Deborah Belgum

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Authentic Brands Group Acquires Jones New York

Manufacturing

Authentic Brands Group, the New York brand development and licensing company, is the new owner of the Jones New York label, which was acquired for an undisclosed amount from Sycamore Partners.

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Lawsuit By Former Finance Director Cites American Apparel for Financial Misdeeds and Discrimination

David Nisenbaum, the fired director of manufacturing accounting analysis and audit at American Apparel, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court on April 20 against his former employer. He maintains he was wrongfully fired because questioned the financial actions of John Luttrell, the chief financial officer of the company at the time Dov Charney was still the president and chief executive.

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BNKR Reveals Opening Date

Retail

BNKR starting to advertise its presence.

Frederick’s of Hollywood Has Buyer in Mind With Bankruptcy Filing

With a mountain of debt piling up, Frederick’s of Hollywood filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after closing all its stores.

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Michael Stars Launches 'Artisan Collection' From Haiti

Retail

Michael Stars stores will carry jackets made by Haitian artisans.

Workers File Lawsuit Against American Apparel as Unionization Efforts Heat Up

Three workers fired from American Apparel have filed a federal class-action lawsuit maintaining they were not given enough legal notice or severance pay before they were dismissed.

More Uncertainty over the ‘Made in USA’ Label


Manufacturing

A second federal judge’s ruling is making California apparel makers think twice about how they use their “Made in USA” labels.

Quarterly Report: Finding the Secret Formula to Luring in Cautious Consumers


Finance

In the last year, gas prices in California have fallen 26 percent and the state’s unemployment rate has shrunk 1.3 percent, but skittish shoppers are still acting like there is a recession.

Two True Religion Apparel Sub-Contractors Arrested for Fraud Scheme

Manufacturing

Two sisters who ran separate garment factories working for True Religion were arrested with their accountant on April 15 for allegedly trying to defraud the state workers’ compensation insurance funds.

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Big Kitson Warehouse Sale

Retail

Kitson's big sale will last one week.

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