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REI to Open First Los Angeles County Flagship Store

07/25/2017

REI is taking over a former Sports Authority store that has been closed since Sports Authority went bankrupt last year.

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Lalopalooza at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in DTLA

07/24/2017

This past sunny, Sunday afternoon was the celebration for the 100th anniversary of the birth for Lalo Guerrero, famed Mexican American musician, composer and comic known as the “Father on Chicano Music.” The July 23 event—titled “Lalopalooza”—was held at the beautiful, grassy courtyard of La Plaza Cultura y Artes museum across from Olvera Street in Downtown LA. It was the scene of l...

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CK Heads West

07/24/2017

Calvin Klein headed to the California desert to shoot the Fall 2017 campaign.

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Angel Biotek On Abbot Kinney

07/24/2017

Venice’s Abbot Kinney Boulevard has changed greatly over the past decade, causing many to complain that the street doesn’t have any more room for new brands or even the secret sauce that made it special in the first place. Venice area designer Angel Biotek hopes to prove those people wrong.

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Balmain to Melrose Place

07/21/2017

French fashion house Balmain opened its first West Coast flagship on Melrose Place in West Hollywood, Calif. this month.

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Trade Protectionism and E-Commerce Are Top Concerns for Chief U.S. Fashion Industry Executives

07/20/2017

With a new president in the White House, U.S. fashion manufacturers and retailers said their biggest concerns this year are about new trade barriers going up that would restrict apparel imports.

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ChicCartel Launches ‘Shop Locally’ Site

07/20/2017

The slogan “grown locally/buy locally” resonates for fashion, said the cofounders of e-commerce platform ChicCartel, a new market that promises to connect savvy fashion consumers with independent designers from their city and region.

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Vivian Maier on La Brea

07/20/2017

Art collectors and photographers to fashion and movie industry people, among others were on hand for the opening-night party celebrating the photography works of Vivian Maier at the K P Projects Gallery on La Brea in Hollywood.

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Shopify’s Frenzy App Powers Sale at Capsule and Liberty Fairs in NY

07/20/2017

Trade shows and runway shows have been looking to produce extra revenue streams for their vendors.

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French Tanneries Make Their West Coast Debut at the CMC

07/20/2017

The California Market Center played host to a small coterie of French tanneries when six companies showcased their upscale leathers for apparel, accessories and home décor July 13–14 in a suite on the CMC’s eighth floo

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Solo Active Collective Draws Diverse Retailers, Prepares for Move to Anaheim, Calif

07/20/2017

The Active Collective trade show, focusing on activewear and athleisure apparel, returned to Huntington Beach, Calif., for its July 18–19 run, which is slated to be the show’s last at the tony Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa.

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How the Apparel Industry Is Coping With Higher Minimum Wages

07/20/2017

The introductory video on the Tianello website talks about how the Los Angeles clothing maker’s collection of Tencel and silk tops lovingly passes through 100 hands before ending up in someone’s closet.

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Agenda Juggles Trade and Consumer Days

07/20/2017

After 14 years of being a trade-only show, Agenda unveiled a consumer day at the recent run of its Long Beach, Calif., event.

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Agenda Festival Bows

07/20/2017

A stylish crowd turned out for the debut of Agenda Festival, the one-day consumer event organized by the Agenda streetwear trade show.

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The CMC Balloons With Fun

07/19/2017

For a couple of days, the lobby at the California Market Center looked like a big party.

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1 Man’s Ring Around the Collar, 1 Woman’s Art

07/19/2017

Fashion designers argue that clothing is art. Lun*na Menoh gives the argument surreal support with her show A Ring Around the Collar, currently at Art Exchange Gallery near downtown Long Beach.

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Waraire Boswell's Refined from the Raw Challenge

07/18/2017

Waraire Boswell has been cutting up Los Angeles’ custom clothing scene for some time. The NBA-sized clothier made a splash at the ESPY awards show July 12 when D’Angelo Russel l of the Brooklyn Nets came to the ESPYS in Los Angeles wearing a suit Boswell made as part of a challenge.

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Fashionistas x Music Lovers at Rebel Rebel

07/18/2017

Los Angeles’s Hammer museum and Southern California radio station KCRW are hosting a series of free eclectic concerts and DJ sets on Thursday evenings in July at the museum in L.A.’s Westwood neighborhood.

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Erewhon Market Coming to Building Near LA Fashion District

07/18/2017

Erewhon Market is expected to open in the next few years in a hot spot in DTLA.

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Nordstrom Rack Set Opening Date for DTLA

07/18/2017

The unveiling of the Nordstrom Rack at Fig@7th will be this fall.

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