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Sue Wong’s Career – On the Runway

After a career of making gowns inspired by empresses and gypsies, Los Angeles fashion veteran Sue Wong was honored with a lifetime achievement award from Art Hearts Fashion Week on March 16.

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HelpJess Unveils App at DTLA Event

The period of beta testing for the app of e-tailer officially wrapped up on March 17. HelpJess founder Simon La Barrie produced a demonstration of his site’s ‘show & sell’ retail.

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Beverly Center Remodel Continues With Farmhouse

Driving a Kubota tractor to the 3rd Street entrance of Los Angeles’ Beverly Center, Nathan Peitso signaled the March 15 opening of Farmhouse, his seed-to-farm restaurant.

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LA Market Sees Showrooms and Stores Adjusting to the ‘New Normal’ in Retail

LA Fashion Market

Buyers fanned out to the various showroom buildings in the Los Angeles Fashion District for the March 12–14 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market, which was highlighting the fashions for Fall/Winter 2018.

City of Hope 2018 Spirit of Life Event Parties for a Cause


At the City of Hope’s Annual Spirit of Life celebration, Grammy-nominated blues singer Janiva Magness sang the blues and fashion executives, factors and other attendees played casino games at the James Bond–themed “Casino Royale” night, held March 10 at The Reserve nightclub in downtown Los Angeles.

Trend Forecaster WGSN Paints a Picture of the Future Consumer


In 2020, consumers will increasingly be doing business by smartphone while retailers will depend more on artificial intelligence and virtual reality to produce retail experiences. Young consumers will be more likely to support businesses imbued with a sense of activism, such as Patagonia.

Allen Schwartz Closes Flagship Store


After a 30-year run in Santa Monica, Calif., the flagship store for the Allen Schwartz label has closed its doors.

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Hale Bob’s F/W 2018 Styles at Art Hearts

Hale Bob went glam for its F/W 2018 collection.

Ross’ Fourth-Quarter Sales Climb


Off-price retailer Ross Stores Inc. reported a very good fourth quarter in fiscal 2017.

Westside Pavilion to be Remodeled Into Offices


Facing a future as a mall with no traditional anchors, Los Angeles’ Westside Pavilion will be undergoing a major revamp to turn it into creative offices.

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