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Parent Company of Fallas Paredes and Factory 2-U Files for Bankruptcy Protection

National’s Bankruptcy Filing

Bankruptcy filing for parent company of Fallas Paredes, Factory 2-U and Anna's Linens

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Conlogue Win An Upset at Vans US Open of Surfing

There was a comeback and an upset at the 2018 Vans US Open of Surfing, which wrapped up Aug. 5 in Huntington Beach, Calif. The Swatch brand held court at the Open with a brand tent.

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AG Decamps To Le Box Blanc

The AG brand traveled to downtown Los Angeles’ South Park neighborhood recently for a denim and cocktails party at independent boutique Le Box Blanc.

Textile Trends

Textiles

Textile Trends

Levi Strauss Commits to Greener Supply-Chain Process With 2025 Target

Technology

Not only has Levi Strauss & Co. made a commitment to invest in energy-saving operations at its own properties, but it has also announced that it is approaching its supply-chain partners to commit to more sustainable practices.

Apparel Would Benefit From Propose U.S. Free-Trade Agreement With EU

Import/Export

After months of talking about slapping tariffs on various imports from China, Canada and Mexico, the Trump administration announced it would like to start negotiations with the European Union to eliminate tariffs between the two regions.

Cotton Inc.'s New Anti-Wrinkle Technology

Textiles

To meet consumer demand for apparel that fits within a modern lifestyle, Cotton Incorporated recently introduced its patent-pending Purepress resin finish.

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Tanner Goods Says Farewell to DTLA

A downtown Los Angeles boutique pioneer, Tanner Goods, closed its boutique recently.

Los Angeles City Council Considers a Ban on Fur Sales

Retail

Retailers are prohibited from selling fur in the California cities of West Hollywood, Berkeley and San Francisco. Los Angeles may be next.

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Marciano Collection Goes for Chic Look

La Dolce Vita

Sophistication was in the air for the Marciano brand, which recently launched its Fall 2018 campaign.

FIDM Names New Co-Chairs of Fashion Design Program

Fashion

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising has named two designers and longtime school supporters to become the co-chairs of FIDM’s fashion design program, which encompasses four campuses.

Large Asian Contingent Populates Texworld USA Despite Tariff Threat

Trade Shows

Tariffs and the threat of a trade war with China have been making headlines. But did they make an impact at the Texworld USA trade show?

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Both Buyers and Exhibitors Make the Most of a Quiet Los Angeles Fashion Market

LA Fashion Market

Summer is the time to be on vacation, and that seemed to be the case for buyers at the recent Los Angeles Fashion Market, where traffic was much sparser than at other shows.

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The Real Real Brings Its First West Coast Location to West

It’s Real

With a lot more space than its New York City flagship store, which opened in November, luxury consignment company The Real Real opened its first West Coast bricks-and-mortar location on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, Calif.

ReMode Adds More Speakers to Discuss Responsible Fashion

Trade Shows

Pierre-Nicolas Hurstel, the founder of the fashion-sustainability event called ReMode,announced an additional list of speakers participating in his inaugural event scheduled for Nov. 13–14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Instagram and Social Media Make a Stronger Play for Fashion

Retail

Could Instagram become the shopping mall of the future?

Agenda Names Chief for its Las Vegas Show

Trade Shows

The Agenda trade show, held twice a year in Las Vegas, has gotten a new event director.

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Coalition LA and PETA Celebrate Go with the Faux Collaboration

Parties

Womenswear brand Coalition LA joined PETA yesterday to celebrate the launch of the PETA x Coalition LA Go with the Faux vegan leather jacket.

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Forget Candy Bars, Here's Uniqlo's Vending Machines

Some people struggle with buying a candy bar in a vending machine. How about buying a down jacket?

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Beverly Hills Shopping…After Hours

Shopping is a glorious activity for many. So how about doing it with a fireworks show in the backdrop?