Deborah Belgum

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L.A. Fashion District Fire Destroys Three Storefronts

Retail

An all-encompassing blaze that broke out at 4:20 a.m. on July 11 destroyed two stores that occupied three spaces on Wall Street in the Los Angeles Fashion District.

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Talon Develops New Style of Zippers

Textiles

The Talon zipper has been around for more than 100 years, used in military uniforms, leather jackets, denim pants, dresses, shirts and skirts.

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A Touch of Italy in Monique Lhuillier Collection

Italian Spring

For Spring 2020, Los Angeles designer Monique Lhuillier traveled to northern Italy and Lake Como for a setting that influenced this season’s collection.

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Happy Socks Treads Into the Swimwear World

Happy Swim

More than a decade ago, a Swedish advertising executive and an illustrator banded together in Stockholm to start Happy Socks with the goal to make the world a happier place with some crazy-looking socks with colorful prints.

Levi Strauss & Co. Sees Revenues Rise in Second Quarter

Denim

Levi Strauss & Co. reported that second-quarter revenues were up across all brands, regions and key product categories with sales rising 5 percent to $1.3 billion.

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Hammitt Opens First-Ever Retail Store in South Coast Plaza

Retail

Handbag brand Hammitt decides to open its first store ever.

Sidway Swim: Looking to the Glamour of the 1990s for Inspiration

Swim/Surf

The path to creating Sidway Swim had a lot of twists and turns that took designer Sarah Sidway Godshaw on a long learning experience.

U.S. Economy Expands, but Tariffs Wait in the Wings

Finance

With the United States entering into a historic economic expansion period, tariffs and the threat of more tariffs on Chinese imports could be the bump in the road to financial good times.

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Gump's to Reopen in San Francisco

Retail

After filing for bankruptcy in December, the new owners of Gump's will open a store in San Francisco once a new location has been found.

Los Angeles Sock Maker Increases Production With Licensed Socks

Manufacturing

When Alex Ryu founded Soxnet Inc. in 2002, his main business came from making private-label socks for big retail chains and brands including Forever 21, Old Navy, Aeropostale, Gap, Calvin Klein, Costco, Target and JCPenney.

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