Leaving Orders in Las Vegas
The conglomeration of apparel, footwear and accessories trade shows, which twice a year invade this city in the middle of the desert, filled the town with thousands of visitors from all over the world under a blistering sky where the temperatures reached up to 105 degrees during the day.
Differential Brands—the Los Angeles company whose labels include Hudson Jeans, Robert Graham and SWIMS—said its second-quarter sales for the period ending June 30 were down 1 percent from the same period last year to $36 million.
Fashion-industry leaders in Los Angeles far prefer to use Instagram as their social media of choice than any other digital outlet, with most gravitating toward making their social-media decisions in-house rather than using outside consultants.
Fred Segal has its sites on Europe and Asia for new stores.
Agenda and Liberty Fairs are packing up their bags and moving out of the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
Gump's San Francisco could be closed by the end of the year.
Fashion Week is always a hectic time in Los Angeles, especially with all of the different forces around town organizing runway shows in disparate locations.
When Arthur Chipman decided to organize his first LA Fashion Week, he set out to find a venue that would be artistic but also reflect Los Angeles’s heritage.
The idea of basic clothes made of quality material was the impetus behind November Six, a new Los Angeles label sold exclusively online by two sisters who felt their clothing could fill a niche.
National’s Bankruptcy Filing
Bankruptcy filing for parent company of Fallas Paredes, Factory 2-U and Anna's Linens
After months of talking about slapping tariffs on various imports from China, Canada and Mexico, the Trump administration announced it would like to start negotiations with the European Union to eliminate tariffs between the two regions.
La Dolce Vita
Sophistication was in the air for the Marciano brand, which recently launched its Fall 2018 campaign.
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising has named two designers and longtime school supporters to become the co-chairs of FIDM’s fashion design program, which encompasses four campuses.
Swimwear at Art Hearts
As part of Miami Swim Week, Art Hearts Fashion filled the runway for five days with swimwear and resort looks for Cruise 2019.
We asked finance experts and factors to give us their take on the retail industry and how it is shaping up this year.
DG Expo holds two-day textile-and-trim show in New York.
In the tough retail world where vacancies are mounting and foot traffic is declining, most mall-based retailers are trying to trim costs as much as possible.
Paraiso Hits Collins Park
Miami Beach was hot in more ways than one when Miami Swim Week was filled with runway events showing off the latest in swimwear fashion for Resort and Cruise. Miami SwimShow, Cabana, Hammock and the new Paraiso opened their doors with booths and runway shows running July 12–16. Art Hearts Fashion also organized a host of runway shows with lots of swimwear on the catwalk.
The hair styles at the 2018 Beautycon Festival at the Los Angeles Convention Center were fabulous but so was the fashion.
A new way to shop at the Nike Live store in West Los Angeles
For the first time, Lily Pulitzer will have a stand-alone retail presence on the West Coast by early 2019.
For the parent who doesn’t have enough time to shop for his or her children, Stitch Fix has come up with a solution.
Levi Strauss & Co. has been having a very good year, reflected by the fact that it now has 53 more company-operated stores than last year and plans to add approximately 50 more retail outposts by the end of this year.
The realm of artificial intelligence has become reality in the retail world with the new Guess? Inc. store in Hong Kong partnering with Alibaba’s FashionAI project to give shoppers a glimpse into the future.
The latest round of proposed tariffs on Chinese imports has the apparel world wondering if it is time to shift its manufacturing from the country that for decades has been known as the apparel factory to the world.
Look for a new Nordstrom Local store this fall.
Small flagship store for tech accessories company closes in downtown Los Angeles.
Gordon Brothers, the Los Angeles restructuring and investment firm, announced it has acquired the Bench brand and all its related intellectual-property assets.
Huckberry, the online men’s retailer based in San Francisco, has acquired the LA premium men’s apparel brand Wellen, which gives a sophisticated look to casual surfwear.
Trade War Threat
Despite rumblings of a trade war, the U.S. economy is marching forward at a nice pace as the U.S. unemployment rate hits a low not seen for almost 50 years.
With a new chief executive at the helm, Lunada Bay is stepping out with some new labels in the mix as the Southern California company continues to grow.
Nordstrom Local will set up shop at the remodeled The Bloc shopping center.
Eric Garcetti's grandfather was a successful apparel maker and retailer before he died. His Beverly Hills house is for sale.
National Jewish Health is a medical institution founded in Denver in 1899 by Frances Wisebart Jacobs, the “Mother of Charities,” as an institution for the needy.
NorCal Numbers Up
Even though the June version of Fashion Market Northern California is normally quieter than its other shows, exhibitors were pleasantly surprised by the turnout and the number of orders written.
The $1.38 billion deal to close later this year.
WWDMAGIC is venturing into the realm of online fashion.
Manhattan Beachwear, one of the largest swimwear manufacturers in the United States, said it will be designing and distributing women’s swimwear for BCBGMaxAzria and BCBGeneration. The collection will launch globally for Fall 2018.
In the latest salvo in the tariff war between the United States and China, the U.S. cotton industry is expected to receive a direct hit as China piles on an additional 25 percent tariff on U.S. uncombed-cotton imports.
LA Fashion Market
For buyers attending Los Angeles Fashion Market, the event was filled with surprises that energized the June 18–20 buying show for the Fall II/Holiday season.
Upcycled fashion for homeless youth in Los Angeles wins an award for Malibu teen.
Several creative looks were seen on the runway at the annual student designer fashion show at The Art Institute of California - Orange County.
LA Mode at SMC
Global looks were on the runway at Santa Monica College’s annual student fashion show, called LA Mode 2018.
Trade and tariffs could be the make or break factors when it comes to growth of the U.S. economy.
After investigation into charges of sexual harassment, Paul Marciano stepping down from Guess as an executive.
Rumors of a merger between outdoor retailer Eddie Bauer and surfwear and streetwear retailer Pacific Sunwear of California have been circulating for the last few weeks.
Wonder of Fashion
The fashion students at Long Beach City College created a world taken from the pages of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” in the school’s 38th biennial fashion show.
Guess? Inc. is an apparel brand synonymous with the cool California lifestyle, but most of its sales are now done in Europe and Asia.
A major trade war that started with aluminum and steel is now migrating into steep tariffs being placed on U.S.-made apparel exported to Europe.
Fashion Stays Golden
The fashion-design students at Los Angeles Trade-Tech College showed off their creations at the recent Gold Thimble Fashion Show.