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Buchanan’s Scotch Whisky and Kids of Immigrants Collaborate for New Collection

FASHION CARES

Buchanan’s Scotch Whisky and Los Angeles-based brand Kids of Immigrants have announced a new collaboration that celebrates Hispanic American culture and heritage.

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Brilliant Earth and Tacori Join Forces on Bridal Fine-Jewelry Collection

COLLABORATIONS

Two California-based leaders in fine jewelry have launched a new bridal collection ahead of a wedding season that the brands estimate to be the largest since 1984.

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Ahead of Olympic Games, Shaun White Announces Active-Lifestyle Brand Partnership With Backcountry

RETAIL

Shaun White, the three-time Olympic gold-medal snowboarder and recipient of the most X Games gold medals in history, announced his partnership with outdoor specialty retailer Backcountry, ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

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AG Jeans Partners with Tulip to Scale Organic Customer Relationships

RETAIL TECHNOLOGY

Tulip, a provider of cloud-based retail mobile solutions, has announced a partnership with sustainable denim and knitwear company AG Jeans.

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Adidas Signs CMC Lease for 107K-SF DTLA Space Following Renovation

REAL ESTATE

As the California Market Center unveiled its fresh space on Jan. 11, following a $250 million–plus renovation, property manager Brookfield Properties announced that it would welcome global athletic-apparel brand Adidas AG, which signed a lease for 107,000 square feet of space at the downtown Los Angeles site.

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Thrilling Launches Vintage Studio Services With Ruth E. Carter as Campaign Brand Ambassador

VINTAGE

The vintage and secondhand marketplace Thrilling announced its launch of Vintage Studio Services on Jan. 13 as the company welcomed Academy Award–winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter as its first brand ambassador.

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Balenciaga Joins Ye and Gap’s Yeezy Gap Line

FASHION

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, has announced an expansion of his current Yeezy Gap line by including luxury fashion brand Balenciaga.

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Celebrating Their 10-Year Partnership, Vans and STOKED Commit to Expansion

FASHION CARES

Working together over the last 10 years, action-sports brand Vans and nonprofit organization STOKED have renewed their commitment to leading undeserved youth into action sports through mentorship.

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DJM and PGIM Real Estate Announce Acquisition of Long Beach Exchange

RETAIL

California-based private-equity real-estate-and-development firm DJM, in partnership with PGIM Real Estate, has announced its acquisition of Long Beach Exchange.

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Saks Announces Launch of New Online Wellness Shop

RETAIL

Luxury e-commerce platform Saks has announced the launch of its Wellness Shop on saks.com The shop focuses on four key pillars of well being: fitness, health and nutrition, sexual wellness, and rest and relaxation.

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New Era Japan Launches Collaboration With Takashi Murakami

FASHION

New Era Japan, the Tokyo-based operations of lifestyle-and-sports brand New Era Cap Co., announced a new collaboration with influential artist Takashi Murakami.

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Swim Is In at California-Lifestyle Brand Bella Dahl With New Launch

Bella Dahl Swim

Known for its cool Southern California style, Los Angeles women’s brand Bella Dahl took a plunge further into the Golden State culture as it launched its first swim collection.

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Kevan Hall Studio Launches as Saks OFF 5th Designer Spotlight

Within a successful 2021, Los Angeles designer Kevan Hall ended a busy year by launching a collaborative Designer Spotlight collection with retailer Saks OFF 5th.

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With Roots in Family and Community, Susan Lee Grows Wilder

Susan Lee’s Wilder

In her Echo Park, Calif., shop, Wilder Los Angeles, Susan Lee celebrates community through selling vintage clothing within a welcoming space, yet the roots of her store reach into different facets of the entrepreneur’s life.

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Textiles Tick Toward Fresh Takes on Tradition for 2022

Textile Trends

As a new year begins, the fashion industry seeks a fresh start to move forward and create alluring styles. At the foundation of these design ambitions is the choice of the appropriate textiles to elevate garments and attract customers.

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A New Year Brings Newness in Activewear

New Year, New Active

Activewear continues to flourish as brands including Los Angeles–based Cream Yoga continue to build on the momentum of trends for comfortable yet performance-focused apparel.

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SoundCommerce Launches New Solution to Optimize Profitability for Brands

Technology

Retail-data platform provider SoundCommerce has launched a new cloud solution that aims to help retailers better serve customers by using data to create shopper profiles that allow retailers to provide better offers and promotions based on shopping preferences.

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Barbie and Balmain Collaborate on New Ready-to-Wear and Accessories Collection

FASHION

Toymaker Mattel Inc. has announced a new collaboration between the Barbie brand and luxury fashion label Balmain that celebrates both iconic names' impact on fashion and culture.

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Applied DNA and Stratum Reservoir (Isotech) to Leverage Isotopic Analysis for Cotton Authenticity

TRANSPARENCY

Applied DNA Sciences, the polymerase chain reaction–based DNA manufacturer, and Stratum Reservoir (Isotech) announced they have entered into a memorandum of understanding in which Applied DNA will use Isotech’s isotopic analysis (IA) to confirm cotton genotypes.

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