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NPR Covers the LA Fashion District

The Los Angeles Fashion District got the spotlight treatment today on NPR.

American Apparel Rejects Million-Dollar Offer to Buy Oak Stores

The founders of the high-end Oak stores, acquired by American Apparel two years ago, really want their stores back.

Black Friday Weekend: E-Commerce Up, In-Store Sales Down

Holiday 2015

The first major shopping event for the 2015 holiday retail season is over and analysts say business was great for e-commerce, however it declined for bricks-and-mortar retail.

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Sweaty Betty To Abbot Kinney

UK fitness brand Sweaty Betty recently opened its first West Coast boutique on Venice Beach's Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

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Tis the Sample Sale Season

First there’s Black Friday, then Small Business Saturday, then Cyber Monday. Apparently, what’s next is Sample Sale Weekend.

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Televised Couture

There's a new series about French haute couture in the years following World War II in the works for Amazon.

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Cindy Crawford & Brian Grazer at Giving Tuesday at Ron Robinson

Dec. 1 Is Giving Tuesday at Ron Robinson in Santa Monica. Cindy Crawford and Brian Grazer will be signing the recent books at the shopping event with a charity edge.

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Project Runway Veterans Design Ugly Christmas Sweaters for a Cause


Ugly Christmas sweaters really can have a purpose.

Millions Expected to Shop on Cyber Monday

On Cyber Monday, the day American shoppers are expected to formally order Winter Holiday presents online, forecasts predict a dip in sales.

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What Would Cookie Wear?

Fox is opening the Empire Official Store featuring apparel, accessories and jewelry inspired by the hit TV show.

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From Paris to LA – Vision LA’s Party & Arts on Climate Change

After Thanksgiving, world leaders will convene in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference. In Los Angeles, artists and activists with Vision LA '15 will produce a series of arts, theater, talks on climate change. On Nov. 30, it will produce a kick-off party in Santa Monica.

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Hale Bob Closing Robertson Boulevard Store


Hale Bob store closing after four years on Robertson Boulevard.

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Closing the Door on Capitol Couture

The final issue of Capitol Couture, the fashion publication released by Lionsgate and Samsung and inspired by "The Hunger Games" has been released.

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Heads Up for the Rodarte Sample Sale


Rodarte sample sale coming to Los Angeles.

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Macy's Preserves Its Old Wooden Escalators


Macy's remodel of its Herald Square flagship keeps some of the store's original wooden escalators.

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Stance Opens Shop in Soho

Just a couple of years ago, socks were something that you just put on your feet. But San Clemente, Calif.-headquartered Stance pushed socks to the forefront of youth fashion. Media reports said that Stance opened its first branded boutique this week in New York City.

Kitson Sued By Westwood, Gets Lifeline from Spencers


Prominent Los Angeles–headquartered boutique Kitson was sued by Vivienne Westwood on Oct. 2.

Stitches Technology Begins Training Sewing Technicians


On Dec. 1, the second group of students is scheduled to begin a six-month training program in technical sewing at Stitches Technology, the nonprofit run by Clotee McAfee.

U.S. Trade Representative Visits Port of Long Beach


With 40 percent of the nation’s cargo-container traffic arriving at Los Angeles–area ports, trade has become a very important economic engine for the area.

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Broken Homme Aims To Crack Tough Made-in-L.A. Niche: Footwear

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Southern California is a center for the design of casual footwear—think slip-ons and flip-flops—but Broken Homme, an emerging label headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., is waiting to see if the region is ready for manufacturing for a more complex footwear: work boots with a fashion edge.