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Canvas Malibu Talks on Race and Retail

By Andrew Asch | June 22, 2020

The George Floyd protests have opened a wide-ranging public discussion, and the conversation has reached into retail and fashion.

New Anti Social Social Club Collection to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles

New Anti Social Social Club Collection to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles

On July 4, to support mental-wellness initiatives that benefit local youth, Los Angeles streetwear brand Anti Social Social Club will launch a collaborative collection with Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles.

ThirdLove Seeks To Build Diversity in Executive Ranks With The TL Effect

ThirdLove Seeks To Build Diversity in Executive Ranks With The TL Effect

ThirdLove recently announced The TL Effect. The program is aimed to support new, consumer-focused companies run by women of color.

Hi-Tec Venture Series’ Hoodie With Built-in Mask

Hi-Tec Venture Series’ Hoodie With Built-in Mask

The hoodie has served as part of uniform for youth in the past decade, a billboard for brand slogans and art, and, with the new Hi-Tec Venture Series of performance apparel, the hoodie is fashion that features a built-in mask.

Pantone Colors  for the Shelter-in-Place Set

Pantone Colors for the Shelter-in-Place Set

The COVID-19 pandemic has had such a far-reaching impact that it even changed the way that Pantone delivers its statements on colors to use in fashion.

DTLA Independent Boutiques Start To Reopen

DTLA Independent Boutiques Start To Reopen

Retail has been slowly opening after the COVID-19 shutdown. A wave of reopening includes downtown Los Angeles fashion boutiques which were looted a month ago.

Gap Inc. Partners with Kanye West on Yeezy Gap Collection

Gap Inc. Partners with Kanye West on Yeezy Gap Collection

Gap Inc. announced that it has partnered with entertainer Kanye West on a Yeezy Gap collection that will debut in 2021.

Vans Throws Virtual 2020 Grad Night

Vans Throws Virtual 2020 Grad Night

Since the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled crowd gatherings including high school graduations, the Costa Mesa, Calif. - brand decided to get into the virtual grad night business.

Levi’s Jen Sey Produces Documentary 'Athlete A'

Levi’s Jen Sey Produces Documentary 'Athlete A'

Jen Sey, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Levi Strauss & Co., achieved prominence through her work with the San Francisco-headquartered denim giant. She also recently added the distinction of documentary producer to her resume.

Fashion Week San Diego Announces Diversity Fund

Fashion Week San Diego Announces Diversity Fund

During the last month, organizations and companies all over the United States have sought out meaningful ways to support creatives in the Black community and other underrepresented groups. Recently, Fashion Week San Diego announced its own initiative to support these fashion creatives.

GUESS? Incorporates Colores with J Balvin Collaboration

GUESS? Incorporates Colores with J Balvin Collaboration

Complementing the March 19 release of J Balvin's album "Colores," Guess recently unveiled its Guess x J Balvin Colores collection.

#BringBackRetail Initiative Started by Anaheim, Calif., Company

#BringBackRetail Initiative Started by Anaheim, Calif., Company

On June 17, Direct Edge Media Inc. announced its own aid program for its friends and partners in the action-sports world that are beginning to emerge from COVID-19 shutdowns.

International T-shirt Day on June 21

International T-shirt Day on June 21

International T-Shirt Day will be celebrated on June 21, as the 13th observance of the versatile and ubiquitous wardrobe staple.

Nathalie Seaver To Close Los Angeles Boutique and Focus on Digital Channel

Nathalie Seaver To Close Los Angeles Boutique and Focus on Digital Channel

Nathalie Seaver has been selling her Paris-inspired, but made-in-Los Angeles, styles on Los Angeles’ West Third Street for 22 years.

Business—and Some Lines of Customers—Return To Fairfax Avenue

Business—and Some Lines of Customers—Return To Fairfax Avenue

Commerce came to a halt on Fairfax Avenue, one of Los Angeles’ popular retail streets, on May 30. Looters took advantage of the opportunity to commit crimes during peaceful George Floyd protests. They broke into the thoroughfare’s high-end streetwear shops and sneaker emporiums to steal products and vandalize the stores.

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