Even though the six-year contract between West Coast dockworkers and their port employers expired at 5 p.m. on July 1, the two sides will continue negotiations through the middle of July.
Dov Charney nearly doubles the amount of American Apparel stock he owns.
Sequential Brands Group is getting ready to double its revenues. The company, which got its start in Los Angeles as a clothing company that has the William Rast label, announced it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Galaxy Brand Holdings for $280 million in cash and stock.
By next year, Juicy Couture will have a series of new concept stores open to reflect the label’s changing directions under new ownership by Authentic Brands Group.
Retail and the Environment
The North Face takes it polyethylene bags used to ship clothes and recycles them to save the environment.
In a filing on June 23 with the Securities & Exchange Commission, Dov Charney, the ousted American Apparel founder, president and chief executive, said he met with a group of shareholders last week who want him to continue running the company, and he will fight to stay on.
Eco-apparel company debuts first-ever store in San Francisco.
“Julius Jr.” is a new pre-school children’s TV series that debuted last September on Nick Jr., part of the Nickelodeon network. Saban Brands is signing agreements with a host of licensing partners this year and next to make tons of Julius Jr. products.
With an eye on taking advantage of the free-trade agreement between Central America and the United States, a large South Korean apparel and textile company is building a $50 million thread mill in Costa Rica.
Truck drivers are waiting as long as five to six hours to pick up cargo at some terminals at the Port of Los Angeles.
Speedo will be the official licensee of the American Red Cross in a certain category.
Vintage Fashion Trends
Bata Shoe Museum in Canada unveils one of the more interesting exhibits on fashion.
Everyone seems to be rolling out the same fabric for a new look in denim.
Los Angeles Fashion Market was busier than expected for many showing at the California Market Center, The New Mart, the Cooper Design Space, the Gerry Building and the Lady Liberty Building, as well as exhibitors showing at Designers and Agents, Brand Assembly and Select.
Pinup Girl Clothing
Inside a sewing factory in South Central Los Angeles, mounds of colorful fabric are piled high as the buzz of sewing machines punctuates the air.
Patagonia wants Patagonia to remain free.
From a clothing factory in South Los Angeles, Eugene Kang is putting the finishing touches on his new fast-fashion line for young men who want style but don’t have a lot of cash languishing in their wallets.
Four Orange County shopping centers will install plug-in charging stations for electric cars.
Start looking for that new store location now before rents go up even more, because the retail market is heating up.
For more than 10 years, Jane Mohr shot fashion photography for several well-known European fashion publications—Italian Vogue, British Brides, L’Officiel and Io Donna.
For Prana, a Southern California company founded in 1993 as a yoga wear and climbing-apparel brand, the third time may prove to be the charm.
Rusty the Golden Retriever likes to hang out at his owner's showroom in the Gerry Building.
Oirtland, Oregon-based Columbia Sportswear completed its purchase of Carlsbad, California-based Prana on May 30.
Central American Sourcing
Quick turn has always been one advantage for Guatemala and the other Central American countries that make up the Dominican Republic–Central American Free Trade Agreement. But it is becoming more important than ever.
Dress for Success
Now you can bike to work and look professional by the time you get there.
An executive shuffle continues at J Brand with the blue jeans company’s founder, Jeff Rudes, leaving as the chief executive.
Toms Shoes founder Blake Mycoskic inspires a Guatemalan shirt company to give back too.
For years, U.S. customs officials have been playing a game of cat and mouse with apparel importers, trying to figure out who is undervaluing their goods to get out of paying higher duties.
LA and NY designers get together to create doll costumes based on "The Wizard of Oz.'
When the online shopping site Ruche started analyzing the buying habits of its customers, it found that 50 percent of the company’s revenues were coming from 25 percent of its return customers.
Now that the economy is moving forward, the number of new restaurants and clothing stores is starting to pop again. Here’s our take on some fun and interesting boutiques and restaurants to explore when you are out and about attending your favorite trade show.
A new website features clothing made in the United States.
Dozens of vendors selling vintage apparel at the Los Angeles Convention Center this weekend.
Record Fine Imposed
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer secured a permanent injunction barring two apparel and accessories merchants from the LA Fashion District, where they allegedly sold counterfeit items.
Kevin Wang, a 54-year-old resident of Rosemead, Calif., was sentenced on May 8 to 31 months in federal prison for bringing in 11 containers filled with counterfeit apparel and other goods from China.
Footwear designer Ocean Minded in San Clemente takes its sandals to a local specialist to be made.
For more than a decade, the owners of Citron, located in Los Angeles, have been making their printed silk blouses and tops in China because of the intricate prints, designs and fabric used.
Teen retailer Wet Seal Inc. is shedding its young contemporary chain of stores called Arden B, which last year accounted for only $60.4 million in revenues, or 11 percent of the company’s total revenues.
Apparel makers who want to manufacture more merchandise in Los Angeles have a challenge. It’s hard to find good, skilled laborers who are in the country legally.
Ship early and ship often. That’s the advice logistics experts are giving to apparel and textile importers who don’t want to be caught up in a possible strike that could take place this summer at West Coast ports.
The Los Angeles -based jewelry designer partners up with Sanrio, the people behind Hello Kitty.
H & M opens its largest store in Southern California in downtown Los Angeles.
Wet Seal Inc. to convert 31 Arden B stores to Wet Seal + merchandise and the rest to Wet Seal merchandise .
Rodeo Drive blocked off for Beverly Hills' centennial celebration.
Fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 is going after the bargain shopper with gusto.
Everthing But Water opens in Santa Monica.
Express is rolling out 30 new outlet stores this year, with a couple in California.
To celebrate BritWeek, hit the stores on Robertson.
BedHead Pajamas Inc. of Los Angeles has recalled 800 pairs of children’s pajamas because they fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear.
In the next three years, Gap Inc. hopes its sales in China will reach $1 billion as it expands the number of stores located there and pumps up its omni-channel offerings.