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Newsmaker: As the Trade War Turns, So Goes the Economy


This has been a year of uncertainty for the trade world.

Newsmaker: AST Sportswear Inherits Title of Large T-shirt Maker in the United States


For years, AST Sportswear operated under the radar in Orange County, Calif.

A Flurry of Stores Opening on Los Angeles’ Westside


The retail world is kicking into high gear when it comes to opening new locations on the Westside of Los Angeles.

Newsmaker: Agenda Show in Long Beach Trade Show Goes Consumer

Trade Shows

In 2017, the Agenda trade show made a bold and unique move for a big business-to-business trade show by producing a consumer day.

Newsmaker: Major Retail Remodels and Reinventions Open in Los Angeles


No major high-end retail center has been developed in Los Angeles County since the Americana at Brand open-air shopping hub was introduced 10 years ago in Glendale, Calif.

Newsmaker: Boardriders Joins Surf Rivals Quiksilver and Billabong


The surf industry sailed into uncharted waters earlier this year when two of its top brands and historic rivals joined forces.

Newsmaker: What Retail Apocalypse? Ron Robinson and Others Mark Decades in Retail


The Ron Robinson stores on Los Angeles’ Melrose Avenue and in Santa Monica, Calif., made it through harsh recessions and weathered tough changes in the retail scene and are still around to talk about it.

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The Pantone Color of the Year Is Selected for 2019

Color Trend

Pantone does its research for the Color of the Year.

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Madewell Pop-Up Mobile Truck Making the Rounds in L.A. This Week

Rolling retail

Madewell's mobile pop-up holiday store will be making the rounds in Los Angeles.

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Selena Gomez X Puma Pop-up Near Melrose Place

The public loves watching Selena Gomez’s performances. Paparazzi love documenting her private life. Fashion people will soon find out if there is love for her clothing line Selena Gomez X Puma.

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UCLA Anderson Forecast Sees a Slowing Economy With Trade Causing Potential Problems

Trade and the Economy

The UCLA Anderson Forecast predicts the economy will slow down in 2019 and then nearly even out in 2020.

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Pinup Girl Clothing’s Tease for Deadly Dames

Los Angeles’ Pinup Girl Clothing brand makes a point of designing clothes for fearless women. Now, the brand made a movie about it.

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Oliver Peoples and Assouline Reveal Their View of California


With its new book collaboration "California as We See It," luxury-eyewear brand Oliver Peoples collaborated with finely crafted-book publisher Assouline for an intimate, insider view of the Golden State.

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Indie Activewear Brands Pop in Santa Monica

Many Americans took second and third helpings of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. For those who want get back in shape stylishly, a group of independent activewear brands and wellness groups set up a pop-up shop in Santa Monica.

Trims, Accessories & Branding: Patch Me In and Adornment


Findings & Trimmings

Emerald Expositions Searches for a New CEO

Trade Shows

Emerald Expositions continues to look for a replacement for its longtime president and chief executive officer, David Loechner.

Invista Unveils Lycra FreeF!t Technology at Kingpins NYC


During last week’s Kingpins NYC show, held Nov. 28–29 at Pier 36/Basketball City in New York, integrated-fiber company Invista unveiled the new patented Lycra FreeF!t technology to its North American audience.

Noble Sands Gives Limitless Wardrobe Options With Less


The idea behind Julie Habelmann’s recently launched Noble Sands line is this: One piece of fabric can do it all.

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Touché LA Rebrands as LA Collective to Support Local Fashion Culture

Collective L.A. Style

After a 2016 launch that grew into a vertically integrated manufacturing operation for activewear and athleisure clothing, Touché LA has changed its name to LA Collective.

AAFA Announces Honorees for American Image Awards


The American Apparel & Footwear Association, a trade organization in Washington, D.C., representing hundreds of the country’s largest manufacturers, named the recipients of its annual American Image Awards, which will be presented April 15 at the Plaza Hotel in New York.