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Tutatech Founder Sareen Introduces Tukatalks


Ram Sareen, founder and chairman of the Los Angeles–based fashion-technology company Tukatech, announced Nov. 14 that he will host a web show and podcast called “Tukatalks,” which will be devoted to shop talk and discussions covering best business practices from fashion-industry executives.

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Forum, a Retail-As-A-Service Shop, Opens on Melrose

A D2C Forum

Forum, a tech-enabled bricks-and-mortar boutique, officially opened Nov. 15 across the street from the Melrose Place designer district in West Hollywood, Calif.

Z Supply Homepage Opts Not To Do Sales on Black Friday


Bucking business as usual on Black Friday, Z Supply, LLC, an Irvine, Calif.–headquartered fashion house, will not do business at its direct-to-consumer channel,, for a 24-hour period on Nov. 29.

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Former Oakland City Councilmember Wan to Lead Port of Oakland


It was announced Nov. 14 that Danny Wan, a former Oakland, Calif., city councilman was named executive director of the Port of Oakland. He had been serving as the port’s interim executive director for the past year.

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New Everlane Store. New Windsor Store

Black Friday is a couple of weeks away and some retailers have opened new shops before the big shopping day.

United For Respect Aims To Organize Retail Workers


Fast-fashion stores often get criticized by environmentalists, but in the past two months H&M and Forever 21 have been the targets of protests from labor groups. Last month, H&M employees held a demonstration outside of a store in Pasadena, Calif.

NPD Group Forecast Profitable, But Bumpy Holiday Season


Sales for the upcoming holiday season will increase 2.7 percent over the 2018 holiday season, according to a recently released survey from market researchers The NPD Group, but the pace of the holiday season is going to feel like a roller-coaster ride. Expect big peaks and valleys in the 28 days of the official holiday sales season, which officially starts the night of Thanksgiving and ends on Christmas.

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ULA Aims to Flex Fashion in Activewear & Denim


After working for more than a decade as a personal trainer, Eric Cooper thought it was time to make a statement about the way men dress in the gym.

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Before Making Bespoke Suiting For Celebs, Richfresh Founder Bounced Back From Homelessness

Richfresh Redemption

There has been an uptick in interest in bespoke suiting over the past decade, and one of the players in this game calls himself “Fresh.”

Shop & Dine 2019

Trade Shows

Trade shows can mean high pressure for retailers as the research and buying decisions they make can spell success for a season or mean a mad dash to replace a line that isn’t performing well. But even those on fast-paced buying trips need to take some time to eat and relax.

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