Deborah Belgum

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Owner of Hudson Jeans and Robert Graham Sees Net Loss in Third Quarter


Differential Brands, the Los Angeles parent company of Hudson Jeans, Robert Graham and SWIMS, reported that its third-quarter net loss was $183,000, down from a net loss of $2.82 million for the same time last year.

Apparel Marts Across the Country Are Figuring Out How to Adapt to Changing Times


Six months after Brookfield acquired a controlling interest in the California Market Center in Los Angeles, plans are still swirling around about how the half-century-old complex will be modernized and updated.

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Which Retailer Is Adding Stores Across the Southwest?


First launched as a catalog company and then expanding online, Sundance is on a retail roll-out binge.

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Woodbury Students Design Outfits for Burbank Philharmonic


For the fourth time, Woodbury University fashion students design attire for musicians playing with the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra.

New Show Director Named for Womenswear in Nevada

Trade Shows

The Womenswear In Nevada show, which takes place twice a year in Las Vegas, has been undergoing a number of changes recently. The decades-old show was sold two years ago to trade-show organizer Urban Expositions, and since then it has seen a revolving door of show directors.

Will Tax-Free Online Sales Die With Newest Challenge?


The issue of whether e-commerce retailers have to charge sales tax for out-of-state purchases could be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Shop & Dine

Trade Show

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.

Santa Monica Place Being Refinanced by Owner


As the mall world continues to spin with winners and losers, The Macerich Co. reported solid financial results for the third quarter and said it is refinancing its high-end Santa Monica Place.

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Eataly Finally Debuts at Westfield Century City


The conglomeration of eating zones takes a bow on Nov. 3.

True Religion Exits Bankruptcy With Smaller Footprint


True Religion, the Los Angeles company whose jeans were constantly being knocked off by Chinese counterfeiters when the label was a must-have brand, exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a smaller retail footprint and cash to move forward.

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