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Andrew Asch

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Style Fashion Week Extravaganza with Zumanity & Insomniac

Style Fashion Week has produced runway events for events for years, but its upcoming LA Fashion Week group of shows, it partners with Zumanity and Insomniac to put on a big party.

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Hermès’ Walks in DTLA

A hit song from the 1980s claimed “No One Walks In L.A,” but heritage brand Hermès does.

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Naked Princess Moving Out of Flagship

Retail

The Naked Princess lingerie, loungewear and beauty label will be moving out of its sprawling West Hollywood, Calif., flagship, according to a statement from the brand.

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Nasty Gal Founder’s Girlboss Rally

During a season of women’s marches and political actions, Sophia Amoruso put together the first Girlboss Rally

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Meet Dapper Boi

There's a new subculture; Bois. San Diego's Dapper Boi plans to outfit some of them.

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Post Oscar, Colleen Atwood at Beverly Center’s Snoopy Fashion Exhibit

Pen and ink is not good enough for some cartoon characters. Some have Academy Award winning costumers like Colleen Atwood designing clothes for them.

February Tough for Many

Retail

February proved to be a tough month for many retailers.

Celebs, Buzzing Business at Project

Trade Shows

It was a time for celebrity endorsements at the Feb. 21–23 run of Project Womens at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Pooltradeshow Remains an Alternative

Trade Shows

Pooltradeshow, which ran Feb. 21–23 at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Convention Center, kept its status as a trade show for fashion alternatives.

Post NY Fashion Week, Good Liberty Show for Krammer & Stoudt

Trade Shows

Print media is still a powerful medium. Just ask the cofounders of the Krammer & Stoudt label.

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East Coast Sports Apparel Maker Mitchell & Ness Moving to Irvine

Mitchell & Ness Moving

The North American licensed sportswear business is estimated to be a multi-billion-dollar market, and Philadelphia-headquartered brand Mitchell & Ness is making a gambit for a bigger chunk of it. It is scheduled to open its first West Coast office and a distribution center by mid-March in Irvine, Calif.

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AGOLDE X Opening Ceremony

AGOLDE and Opening Ceremony teamed up to design two capsule collections. The collections, called Carpenter and Graphic, took a bow on Feb. 28.

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Brigade LA’s Awards Night Show With Elevate

While movie and red carpet fans were viewing the Academy Awards, more than nine emerging California lines presented a runway show at the Brigade LA boutique in downtown Los Angeles.

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Farewell Fashion Bookstore

In another blow to the printed word, The Fashion Bookstore, which has been serving Los Angeles’ fashion industry and the region’s stylish people, is calling it quits.

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Coach…In Virtual Reality

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.

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Fabiana Milazzo to Melrose Place

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, Rodeo Drive Founding Father, 93

Retail

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.

Brooks Joins Element

Manufacturing

David Brooks was named global general manager of Irvine, Calif.–headquartered brand Element, a division of Billabong International Ltd.

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Change Is Good for Las Vegas Trade Shows

Change Is Good

Attendees returning to the Las Vegas apparel and textile trade shows found the landscape changed again.

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Celine Dion's New Gig

Singer Celine Dion introduced her self-named Celine Dion Collection accessories line at the Project Womens show on Feb.21.

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Ivan Bitton Style House’s Runway Show

Ivan Bitton Style House keeps a focus on emerging fashion. On Feb. 13, it produced a runway show for International Condom Day.

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

Trade Shows

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

Retail

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

Retail

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

Retail

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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Tommy Hilfiger’s Carnivalesque Tommyland Show

Tommy Hilfiger

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.

Business as Usual is Good at CALA

Trade Shows

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.

Retail Sales Forecast To Increase in 2017, NRF Says

Retail

Business will be good in 2017, according to a forecast released Feb. 8 by National Retail Federation, the Washington D.C. trade group.

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ROW DTLA's Spring Collective Blossoms

ROW DTLA, Los Angeles' newish retail enclave, recently debuted a set of new shops and creative spaces called The Spring Collective.

Gap Reports Gains

Retail

Gap Inc. reported gains after posting sales results for its fourth quarter for its 2016 fiscal year and in January.

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South Coast Plaza Kicks off 50th Anniversary with a Gala

South Coast Plaza kicked off its 50th anniversary set of celebrations with a gala dinner in Malibu.

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Hauste & Harte’s Trek for California Sophistication

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.

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New Era Unveils One-of-A-Kind L.A. Flagship

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.

Wet Seal, Sears Announce Job Cuts

Retail

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.

Owen Exits Banana Republic

Retail

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.

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Mika Jaymes: Brand Wants New Look For Tees

Mika Jaymes

Roddy Javahery hopes to right a wrong against men’s fashion—starting with T-shirts.

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Despite So Cal Floods and Rain, ISS Show Grows

ISS

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.

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AG to Fashion Island, Sweaty Betty to Lido Marina

AG is scheduled to open at Fashion Island. Sweaty Betty is scheduled to open at Lido Marina Village.

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Alpine Dam Starts With Marin

The recently launched Alpine Dam label makes caps inspired by the brand’s home of Marin County in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Diesel Bids its Melrose Flagship Adieu

After a run of almost 10 years, the Diesel brand shuttered its Melrose Place flagship.

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Naven Steps Out at Svedka Broken Resolutions Bash

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

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Mixed Reaction to LA’s Quiet Market

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.

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The Grove's Caruso Becomes a Knight

You know Rick J. Caruso as the developer of The Grove. But to Pope Francis, he's Knight Commander Rick J. Caruso.

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New Era Closes L.A. Flagship

A five year run for the New Era flagship on Los Angeles’ Melrose Avenue seems to be over.