Ugg boots has a new classic street collection on the street.
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.
Chinese girl sells stuffed animals to raise money to send poor girls to elementary school.
J.Jill is opening its first store in Santa Monica this fall.
American Apparel has a “For Sale” sign up just six months after exiting bankruptcy, according to sources close to the company.
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.
With the goal of keeping the West Coast ports from being hit with another labor snafu down the road, longshore workers and their port employers have agreed to discuss extending the current labor contract that ends in 2019.
Flying Fire Dept.
Los Angeles Fire Department sends a helicopter to rescue a worker atop a crane in downtown LA's Fashion District.
Among the 100 stores that Macy’s said it will be closing is the Macy’s Men’s store near Union Square in San Francisco.
Masud Sarshar, known for taking an ordinary workwear brand and converting it into a colorful array of pants called Dickies Girl, has been charged by the federal government with hiding more than $21 million in income in Israeli banks and avoiding U.S. taxes on it.
Burlington Coat Factory takes over part of the St. Vincent Jewelry Center to add on to downtown LA store.
Store in Laurel Plaza scheduled to shutter this fall.
Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th opens third Los Angeles County store.
Cotton prices are on the rise after holding steady for the last few years.
Levi Strauss Awards Fellowships to 10 Textiles-Industry Entrepreneurs to Further Their Approach to Sustainability
Blue-jeans maker Levi Strauss & Co. is putting its pocketbook behind an effort to make fabric and apparel production more environmentally friendly and socially aware.
College students returning to school this fall are looking for bargains, and retailers that provide deals will do better than those who don’t, according to a recent survey by the accounting firm Deloitte LLP.
The recent Los Angeles Fashion Market for Holiday/Resort 2017 appeared to be dead on arrival, but signs of life existed.
After many years in Westlake Village, K-Swiss is making a big move to DTLA.
The Maxfield Lofts on Santee Street have leased out one-fourth of the residential units since opening.
California Apparel News recently spoke with several finance-industry executives about what challenges apparel manufacturers are facing this year that they didn’t have to confront last year and how the presidential election is influencing consumer attitudes.
Bebe Stores Inc., the California retailer that has been bleeding money for the last four years, said its recently formed joint venture with Bluestar Alliance to find licensees for the brand is marching forward quickly.
The 12th annual Art Deco Festival is a chance to see fashion, art and architecture in Long Beach.
Exhibition will show more than 100 costumes from 22 TV shows.
Elizabeth and James store opened by the Olsen twins.
The marquis sign outside the Urban Outfitters store in downtown Los Angeles carries a curious message. It says: “There’s a Pikachu in my soup.”
California footwear maker Sanuk collaborates with the "Queen of Collage" to make brightly hued sandals and boat shoe.
Forever 21, the Los Angeles–based fast-fashion retailer, is hoping to open its first store in Bucharest by this fall.
For its Fall/Winter collection, Volcom develops a blue jeans with the help of the Cone denim mill in North Carolina.
LAMKT, the Los Angeles gift and home market, is moving its more than 200 exhibitors from the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center to The Reef, near downtown Los Angeles.
If you want to pick up your cargo containers during the day at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, it will cost you a little more.
Rosenthal & Rosenthal, a finance company specializing in factoring and asset-based lending, announced it is starting a new division called Rosenthal Trade Capital to provide alternative inventory-financing solutions to cash-constrained companies.
St John Knits
St. John, the venerable Southern California luxury label that is a staple in many well-heeled shoppers’ closets, has been on an odyssey in recent years.
Fashion for a Genius
For its archives, Levi Strauss & Co. garners the winning bid for Albert Einstein's brown leather Cossack jacket.
After being online for four years, Combatant Gentleman is opening its very first retail store in Santa Monica Place.
The nation’s ports are expected to see up-and-down import cargo volumes for the rest of the year as retailers gear up for Back-to-School and Holiday sales.
Otis fashion design department packing up and moving out of the California Market Center.
If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. That is becoming the popular mantra of retailers as the industry goes through a revolution, according to Marc Heller, president of CIT Commercial Services, a division of CIT Group Inc. in New York.
Footaction building out a new retail spot on South Broadway.
Designer Amahlia Stevens’ swim collection is designed, sourced and produced in Southern California with an eye toward fit, fashion and sustainability.
As consumers continue to adjust their buying habits and purchase less on apparel, retailers are tweaking their business models to keep shoppers coming through the doors.
Grace Loves Lace opens first U.S. flagship store in Los Angeles.
Several bike share docking stations are being set up in the Los Angeles Fashion District.
Lisa Harper, who has been named the new chief executive of Belk department stores, starts her new job on July 5. She was most recently the chief executive of Hot Topic Inc.
VF Corp. is selling two of its top contemporary brands to Delta Galil, an Israeli apparel manufacturer that is more than 40 years old.
Retailers scrambling to enter the omni-channel world may already be behind their competitors.
Stikeleather Apparel recently announced it acquired the online women’s clothing retailer White Plum, based in Modesto, Calif.
While the Los Angeles Fashion District Business Improvement District searches for a new executive director, the BID’s managing director will step in on an interim basis.
Fashion designer Jeremy Scott buys house in Palm Springs.
Nordstrom says after 31 years it is shuttering its store at Horton Plaza in San Diego.
Forever 21, which launched a small fleet of stores in Great Britain six years ago, is taking another look at its retail portfolio after losing millions of dollars.