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From Paris to LA – Vision LA’s Party & Arts on Climate Change

After Thanksgiving, world leaders will convene in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference. In Los Angeles, artists and activists with Vision LA '15 will produce a series of arts, theater, talks on climate change. On Nov. 30, it will produce a kick-off party in Santa Monica.

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Stance Opens Shop in Soho

Just a couple of years ago, socks were something that you just put on your feet. But San Clemente, Calif.-headquartered Stance pushed socks to the forefront of youth fashion. Media reports said that Stance opened its first branded boutique this week in New York City.

Kitson Sued By Westwood, Sold to Spencers


Prominent Los Angeles–headquartered boutique Kitson was sued by Vivienne Westwood on Oct. 2.

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Broken Homme Aims To Crack Tough Made-in-L.A. Niche: Footwear

Broken Homme

Southern California is a center for the design of casual footwear—think slip-ons and flip-flops—but Broken Homme, an emerging label headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., is waiting to see if the region is ready for manufacturing for a more complex footwear: work boots with a fashion edge.

RVCA’s New Santa Monica Shop


For more than five years, the RVCA brand has handled its urban side with a retail store on Fairfax Avenue close to Los Angeles’ Mid-City neighborhood. The Costa Mesa, Calif.–based company recently opened a boutique for its beach culture side in Santa Monica, Calif. On Nov. 24, the company held a grand-opening party for its boutique at 2625 Main St. It is located a few blocks away from the Pacific Ocean, said Brian Cassaro, RVCA’s vice president of marketing.

Combatant Gentlemen’s New Suit: The Summit Collection


Combatant Gentlemen built a more-than- $10-million company on the cheap suit. The Irvine, Calif.–headquartered label’s point of difference was that it owned the entire supply chain for its suits and its collection of men’s clothing.

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Christy Dawn Grows a Business From Vintage Styles

Christy Dawn

Christy Dawn’s “Audrey” dress recently hit the racks at Free People, a division of Urban Outfitters Inc. But the Made–in–Los Angeles label also is looking to build a higher profile for its vintage-inspired styles by opening a boutique in a burgeoning retail neighborhood.

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Norwegian Rain to H Lorenzo

It’s a week or so before Thanksgiving, and it feels like August in Los Angeles. But rains from the El Niño weather pattern are forecast to soak California in the upcoming months. The H. Lorenzo Men’s shop in West Hollywood’s Sunset Plaza retail district is betting that people will be thinking about monsoon-style rains soon.

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Acustom Apparel Takes A Bow in West Hollywood

The bespoke experience is going digital. Acustom Apparel recently opened a West Hollywood boutique based on digital bespoke.

Venue' s Canares Announces New Trade Show

Silk Show

Venue Trade Show founder Miles Canares announced Silk Show, a new event that will take a bow at the sprawling Asian American Expo, which is scheduled to run Jan. 16–17 at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.

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