Deborah Belgum

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Forever 21 Opens for 14 Hours on Xmas Day


Forever 21 is one of the few clothing stores open Christmas Day.

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Halston Sells Two Diffusion Brands


House of Halston sells two brand names for $27.7 million.

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Longshore Employers Call for Federal Mediators to Help Push for a New Contract With Dockworkers

For seven months, longshore workers have been head to head at the negotiating table to hammer out a new six-year labor agreement with their port bosses.

American Apparel Receives Bid to Buy the Company

On Dec. 22, American Apparel's board of directors said that it received a bid to acquire the Los Angeles clothing company for $1.30 to $1.40 a share. As of early morning on Dec. 22, the stock was trading at around $1.15 a share, almost double what it was trading for last week.

2014 Retrospective: Import/Export: Vietnam Makes Great Inroads in Apparel Exports to U.S. Stores


Even though the Southeast Asian nation has a population of 93.4 million people, not even 10 percent of the Chinese population, it is becoming an increasingly popular place for apparel manufacturing. The country’s wages are about one-third to half as much as those in China, and its workers are known for their fine, detailed work.

2014 Retrospective: Real Estate: Retail Rents Climb in Beverly Hills


During the past year, rents on several prime Los Angeles shopping streets have stayed the course and not risen over last year.

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Parker & Barrow Store Opening on Broadway

Downtown Retail

Parker & Barrow store with custom-made clothes opening in downtown Los Angeles.

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American Apparel Managers Write Letter Urging Board to Keep Charney On After Hiring New CEO

After American Apparel’s board announced its decision on Dec. 16 to fire Dov Charney as the clothing company’s president and chief executive, a group of 30 managers and directors wrote a letter saying they wanted the controversial founder to stay on in some capacity

American Apparel Fires Dov Charney, Hires New CEO

Executive Shift

After months of deliberating, a special committee appointed by the American Apparel board of directors decided on Dec. 16 to fire company founder Dov Charney as its chief executive and president. He had been working as a paid consultant during the investigation, an arrangement

2014 Newsmakers: Staci Riordan and The Fashion Law Project


Attorney Staci Riordan is known for having a lot of energy and creative ideas swirling around in her head.

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