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ba&sh Moves to Malibu Country Mart

Paris-headquartered women’s brand ba&sh is on the move.

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Riding the Wave of Experiential Retail, Skingraft Grows Up and Free Market Expands

Experiential Retail

The Skingraft brand was one of the pioneers of high-end fashion retail in downtown Los Angeles, but, after a decade of running the brand’s boutique, co-founders Chris and Jonny Cota closed their shop in March.

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Mega Fashion Club Says Its Mega Wrap Will Live Large

Mega Active

The activewear market continues to grow on a foundation of well-known styles such as leggings, sweats, racer-back tops and track jackets.

Amazon Prime Day Breaks Company Records


Amazon said that it broke its records during the retail giant’s recent Prime Day 2019, which was held during a 48-hour period from July 15 to 16.

U.S. Unemployment Is Up, But Wages Are Up Too


The U.S. economy got some mixed news this week. First-time unemployment claims rose this week, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. But median weekly earnings of full-time, salaried workers also increased, according to a statement from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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UK’s #FashionIsGREAT at Fred Segal

Los Angeles is the address to neighborhoods such as Koreatown, Little Tokyo and Little Ethiopia, but a bit of the United Kingdom moved into the Fred Segal flagship July 15.

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SuitKits to Outfit The L.A. Sparks


When you think of the Los Angeles Sparks WNBA team, you might think of purple-and-gold basketball jerseys, but Sierra E., founder of made-to-measure suiting brand SuitKits by Sierra E, saw an opportunity to put athletes in suits.

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Alexis Monsanto Shows Beautés des Champs


Inspired by the French countryside, West Hollywood, Calif.-based designer Alexis Monsanto presented his Beautés des Champs collection.

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Odaingerous Boutique Reopens in Downtown Los Angeles


Odain Watson missed the free-form pace of bricks-and-mortar retail. On July 13, he reopened the Odaingerous boutique in downtown Los Angeles.

Obituary: Stan Tendler, founder of Kennington men’s shirts


Stan Tendler, the founder of the men’s shirting brand Kennington Ltd. and a charter member of the MAGIC trade show, died of esophageal cancer at his Los Angeles home on July 1 at the age of 88, said his son, Lance Tendler.

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