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Denim Day Coming Soon

Social Causes

Guess partners with Peace Over Violence as fashion sponsor of Denim Day.

Sport Chalet Closing

Retail

After 57 years in business, Southern California sporting goods retail chain Sport Chalet is closing all stores and shuttering its online business.

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Frame's First Store Lands in LA

Retail

Frame, started by two Swedes, is a hot label that chose its first retail location to be in Los Angeles.

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Two Weeks Left to See FIDM Movie Costume Exhibit

Fashion

More than 100 movie costumes are on display until the end of April at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising's museum in downtown LA.

Textile Trends

Manufacturing

Textile Trends

California Label Offering Woven RFID Labels from TexTrace

Manufacturing

A Swiss company has developed a woven RFID (radio frequency identification) tag that can stand up to production processes such as stone washing, bleaching and enzyme finishing.

Sustainability, Transparency and ‘Clean’Denim Production at Kingpins Transformers LA Pane

Manufacturing

To kick off the opening of the new Candiani Design Center in Los Angeles, denim trade show Kingpins hosted an event for the city’s denim industry that focused on the challenges—and benefits—of sustainable denim production.

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T-Shirt Trends for Fall 2016

Fall T-shirt Trends

From LA to London, T-shirts are a “go-to” fashion staple. And this Fall, juniors can look for plenty of new styles to update their wardrobe.

Obituary: Famed Retailer Fred Hayman, 90

Retail

Fred Hayman, the king of Rodeo Drive who put the Beverly Hills luxury street on the world shopping map, passed away on April 14. He was 90.

China Agrees to End Export Subsidies

Import/Export

After months of negotiations, China has agreed to put a stop to the export subsidies it has been granting for years to a host of industries, giving them an unfair advantage when competing with other companies around the world.

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Collared Greens: Leveraging a Made-in-America Supply Chain for a Green Take on Preppy Menswear

Collared Greens

Collared Greens might be one of the catchiest names around for an apparel firm. Its play on words comes from its roots in the South, where everyone knows eating collard greens on New Year’s Day, along with black-eyed peas, brings good luck and fortune.

NRF Supply-Chain Expert Appointed to Government Advisory Committee

Import/Export

Jonathan Gold of the National Retail Federation has been appointed to a U.S. Department of Commerce committee to advise on supply-chain issues that affect the international competitiveness of the nation’s businesses.

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Rodeo Drive Comes to the Desert

Desert Fashions

Sophisticated looks were front and center on the runway at Fashion Week El Paseo, held April 2–9 in Palm Desert, Calif.

Alliance Apparel Moves Into LA Fashion District After Partnership With Online Retailer Revolve

Manufacturing

Since Alliance Apparel was acquired last year by online retailer Revolve, the Los Angeles clothing company has seen things change at lightning speed.

Old Navy Gets New President

Retail

Coming off of months of declining sales in all its labels, Gap Inc. announced it was naming Sonia Syngal as Old Navy’s new global president.

Retailers Go Back to the Drawing Board to Draw in Consumers

Finance

As consumers alter their buying patterns, developers across the country are blowing up shopping centers and redrawing their mall maps to give more real estate to restaurants, nail salons and gadget stores and less square footage to clothing outposts.

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BNKR Store Opening Soon in DTLA

Retail

BNKR will pull off the wrapping paper in late April.

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Ravers Returning to Macy’s Herald Square

On April 20, Macy’s flagship store on 34th Street in New York will host a rave. Again.

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Clothing, clean thyself!

Scientists in Australia have created nanostructures that can use light to automatically clean fabric.

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Cult Gaia Pops

Making floral crowns was a hobby for fashion student Jasmin Larian. Fast forward to 2016, she parlayed a craft business into fashion label Cult Gaia. All things Cult Gaia will be on display at its first pop-up shop, at the Platform boutique retail center in Culver City. The shop popped on April 9