Deborah Belgum

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Guess Sees Nearly Flat Second-Quarter Revenues


Guess, the Los Angeles company known for its sexy clothes and even sexier ads, reported a slight decline in its second-quarter revenues for fiscal 2017 as tourist traffic to stores dipped in the United States.

WWIN Brings in Buyers From Across the Country

Trade Shows

About 2,200 stores showed up for the Aug. 15–18 run of the Women’s Wear In Nevada show in Las Vegas, down some 5 percent from one year ago.

Sourcing at MAGIC Dominated by China

Trade Shows

The vast Las Vegas Convention Center looked like the United Nations when the Sourcing at MAGIC show came to town Aug.

Los Angeles Manufacturers Pack WWDMAGIC

Trade Shows

Boho chic was still a much sought-after look at the recent WWDMAGIC show, held Aug. 15–17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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UGG Kicks Off New Fall Collection with Hailey Baldwin


Ugg boots has a new classic street collection on the street.

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Zara for Allegedly Overcharging U.S. Shoppers

A Los Angeles consumer has filed a $5 million-plus class-action lawsuit against Spanish retailer giant Zara maintaining that U.S. consumers are being charged incorrectly for Zara merchandise priced in euros.

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Warm and Fuzzy Side of Sourcing at MAGIC


Chinese girl sells stuffed animals to raise money to send poor girls to elementary school.

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J.Jill Coming to Santa Monica


J.Jill is opening its first store in Santa Monica this fall.

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American Apparel Up for Sale and Eying Production Facilities Outside of California


American Apparel has a “For Sale” sign up just six months after exiting bankruptcy, according to sources close to the company.

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Buyers Navigate a Shuffled Trade Show Lineup in Las Vegas Shows

Vegas Trade Shows

Buyers returned to Las Vegas to find a newly shuffled layout during the Aug. 15-18 run of the apparel, accessories and sourcing trade shows.

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