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.
As consumers are requesting more-sustainable options in their clothing, Cone Denim announced it is introducing a new denim fabric that will be made of Tencel andRefibra-branded lyocell fibers, which are among the most sustainable fibers available.
Uniqlo will open a flagship store in downtown Los Angeles.
Victoria's Secret sets up Villa Victoria in a private residence in Los Angeles.
The tried-and-true formula of trendy casual wear at a bargain price was the right formula for Old Navy, a division of Gap Inc.
Fashionable Student Collaborations
Geometric silhouettes, digitally printed textile designs and unusually woven knit garments were some of the creative looks seen on the runway by graduating seniors at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Over the past five years, the creative economy in California has seen a growth spurt as more jobs have been added in the sector’s core areas of entertainment, fashion and publishing.
Creative jobs in California and Los Angeles County continue to grow as the economy holds strong.
Nordstrom Rack continues its expansion for shoppers loving a bargain.
Tennessee high school gets $75,000 prize from Vans.
After 15 years at the luxury label known for its women’s knit suits, Bruce Fetter has retired as St. John Knits’ chief executive officer, president and chief operating officer. He has been replaced by Eran Cohen, who joined the company May 1.
The U.S. textile industry has asked the Trump administration to place tariffs on certain textile and apparel products made by China that may infringe on U.S. companies’ intellectual-property rights.
Tellason: Raw Denim
Ever since the brand was launched in San Francisco nearly 10 years ago, Tellason has been one of those rare clothing companies that only uses American raw materials for its collection of menswear blue jeans.
New president comes from Thakoon LLC.
A trend that started at a Los Angeles store is being brought to 30 more Nordstrom stores and online.
After an executive search, Delta Galil names a new CEO for its Los Angeles labels.
New event will feature speakers and experts from all areas of the fashion and retail world.