Andrew Asch

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Outdoor Retailer to Leave Salt Lake City Over Utah Gov's Stance on Public Land

The Outdoor Retailer show is saying goodbye to Salt Lake City after exhibiting there for more than 20 years, the major trade show is shopping around for new venues in other cities.

Gap Inc. Cuts 216 Jobs


Gap Inc. recently reported that it laid off 216 people at its corporate office in San Francisco.

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Liberty’s Art Fashion Fundraiser For Africa

If you are going to Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs trade show in Las Vegas from Feb 20 -22, get ready for some fashion art.

Althouse Closes Store, Rejoins American Rag


Jennifer Althouse rejoined prominent retailer American Rag Cie shortly after closing her self-named Althouse boutique in downtown Los Angeles in January. She will serve the retailer as an executive vice president.

Source British Trade Show to Take a Bow

Trade Shows

London trade-show producer Upper Street Events will take new trade show Source British to the California Market Center showroom building for the LA Fashion Market. It is scheduled to run March 13–16.

Airport Retail Next Big Step for M.Fredric


For one store in the Los Angeles–headquartered M.Fredric chain, some of the busiest and most lucrative hours are between 6 and 9 a.m., long before most bricks-and-mortar retail stores are thinking about opening their doors.

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Meet Sebastien of Merakai Imperial Garments

For the next generation of Los Angeles design talent, you sometimes do not have to scout farther than the people working in the metropolis’s boutiques. Meet Sebastien Amisial.

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Ten Years for The Hundreds

A decade is an eternity in the boutique business, and Los Angeles’ streetwear brand The Hundreds is taking the month to celebrate its big shop.

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Streetwear Farewell to Obama

We've seen the laudatory memes and Thank You notes to Barack Obama, but what about the streetwear T-shirt?

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Los Angeles’ Metro/Mall Bridge Opens

There’s a new connection between public transportation and shopping.

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