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Jeff Rudes Launches Luxury Menswear Collection

More than two years after selling his Los Angeles premium-denim label, JBrand, to Japanese retailer Uniqlo for nearly $300 million, Jeff Rudes is back in the clothing business with a new line of high-end menswear.

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Le Slip Français to Venice

French fashion means couture, right? Oui! ---Mais non. In the case of Le Slip Français, French made-clothes can be tighty whitey underwear, or just simple briefs. Le Slip Français will open a pop-up shop in Venice Beach at 604 S. Venice Blvd. at Abbot Kinney. Apparently it is the French brand’s first foray into U.S. retail.

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Wildfox’s Dolce Vita

Ciao Bella! L.A.-based brand Wildfox called its Fall '15 collection La Dolce Vita. It produced a presentation for their Fall looks March 26 in New York's Little Italy.

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BCBG Founder Puts Holmby Hills House Up for Sale

Fashion Real Estate

Max Azria and his wife, Lubov, put luxury mansion up for sale after many renovations.

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Rook Pops On Fairfax

Looks like there’s some revolving real estate on Fairfax Avenue, which is Rodeo Drive for streetwear fashions. Odd Future is out of the boutique space at 410 N. Fairfax Ave. A pop-up for the Rook boutique moved in.

Michael Cohen, co-founder of Michael Stars


Michael Cohen, co-founder of Michael Stars apparel line, passes away at age 79.

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Welcome to ADBD’s Los Fairfax

Sports and music celebrities, as well as tourists from around the globe, come to Los Angeles’ Fairfax Avenue to shop at the flagships of some of America’s top streetwear brands. But for Adam Derry, the street has an undeniable creativity that is becoming more important to Los Angeles’ identity. Call it 'Los Fairfax.' On March 26, Derry introduced a capsule collection called "Los Fairfax."

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Guerilla Atelier's Cojones

Guerilla Atelier defied expectations by selling luxe fashion in Los Angeles’ gritty Art District. But on March 26, the boutique put a focus on brash art. It held a reception for artist Knowledge Bennett and his provocative art show Cojones.

Mooney Exits Quiksilver

Andy P. Mooney, chief executive officer of Quiksilver, is leaving the Huntington Beach, Calif.–based surf giant.

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Fashion and Design Students Take Their Creativity to the Runway


Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport was packed with 700 people who showed up for the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s annual Debut show, which tops off the academic year for its fashion, costume and interior-design students.

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Swarovski Celebrates 120th Anniversary and Spring/Summer 16 Trends in L.A.


To celebrate Swarovski’s 120th anniversary, Markus Langes-Swarovski, executive board member at the Austrian crystal maker and great-great grandson of company founder Daniel Swarovski, was in Los Angeles to introduce the company’s Spring/Summer ’16 collection.

Dov Charney Seeking $40 Million in Wrongful-Termination Complaint Against American Apparel


Three months after Dov Charney was dismissed from American Apparel as its chief executive officer, the founder of the Los Angeles clothing company is seeking $40 million in damages stemming from his termination.

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Matiere: Avant Garde Brand Tries Denim.


Matiere, headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., has aimed to serve as an alternative for men’s wardrobes.

Is the Retail Exclusive Disappearing—or Is it Changing?


E-commerce can bring out the worst in some shoppers, said Sandy Lew-Hailer, owner of the Seattle boutique Sandylew.

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Giving a New Home to Sexy Tomboy

Canvas Woman

Malibu fashion has seen chic bohemian, surfer girl and premium-denim looks, but the profile of the sexy tomboy is rising.

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Atlanta’s March Apparel Market Brings in the Buyers

Trade Show

The March Apparel Market returned to the Americasmart with an expanded temporary exhibitor section and an earlier schedule.

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Abbot Kinney Beach House Opens in Venice


Single-brand boutiques increasingly dominate high-profile shopping street Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Los Angeles, but one of the newest boutiques on the street, Abbot Kinney Beach House, is a multi-brand shop.

C&C California Sold to Los Angeles Licensing Company


Perry Ellis recently announced it sold C&C California’s intellectual-property rights and trademark to Los Angeles licensing company ACH C&C Inc., a newly created venture by members of ACI Licensing, a Los Angeles licensing agency for personality chefs, TV programs and brands.

Revolve Acquires Alliance Apparel Group

Retail | Manufacturing

Internet clothier Revolve recently announced that it has acquired Alliance Apparel Group, headquartered in downtown Los Angeles.

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Nasty Gal’s 2nd Shop Opens in Santa Monica

Nasty Gal is scheduled to open in its second physical shop on March 27. The store will be located at 1254 Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Calif. The Nasty Gal herself, Sophia Amoruso - the retailer's founder, will be making appearances at the Santa Monica store this weekend.