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Vans Says Take The Day Off & Do Something Creative

Nov. 21 is scheduled to be the first Annual Vans Checkerboard Day.

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Rick Owens' Book Signing Turns Into Homecoming Party

It was the last stop of Rick Owens’ book tour for Legaspi.

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Skechers Releases Premium Heritage Limited Edition Collection

MANUFACTURING

After a successful September launch of the Premium Heritage One collection, the Skechers Premium Heritage line returns with a limited-edition Holiday collection, blending Skechers popular outsoles with more-luxurious materials.

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Black Design Collective Hosts Pop-up Event at FIDM Museum

FASHION

Promoting the work of 10 Black Design Collective member designers, the organization hosted a pop-up showcase at the FIDM Museum, located at the downtown Los Angeles campus of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, connecting the public with these accomplished Los Angeles-based fashion creatives.

Q&A: Not Too Overwhelming, Not Too Tiny— What Trade-Show Size Is Just Right?

Trade Shows

A shift has been occurring along the trade-show circuit over the last few years as many larger apparel-industry expositions are becoming more segmented, turning toward a shows-within-a-show model, catering to buyers who want to shop around without a particular buying mission.

Tukatech Founder Sareen Introduces Tukatalks

Technology

Ram Sareen, founder and chairman of the Los Angeles–based fashion-technology company Tukatech, announced Nov. 14 that he will host a web show and podcast called “Tukatalks,” which will be devoted to shop talk and discussions covering best business practices from fashion-industry executives.

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Two Friends Create a Local Athletic-Apparel Legacy in L.A.

Manufacturing

Upon meeting in 2014, Jordan Cheesman and Micah Tootoo discovered they shared mutual interests regarding sports and fashion. During his career, Cheesman gained fashion experience in styling and retail sales, while Tootoo studied biomedical textiles at North Carolina State University. Though Cheesman hails from Seattle and Tootoo is originally from North Carolina, the men appreciate the work and legacy of the creative professionals who support the artistry and high-quality garment craftwork in Los Angeles.

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With Festive Fashion, Amid Executive Change, True Religion Unveils Holiday Collection

True L.A. Holiday

Launching its Holiday 2019 collection—amid the chief executive appointment of Michael Buckley­—Los Angeles’ True Religion kicked off the season with pieces that sparkle, shimmer and inspire cozying up California style during winter.

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Labeltex’s New Sustainable Offerings Contribute to an Eco-Friendlier Supply Chain

Notions

Passionate about the work he does through the company where he is partner, Michel Imani has watched his business grow into an operation where the focus is more than simply creating labels. At Los Angeles’ Labeltex Mills, Inc., Imani has noticed a shift toward sustainability that is shaping the future of the nearly 26-year-old company.

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Forum, a Retail-As-A-Service Shop, Opens on Melrose

A D2C Forum

Forum, a tech-enabled bricks-and-mortar boutique, officially opened Nov. 15 across the street from the Melrose Place designer district in West Hollywood, Calif.

Week In Review

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The Week in Review

Z Supply Homepage Opts Not To Do Sales on Black Friday

Retail

Bucking business as usual on Black Friday, Z Supply, LLC, an Irvine, Calif.–headquartered fashion house, will not do business at its direct-to-consumer channel, www.zsupplyclothing.com, for a 24-hour period on Nov. 29.

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Former Oakland City Councilmember Wan to Lead Port of Oakland

Import/Export

It was announced Nov. 14 that Danny Wan, a former Oakland, Calif., city councilman was named executive director of the Port of Oakland. He had been serving as the port’s interim executive director for the past year.

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New Everlane Store. New Windsor Store

Black Friday is a couple of weeks away and some retailers have opened new shops before the big shopping day.

United For Respect Aims To Organize Retail Workers

Retail

Fast-fashion stores often get criticized by environmentalists, but in the past two months H&M and Forever 21 have been the targets of protests from labor groups. Last month, H&M employees held a demonstration outside of a store in Pasadena, Calif.

NPD Group Forecast Profitable, But Bumpy Holiday Season

Retail

Sales for the upcoming holiday season will increase 2.7 percent over the 2018 holiday season, according to a recently released survey from market researchers The NPD Group, but the pace of the holiday season is going to feel like a roller-coaster ride. Expect big peaks and valleys in the 28 days of the official holiday sales season, which officially starts the night of Thanksgiving and ends on Christmas.

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ULA Aims to Flex Fashion in Activewear & Denim

Manufacturing

After working for more than a decade as a personal trainer, Eric Cooper thought it was time to make a statement about the way men dress in the gym.

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Before Making Bespoke Suiting For Celebs, Richfresh Founder Bounced Back From Homelessness

Richfresh Redemption

There has been an uptick in interest in bespoke suiting over the past decade, and one of the players in this game calls himself “Fresh.”

Shop & Dine 2019

Trade Shows

Trade shows can mean high pressure for retailers as the research and buying decisions they make can spell success for a season or mean a mad dash to replace a line that isn’t performing well. But even those on fast-paced buying trips need to take some time to eat and relax.

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Holidays Start in Beverly Hills with BOLD

Coming up on Nov. 14, Beverly Hills’ third annual BOLD Holidays program will produce a fireworks show and holiday music concerts to start the Holiday Season.

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