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Exhibitor Shuffle at LA Textile Show

LA Textile Show

The layout during the Sept. 28–30 run of the Los Angeles International Textile Show continued to evolve since the California Market Center debuted a newly renovated part of the 13th-floor A-wing last season that eliminated enclosed suites to make room for more open-format booths.

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The Piece Collective: Store #2 Takes A Bow

For Marine Azria Hadar and Leran Hadar, business and love always mix. When they were dating in 2014, they opened The Piece Collective boutique in Los Angeles' high profile Abbot Kinney Boulevard. As newlyweds, they opened a second location for The Piece Collective.

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Axis Trade Show Announces New Location

The Los Angeles-headquartered Axis trade show ran in New York City from Sept. 17 to 19 on Pier 94 where it did business located next to the Capsule trade show. Axis is on the move. It recently announced that it will maintain a standalone venue for its next run, scheduled for Feb. 21-23, 2016.

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Filene's Shifts from Bricks to Clicks

e-tail launch

Discount retailer Filene’s Basement shuttered is doors in 2011, but now the retailer is relaunching as an online-only site.

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JCP Plus Bohbot

Collection Launch

Designer Michele Bohbot recently unveiled the new plus-size collection for Bisou Bisou by Michele Bohbot, which is sold exclusively at JCPenney stores.

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In Heroes We Trust; Anniversary # 1

In Heroes We Trust has been serving street art and emerging fashion in the area of Los Angeles’ stylish Abbot Kinney Boulevard for about a year. On Sept. 24, the boutique celebrated its first anniversary with a soiree at the shop located at 300 Westminster Ave. Take a look.

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Mens Folio: A First at South Coast Plaza

Pundits say that men’s fashion is becoming more important, and here’s some proof. South Coast Plaza, one of California’s most high end retail centers, is publishing Men's Folio, a lookbook devoted solely to men’s styles

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Fly to Miami with Mikoh’s Miller Sisters – Save The World

The sun gets rather oppressive during Miami Swim Week, but Surfrider Foundation believes that there are ways to make you forget about the humidity in Miami Beach during July. How about a trip to the swim week with the Miller sisters who design the label Mikoh? Surfrider auctioned such a trip off in its first annual fundraiser last week.

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Best Vested

Fashion Collab

Torrance. Calif.–based AS by DF created an exclusive style for Calypso St. Barth.

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Please Do Not Enter boutique Now Says “Come In”

Come In

The boutique Please Do Not Enter has finally set a welcome mat for the general public in downtown Los Angeles.

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Busy Booths and New Developments at Surf Expo

Surf Expo

The September run of the Surf Expo trade show has always been smaller than the show’s January edition, but for exhibitors and attendees of the recent Sept. 10–12 show, the fall edition is a good indicator of what’s to come.

Coeur Tradeshow Moves to New Location in October

Trade Shows

Coeur, the bicoastal accessories and lifestyle show, is moving its Los Angeles show to the Alexandria Ballrooms in downtown LA for its Oct. 12–14 run.

Shibata Wins WWDMAGIC’s Crème de la Crème


Japanese-born designer Ayumi Shibata put her angle on Americana and bohemian styles with her label / éis / Los Angeles, and with help from the WWDMAGIC trade show this Los Angeles–based designer is going to Paris.

Online Auction Set for Assets of Sublimation Printer Avid Ink


A live online auction for the assets of Southern California garment and fabric printer Avid Ink will be held on Sept. 29.

Fashion Meet Tech at Melange Live Event at The New Mart


The worlds of fashion and technology merged at the launch of Melange Live, a conference that explored new developments in e-commerce, mobile/digital payments, brand building using social media and new innovations in wearable technology.

Retailer Q&A: With Abundant Consumer Choices, Boutique Retail Blazes New Paths


Boutique retail has traditionally been a tough, creative and potentially lucrative venture, but over the past years it has been uniquely tough.

Fiber & Fabric Textile Trends


Fiber & Fabric Textile Trends

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Japanese Whole Garment Knit Technology Company Opens L.A. Showroom

Shima Seiki

Knitwear designers and manufacturers looking for insight and inspiration have a new destination in the Los Angeles Fashion District with the recent opening of a permanent showroom and design center for Japanese knitting machine and software maker Shima Seiki at the California Market Center.

Nanotex: Putting the Function in Fabric


Performance characteristics such as moisture management, water repellency and odor control are familiar territory for consumers of activewear while enhanced performance features are relatively new for casual apparel and ready-to-wear.

PacSun Sued For Alleged Wage Theft


Prominent mall retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. was sued in Los Angeles Superior Court by a former employee for on-call scheduling, which the plaintiff contends resulted in lost wages and haywire scheduling.