Deborah Belgum

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Elizabeth and James Chooses LA for First U.S. Store


Elizabeth and James store opened by the Olsen twins.

Pokémon Go Craze Luring Shoppers to Stores and Malls


The marquis sign outside the Urban Outfitters store in downtown Los Angeles carries a curious message. It says: “There’s a Pikachu in my soup.”

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Artist Collaboration Makes for Colorful Sandals and Shoes


California footwear maker Sanuk collaborates with the "Queen of Collage" to make brightly hued sandals and boat shoe.

Forever 21 Opening in Romania With Franchisee

Forever 21, the Los Angeles–based fast-fashion retailer, is hoping to open its first store in Bucharest by this fall.

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Volcom Launches Jeans and Chinos Fit for Skateboarders


For its Fall/Winter collection, Volcom develops a blue jeans with the help of the Cone denim mill in North Carolina.

Los Angeles Gift Show Alters Dates Next Year and Moves

Trade Shows

LAMKT, the Los Angeles gift and home market, is moving its more than 200 exhibitors from the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center to The Reef, near downtown Los Angeles.

Daytime Rates Rising to Pick Up Cargo Containers at the Ports


If you want to pick up your cargo containers during the day at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, it will cost you a little more.

Rosenthal & Rosenthal Launches New Division With New Hires


Rosenthal & Rosenthal, a finance company specializing in factoring and asset-based lending, announced it is starting a new division called Rosenthal Trade Capital to provide alternative inventory-financing solutions to cash-constrained companies.

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St John Knits: Searching for the Magic Formula

St John Knits

St. John, the venerable Southern California luxury label that is a staple in many well-heeled shoppers’ closets, has been on an odyssey in recent years.

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Levi's Acquires Einstein's Iconic Leather Jacket

Fashion for a Genius

For its archives, Levi Strauss & Co. garners the winning bid for Albert Einstein's brown leather Cossack jacket.

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