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Speedo USA Incorporating Used Nylon From Italy

Manufacturing

Speedo USA works with Italian textile company to recycle old nylon fabric for swimwear.

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This Retailer Needs to Look at a Map

Retail

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th could use a good map of Beverly Hills.

American Apparel Vacating One of Two Industrial Buildings

American Apparel has renegotiated its lease that will save the Los Angeles clothing company millions of dollars.

Israeli Clothing Company Acquires P.J. Salvage Brand

After 20 years of making women’s pajamas and loungewear, P.J. Salvage has been sold to an Israeli clothing company for an undisclosed price.

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Citadel Outlets Gets In the Spirit of the Special Olympics World Games

The World Games of the Special Olympics rolled into Los Angeles recently. Citadel Outlets, an outlet center just south of downtown Los Angeles, got in the spirit of the event by offering free trips to the center and discounts to the Special Olympians and their families.

Cabana to Newport Beach for 1st West Coast Dates

Trade Show

Cabana, the high-end swim and beach lifestyle trade show, will sail into Newport Beach, Calif., for its first West Coast show, set for Aug. 13–14, said Janet Wong, the show director and co-founder of Cabana.

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The Point Takes Its Bow, Lou & Grey Opens 8th Store

The Point - a park-like retail center in El Segundo, Calif. - celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 30. Lou & Grey, a sister store to Ann Taylor and Loft - opened its 8th store at The Point. Check it out.

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Zimmermann to Melrose Place

Models Miranda Kerr and Chanel Iman graced the opening party of the Zimmermann brand flagship in the exclusive Melrose Place enclave in Los Angeles. The party took place July 29.

Liberty Fairs Sees 26 Percent Growth in Year Two

Trade Show Report

NEW YORK—In its second year in New York, men’s contemporary fashion trade show Liberty Fairs saw buyer attendance rise 26 percent over January’s show and an 87 percent increase in international attendees.

Collaboration and Curation at MRket

Trade Show Report

NEW YORK—Fashion collaborations and curated offerings were front and center at MRket, the menswear show organized by Business Journals Inc.

Agenda’s Mix Includes Sport, Street, Skate and Surf

Trade Show Report

NEW YORK—“I used to be the young guy,” said Aaron Levant, the 30-year-old founder of lifestyle fashion trade show Agenda. “Now I feel like the old guy.”

Project’s Lineup Includes Returning Exhibitors, New Brands

Trade Show Report

NEW YORK—On the heels of the first-ever New York Fashion Week: Men’s, Project New York held its 12th show July 19–21 at New York’s Javits Center.

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Showroom Profiles: Hôtel Particulier

Showroom Profiles

After several years building a U.S. retail base, French contemporary collection Hôtel Particulier opened a West Coast showroom in June on the fourth floor of The New Mart.

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Showroom Profiles: Nicasa Showroom

Showroom Profiles

For eight years, Nicole Odenwald was the national sales director for Wildfox, working out of the Los Angeles clothing company’s third-floor showroom in the Cooper Design Space.

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Showroom Profiles: Lila Clothing Co.

Showroom Profiles

Women’s fashion label Lila Clothing Co. wanted to make a bigger splash in its hometown of Los Angeles, so in June it opened a showroom at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion District, said Ricardo Lee, the company’s sales director.

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Black & White World

In a new capsule collection, Michael Costello took a small detour from the colorful gowns that he had become known for since appearing on season eight of the fashion reality show “Project Runway.”

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Land of Women X The Dreslyn

Swim’s Little Black Dress

For Brooke Taylor Corcia, one thing missing from women’s swimwear was its version of the little black dress, so her pure-play e-commerce shop, The Dreslyn, headquartered in Los Angeles, worked with emerging lingerie label Land of Women to make it.

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Hemingway and Sons: Practical But Unique

Hemingway and Sons

For Toby Burke Hemingway, there are enough high-end men’s stores in Los Angeles. “We wanted stuff that was practical and affordable,” he said.

COS Opening Its Second California Store

Retail

Up until now, there have been only two COS stores in the United States—one in New York and one in Beverly Hills.

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