Deborah Belgum

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Obituary: Kristine Garrett, URU Designer


Manufacturing

Kristine Garrett, who founded URU clothing nearly 40 years ago with her husband, Ken Brown, died on June 2 of cancer. She was 69.

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FIDM Graduates Its First Class of Menswear Design Students


Fashion

About 200 people attended a reception and exhibition to celebrate the graduation of the first-ever students who completed a new advanced study program for menswear at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles.

Joe’s Jeans in Talks With Investment Group Over Acquisition

Manufacturing

News sources are reporting that Joe’s Jeans, the Los Angeles premium blue jeans maker that bought Hudson Clothing nearly two years ago, is in talks to be acquired by an East Coast private equity firm.

Legal Action Between Dov Charney and American Apparel Heats Up

Manufacturing

American Apparel chairwoman Colleen Brown, in an anti-SLAPP motion filed June 19 in Los Angeles County Superior Court against former CEO Dov Charney, maintained that Charney was fired in December for just cause after an investigation turned up dozens of lascivious and discriminatory events.

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Calvin Klein Buys House in LA

Fashion

Designer Calvin Klein coming to town.

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If the Suit Doesn't Fit, Donate It

Retail

Men's Wearhouse launches six-week donation drive.

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BNKR Pops Up on Robertson

Retail

Australian retailer BNKR launches a pop-up store on Robertson Boulevard.

Job Growth Looks Positive in California and the U.S.


Finance

With the economy still ticking along, the unemployment rate in California and the rest of the country will continue to drop through 2016, according to the latest UCLA Anderson Forecast.

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Authentic Brands Takes Over Frederick’s of Hollywood


Retail

Authentic Brands Group has completed its acquisition of the iconic Frederick’s of Hollywood lingerie label after Frederick’s declared bankruptcy in April and shuttered its 93 stores.

Port Container Volumes Return to Normal After West Coast Congestion Problems


Import & Export

In May, the Port of Long Beach saw its container volumes jump 4.8 percent over the same month last year while the Port of Los Angeles said its container volumes barely budged, rising only 0.8 percent in May over the previous year.

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