Andrew Asch

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August Sales Show Slowness


Many retailers missed their forecasts for their August comp-store sales. Sales for U.S. retailers were down 0.9 percent in an index compiled by Retail Metrics, a Boston-area market-research company.

Say Goodbye to Magnetic Stripe Credit Cards in October


Going out of style soon: credit cards with magnetic stripes.

Threads 4 Thought: Activewear Made Out of Plastic Bottles


The market for clothes made for yoga, running and the gym grew 21 percent to become an $18.5 billion business in the 12-month period ending in June 2015, according to market-research company The NPD Group

Mélange Fashion Tech Trade Show Takes a Bow at The New Mart

Trade Shows

With e-commerce, m-commerce and a new trend in wearable technology, fashion has embraced business models invested in the digital world.

New Resources: Venice Rani

New Resources

Venice Rani: Outfitting independent Venice and LA women

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Bloggers Face Off For $1,000 Sprees at Beverly Center

Beverly Center produced its Third Annual Show Us Your Style Challenge. Competing bloggers assembled outfits and fall looks for $1,000 shopping sprees at the luxe shopping center.

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Surfwear Stoked On Bowling

Last month Surf Industry Manufacturers Association raised funds for non-profits with its Waterman's Ball. On Sept. 15, SIMA will produce another fundraiser - this one is called StokesMe Bowl-a-Rama.

Agenda Moves East Coast Show to Miami in January

Trade Shows

Agenda trade show announced Sept. 1 that it will move the location for its Winter East Coast show from New York to Miami, Fl.

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Matiere Pops at Concept 8366 1/2

What a wild summer it has been for the Matiere label; New York Fashion Week, winning an award at Tents at Project and on Aug. 29, the label started a pop up shop at Concept 8366 1/2 in Los Angeles.

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Shiekh Shoes' Crooks & Castle's Party

The Crooks & Castles crew dropped by Shiekh Shoe's Legacy Level shop in downtown Los Angeles for an art party.

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