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L.A. Fashion Week: Hale Bob & Liberty Garden

Call it Los Angeles Fashion Week’s most stylish housewarming. On Oct. 8, Daniel Bohbot, the founder of the Hale Bob line, welcomed starlets, retailers and fashion people into his new Beverly Hills home, all to see the 2016 Spring/Summer collections for Hale Bob and the new brand Liberty Garden.

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Del Amo’s New Macy’s

Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, Calif. unveiled a massive renovation this week, and Macy’s big revamp called for a new footprint.

Sept. Sales Tough, But Beat Forecasts


September was a frustrating month for fashion retailers.

Showroom Profile: Blankslate Showroom

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From London to Los Angeles … with a pit stop in West Palm Beach, Fla. That is part of the business plan of the Blankslate Showroom, which opened at The New Mart for the Spring ’16 LA Fashion Market.

Alternative Closing L.A. Design Lab, Vows To Stay in Calif.


For about five years, Atlanta-area basics label Alternative ran a design lab in Los Angeles’ Fashion District. However, the more than 20-person office is scheduled to close by the end of the year, said Evan Toporek, chief executive officer of Alternative.

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Business Is Changing at LA Majors Market

LA Majors Market

Traffic was reportedly varied at the Oct. 5–7 run of the Los Angeles Majors Market at the California Market Center. The show is focused on a wide array of product aimed at department stores and chain retailers.

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Revolve Fights Cancer

Online fashion emporium Revolve put together a capsule collection to raise funds for cancer research and the non-profit Stand Up To Cancer. Called SU2C X Revolve, it takes inspiration from 1970s styles.

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Rich Freshman Bespoke: Baby, You’re A Rich, Fresh Man

Meet Rich Freshman Bespoke. The customized clothing service service recently took up residence at The Gents Closet in Hollywood. Rich Freshman, the company's namesake, says that his bespoke suits will make the wearer feel like a rich, fresh, man.

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Shafer’s Bluer Than Indigo Takes A Bow

Jeff Shafer is best known as a designer and manufacturer of denim lines Agave and Bluer. On Sept. 30., he produced a grand opening party for the multi-line store Bluer Than Indigo. Sorry Californians, it's located in Portland, Ore.

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