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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

Retail

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

Finance

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

FASHION

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

FASHION

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

RETAIL

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

Manufacturing

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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