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Lucky Brand Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

MANUFACTURING

Lucky Brand Dungarees, LLC, one of Los Angeles’ leading denim companies, filed for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy on July 3 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware, the 30-year-old apparel company announced.

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Buttercloth Aims To Keep Cool With Icy Cotton

There's a lot of ways to stay cool during a heatwave. Danh Tran of the Buttercloth brand recommends putting on one of his brand's Icy Cotton shirts.

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California Companies Receive CFDA-Vogue Fashion Fund Lifelines

FASHION

Fashion companies looking for lifelines from the COVID-19 economic freeze found assistance with grants from A Common Thread CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund for COVID-19 Relief.

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ThirdLove Seeks To Build Diversity in Executive Ranks With The TL Effect

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ThirdLove recently announced The TL Effect. The program is aimed to support new, consumer-focused companies run by women of color.

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Taryn Cossette’s Baroque, Cowgirl Styles

FASHION

With inspirations from vintage Western wear and the baroque fashions of 18th century European aristocracy, designer Ariel Taryn set a template for her brand Taryn Cossette, which started business in October 2019.

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Intimates Line Eats Lingerie Makes Its Debut

FASHION

Sales of lingerie have not taken as much of a hit as other categories in the apparel industry since the COVID-19 shutdown began in March, said Gemma May, creative director and designer for Eats Lingerie, a new Los Angeles brand of intimate pieces.

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Hi-Tec Venture Series’ Hoodie With Built-in Mask

MANUFACTURING

The hoodie has served as part of uniform for youth in the past decade, a billboard for brand slogans and art, and, with the new Hi-Tec Venture Series of performance apparel, the hoodie is fashion that features a built-in mask.

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LAPD Continues Investigations of Looting and Other Crimes During Recent Unrest

RETAIL

Following the unrest that spread across downtown Los Angeles and high-end retail streets around other city neighborhoods at the end of May and earlier this month, the Los Angeles Police Department and its law enforcement partners on June 29 gave updates on investigations and prosecutions of crimes committed during rioting.

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Pantone Colors for the Shelter-in-Place Set

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had such a far-reaching impact that it even changed the way that Pantone delivers its statements on colors to use in fashion.

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DTLA Independent Boutiques Start To Reopen

RETAIL

Retail has been slowly opening after the COVID-19 shutdown. A wave of reopening includes downtown Los Angeles fashion boutiques which were looted a month ago.

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