Deborah Belgum

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Stitch Fix Names New CFO

Retail

Stitch Fix, the online subscription clothing service based in San Francisco, has a new chief financial officer.

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LA Designer Michael Costello Expanding into Retail from His Downtown Post

Michael Costello

The numbers tattooed on Michael Costello’s arm—12614—say it all. On Jan. 26, 2014, Beyoncé wore the designer’s white lacy and semitransparent gown to the Grammy Awards, and in just one night she pushed the former “Project Runway” contestant to the top of the celebrity-designer map.

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LeSportsac to Make Mario Bros. Travel Accessories

Fashion

Look for new Mario Bros.-inspired gear in time for the Holiday season.

Budget Bump in the Works for USTR

Import/Export

The Trump administration wants to beef up the U.S. Trade Representative’s budget by nearly 6 percent, add staff and launch bilateral negotiations with several major trading partners.

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Volcom Launches New Collection With Mick Jagger's Daughter

Fashion

Georgia May Jagger hits downtown Los Angeles for unveiling of Volcom collection.

U.S. Textile Industry Outlines Changes Needed in NAFTA

Import/Export

With a Washington, D.C., hearing coming up on June 27 to discuss possible changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, the U.S. textile industry has put together a wish list of items it would like to see implemented.

BCBG Max Azria Receives Bid to Take It Out of Bankruptcy

Negotiations that started in May lead to a bid that will take the Los Angeles label out of bankruptcy.

UCLA Anderson Forecast Sees a Stable Economy for Next Few Years

The UCLA Anderson Forecast says Trump's prediction of 3 percent GDP growth probably won't happen.

A New NAFTA Is Having a Ripple Effect in Los Angeles

Import/Export

With changes in the North American Free Trade Agreement in the wind, Los Angeles blue-jeans factories have been fielding more inquiries from denim labels thinking about switching production from Mexico to California.

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Quiet June Market Draws Focused Buyers Ready to Spend

LA Fashion Market

June market in Los Angeles is typically a quiet affair with buyers arriving to wrap up Fall orders and start looking at Holiday goods. Sandwiched between the larger Fall markets in March and the massive Las Vegas trade shows in August, June tends to draw lighter traffic comprised of mostly regional buyers.

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