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The Bloc: Tear the Roof Off

Update - and look- at The Bloc in downtown Los Angeles. The compound's roof was torn off to make way for an open-air center which will take a bow in late 2015. Here's a look at the roofless building now.

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New Lines and New Business at WWDMAGIC

WWDMAGIC

Waves of buyers traversed the Las Vegas Convention Center for the Aug. 17–19 run of WWDMAGIC in Las Vegas, where young contemporary, juniors and accessories brands showcased their current collections.

John Eshaya Moving to The Village at Westfield Topanga

Retail

After 18 months running a JET John Eshaya specialty boutique near Los Angeles’ Fairfax District, founder John Eshaya confirmed that he will move the shop to the upcoming The Village at Westfield Topanga.

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Tennis Anyone?

Tommy Hilfiger hosted tennis match between professional tennis player Rafael Nadal and models Chanel Iman, Constance Jablonski and Noah Mills.

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Back to Fashion School

Celeb Style Education

Actor Antonio Banderas is studying fashion design at Central Saint Martins in London.

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CurveNV@MAGIC Debuts ‘Relaunched Show’ in New Location

CurveNV@MAGIC

Upscale lingerie and swimwear show CurveNV has been part of the Las Vegas landscape since 2007, but in a partnership with MAGIC parent UBM Advanstar, the show moved from its prior home at The Venetian to a new space in theLas Vegas Convention Center.

Pooltradeshow Moves Upstairs

Trade Show Report

This season, the Pooltradeshow moved back upstairs to run alongside Project for the show’s Aug. 17–19 run at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

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New Categories, Configuration at Project, Project Women’s and Tents at Project

Project Women's

Retailers visiting the trade shows at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center found the scene buzzing with activity—and new exhibitors—during the shows’ Aug. 17–19 run.

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Post-Vegas Rush at FMNC

Post-Vegas Rush

For exhibitors—and some buyers—there wasn’t much time between the close of the trade shows in Las Vegas and the opening of Fashion Market Northern California on Aug. 22 at the San Mateo Event Center.

Offprice Growing

Trade Shows

This was a year of growth for the off-price market, and it was a time when more retailers wanted a piece of the market in which apparel is sold for 20 percent to 70 percent below wholesale prices.

Agenda: Wrapping Up the Season

Trade Show

The summer season for the Agenda trade show seems like a fast-paced sprint.

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Liberty: Freedom of Point of View

Liberty

Attendee traffic increased 7 percent over last year at the Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs during the show’s Aug 17–19 run at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Capsule’s New America

Trade Show

It was a time for new sections at Capsule, one of the Modern Assembly shows, which ran in the Sands Expo & Convention Center and The Venetian Aug. 17–19.

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Curated Looks at Stitch, Accessories the Show and MRket VG

Stitch, AtS & MRket

Food trucks and a large teepee in the middle of the exhibition floor gave the trio of shows organized by Business Journals Inc. a more contemporary and avant-garde feeling this year.

Business Stays Consistent at WWIN

Trade Shows

A sea of clothing filled the six ballrooms of the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino for the semiannual WomensWear In Nevada (WWIN) show in Las Vegas.

Sourcing at MAGIC Moves and Grows

Trade Shows

More than 40 countries exhibited at the Sourcing at MAGIC show, growing from 2,050 booths last year to 2,700 booths this year.

Rebecca Minkoff Flagship Joins Tech & Service With a Touch

Retail

Since e-commerce business started skyrocketing nearly a decade ago, bricks-and-mortar retailers have wondered how they could inject the best of the e-commerce experience into physical stores.

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Sportswear Exec Flies American Heroes' Moms to France

Apparel Philanthropy

Sportswear exec loans his private jet to ferry moms to France to see their hero sons honored by French president.

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Ayumi Shibata At Emerging Designers

Ayumi Shibata's / eis / line made an appearance at the Emerging Designers section of WWDMAGIC recently. Shibata's cocoon capes look a bit avant garde, and she hand draws prints for her kimonos with Native American and Americana styles. Take a look.

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MTV Takes Over LA Fashion District's Broadway

Entertainment

One block of Broadway closes in downtown LA for a big event.

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