The runway show for Coach 1941 made fashion headlines during New York Fashion Week earlier this month, the brand unveiled a virtual reality experience of the show available at some of its stores.
Fabiana Milazzo’s styles have graced red carpets and glamorous salons in her native Brazil since 2000. On Feb. 22, she officially bought her brand to America.
Herbert Fink, one of the founding fathers of Rodeo Drive’s designer and high-end retail scene, died Feb. 18 at his home in Los Angeles’ Bel-Air neighborhood. He was 93.
David Brooks was named global general manager of Irvine, Calif.–headquartered brand Element, a division of Billabong International Ltd.
Change Is Good
Attendees returning to the Las Vegas apparel and textile trade shows found the landscape changed again.
Singer Celine Dion introduced her self-named Celine Dion Collection accessories line at the Project Womens show on Feb.21.
Ivan Bitton Style House keeps a focus on emerging fashion. On Feb. 13, it produced a runway show for International Condom Day.
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. recently reported that it laid off 216 people at its corporate office in San Francisco.
If you are going to Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs trade show in Las Vegas from Feb 20 -22, get ready for some fashion art.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We've seen the laudatory memes and Thank You notes to Barack Obama, but what about the streetwear T-shirt?
There’s a new connection between public transportation and shopping.
Veteran designer Tommy Hilfiger showed his Tommy Hilfiger Women’s Spring ’17 line and the Tommy X Gigi capsule at Tommyland, a carnival-esque installation that took over Windward Plaza Park.
The last time the contemporary trade show produced its San Francisco event, Nov. 8–9, it opened on the day of the hotly contested presidential election. News of Donald Trump’s win dominated the trade show, said Lauren Butler, a sales representative for the Focus Showroom.
Business will be good in 2017, according to a forecast released Feb. 8 by National Retail Federation, the Washington D.C. trade group.
ROW DTLA, Los Angeles' newish retail enclave, recently debuted a set of new shops and creative spaces called The Spring Collective.
Gap Inc. reported gains after posting sales results for its fourth quarter for its 2016 fiscal year and in January.
South Coast Plaza kicked off its 50th anniversary set of celebrations with a gala dinner in Malibu.
Hauste & Harte
Nathan Rostro spent a lifetime at the beach and once worked for surfwear brand O’Neill, but he wants to tell the world that stereotypes of California fashion should be tossed in a dustbin.
LA Live and Staples Center are places to grab a bite to eat, see a game, a concert, a movie, and maybe check out some music history at the Grammy Museum. Not so much a place to shop. But the story changed on Jan. 26. New Era unveiled its one-of-a kind New Era D- Lab shop in downtown Los Angeles.
Irvine, Calif.–based retail chain The Wet Seal LLC notified the State of California’s Employment Development Department Jan. 23 that it is planning to cut 148 jobs.
After a two-year run as president of Gap Inc.’s long-suffering Banana Republic division, Andi Owen will leave the company, according to a Jan. 24 announcement.
Roddy Javahery hopes to right a wrong against men’s fashion—starting with T-shirts.
In defiance of the harsh weather, crowds still found their way to the Imprinted Sportswear Show at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif., Jan. 20–22.
AG is scheduled to open at Fashion Island. Sweaty Betty is scheduled to open at Lido Marina Village.
The recently launched Alpine Dam label makes caps inspired by the brand’s home of Marin County in the San Francisco Bay Area.
After a run of almost 10 years, the Diesel brand shuttered its Melrose Place flagship.
Don’t know if the Naven designers, Kym and Alexis McClay, have any New Year’s Resolutions. But they made an appearance at Svedka Vodka’s second annual Broken Resolutions Bash Jan. 17
LA Fashion Market
The parking was easy, the lunch lines were short and the halls were fairly quiet at the recent run of Los Angeles Fashion Market, which kicked off for some showrooms on Sunday, Jan. 15, with the rest opening the following day on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
You know Rick J. Caruso as the developer of The Grove. But to Pope Francis, he's Knight Commander Rick J. Caruso.
A five year run for the New Era flagship on Los Angeles’ Melrose Avenue seems to be over.
The National Retail Federation says retail sales beat its own holiday prediction.
Vancouver, Canada-based accessories brand Herschel Supply Co. is taking a bigger bet on Los Angeles--just as it launches its first apparel collection.
The 2016 Winter Holiday Season is a memory now. Time for another holiday! Chinese New Year is about to start.
Tina Rani helped launch basics line GCK in August, and, because the brand was new, she did not expect much from its first trade-show outing at Agenda, which ran Jan. 5–6 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif
Independent boutique Hail Mary recently announced that it would shutter its doors in Santa Monica, Calif. This, after a two year run of serving as a multi-line, contemporary shop.
Move over Adam Bomb. There’s a new logo at prominent Los Angeles streetwear brand The Hundreds.
Broken Homme is one of a handful of footwear labels made in Los Angeles County, and the label’s local roots have grown deeper.
Action-sports label Volcom is looking to save the oceans one bikini at a time.
Surf Is Dead
Chris Josol was surfing with some friends in 2015 when the conversation turned to the state of surfwear, which had seemed—to Josol and his friends—to have lost its rebellious, experimental spirit.
When Macy’s Inc. released its holiday results on Jan. 4, the retail giant included news of a massive round of layoffs and outlined its plans to close stores in the coming months.
Holiday 2016 shopping has wrapped up, and business forecasts are rolling in for the crucial shopping season, which comprises 20 percent of total retail industry sales, according to the Washington, D.C.–headquartered National Retail Federation.
Blondie’s major hit, Heart of Glass was released on Jan. 3, 1979. Time for an anniversary tour, right? Or a cable channel documentary? Maybe. But a fashion line is definitely in the works.
There’s a lot of construction around the 7th St/Metro Center light rail station in downtown Los Angeles. One reason for all of the work? A pedestrian bridge between the busy station and The Bloc retail center is in the final stages of construction. The bridge is scheduled to be open sometime in January.
Pundits clamor over the question on how Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 U.S. presidential election will affect business and culture. Capsule trade show is forming an answer to that question.