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Los Angeles Apparel Plant Closed by L.A. County Dept. of Public Health

MANUFACTURING

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health ordered blanks manufacturer Los Angeles Apparel to remain closed after more than 300 of its workers were confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 and four employees died from the coronavirus.

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Gov. Newsom Orders COVID-19 Retail Closures Again

RETAIL

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced July 13 that malls in 30 California counties, which include some of the state’s major population centers such as Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties, must close due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Please Do Not Enter Opens Headquarters, A Private Appointment Boutique

COVID-19 pandemic, and the May 1 closure of a boutique by downtown Los Angeles’ Pershing Square contributed to the recent opening of Headquarters, a new concept store produced by Please Do Not Enter.

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AAFA Urges National Policy on Face Masks

MANUFACTURING

The American Apparel & Footwear Association trade group sent President Donald Trump and other governmental groups a plea on July 10 to develop a national policy on usage of face mask standards for enclosed public spaces.

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Aritzia To Bring Super Puff Pop-Up To Los Angeles

RETAIL

An Aritzia pop-up shop is scheduled to be the next tenant to move into the former Fred Segal complex in Los Angeles.

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As More Trade Shows Go Online, Fashion Companies Also Seek Digital Alternatives

Virtual Vendors

While a few in-person trade events such as L.A. Market Week have reopened, many other high-profile happenings have announced that their summer 2020 events have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation has left many trade-show producers and vendors going virtual.

Liberty Fairs Cancels August and September 2020 Shows

Trade Shows

The Liberty Fairs contemporary trade shows scheduled to take place in Las Vegas in August and New York City in September have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an announcement made July 8 to the high-end shows’ vendors and buyers.

Levi’s, Macy’s Sales Results Reflect Ongoing COVID-19 Challenges

Retail

Levi Strauss & Co. and Macy’s Inc. recently released results from the past financial quarter, which was dominated by store closures due to the pandemic.

NPD Survey Confirms Growth of Digital Commerce During Pandemic

Retail

An increase in digital shopping could have been predicted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The NPD Group released survey results on July 9 that reveals the size of the online shift.

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Barefoot Dreams Opens Its First Bricks-and-Mortar Store in Malibu

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Malibu, Calif.-area knits brand Barefoot Dreams opened its first flagship store recently. The Barefoot Dreams shop is located at The Park at Cross Creek near the Pacific Ocean.

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