More than a decade ago, Pooltradeshow started as a venue for new brands to gain a toehold in fashion, and during its most recent run at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Aug. 15–17 in Las Vegas it remained as a place for brands making their first run as well as those with eclectic style ideas.
For Eric Martin, the most recent run of Project, held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, was highly profitable.
After more than a decade of exhibiting at Pooltradeshow, Freddie Rojas moved to Capsule and made his debut at the high-end show for independent and progressive designers. The show ran at The Venetian ballroom Aug. 15–17 in Las Vegas.
This year’s announcements that top retailers such as Nordstrom Inc. and Macy’s Inc. would close stores gave the fashion industry little to cheer about, and Ben De Luca went to Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs feeling nervous for the show’s Aug. 15–17 run at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
Just off of luxury shopping street Melrose Place in West Hollywood, Calif., high-end T-shirt brand Cotton Citizen is putting down its stake in the retail market.
Hip-hop star 2 Chainz was being followed by a coterie of camera people and fans when he settled at his booth at the Agenda trade show in Las Vegas, which ran Aug. 15–17 at the Sands Expo.
The recent Las Vegas apparel, accessories and sourcing trade shows offered a comprehensive overview of the apparel market for buyers who zipped between the many shows and venues.
Last week kids contemporary brand me.n.u opened a Beverly Hills pop-up shop.
Objects Without Meaning. You have to take notice of the name. The L.A. based line opened its first pop-up shop Aug. 18.
Sole Technology Inc., the Orange County, Calif., manufacturer of action-sports footwear and apparel for brands such as Etnies, Altamont, És, Emerica and ThirtyTwo recently named Esmail Mawjee as the interim president of the 30-year-old company.
The venerable Waterman’s Ball has been the backdrop to a wild style of surf looks for much of its 26-year history. But in 2016, it changed venues and took on an informal look.
Los Angeles–headquartered Apolis Holdings LLC helped pioneer the city’s Arts District, where it opened a flagship in 2011.
In 2011, Fraser Ross hired Chris Lee to turn the Kitson chain of boutiques into a global brand.
Maybe it was you cheering your lungs out when Guns N’ Roses performed their hits like “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Welcome to the Jungle” in 1987. OK, if it wasn’t you, John Varvatos will give you a chance to look like you were at there at the beginning.
Ah, to be young, talented…and to be branching out into new gigs.
Aug.11 was a tough day for Macy's Inc. However, there was some good news too.
Sometimes you have to make up a good reason to have a party. In the case of a big gathering Aug. 10 at American Rag Cie in Los Angeles, there were a couple of good reasons.
Suiting and lifestyle brand Robert Talbott recently announced that it would open two new boutiques, one in Manhattan and the other at The Shops in Buckhead in Atlanta.
Searching for Pokémon Go creatures may have lured some potential shoppers into stores last month, but it probably didn’t translate into sales, said Wall Street analysts such as Ken Perkins, president of Retail Metrics Inc.
The Great Recession and its slow recovery generally were blamed for wiping out a generation of independent designers.
After a three-year absence from LA’s runways, Gen Art’s Fresh Faces in Fashion program raised the standard for mostly men’s styles Aug. 4 at Willow Studios, located in a gentrifying but still tough-looking section of the Los Angeles Arts District.
Thai designer mixes U.S. and Thai classics - and finds something new.
After years of building a fleet of stores in Europe, Subdued, an Italian line of clothes for juniors, opened its first U.S. store. It’s in Santa Monica, Calif. Take a look
Store Of The Future
Everything about stores—from design to strategies for attracting shoppers to organizing inventory—has gone through major changes in the past decade.
Inspired by traditional workwear, Los Angeles headquartered streetwear brand The Hundreds released its Fall 2016 collection today.
The Jenni Kayne brand is on the move.
The recent Los Angeles Fashion Market for Holiday/Resort 2017 appeared to be dead on arrival, but signs of life existed.
A sexy tribute to music star Prince’s often-risqué vision followed a fashion collection inspired by religious modesty.
Food trucks have been the Los Angeles culinary craze for a few years, now they’ve parked at the California Market Center.
He used to skateboard on it. Now he looks at it as prime art material.
Wet Seal’s rebound campaign is hoping to make a splash with bloggers, bloggers, bloggers.
In a tough retail market, off-price stores are churning up some of the best performances in the business.
Waters are crowded in the swim/beachwear market, but New York City’s Faherty brand hopes to make a California splash.
Streetwear, meet soccer.
Curve X Tom Dixon
On July 20, a gala opening was held for their 7,000-square-foot emporium, called The Shop, Curve X Tom Dixon.
At the W Hotel in Hollywood, guests can order apparel and accessories from LA brand ADBD, which are delivered like room service.
Carl Louisville spent a career on retail on Los Angeles’ affluent Westside, but in 2011 he decided that opportunities lay east. He opened the ultra-luxe boutique Guerilla Atelier in the Skid Row–adjacent Arts District in downtown Los Angeles.
After starting a career in fashion design and leading a surfwear company called Old Fame, Steven Esterley was dying to try something different.
French fashion house Balenciaga opened its second American flagship at 353 N. Rodeo Dr. recently.
Kelly Fielding took an extended break from Los Angeles' fashion rat race to go backpacking in South America and work in a women’s shelter in India. At the women’s shelter, clothes were made for export and Kelly had an Eureka moment. She could work on changing the fashion business and help people, if she sold clothes from places like the shelter and artisan co-ops around the developing world. She will produce a grand opening party for boutique Au Courant - which sells these fair trade clothes - on July 19.
There’s only one store in the United States selling suits and gear for the shorter man; it’s Jimmy Au’s for Men 5’8” and Under, said Alan Au, company vice president.
Once you’re involved in fashion, you never really say goodbye.
“Your money isn’t good here! We want your social media posts.” This is the mantra of a pop-up shop to produced July 15-17 by the online only media title Obsessee.
For many retailers, there was no June gloom. They did better business than what many Wall Street analysts predicted.
Los Angeles’ Melrose Avenue has a long history of being the address to innovative boutiques. But the fabled boulevard also has been dogged by the same complaint year after year. The city blocks are too long. Enter the Melrose Shopping Shuttle.
Making floral crowns was a hobby for fashion student Jasmin Larian. Fast forward to 2016, she parlayed a craft business into fashion label Cult Gaia. All things Cult Gaia will be on display at its first pop-up shop, at the Platform boutique retail center in Culver City. The shop popped on April 9
L Brands—the parent company of Victoria’s Secret, PINK and Bath & Body Works—beat Wall Street estimates.
Designer Anne Fontaine made a trip to South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., for her label’s first comprehensive West Coast runway presentation.
Lyndsey Roach, an action-sports veteran, was named the global head of women’s business for Volcom, it was recently announced.
For decades, Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, Calif., have been known as the Rodeo Drive of Surf.