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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.

BCBG Founder Puts Holmby Hills House Up for Sale

BCBG Founder Puts Holmby Hills House Up for Sale

Max Azria and his wife, Lubov, put luxury mansion up for sale after many renovations.

Rook Pops On Fairfax

Rook Pops On Fairfax

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Welcome to ADBD’s Los Fairfax

Welcome to ADBD’s Los Fairfax

Sports and music celebrities, as well as tourists from around the globe, come to Los Angeles’ Fairfax Avenue to shop at the flagships of some of America’s top streetwear brands. But for Adam Derry, the street has an undeniable creativity that is becoming more important to Los Angeles’ identity. Call it 'Los Fairfax.' On March 26, Derry introduced a capsule collection called "Los Fairfax."

Guerilla Atelier's Cojones

Guerilla Atelier's Cojones

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Nasty Gal’s 2nd Shop Opens in Santa Monica

Nasty Gal’s 2nd Shop Opens in Santa Monica

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Amour Vert Pops in Palo Alto

Amour Vert Pops in Palo Alto

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360Cashmere to Malibu Lumberyard

360Cashmere to Malibu Lumberyard

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Trina Turns 20

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Insight’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Party

Insight’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Party

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Nouveau Riche…the Brand…Coming To Your Town

Nouveau Riche…the Brand…Coming To Your Town

The Los Angeles brand Nouveau Riche made a debut this month at the Art Hearts Fashion Show. Nouveau Riche’s first line is called Melrose Meets Robertson, and it was designed by a guy who made his fashion chops in Los Angeles.

LA Opera Costumes for Sale

LA Opera Costumes for Sale

Los Angeles Opera has a ton of costumes for sale on March 28.

Hot Topic Introduces "Orphan Black" Collection

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Ashton Michael at Style Fashion Week

Ashton Michael at Style Fashion Week

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Carjamming: Crooks & Castles X Chain Gang L.A.

Carjamming: Crooks & Castles X Chain Gang L.A.

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Here Comes the Squibblez

Here Comes the Squibblez

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