Latest stories


Tease photo

Norwegian Rain to H Lorenzo

It’s a week or so before Thanksgiving, and it feels like August in Los Angeles. But rains from the El Niño weather pattern are forecast to soak California in the upcoming months. The H. Lorenzo Men’s shop in West Hollywood’s Sunset Plaza retail district is betting that people will be thinking about monsoon-style rains soon.

Tease photo

Acustom Apparel Takes A Bow in West Hollywood

The bespoke experience is going digital. Acustom Apparel recently opened a West Hollywood boutique based on digital bespoke.

Tease photo

I’m Dreaming of an Inclement Christmas

It’s not even Black Friday and L.L. Bean has sold out some of its most-popular boot styles.

Tease photo

LA Fashion Designer Joins Forces With Pottery Barn Kids


Bridalwear designer Monique Lhuillier to design children's furniture for Pottery Barn Kids.

Venue' s Canares Announces New Trade Show

Silk Show

Venue Trade Show founder Miles Canares announced Silk Show, a new event that will take a bow at the sprawling Asian American Expo, which is scheduled to run Jan. 16–17 at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.

Macy’s Reopens DTLA Location


In California, Macy’s will be unveiling huge remodels of some of its stores.

Tease photo

Massimo Dutti Opens First West Coast Store in Southern California


Zara stores seem to be in every major U.S. city, but its more-upscale sister store, Massimo Dutti, had been a stranger to this country.

Petri Joins …Lost Holdings


Leading surfwear and fashion company …Lost Holdings announced that Rick Petri, a surf-industry veteran, will join the company as its president on Dec. 1.

Tease photo

Tags, Labels and FIDM's Vets

Label giant Avery Dennison recent hosted members of FIDM's student veterans group at its RBIS center in downtown Los Angeles

PAD System Launches New Plotter, Releases PAD Pattern Update


PAD System Technologies introduced the PAD Plotter.

Epson’s SureColor Sublimation Printer Wins SGIA Award


Epson’s SureColor F9200 sublimation printer landed the product of the year award within the “roll-to-roll dye sublimation on textile” category at the recent Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) expo in Atlanta.

Tease photo

Holiday & Fantasy Looks with Fashion Speaks Show

Holiday & Fantasy

After months of blazing temperatures, Southern California finally became chilly on Nov. 15. The cold was appropriate weather for Los Angeles–based label Want My Look’s holiday styles, which were part of the debut of the Fashion Speaks event at the Le Meridien Delfina Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif.

Tease photo

Kevan Hall Signature Spring/Summer 2016

Kevan Hall

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and her sister, Lee Radziwill, strolling the streets of Capri, the Mediterranean resort island in the Gulf of Naples. That was the inspiration for designer Kevan Hall’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection, which he presented on Nov. 17 at his atelier in Los Angeles.

Mode City Shifting to Lyon in 2016

Trade Shows

After eight years in Paris, French lingerie and swimwear trade shows Mode City and Interfilière will temporarily return to Lyon, France, for their July 9–11, 2016, run.

Hyosung launches Creora Fit2 for Denim


Creora spandex producer Hyosung will launch its new Creora Fit2 at the Nov. 18–19 run of Denim by PV in Barcelona.

Global Distribution: Giant Care Label


Apparel makers tell the story of international distribution on a very tiny canvas: the care and content label. As apparel brands increasingly sell their goods around the world, care labels become ever more complex.

LA Private-Equity Firm Buys Specialty Store Chain


Classic styles with a touch of fashion have been the mainstay of J.McLaughlin, a small specialty-store chain founded in New York by two brothers in 1977.

Men’s Sock Trend Leads to Sale of California Sock Company


Men’s socks have been one of the bright spots on the retail scene as dudes—hipsters or not—are finding they can dress conservatively for work but maintain a subtle splash of rebellious color by sporting bright socks under dark suits or khaki pants.

Holiday 2015: Decent Economy, Weak Christmas Forecasts


Solid growth is forecast for the upcoming holiday season, but don’t count on seasonal cheer coming from retail economists and analysts.

Tease photo

LASC Honors Paris Victims

The pain is still raw from the terror attacks on Paris. Alfredo Izaguirre, a partner and buyer from LASC, a West Hollywood boutique, wanted to honor the victims of the terror attacks with a window which looks out onto Santa Monica Boulevard. Take a look.