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J Brand Outlet Sale

Retail

J Brand Outlet store closing on East Washington Boulevard.

American Apparel Cutting Workers and Costs to Improve Its Financial Pulse

Manufacturing

American Apparel sets out to cut $30 million in operating costs and trim non-performing stores.

Authentic Brands Acquires Tretorn

Manufacturing

Nearly a month after it acquired Frederick’s of Hollywood, Authentic Brands Group (ABG), announced it completed the purchase of Tretorn, a 124-year-old outdoor-lifestyle brand reportedly favored by tennis stars Bjorn Borg and Martina Navratilova.

How a New Free-Trade Agreement Would Affect U.S. Textile and Clothing Makers

Import & Export

One of the biggest free-trade agreements ever negotiated by the United States could be a done deal by the end of this year. But it is still unclear how the Trans-Pacific Partnership will affect textile and apparel makers that manufacture in the United States.

New Hire at Matiere

Manufacturing

Matiere, a menswear brand headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., announced July 1 that Matt Feniger would join the company as a brand marketing manager for its Matiere and Strand collections.

Outlets at San Clemente to Open in October

Retail

Craig Realty Group, which developed and manages the Desert Hills Premium Outlets and Citadel Outlets in Southern California, recently announced it would build an outlet retail center in San Clemente, Calif., devoted to off-price goods from well-known brands.

Thorn Joins The Men’s Wearhouse

Retail

The Men’s Wearhouse, a specialty men’s apparel retailer headquartered in Fremont, Calif., announced on July 1 that Bruce K. Thorn was named executive vice president, chief operating officer.

Topher Gaylord Leaves Mountain Hardwear

Manufacturing

After five years on the job, Topher Gaylord is leaving his position as president of Mountain Hardwear.

Woodbury University Names Five People to Its Board of Trustees

Fashion

Woodbury University, known for its wide array of classes, which include fashion and architecture, has appointed five people to its board of trustees.

Zimmermann to Melrose Place

Retail

The Los Angeles area will get a second helping of Zimmermann, the Australian luxury ready-to-wear and swim brand.

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The Stronghold to Move Abbot Kinney Store, Plans Retail Expansion

Going Strong

The Stronghold, which bills itself as Los Angeles’ oldest clothing label, will be making some new moves.

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Clear/Kai Milla Takes a Bow

Fashion Debut

On June 27, Kai Milla introduced her contemporary collection Clear / Kai Milla at a runway show at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Park Showroom to Move Men’s Brands & Seven Points Boutique

Retail

After serving as one of the first tenants of the renovated Lady Liberty Building in Los Angeles’ fashion district in 2007, The Park Showroom will be moving the operations for its men’s brands a block away to Area 4.

Flagship to Open Fashion District Showroom

Manufacturing

After nine years of working out of a renovated kung fu cinema at the edge of downtown Los Angeles’ Chinatown, Flagship, a multi-channel showroom, will open a 3,000-square-foot satellite office located in the city’s Fashion District, said Christopher Josol, a Flagship partner.

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Buyers Looking for Immediates and Fall Merchandise at Fashion Market Northern California

Traffic Jam

SAN MATEO, Calif.—Fall fashions, Immediate Summer items and accessories filled the nearly 105,000-square-foot space at the San Mateo Events Center for the June 21–23 run of Fashion Market Northern California.

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Have a Fashionable Fourth!

Hope your Fourth (of July) is fashionable!

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You Can’t Spell Fashion Capital Without L.A.

Fashion Exhibition

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology recently opened a new exhibition titled “Global Fashion Capitals,” featuring a mix of established fashion cities and “emerging” ones.

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Alex Schaefer After BNKR

Aussie brand BNKR is scheduled to open a flagship later this year on the grounds of the former Blackstone Gallery in downtown Los Angeles . Here’s a postscript on one of the big wheels at Blackstone; Alex Schaefer. The artist frequently displayed his landscapes of downtown Los Angeles and other paintings at Blackstone.

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Ellen DeGeneres Launches New Line

Fashion

Ellen DeGeneres puts her design stamp on clothes, home goods and accessories.

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Intentionally Blank Pops at Virgo

The Virgo boutique in Los Angeles’ Fashion District has been serving vintage styles and women’s fashions and accessories with an edge since 2009. But on June 26, the unique boutique embarked on a first. It produced its first footwear focused pop-up shop. The star of that show was the brand Intentionally Blank.

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