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H&M: Drop off old clothes and Clean Up California

By Andrew Asch | April 21, 2015

The State of California set a goal of recycling and composting 75 percent of its solid waste by 2020. Looks like H&M is helping out with that goal. People can drop off old/unwanted clothing and textiles at any H&M store. In return, participants will receive 20 percent off of their next H&M purchase.

Frederick's of Hollywood Closes All Stores

Frederick's of Hollywood Closes All Stores

Frederick's of Hollywood ceases to exist in the world of bricks and mortar.

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th Expands in Northern California

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th Expands in Northern California

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th opens a new store near Sacramento.

Go Curvy’s Full Figured Trip to City Chic

Go Curvy’s Full Figured Trip to City Chic

Sherry Lee Meredith discusses all things in the full figured world for her web show Go Curvy. We liked it for its R&B theme song Go Curvy. Meredith also recently dropped by the City Chic store at the Glendale Galleria to discuss plus size fashion.

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th to Beverly Connection

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th to Beverly Connection

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th is opening its first store in Los Angeles County.

Globe Int’l’s Violence Ordinaire…At American Rag

Globe Int’l’s Violence Ordinaire…At American Rag

Violence Ordinaire took American Rag CIE on April 9. The colloboration collection from Globe International and Desillusion Magazine took a bow at the high profile store with a party and a store window devoted to Violence Ordinaire.

Related Garments Gets  Matchy Matchy

Related Garments Gets Matchy Matchy

Some of the standout fashion categories of the past year or so spent much of their history being, well, ignored; yes, we’re talking about men’s underwear and socks. L.A.-based Related Garments offers matching socks and skivvies for guys. Does it go together like peanut butter and chocolate? Does it have the sex appeal of matching bra and panties for the ladies?! You be the judge. As of the posting of this blog, Related Garments was wrapping up a Kickstarter campaign.

BNKR Flagship to Downtown LA

BNKR Flagship to Downtown LA

Australian retailer opening its U.S. flagship near the Ace Hotel.

Coachella Style for Fashionable Procrastinators

Coachella Style for Fashionable Procrastinators

Coachella Music and Arts Festival revelers looking for a last-minute style update are in luck. Los Angeles–based e-tailer Revolve is offering same-day delivery to California’s Coachella Valley and surrounding areas during the festival’s two weekends.

South Coast Plaza’s DTLA Splash

South Coast Plaza’s DTLA Splash

South Coast Plaza shot its 2015 Spring Portfolio Lookbook in downtown Los Angeles. The cosmopolitan lookbook was celebrated with a gala dinner for fashion writers on April 7 at Perch, a bistro overlooking downtown's skyline.

Fashion Industry in Focus

Fashion Industry in Focus

Peter Kim, founder and CEO of Los Angeles–based Hudson Jeans, discusses the premium denim brand’s new Forever Forward campaign and mission in a video on the New Mart’s newly launched video portal, the New Mart Network.

Patagonia Hits the Road Repairing Clothes

Patagonia Hits the Road Repairing Clothes

Patagonia's mobile worn-wear tour will repair used clothing to wear longer.

SwimSpot Pops in Glendale

SwimSpot Pops in Glendale

It’s always kinda nice when it comes to weather in the L.A. area. But summer must be just around the corner. Swimwear brand SwimSpot just opened a seasonal pop-up at the Glendale Galleria.

Bohemian Society: Cut The Logo

Bohemian Society: Cut The Logo

Victor Wilde has a message for the fashion world. Cut the logo! So on his new logo Wilde By Bohemian Society, he's left holes where logos would typically be sewn.

 Le Slip Français to Venice

Le Slip Français to Venice

French fashion means couture, right? Oui! ---Mais non. In the case of Le Slip Français, French made-clothes can be tighty whitey underwear, or just simple briefs. Le Slip Français will open a pop-up shop in Venice Beach at 604 S. Venice Blvd. at Abbot Kinney. Apparently it is the French brand’s first foray into U.S. retail.

Wildfox’s Dolce Vita

Wildfox’s Dolce Vita

Ciao Bella! L.A.-based brand Wildfox called its Fall '15 collection La Dolce Vita. It produced a presentation for their Fall looks March 26 in New York's Little Italy.