An exhibit that chronicles the life of Harry Segerstrom, founder of South Coast Plaza and other major Orange County landmarks, opens on May 8.
Every major city has its legendary stadiums for sports and music events. But one Los Angeles venue fitting this bill also has an untold story. It’s the Olympic Auditorium. It hosted Muhammad Ali fights, wrestling matches, Lucha Libre, and punk rock concerts. A group of documentary filmmakers held a launch party for their movie on the Olympic. It was held April 30 at the peaceful and civilized Ron Robinson boutique in Santa Monica.
Here’s a look at the expanding biz for surfing wizard Kelly Slater. After announcing his clothing line Outerknown last year, he introduced Kelly Slater for PBteen. The bedding and homewares line for teens feature sustainable and recyclable materials.
Oscar de la Renta
The well-dressed ladies (as well as a smattering of men) of The Colleagues paid tribute to the late designer Oscar de la Renta and welcomed his successor, Peter Copping.
Eddie Bauer named José Cabaço vice president and brand creative director of the Bellevue, Wash.–based outdoor lifestyle brand.
Raj Manufacturing—which produces swimwear under brands such as Ella Moss, Splendid, Hurley, Nautica and Reef—will add Oakley to its roster of licensed brands.
Chris Baccus was appointed to be the senior vice president of digital marketing for Caruso Affiliated.
Ground was broken on a major retail development, Vermont Entertainment Village, in a formerly blighted area of South Los Angeles on April 29.
Moda 360 took a bow at The New Mart showroom building in downtown Los Angeles on April 25.
The Los Angeles area–based Foster seeks to source domestically everything from the rivets to the fabric in his capsule collection, Chip Foster Made In America, which he is aiming to ship on July 4.
An American Apparel class-action shareholder lawsuit filed April 29 claims that the apparel company is being held hostage by Standard General, the New York hedge fund that is a controlling stockholder, and that the hedge fund would reap enormous profits if American Apparel declares bankruptcy.
Made in LA
For nearly 25 years, Feri Sayyah has manufactured her intricately embroidered and ruched tops and dresses in Los Angeles even when many of her competitors searched for cheaper factories overseas.
42 Technologies is a cloud-based tool designed to assist apparel retailers to sort through raw sales data from all vertical channels to help grow revenue.
Manufacturing | Legal
After 1,000 federal and state agents fanned out across the Los Angeles Fashion District last fall to crack down on a long-running money-laundering scheme benefiting two drug cartels in Mexico.
Import & Export
More than 200 truckers tired of being classified as independent contractors rather than full-time employees walked off the job and have been picketing around port terminals, rail yards and customer warehouses.
Brandblack, a sports lifestyle and performance brand headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., placed its latest looks in the window of the American Rag Cie boutique in Los Angeles on April 29.Dubbed Future Legends, the collection imagines what basketball styles might look like in the year 2050.
Kelly Wearstler threw a party at her self-named Kelly Wearstler flagship boutique in West Hollywood April 29. The event celebrated the debut of fragrance Régime des Fleurs. It also showed a new look for the boutique. Take a look.
American Apparel selling a new T-shirt that will help immigrant causes.
Kitson was going to close its Now or Never Warehouse Sale on April 24. Instead the boutique chain added thousands of items to the sale and extended the sale to 7PM, April 30.
Over the past year, the Robert Talbott a neckwear, shirting and lifestyle company headquartered in Monterey, Calif., started rolling out shop-in-shops in towns such as Beverly Hills, La Jolla, and Highland Park, Ill. Recently it opened a shop-in-shop just a relative short drive from its headquarters. The largest Robert Talbott shop-in-shop took about at The Hound Clothiers in San Francisco.