Deborah Belgum

Recent Stories

Tease photo

Fashion District Sees Old Building Turned Into Apartment Building

Fashion District

The Maxfield Lofts on Santee Street have leased out one-fourth of the residential units since opening.

What Are the Roadblocks This Year for Apparel Makers and Retailers?

Finance

California Apparel News recently spoke with several finance-industry executives about what challenges apparel manufacturers are facing this year that they didn’t have to confront last year and how the presidential election is influencing consumer attitudes.

Ailing Bebe Stores Relying on Joint Venture to Save Its Business

Retail

Bebe Stores Inc., the California retailer that has been bleeding money for the last four years, said its recently formed joint venture with Bluestar Alliance to find licensees for the brand is marching forward quickly.

Tease photo

Art Deco Festival Returns to Queen Mary

Fashion

The 12th annual Art Deco Festival is a chance to see fashion, art and architecture in Long Beach.

Tease photo

TV Costume Designs to be Displayed at FIDM Museum

Fashion

Exhibition will show more than 100 costumes from 22 TV shows.

Tease photo

Elizabeth and James Chooses LA for First U.S. Store

Retail

Elizabeth and James store opened by the Olsen twins.

Pokémon Go Craze Luring Shoppers to Stores and Malls

Retail

The marquis sign outside the Urban Outfitters store in downtown Los Angeles carries a curious message. It says: “There’s a Pikachu in my soup.”

Tease photo

Artist Collaboration Makes for Colorful Sandals and Shoes

Fashion

California footwear maker Sanuk collaborates with the "Queen of Collage" to make brightly hued sandals and boat shoe.

Forever 21 Opening in Romania With Franchisee

Forever 21, the Los Angeles–based fast-fashion retailer, is hoping to open its first store in Bucharest by this fall.

Tease photo

Volcom Launches Jeans and Chinos Fit for Skateboarders

Fashion

For its Fall/Winter collection, Volcom develops a blue jeans with the help of the Cone denim mill in North Carolina.

More stories