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BCBG Max Azria Lays Off More Employees Following Bankruptcy Filing

03/29/2017

The BCBG Max Azria Group, which filed for bankruptcy protection on Feb. 28, has given notice that it will lay off another 116 people, effective May 11. This comes after the Los Angeles contemporary label laid off 123 people last November and another 71 people one year ago.

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Puma’s Locked-Box Challenge

03/29/2017

To reward (and challenge) young athletes, athletic footwear and apparel maker Puma thought inside the box.

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Sale at Nation Ltd.

03/29/2017

L.A.-based fashion T-shirt line Nation Ltd. is having a sample sale.

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WestWeek 2017 Salutes Icons and Innovators

03/29/2017

WestWeek 2017 highlighted “Icons and Innovators” at its March 22-23 Spring Market at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Calif.

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Staud on Sale

03/29/2017

Staud is having a sample sale at the company’s headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.

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Mr. A's Uniqlo Moment

03/27/2017

How does a Paris-based graffiti artist connect with a Japanese headquartered retailer to make T-shirts? And then globetrot to Los Angeles introduce the capsule collection with Uniqlo’s UT label? The artist André Saraiva explained.

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On the Runway at FWLA

03/27/2017

Roosevelt Broome IV, founder of Rich Apparels, shows off his T-shirts at FWLA.

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Bebe Hires Firm to Chart New Course

03/23/2017

After speculation that Bebe Stores Inc. might shutter all its locations and concentrate on e-commerce, the California retailer announced it hired B. Riley & Co. to help “explore strategic alternatives.”

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Chupakabra Found In a T-shirt Line

03/23/2017

There’s the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot and, since the mid-1990s, chupacabra. It sounded like the perfect starting-off point for a T-shirt line for Eric Martin, the founder of The Park Showroom in downtown Los Angeles.

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Profile Industries' L.A. Splash

03/23/2017

Weather in the northeast has become more extreme. What do you do when you make warm weather clothes. For Manhattan-headquartered Profile Industries, Inc., the solution was opening a showroom in Los Angeles.

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Please Do Not Enter’s Westside Invasion

03/23/2017

In Los Angeles, there is a Westside and an Eastside, and the two rarely meet, except in the pop-up shop produced by Please Do Not Enter

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Disabled Worker Wins Discrimination Case Against Citizens of Humanity

03/23/2017

In a court case that took more than three weeks to argue, a 61-year-old employee who felt he was wrongfully dismissed after a shoulder injury limited his ability to work won a major verdict against his employer, Citizens of Humanity.

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Los Angeles Fashion Week: California Point of View

03/23/2017

Los Angeles Fashion Week: Fall 2017

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Sears Remains ‘Viable Business’ CFO Says

03/23/2017

The worlds of Sears Holdings Corp. investors and shoppers were rocked this week when the parent company to Sears and KMart issued an annual report noting that there was “substantial doubt” on the Chicago-area company’s future.

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Riding Out Big Changes in Retail at Marcum Panel

03/23/2017

There are 26 square feet of retail for every man, woman and child in the United States, according to a statistic quoted by Robin Lewis, chief executive and editorial director of The Robin Report, a platform covering retail.

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Future State in 2017

03/23/2017

When the Future State brand started in late 2014, it offered an array of women’s T-shirts and placed the new line in retailers such as Urban Outfitters.

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Nordstrom Taps Infor Cloud-based POS System

03/23/2017

Nordstrom is switching to a new cloud-based point-of-sale system run by technology-solutions provider Infor.

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Woodbury University’s Historic Fashion Archive Gets an Organizational Makeover

03/23/2017

As Woodbury University’s fashion department celebrates its 85th year, it is taking a good, hard look at its archive of 4,000 garments and accessories, which range from frocks from the 1800s to more-contemporary pieces that include designers Yves Saint Laurent and Jean-Paul Gaultier.

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LA Style in the Spotlight at Brand Assembly

03/23/2017

To introduce its new creative, co-working space, Brand Assembly hosted a networking event in partnership with The Zoe Report, designer Rachel Zoe’s fashion, beauty, and lifestyle portal. The March 14 event was held at the co-working space, called The Square by Brand Assembly, located on the mezzanine of the Cooper Design Space.

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Here Comes Custom Ketchup

03/22/2017

A lot of people say that fashion has gone to the dogs, but in the case of T-shirt line Custom Ketchup, it has gone to the kids.

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