Deborah Belgum

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Nordstrom Expanding Online and With Bricks-and-Mortar

Retail

Nordstrom Inc. is busy laying down plans for a new outlet store in Orange County while buying an e-commerce site that caters to men.

How a Growing Economy Affects Financing for Apparel Manufacturers

Finance

With interest rates still hovering in single-digit territory, the cost of borrowing money should be cheap, cheap, cheap. But it’s more than low interest rates that determine how much apparel manufacturers pay for a loan.

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Zero Degrees Celsius

Showroom Profile

An abundance of light streams in through the south-facing windows of the new showroom for the Zero Degrees Celsius line.

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Highlighting Apparel Production and Fashion in Colombia

Colombiamoda

Colombia is a powerhouse of apparel production in South America, right after Brazil. And the country is fighting to keep its apparel and textile industry vibrant. Every year, Colombiamoda gets bigger with more pavilions and elements to it.

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Onda de Mar Hits the Runway at Colombiamoda

Fashion

Colombian swimwear maker Onda de Mar shows its latest collection on the runway at Colombiamoda.

UPDATE: L.A.’s Topson Downs Acquires Majority of Rachel Roy Label

Manufacturing

Topson Downs, a Los Angeles manufacturer established in 1971, announced on July 18 it had acquired a majority interest in the Rachel Roy brand from The Jones Group. No purchase price was listed.

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FIDM Students to Design Windows at Saks

Retail

FIDM students to enter content to design the display windows at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills.

L.A.’s Topson Downs Acquires Majority of Rachel Roy Label

M&A

Topson Downs, a Los Angeles manufacturer established in 1971, announced on July 18 it had acquired a majority interest in the Rachel Roy brand from The Jones Group.

Fred Segal Heads to Tokyo in Global Expansion

Retail

Fred Segal, the Los Angeles nameplate launched in 1961 by denim guru Fred Segal, is setting up stakes in Tokyo with its first retail complex outside of the United States.

Love Culture Retail Chain for Sale After Filing for Bankruptcy

Retail

Love Culture, the Los Angeles–based retail chain founded by two former Forever 21 executives, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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