For years, twins Alexis and Kymberly McClay had their downtown Los Angeles corporate office separate from their showroom in the Cooper Design Space.
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising opens a display of 1920s-era fancy frocks.
At a July 29 special meeting, True Religion shareholders approved the company’s acquisition by TowerBrook Capital Partners at $32 a share, or $824 million.
Industry Focus: Finance
The recent jump in long-term mortgage rates and bond rates means that short-term interest rates will be seeing their own increases down the road as the economy improves. The question is how much more will manufacturers and retailers be paying to borrow money, and when will that happen?
Four emerging designers on the runway in Hollywood this Saturday
American Eagle Outfitters has opened its first corporate offices in San Francisco to reinforce the company’s omni-channel strategy.
St. John hired Geoffroy van Raemdonck as its new CEO.
Surfwear giant Quiksilver splashed and crashed in a trademark infringement case that pitted its relatively new VSTR apparel line promoted by surfer Kelly Slater against a similar clothing label called Visitor.
Finding new lines and innovative clothing will be getting easier at the various apparel and footwear trade shows run by Advanstar Communications, organizer of MAGIC Market Week in Las Vegas
Carol Anderson by invitation, a womenswear label also known as CAbi,has named Lynne Coté as its new chief executive.
In downtown Los Angeles, a "Made in LA" store opens in the Fashion District.
With housing prices showing healthy gains and the stock market posting healthy results, consumers are feeling more confident than last year, according to the 2013-2014 Mid-Year Economic Forecast and Industry Outlook released by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. on July 17.
Pooltradeshow hosting a one-day seminar in Los Angeles on growing your brand.
After six years leading St. John into new territory, Glenn McMahon, the company’s chief executive, is stepping down as a new chairman is named.
Joe’s Jeans Inc. signed a deal to acquire Hudson Clothing Holdings Inc. for $97.6 million.
Import / Export
The first six months of this year barely saw an increase in cargo-container volumes coming through the nation’s major ports.
Mid-Year Financial Review
Last year, uncertainty was in the air with an upcoming presidential election
Christina Kim is back at the Santa Monica Museum of Art's gift store for a good cause.
Swim ‘n Sport
It can be challenging to stay afloat if you’re a swimwear retailer limited to basically one season: summer. Swim ‘n Sport seems to have developed the right formula for success.
Boys + Arrows
Meaghan Scott was hanging out in Brazil in the middle of studying to become a nurse when she decided “to rip off the Band-Aid.”
When two women have been best friends for 15 years, what do they do to bond? They start a swimwear line.
“Downtown Los Angeles is changing."
Restoration Hardware reinstates Gary Friedman as co-CEO and chairman of the board.
A Los Angeles businessman found guilty of smuggling Chinese-made clothing into the United States is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 9 in federal court.
Old clothes to be added to the mix of new clothes at Patagonia stores
Martin Barrack, vice president of JS Denim in Los Angeles, is promoting a truly all-American denim pant
European Tariff Hike Leads LA Manufacturers to Look for Alternative Markets and New Marketing Strategies
Premium-denim manufacturers in Los Angeles are sorting out new ways to boost their global markets
What used to be a traditional bank branch at the California Market Center in is being converted into a home-furnishings store
Students in the United States, Canada and England will be protesting outside Gap and Wal-Mart stores this Saturday over Bangladesh garment workers killed in building collapse.
San Diego family uses Kickstarter to create a line that is truly "Made in USA."
Mansion to Museum Piece
Los Angeles County Museum of Art patrons visit Sue Wong's house.
The naming of Michael Froman as the new U.S. trade representative is good news for the U.S. textile industry.
A downtown Los Angeles apparel contractor has been hit with a $282,582 citation
The secret to selling an apparel label is to have a niche business that no one has developed.
Import / Export
Los Angeles manufacturers, facing a new 38 percent European duty on women’s jeans made in the United States, are weighing their options and trying to avoid moving production outside the country.
Michael Stars is opening in Malibu with 11th store.
A downtown Los Angeles apparel contractor who changed his company’s name to avoid past fines has been hit with a $282,582 citation, according to the California Labor Commissioner.
Top LA wine shop acquired by the Marciano brothers
William K. Fung, chairman of apparel sourcing giant Li & Fung, spoke recently in LA about sourcing opportunities--and responsibilities--around the world.
It seems like retailers are going slow this summer.
What used to be a traditional bank branch at the California Market Center in Los Angeles is being converted into a home-furnishings store filled with a blast of color.
Trade Show Report
June market in LA exceeded expectations for many exhibitors.
Kathy Ireland lsings up to license her name for shoes.
Could the world's largest denim bar be in London?
The National Retail Federation's monthly “Port Tracker” report, which monitors cargo container traffic coming into through the nation’s largest ports, forecasts a major jump in imports in October.
First came the fashion incubator, now comes the incubator store.
Downtown LA Real Estate
Wholesale showroom space, the Gerry Building, is for sale.
Most clothes are not made in the United States, but a majority of U.S. consumers are really clueless about where their clothes come from anyway. A new Harris poll
Ronnie Ekelund and Priscilla Silva flew from California to Guatemala on a mission.
Natalie Hara’s new showroom in the Gerry Building is a dual-purpose space.