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Anne Fontaine Launches San Francisco Location

07/19/2019

Luxury women's brand Anne Fontaine opened its San Francisco location recently, giving the label a foundation in the city.

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Miami Swim Week 2019 Offers Fresh Takes on Swimwear—and Everything Else

07/18/2019

As designers, brands, buyers and influencers descended upon south Florida for Miami Swim Week, there was much competition for business on the trade-event circuit plus newcomers making it to the runway.

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ba&sh Moves to Malibu Country Mart

07/18/2019

Paris-headquartered women’s brand ba&sh is on the move.

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Cabana Makes a Big Move at This Year’s Miami Swim Week

07/18/2019

Now celebrating its fifth year at Miami Swim Week, Cabana debuted in a new location during its 2019 run July 13–14.

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Riding the Wave of Experiential Retail, Skingraft Grows Up and Free Market Expands

07/18/2019

The Skingraft brand was one of the pioneers of high-end fashion retail in downtown Los Angeles, but, after a decade of running the brand’s boutique, co-founders Chris and Jonny Cota closed their shop in March.

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SwimShow Launches New Features While Remaining a Trusted Resource

07/18/2019

This year’s SwimShow, which took place July 13–16 at the newly revamped Miami Beach Convention Center, demonstrated the show’s stature among legacy brands.

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Hammock Creates a Swim-Week Space for High-End and Emerging Brands

07/18/2019

Marking its second year at the 1 Hotel, Hammock’s decision to host its event at the eco-conscious space on Miami’s Collins Avenue may have had something to do with an industrywide shift toward sustainability.

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Destination: Miami Creates a Customized Experience for Fresh, International Brands

07/18/2019

Hosted at the Faena Bazaar during Miami Swim Week July 13–16, Destination: Miami made a colorful debut in a space that has welcomed pop-up museums, galleries and fashion retailers.

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Paraiso Offers Distinctive Brand Experiences in Prime Miami Beach Locations

07/18/2019

Now celebrating its second year, Paraiso Miami Beach boasted more than 30 runway shows and a new pop-up-shopping experience, the Paraiso Bungalow, during its July 11–14 run.

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Nu Wave Unveils a New Approach to Miami Swim Week Runway Shows

07/18/2019

Debuting July 11 and closing July 14, Nu Wave Swim served as SwimShow’s runway-event foray at Miami Swim Week.

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Mega Fashion Club Says Its Mega Wrap Will Live Large

07/18/2019

The activewear market continues to grow on a foundation of well-known styles such as leggings, sweats, racer-back tops and track jackets.

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Swim Week’s Swim the Globe Gains a Sustainable Component

07/18/2019

During its third installment, Swim the Globe, which was held at the Sagamore South Beach July 11–14, hosted an eco-friendly component during Miami Swim Week.

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Gerber Technology Announces New Executive Appointments

07/18/2019

Moving forward with a more customer-centric strategy as it continues to build its position as a leader in innovative integrated technologies and services, Tolland, Conn.’s Gerber Technology announced the promotion and hire of new executives.

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Amazon Prime Day Breaks Company Records

07/18/2019

Amazon said that it broke its records during the retail giant’s recent Prime Day 2019, which was held during a 48-hour period from July 15 to 16.

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U.S. Unemployment Is Up, But Wages Are Up Too

07/18/2019

The U.S. economy got some mixed news this week. First-time unemployment claims rose this week, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. But median weekly earnings of full-time, salaried workers also increased, according to a statement from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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UK’s #FashionIsGREAT at Fred Segal

07/18/2019

Los Angeles is the address to neighborhoods such as Koreatown, Little Tokyo and Little Ethiopia, but a bit of the United Kingdom moved into the Fred Segal flagship July 15.

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SuitKits to Outfit The L.A. Sparks

07/17/2019

When you think of the Los Angeles Sparks WNBA team, you might think of purple-and-gold basketball jerseys, but Sierra E., founder of made-to-measure suiting brand SuitKits by Sierra E, saw an opportunity to put athletes in suits.

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Alexis Monsanto Shows Beautés des Champs

07/16/2019

Inspired by the French countryside, West Hollywood, Calif.-based designer Alexis Monsanto presented his Beautés des Champs collection.

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Odaingerous Boutique Reopens in Downtown Los Angeles

07/15/2019

Odain Watson missed the free-form pace of bricks-and-mortar retail. On July 13, he reopened the Odaingerous boutique in downtown Los Angeles.

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Farm Rio Launches L.A. Presence With Pop-up Shop at Westfield Century City

07/12/2019

Expanding to the West Coast of the United States for the first time, Brazilian brand Farm Rio launched a summer pop-up shop at Westfield Century City.

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