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Holidays Start in Beverly Hills with BOLD

11/13/2019

Coming up on Nov. 14, Beverly Hills’ third annual BOLD Holidays program will produce a fireworks show and holiday music concerts to start the Holiday Season.

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Volcom To Outfit U.S. Snowboard Team

11/12/2019

After 20 years or so of making outerwear and snowboarding clothes, Volcom has reached a summit.

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Zenni x Cynthia Rowley Launches in Time for Holiday

11/08/2019

Online eyewear brand Zenni partnered for the first time with fashion designer Cynthia Rowley on a limited-edition capsule that launched in time for Holiday.

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Elizabeth Taylor’s Dresses Take Bow at Zunino Atelier's AIDS Event

11/08/2019

Mark Zunino Atelier Produced a One-Off event for Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation on Nov. 7. The event was a success and bittersweet. Mark Zunino recalled making dresses for Taylor and her courageous work for AIDS research.

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Peck Exits Gap

11/07/2019

After an almost 15-year run at Gap Inc., which included four years as its president and chief executive officer, Art Peck is leaving the giant specialty retailer. The San Francisco–based company’s board of directors announced Nov. 7 that Peck will step down from his leadership position and from the company’s board.

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CALA Winds Down Its 2019 Show Schedule With San Francisco Edition

11/07/2019

While the November San Francisco edition of the CALA trade show isn’t its final event of the year, it is the final installment in the city where it began, and event organizers are looking to finish 2019 strong as buyers and exhibitors become excited about opportunities that lie ahead in 2020.

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Performance-and-Active Sourcing Arrive in Portland at Functional Fabric Fair

11/07/2019

Launching in Portland at the Oregon Convention Center Oct. 22–23, Functional Fabric Fair—powered by Performance Days unveiled its performance-specific trade-show model on the West Coast.

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Guess? Announces New CFO

11/07/2019

Katie Anderson was recently named chief financial officer for denim and contemporary lifestyle brand Guess?, Inc., which is headquartered in Los Angeles. She replaces Sandeep Reddy, who will serve Guess until Dec. 1. Anderson will assume the brand’s CFO responsibilities on Dec. 2, said Carlos Alberini, Guess’s chief executive officer.

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A Wave of Fantasy at FCI Student Show

11/07/2019

At the Oct. 10 FCI Fashion School student show, there was a wide exploration of fantasy-inspired looks. The event took place at the Phylm Studios event space near downtown Los Angeles and showcased styles of 11 students from the private fashion school, which teaches accelerated courses in fashion design and merchandising.

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Contemporary Brand Christina Dienst Forges Its Own Sustainable Path

11/07/2019

To mark the official start of her self-named Christina Dienst label, the designer produced a pop-up shop in downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion District last month.

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Surf Rides Into Uncharted Waters After a String of Consolidations

11/07/2019

When it was announced on Oct. 29 that Nike Inc. had sold the influential Hurley International brand, it was the latest deal that had many surf watchers questioning the direction of the surf industry.

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Crocker Exits Bldwn

11/07/2019

It was announced on Nov. 1 that Johnathan Crocker has left the Bldwn label, said Tommy James, the executive vice president and chief financial officer of the denim and lifestyle brand, which maintains its headquarters in Los Angeles. Crocker’s two-year contract expired on Oct. 31, James said.

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Week In Review

11/07/2019

The Week in Review

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Boardriders Contains Cyberattack

11/07/2019

Boardriders Inc. confirmed that its computer systems were attacked recently. The Huntington Beach, Calif.–based action-sports juggernaut did not identify the nature of the tech attack or when it happened. In a statement, the company described the attack as one that was quickly contained.

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L.A. County Sees Uptick in Vacancy

11/07/2019

Vacancy for commercial properties hit 5.7 percent in Los Angeles County during the 2019 3rd quarter, according to a report released on Oct. 28 by commercial-real-estate services and investment firm CBRE.

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Scrubs Brand Figs Sued by Competitor

11/07/2019

Figs started business in 2013 and made a splash by injecting fashion and contemporary styles into scrubs for medical personnel. Since its launch, it has grown into a company with 100 staffers and recently moved into a 27,000-square-foot headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif.

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On Nov. 9, It Will Be Christmas at The Citadel

11/06/2019

Halloween was just one week ago. Los Angeles temperatures are balmy enough to be beach weather; about somewhere in the 80s Fahrenheit. But if you’ll be swinging by Citadel Outlets, it might feel like Christmas.

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ComplexCon At 4: Big Showcase & Party for Sneakers, Skate, Streetwear and Hip-Hop

11/04/2019

The fourth annual Complexcon ran Nov. 2 -3 at Long Beach Convention Center. It was a retail pop-up market and fan convention for streetwear, high-end sneakers, skateboarding and hip-hop. It also was a space to spread the word on product launches.

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And Just Before Vans Checkerboard Day, It's Vans Global Ambassador Charity Auction

11/04/2019

Looking for something to do on Nov. 21?

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Heidi Merrick Opens Her Ojai Property for Fashion Week

11/01/2019

Bypassing the mainstream circuit during Los Angeles Fashion Week, California's own Heidi Merrick welcomed guests to her Ojai, Calif., home to unveil her Spring 2020 collection.

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