Deborah Belgum

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Mission Showroom

Showroom Profiles

Inside the Mission Showroom, the décor is minimalist, but the various brands are not. They range from clunky jewelry and fashion-forward sunglasses to colorful men’s socks and athletic streetwear.

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H&M Debuts Exclusive H&M Studio Collection for Fall


Retailer unveils its H&M Studio, a limited-edition collection available Sept. 10.

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What’s Up for Solving the Ports’ Congestion Problems

Import & Export

Even though a labor dispute has been tentatively resolved, port officials in the Los Angeles area admit it will take at least three months to deal with the traffic jam of goods that has plagued the watery transportation centers since October.

NRF President Calls for a Better Way to Resolve Labor Union Disputes


Noting that the retail industry is highly reliant on just-in-time delivery of goods, the head of the National Retail Federation said many retailers were economically hurt by the recent West Coast port problems and labor slowdowns that led to imported merchandise taking weeks and even months to be delivered.

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Las Vegas Trade Shows

February 2015

Coverage the recent trade shows in Las Vegas

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Consistently Busy at WWIN

Trade Shows

At the WWIN (Women’s Wear in Nevada) show, tables were filled with buyers perusing collections and taking notes or writing orders.

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Stitch, Accessories the Show, MRKT VG

Trade Shows

Just about everybody was happy at the trio of shows organized by Business Journals Inc., except for the Canadian buyers wandering the Sands Expo at Venetian/Palazzo, where the shows were held.

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Around the World at Sourcing at MAGIC

Trade Shows | Import/Export

The South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center turned into the United Nations for the semiannual Sourcing at MAGIC show, which ran Feb. 16–19.

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Nordstrom Leaving Westside Pavilion for Century City


Nordstrom saying adios to the Westside Pavilion

Ports Still Clogged With Waiting Ships

West Coast Ports

Hammering out a tentative contract with longshore workers took nine months of negotiations. Now importers are hoping it doesn’t take as long to clear thebacklog of merchandising floating on the water outside the country’s largest ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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