Deborah Belgum

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New Sam Edelman Flagship Store in Southern California

Retail

The West Coast gets its first Sam Edelman flagship store.

Customs Officials Ease Back on Changes for First-Sale Rule

Import & Export

Customs officials have stopped pushing for major adjustments to the so-called “First-Sale Rule,” which would have required handing over a boatload of documents to validate where goods were made and at what price.

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How Mounting Congestion at Local Ports Is Affecting Apparel Importers

Import & Export

Bob Wysocki of Sears Holdings complained that sometimes it takes as long as one to two weeks to extract his merchandise out of the port complex in Los Angeles and get Sears’ cargo containers on a train, where it might take another two weeks to reach a warehouse.

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Allen Schwartz's Store Celebrates Big Anniversary

Retail

ABS by Allen Schwartz store celebrates big anniversary in Santa Monica, Calif.

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Wildfox Opens in Sunset Plaza

Retail

Wildfox opens first flagship store in Sunset Plaza.

What a Proposed $13.25 an Hour Minimum Wage Would Mean for LA’s Apparel Industry

Manufacturing

On Labor Day, Sept. 1, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed raising the city’s minimum wage to $13.25 in the next 2½ years.

UCLA Anderson Forecast Sees California’s Economy Inching Ahead

Economic Forecast

The latest UCLA Anderson Forecast, released on Sept. 11, shows California's economy making slow progress with the operative word here being “slow.”

UPDATE Feds Raid LA Garment Companies in Mexican Drug Money-Laundering Scheme

LA Fashion District

Scores of federal and local law enforcement agents early Wednesday swarmed dozens of residences and apparel businesses in Los Angeles to crack down on a long-running money laundering scheme benefiting two drug cartels in Mexico.

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Levi's Gets into the Body-Shaping Jeans Game

Retail

Levi's Launches a Line of Body-shaping jeans at Walmart, Kmart and Meijer stores.

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Patagonia Introduces New Nano-Air Products That Are Extremely Light

Manufacturing

Most outdoor athletes know that when the going gets tough, you start to heat up and have to shed layers of clothing.

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