Blue jeans never fade away, but they come and go in popularity. In recent years, blue jeans have faced increasing competition from activewear and athleisure pants that have more stretch and are extremely comfortable as well as versatile.
Second Generation, a juniorswear company founded in Los Angeles in 1996, has sold its three juniorswear labels to a Los Angeles company associated with Star Fabrics.
After nearly 25 years in business, Three Dots, a Southern California contemporary knit tops and womenswear company launched in 1995 by Sharon Lebon, has ceased operations.
Gentle Monster, the eyeglass-store chain from South Korea, freshens up its decor to keep its downtown L.A. outpost relevant.
The U.S. economy is expected to cruise along at a moderate speed this year after whizzing past the speed limit last year.
Fashion and parties are an integral part of the Coachella Festival, where the Southern California desert becomes inundated with music fans and partygoers.
The Imprinted Sportswear Shows will get a name change.
This makes the 15th store in California for Johnny Was.
Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli and wife, Lori Loughlin, pleaded not guilty on charges stemming from a college-admissions scandal case involving their two daughters.
Nearly one month after 33 parents were indicted for paying bribes to get their children into prestigious universities, 16 of them were indicted by a federal grand jury on a secondary charge of fraud and money laundering.
Just weeks after going public, Levi Strauss & Co., based in San Francisco, reported that its first-quarter revenues for 2019 were up 7 percent to $1.435 billion over the same period last year. Net income in the first quarter was $147 million compared with a $19 million net loss during last year’s first quarter.
After years of litigation, Byer California has agreed to pay $325,000 in a civil fraud lawsuit that alleges the decades-old San Francisco clothing company for five years undervalued the cost of its merchandise coming through customs, paying lower duties than normal.
More charges filed against 16 parents caught up in college admissions cheating scandal.
Lakes of the Woods Club is a new apparel brand being launched by Chip Foster of Chip & Pepper Jeans.
Costume designs are on display from the limited series showcasing the lives of choreographer/filmmaker Bob Fosse and dancer/actress Gwen Verdon.
The formula for doing business is slowly changing this year. While interest rates were rising at a steady pace last year, it’s a different story this year. The Federal Reserve hasn’t raised benchmark interest rates in 2019 and may even lower them, which is good news for apparel manufacturers and retailers.
Los Angeles Fashion Week
The runways were full for Los Angeles Fashion Week with styles being seen in two locations this season.
Rue21, the fast-fashion enterprise that now has more than 700 bricks-and-mortar stores across the country, is opening a West Coast buying office in Los Angeles to be closer to clothing manufacturers that supply the company.
Rent the Runway was started in 2009 by two East Coast women who hit upon the idea of renting out clothes to a broad range of women who like to mix up their wardrobe but may not have the money to buy a full closet of clothes.
Women Take Manhattan
Inside the two-story industrial office building that houses the vast Manhattan Beachwear operations in Cypress, Calif., a mini revolution is going on.
Guess? Inc. has been undergoing a lot of executive changes this year, but that didn’t hamper its bottom line.
Trina Turk Collection
For her Fall 2019 collection, Trina Turk took a trip to California’s wine country for her inspiration and colors.
For those who like to be able to shop in the same space where they work, then a new co-workspace at The Bloc in downtown Los Angeles might just be the place.
For several years now, Los Angeles designer Ilana Kugel has been the creative drive behind the Koral label, which has been producing high-end, stylish activewear for women who value quality and design.
S&S Activewear, the 31-year-old distributor of wholesale apparel, is laying off 136 employees as it prepares to close down its large warehouse in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
OC Fashion Week launches its first day on a yacht.
LA Market Brightens Up
A Los Angeles winter of heavy rains and unprecedented cold weather lifted for buyers attending the March 11–13 LA Market Week.
Slower economy sees slower housing starts this year and next.
Los Angeles fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli and his wife were named in a massive federal indictment accusing wealthy individuals of paying bribes to get their children into prestigious universities.
The resale fashion house is celebrating with pop-up shops.
One week after Gap Inc. said it would be splitting into two separate, publicly traded companies, the company announced it had purchased the Janie and Jack retail chain from children’s retailer Gymboree Group Inc. for $35 million.
Apparel and textile importers have spent the last year challenged by rising shipping rates and tight vessel space as cargo owners scrambled to bring in merchandise earlier than normal to beat an expected tariff rise on certain Chinese goods.
Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami recently announced the lineup for its three-day show to be held May 28–30 at the same time as Miami Fashion Week.
The recent lull in the trade war between the United States and China was good news for U.S. retailers, clothing manufacturers and importers who have seen their bottom line eroded by a 10 percent tariff on certain goods imported from China.
Old Navy to become a separate company from the rest of Gap Inc.'s brands.
California Love for NYFW
Fernando Alberto was one of the Los Angeles designers who showed at Art Hearts Fashion in New York
Kimberly Glas, a former deputy assistant secretary for textiles, consumer goods and materials at the U.S. Department of Commerce, was named the new president and chief executive officer of the National Council of Textile Organizations.
The Los Angeles premium label Splendid, which was acquired by Delta Galil Inc. nearly three years ago, has named a new creative director to help grow the brand.
Economy will slow down but will be on a positive path over the next two years.
Charlotte Russe is available to the highest bidder.
Walking into WWDMAGIC is like walking into a warehouse of elaborately decorated stores with a huge party scene going on.
Sourcing at MAGIC has always been like a mini version of the United Nations. Countries from all over the world exhibit a wide-ranging collection of clothing, shoes, accessories, textiles and machinery.
New to the longstanding OffPrice show this year in Las Vegas was a section called Boutique Buyer.
Inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, the various ballrooms with exotic names such as Amazon, Brasilia and Tropical were packed with clothing and accessories that painted a vivid portrait of the vast apparel offerings sold in the United States.
Tadashi Shoji at NYFW
L.A. designer Tadashi Shoji had his fashions on the runway during New York Fashion Week for his Fall/Winter 2019 collection, which carried influences from Southeast Asia.
Levi Strauss & Co. is going public with filing of IPO.
The first night of LA Fashion Week will see New York designer Naeem Khan's creations on the runway.
Kate and Laura Mulleavy are home-grown designers who grew up in Pasadena, Calif. But their careers and their fashion shows for their Rodarte label have taken them mostly to New York, where their creations are seen on the runway during New York Fashion Week.
Movie Costume Exhibit
More than 800 people attended the Feb. 2 preview opening of the annual “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition, which features more than 100 movie costumes from some 25 films released in 2018.
Who doesn’t love a sale? Consumers do, but for retailers the idea of discounting merchandise by 10 percent to 25 percent adds up.