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Honorine Designs for a New Transition Season

Season of Transition

Since fashion veteran Jill Roberts started Honorine, a Los Angeles–headquartered linen-dress and beach-cover-up line, she typically delivered the brand to retailers during three seasons, Spring, Summer and Resort, but Roberts said that she’s looking to shake up the industry’s seasonal traditions.

Active Ride’s Assets To Be Sold

Retail

Active Ride Shop, an award-winning action-sports and skateboarding retailer based in Ontario, Calif., which ran more than 21 shops, is being sold by its lender.

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Surf Expo Reports Rally After Cancelled September Show

Trade Shows

Exhibitors and retailers attending Surf Expo from Jan. 8–10 in Orlando, Fla., reported good business despite a number of setbacks for the surf-and-coastal-lifestyle show.

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Quality Is Valued Over Quantity During L.A. Market Week

L.A. Market Week

During the Jan. 12–16 edition of L.A. Market Week, buyers visited downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion District to find Summer 2020 goods with a few searching for Fall.

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USMCA Approved by U.S. Senate, Phase One of China Deal Signed by Trump

Import/Export

In a fast-paced set of events, President Donald Trump signed Phase Oneof the trade agreement between the U.S. and the People’s Republic of China on Jan. 15. The next day, the U.S. Senate approved the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement, a platform upon which Trump campaigned during 2016 as a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Economy Healthy Amid Mixed Holiday 2019 Retail-Sales Results

Retail

Sales for the 2019 holiday season were robust, and U.S. retailers made $730.2 billion—an increase of 4.1 percent over the 2018 holiday, according to the National Retail Federation, America’s largest retail trade group. The results met the high end of the organization’s forecast for holiday business, which ranged from 3.8 percent to 4.2 percent, said Matthew Shay, the NRF’s president and chief executive officer.

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Birdy Grey, Kitson Get into the Pop-Up Biz

It sounds like the start of a rom-com. A bridal label does a pop-up at a men's suiting store.

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Skingraft's Jonny Cota to Compete on Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum's New Fashion-Reality Show

FASHION

"Project Runway" judges Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum made a splash when they left the influential fashion-reality show after 17 seasons. They will be on a new fashion-reality show called "Making The Cut." Los Angeles designer Jonny Cota will be one of the show's 12 competitors.

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Lulus Introduces Extended Sizes for Bridal

MANUFACTURING

Brides come in all shapes and sizes, and while love knows no boundaries, nor should wedding-dress sizing. Lulus, a digital retailer headquartered in Chico, Calif., hoped to outfit more brides by expanding its selection for its bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses and jumpsuits.

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Beverly Center Turns On Big Light Show With Art Installation

RETAIL

Beverly Center recently unveiled a giant art installation, which spans the retail centers multifloor escalators.

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