. He was 89.

Workwear Meets Streetwear

Workwear Meets Streetwear

The raw denim used in the 80-year-old workwear brand Ben Davis will make way for a contemporary ease of movement, and the mix of tough and loose will be featured in the capsule collection DC x Ben Davis, said Michael Le, global head of product, DC Apparel at DC Shoes.

New Chief Executive Joining Guess Inc.

Guess Inc. has hired a new chief executive who will be joining the Los Angeles clothing company in August.

Jill Granoff Stepping Down as CEO of Vince

Jill Granoff resigns as chief executive of Vince.