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WeHo-Based Epic Rights Acquired by UMG's Bravado

NEWS

Expanding its merchandising-and-branding reach, Universal Music Group's Bravado acquired boutique agency Epic Rights.

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Denim Branded Goes To Atelier & Repairs

Denim nerds gathered at Atelier & Repairs in Los Angeles for a history talk on jeans.

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Neiman Marcus Adds CBD Beauty-and-Wellness Products to Its Offerings

NEWS

Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus added to its beauty-and-wellness offerings with CBD brands available as part of the company's Trending Beauty initiative.

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Faherty Brand To Open Two California Stores

Faherty is a New York-based beach-lifestyle brand opening stores in California.

Big Issues Will Affect Retail in 2019

Retail

The past few years have been a time of upheaval for the fashion and fashion-retail businesses. Expect more in 2019.

Madhappy: It Takes a Party to Start a T-shirt Brand

Manufacturing

Ask Noah Raf how to build demand for a new T-shirt label and he’ll tell you to throw a party.

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A Resurgence of the Surf Market Seen at Surf Expo

Selling at Surf Expo

Snowstorms hit a swath of the country last week, but bad weather did not throw a wet towel on the Surf Expo trade show, which ran Jan. 10–12 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

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January Market in L.A. Brings Out Buyers Preparing for Spring/Summer

L.A. Market Week

Despite three days of pouring rain, January’s L.A. Market Week spelled success for many brands, some of whom opened on Jan. 13, ahead of the official Jan. 14–16 run.

Volcom Starts Program To Boost Its Organic Cotton Supply Chain

Manufacturing

Action-sports brand Volcom recently announced that it is participating in an initiative to increase the supply of organic cotton.

Industry Voices: Technology Mobilizing the Shop Floor to Increase Collaboration and Productivity

Technology

Mobilizing the shop floor is one of manufacturing’s top initiatives as companies look to gain efficiencies and speed to market throughout the supply chain as well as improve the quality of the workforce in order to meet consumer demands.

Salesforce Unveils Enhanced Commerce Cloud Platform at NRF 2019

Technology

During the National Retail Federation’s NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show,held at the Javits Center in Manhattan Jan. 13–15, San Francisco’s CRM-focused software provider Salesforce took the opportunity to unveil new offerings.

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Le Frenchlab’s Emmanuelle Rienda to Launch Vegan Fashion Week in L.A.

Vegan Fashion Week

The reputation of cruelty-free, or vegan, fashion has generally not been synonymous with elevated, chic textiles and designs. Now, Emmanuelle Rienda is launching the inaugural Vegan Fashion Week to show the mainstream fashion industry how offerings in the cruelty-free category have evolved.

Despite a Few Ripples, the U.S. Economy Is Poised for Growth

Finance

If you had to describe what the economic outlook was for 2019, you might be inclined to liken it to the Charles Dickens novel “A Tale of Two Cities.”

Eco-Aware Consumers Value Sustainable Options, CGS Report Reveals

Retail

The mission-driven shopping trend among consumers is growing, according to a new report from Computer Generated Solutions (CGS), a business-applications provider that counts Tommy Bahama, Vix Swimwear, Tea Collection, Velvet by Graham and Spencer, Paige Denim and Livie and Luca among its clients.

Stitch Fix Welcomes Liz Williams to Its Board of Directors

Retail

Online personal styling service Stitch Fix announced that it has added Taco Bell International President Liz Williams to its board of directors.

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Karl Kani and PrettyLittleThing's Party For Part 2 of Collaboration Line

The collaboration between the U.K.-headquartered retailer and the godfather of streetwear was unveiled Jan. 14 at The Leverage flagship on Los Angeles’ La Brea Avenue.

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Hong Kong Fashion Week Celebrates Chinese New Year

Trade shows

Hong Kong Fashion Week coincides with upcoming Chinese New Year.

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Carroll & Co. To Shutter on Jan. 26

After a run of almost 70-years, Beverly Hills, Calif.-headquartered menswear store Carroll & Co. is calling it quits.

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RAW to Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary in DTLA

EVENTS

Returning to the city where it began, artists' showcase RAW will return to downtown Los Angeles to celebrate its 10-year anniversary on March 20.

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Two Boots Pizzeria Building To Be Demolished

We said goodbye to the downtown Los Angeles Two Boots pizzeria last year. Get ready to say goodbye to the building that housed it.

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