Deborah Belgum

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Gildan Activewear Gets Final Approval to Acquire American Apparel With Retail Stores Closing

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge on Jan. 12 gave Gildan Activewear the go-ahead to purchase the American Apparel name, some of the brand’s equipment as well as its wholesale merchandise following the Los Angeles clothing manufacturer’s bankruptcy filing in November.

Michael Stars Merges With Its Lerner et Cie Showroom

Manufacturing

For years, the cofounder of the Michael Stars clothing company in Los Angeles owned a separate showroom business called Lerner et Cie, which represented the Michael Stars collection as well as other brands.

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Raj Swim Expands With New Brand and Top Executives

Raj Swim

Raj Swim, the largest swimwear manufacturer in Orange County, Calif., started out the new year with a bang.

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Obituary: Anne Cole, Swimwear Designer, 90

Swim/Surf

Swimwear designer Anne Cole, who came from a family of apparel and swimwear makers, dies at the age of 90.

American Apparel Acquired by Gildan Activewear

Manufacturing

Gildan ups its offer and wins the bid for American Apparel.

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Nordstrom Rack Moving to New Long Beach Exchange Shopping Area

Retail

A new shopping venture rising up in Long Beach gets a commitment from Nordstrom Rack.

Manhattan Beachwear: Building a 21st-Century Swim Business

Swim/Surf

Kevin Mahoney’s spacious corner office at the Manhattan Beachwear headquarters is still sparsely decorated since his arrival in August. But in one corner stands an artistic homage to his 18 years as the youngest president of The Arrow Shirt Co.

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The Row Store Design Earns Award for Santa Monica Architects

Retail

Montalba Architects receives American Architecture Award for design of The Row flagship in Los Angeles.

Bidders Line Up for American Apparel

Manufacturing

As the deadline looms for buyers to submit their bids for bankrupt American Apparel, rumors are flying about who is thinking about making an offer.

After Yogasmoga Bankruptcy, Its Sole-Surviving Store is in Southern California

Manufacturing

Yogasmoga, the upstart East Coast manufacturer of yogawear, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December, closing all its stores except one.

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