The fashion business has gone through major changes, but the basic model for fashion trade shows has not budged, said Aaron Levant, founder of the Agenda trade show and senior vice president of trade-show producer Reed Exhibitions.
Italian fashion house Zegna showed some moves.
Patagonia Inc. joined conservation groups to sue the Trump Administration over its decision to reduce the acreage of Bears Ears national monument in Utah.
The 50th anniversary celebration of South Coast Plaza continues.
Brooks Bros., a clothier to Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, produced its annual holiday party Dec. 2 at its Rodeo Drive flagship. Beside holiday fun, the aim of party was to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
We’ve seen our share of celebrities while blogging for California Apparel News.
Cal Mare held a debut party on Nov. 30. The star chef driven restaurant is part of Beverly Center's $500 million renovation.
In a market when mall development seems to be mostly focused on remodeling existing sites, CenterCal Properties is scheduled to mark the grand opening of a new shopping center later this month in the San Francisco Bay Area town of Concord, Calif.
After running a basics apparel company and working on music documentary projects, Joe Jihoon got the opportunity to take over the streetwear line Defyant<. He hesitated because he didn’t know where he could take the brand. Then he took inspiration from the brand’s name.
Contemporary men’s brand Wool & Thimble made its debut at Bloomingdale’s in Westfield Fashion Square.
The 2017 holiday season is off to a strong start after consumers beat forecasts for shopping during the Black Friday Weekend and Cyber Monday, the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season.
New Era collaborated with Fred Segal to make Sunset Collection. It's very Los Angeles. How Los Angeles? The collection features caps for prominent L.A. area high school sports teams. Go Hamilton High School Yankees!
Tees + Jeans
After a four-year run, Junk Food Clothing has revamped its flagship store in Los Angeles’ Venice district and relaunched as a collaboration with Levi Strauss & Co. called Tees + Jeans, a boutique devoted to Junk Food’s blank T-shirts and Levi’s jeans.
It was a call that every American red carpet–gown label in America is waiting for: a personal request from an A-list star. But in this case, Sofia Vergara was calling a Brazilian label.
San Francisco–headquartered fashion company Stitch Fix filed an initial public offering on Nov. 16, releasing 8 million shares of Class A common stock at a price of $15 per share.
Shopify recently embedded a suite of UPS services on its platform.
Former Los Angeles Lakers star Metta World Peace made sports headlines in October when he took a coaching job with the South Bay Lakers, the development team for the NBA organization.
Peer-to-peer luxe marketplace Tradesy unveiled its first physical showroom in Santa Monica.
Henry Cherner spent more than two-decades of his career placing a focus on educating fashion entrepreneurs and workers in the growing world of technology. Earlier this month, a tree was planted in his honor on the campus of California Polytechnic University, Pomona
Soho Style, a retailer of hair accessories and hair extensions, opened in L.A.'s Fashion District Nov. 18.
By the end of this week, Christmas lights went up all over retail districts in Southern California.Beverly Hills produced its Annual Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration on Nov. 16.
A hobby of making floral crowns for friends gained momentum for Jasmin Larian, and she later parlayed it into a fashion label called Cult Gaia.
For many independent designers and brands, the goal of selling to department stores and major specialty retailers is out of reach because of the challenge of finding the right retail contacts and the manufacturers who can produce in volume for major retailers.
Nordstrom closed on Sept. 30, then on Nov. 9 Macy’s stated that it was going to close its store at Los Angeles’ Westside Pavilion.
Downtown Los Angeles–headquartered California basics brand Buck Mason opened a New York boutique on Nov. 11. Buck Mason has been expanding from its roots as a pure-play e-tailer by opening one bricks-and-mortar store each year since 2015.
Paris fashion house Hermès will be taking a headlong dive into color at the Hermèsmatic pop-up, which opened Nov. 10 at Westfield Century City and is scheduled to remain open until Nov. 19.
Once one of the top retail streets in Los Angeles, Robertson Boulevard is lined with both high-end boutiques and vacancies—around eight between Alden Drive and Beverly Boulevard.
A Wild West town became the address for Mercado Sagrado's handmade and artisanal goods and fashion.
We live in an age besotted with anything tech. So it’s a unique experience to meet people and businesses who prefer the way it was before 1990. New York’s Musika Frère is one such business.
Engineered for Motion makes luxe, fashion looks for a man on the move. On Veterans Day Weekend, it launched at Universal Body, an "athletic glam" boutique.
Sleepwear can change the world. That’s the point-of-view of Pour Les Femmes, a luxe sleepwear line. Robin Wright, the brand co-founder, made an appearance at the Westfield Century City Nordstrom on Nov. 11
Video and online gamers are familiar with avatars, the fantasy characters they use to represent themselves in online forums and games. A Santa Monica, Calif.–based startup company wants to bring the avatar concept to fashion retail.
After developing a host of brands for jeans and shorts, The Leverage recently introduced the Karter Collection, a men’s brand focusing on jackets, hoods and tops.
French sportswear brand Lacoste unveiled its “Le Club” design concept at its Rodeo Drive boutique, which is scheduled to reopen on Nov. 16.
Traffic holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating tenant in the Beverly Center. It’s been selling designer looks to Los Angeles’ stylish men and women since 1984, but change is coming to the boutique.
After 13 years of running high-end streetwear shops in Washington, D.C., and Virginia Beach, Va., Commonwealth is scheduled to open a boutique at 2008 E. Seventh St. in downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District.
Exclusive skateboard decks, rare screen-printed T-shirts crafted by design hero Virgil Abloh, appearances by VIPs such as former Lakers star Kobe Bryant.
New restaurants and shops are popping up all the time, but here’s a selection of some of the latest hot spots that will help you make your trade-show foray in the nation’s major cities even more of an adventure.
Scandinavian Man magazine wrapped up a tour for its inaugural issue at Sand Copenhagen boutique in West Hollywood Nov. 8.
Please Do Not Enter boutique’s temporary space in West Hollywood will become an art gallery. On Nov. 8, it will host the debut of a show of Arik Levy's sculptures.
It's chilly in Los Angeles. Sweater loving brand Lou & Grey produced a pop-up shop at The Grove.
Frances Harder ushered in the debut of her new group Fashion For Profit.
The global refugee crisis continues. American clothing company ADIFF hoped to help out by making something that could both clothe and give shelter.
Poketo opened permanent stores over the past few years in Culver City, Calif., Los Angeles' Koreatown and Little Tokyo districts. On Nov. 2, it opened a pop-up shop at Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles.
Ron Robinson unveiled the Innovators & Creatives event.
Superdry produced a super, big party for the Nov. 1 opening of its Westfield Century City flagship.
Cash registers were ringing during October, and retailers reported good sales.
Since 2012, the Los Angeles–based Cotton Citizen brand has made a business of dyeing T-shirts and other high-end basics in bright and unique colors. Now the company will extend that color palette to jeans.
Featuring mannequins cast in yoga poses, the first boutique for the activewear brand Vimmia recently opened in Los Angeles’ exclusive Brentwood neighborhood.
Guerilla Atelier, Apolis and Poketo are among the retailers who have closed or relocated recently.