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Dorothy Crouch

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Making Tall Women Comfortable in Their Own Skinny Jeans

Midheaven Denim

When women who measure at least 5 feet 9 inches tall shop for denim, they are often left feeling as though styles such as flares or skinny jeans will end up resembling cropped gauchos or capris.

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LA Market Sees Showrooms and Stores Adjusting to the ‘New Normal’ in Retail

LA Fashion Market

Buyers fanned out to the various showroom buildings in the Los Angeles Fashion District for the March 12–14 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market, which was highlighting the fashions for Fall/Winter 2018.

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Art Hearts Fashion Returns to L.A.

Fashion Week

Following shows in New York, Art Hearts Fashion was in Los Angeles again for a March 12 to 16 run at The MacArthur, which was built in 1925 as a lodge that housed the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Signed in Chile


The much anticipated Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, formerly known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, was signed March 8 in Santiago, Chile, as member nations moved forward without the United States to build a stronger global economy.



After a move from the California Market Center’s 10th floor to the fifth floor last year, accessories brand Ten79LA has settled in.

Protecting Your Brand Is the First Step to Being Successful

Trade Shows

One of the first things a new fashion company needs to learn is how to protect its brand. It is the lifeblood of the business.

Handmade Classics at the Heart of Coeur Cofounder Lisa Elliot-Rosas’ New Line


Even though she is the owner of the eM Productions showroom and cofounder of the Coeur trade show, Lisa Elliot-Rosas has one more talent.

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Standouts Sell at LA International Textile Show

LA International Textile Show

Now in its 25th year, the Los Angeles International Textile Show at the California Market Center brought together manufacturers, designers and production specialists who attended the three-day show, which took place March 5–7.

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P.J. Salvage Pops Up for a Party on Laguna Beach


During its second P.J. Party by the Sea event, luxury pajama and lifestyle brand P.J. Salvage collaborated with jewelry-design line Gorjana, as they invited social-media and fashion influencers to Laguna Beach’s Pacific Edge Hotel for an evening of pampering and pajamas.

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Sanctuary Expands into More Sizes and Adds Denim

Sanctuary Movement

For Sanctuary cofounders Ken and Debra Polanco, the cargo-pant brand’s 20th anniversary meant more than simply savoring the longevity that is rare in women’s apparel.

New Logo for LA Fashion District


Times are no doubt changing in the Los Angeles Fashion District, and with this shift the LA Fashion District Business Improvement District (BID) has changed its logo.

Making a Case for Working Women


As a doctor and lawyer with degrees from Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley and Yale, Julie Cantor doesn’t seem to be a likely candidate to be designing handbags. It is, however, her work as an attorney that led Cantor to develop Harlen, a luxury collection tailored to the needs of career-minded women.

The Big Issue of Microfibers in AB 2379


Last month, state Assembly member Richard Bloom introduced Assembly Bill 2379 to the California State Legislature. The bill would require manufacturers of clothing that comprises more than 50 percent polyester to include a label recommending consumers bypass the washing machine and handwash these items instead.

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Coco Chanel for Kids


Shopping for children’s books doesn’t usually lead to Coco Chanel, but Malibu, Calif.-based author Susan Goldman Rubin wants to change this misconception.

Curve Engages Retailers in an Intimate Setting

Trade Shows

During the Curve show, held Feb. 12–14 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, exhibitors and retailers were hopeful. From award-winning lines to retail expansion, Curve’s small size didn’t hinder its potential. Attendees from lingerie, swimwear and other categories examined new products and—ideally—put pen to paper.

A Practice in Sustainability at Pool

Trade Shows

Delivering on its usual promise of independent lines and unique pieces, Pool offered alternatives to the mainstream brands that exhibited in other areas.

A Promising Outlook at Project Womens

Trade Shows

Throughout the Project Womens space at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center vendors felt a strong sense of optimism as they showcased their pieces and fielded orders from retailers who were ready to buy yet made selections carefully.

Stitch Experiences Vary at Show

Trade Shows

At Stitch, held Feb. 12–14, the atmosphere was a mixture of zealous vendors, optimistic retailers and a few disappointed exhibitors.

Luxury’s Legacy at The Tents

Trade Shows

Tucked away from the chaos of other show areas, The Tents in at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas offered a more refined buying experience for selective men’s retailers who searched for pieces appealing to a discerning clientele.

Clarion Events and Premium Exhibitions Reveal Partnership

Trade Shows

Under their new agreement that was finalized in October 2017, Berlin-based Premium Group and Clarion Events in England produced their first events as partners in January 2018.

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A Successful Holiday Season Reaps Benefits in Las Vegas

Feel the MAGIC

An air of optimism blew through the various trade shows held Feb. 10–14 in Las Vegas as many retailers were encountering empty shelves in their warehouses from a robust holiday season, which set up a willingness to place orders and stock up for the upcoming seasons.