Many know Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer as the force behind The New Mart building, recently made a donation of $15 million to the Los Angeles Jewish Home.
Tina Fleming and her partner Shanon Martin have branched out to their own 1,200-square-foot showroom on the eighth floor of The New Mart.
Gap opens its first flagship store in Taipei.
The online site Nasty Gall gets a new executive.
One nugget of good news for apparel and textile importers is that shipping rates along the Asia–to–Los Angeles route should remain at bargain-basement prices for the next few years.
The outlook is encouraging after the recent run of apparel, accessories and sourcing trade shows in Las Vegas, where many exhibitors reported upbeat buyers ready to place orders for Immediate through Fall deliveries.
A certain buzz of activity permeated the Women’s Wear in Nevada (WWIN) trade show, which caters primarily to misses and updated contemporary clothing exhibitors selling to specialty stores.
Approximately 1,500 booths with 1,100 companies stretched out under the bright lights of the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The Los Angeles–centric William Rast label hit Canada last year and was in all of the Hudson’s Bay department stores, now it is headed to Europe, where it will be in stores in Germany, Switzerland, England and Italy.
The California swimwear label is only 3 years old, but already Bleu/Rod Beattie has changed hands, being sold by New York swimwear manufacturer A.H. Schreiber Co. to Amerex Group.