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Onitsuka Tiger, Other New Brick-and-Mortar Stores Opening in L.A.

03/03/2021

Los Angeles retail is seeing a few new store openings. Among them is Onitsuka Tiger, which recently wrapped up a digital fashion show at Milan Fashion Week on Feb. 27.

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Fred Segal, Retail Innovator, 87

03/01/2021

Fred Segal was considered the founder of the specialty-retail approach that ushered in an influential Los Angeles and California sense of cool. He died Feb. 25 in Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif.

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On-Demand Printer and Drop-shipper Printful to Open Larger L.A. Facility

03/01/2021

On-demand-printing and drop-shipping-fulfillment business Printful is scheduled to open a 93,000-square-foot facility in the Los Angeles area this fall, said Dairis Zarins, Printful’s director of operations.

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NRF Forecasts Robust Retail Rally by Mid-2021

02/25/2021

U.S. retail sales are forecast to make a big rally this year. Sales are expected to grow between 6.5 percent to 8.2 percent to more than $4.33 trillion, according to the National Retail Federation.

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Fred Segal to Open Boutiques in New Las Vegas Casino

02/25/2021

Resorts World Las Vegas will be the first new casino resort to open on the Las Vegas Strip in more than a decade. It was recently announced that Fred Segal was selected to develop and run boutiques at the casino.

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SoundCommerce Closes $15 Million Series A Financing

02/23/2021

Continuing its growth within the consumer-retail industry, the data-platform provider SoundCommerce announced $15 million in Series A financing, aligning with its expansion through hiring, platform capabilities and customer engagement.

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Novoloop Announces Groundbreaking Progress in Plastic-Waste Upcycling

02/23/2021

Formerly known as BioCellection, Menlo Park, Calif.’s Novoloop announced Feb. 23 an extraordinary advancement in sustainable manufacturing with the launch of XIRC.

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NTWRK Platform and The Hundreds’ Family Style Festival to Support LA Restaurants With Virtual Show

02/22/2021

In 2019, The Hundreds streetwear brand produced the inaugural Family Style Food Festival to showcase the tastes and cuisines of independent Los Angeles-area restaurants. Fast forward to a Los Angeles struggling under pandemic restrictions. The Family Style Food Festival will go on, but it will be a virtual festival that will be produced under the moniker of Family Style To Go.

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Joor to Make Payment Features More User-Friendly on Its Platform

02/22/2021

Joor, a digital-wholesale platform that serves as the technology partner for the Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs trade show, recently announced that its platform was going to become more user-friendly for financial transactions.

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Honey, an E-Retail Company, Gets Into LA Galaxy’s Jersey Game

02/22/2021

Los Angeles-based e-retail company Honey announced a multi-year agreement to place its logo on the right sleeve of LA Galaxy’s home and away jerseys, which will take the field at the team's home, Dignity Health Sports Park, in Carson, Calif., when the MLS season starts on April 17.

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Social-Media Star Laura Lee Unveils Fashion Line

02/19/2021

Social-media influencers have captured the imaginations of many consumers by acting as the ambassadors for brands and fashion lines on Instagram and YouTube. A handful of these influencers also are taking the leap into designing their own fashions.

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#ArtBlk by Dungeon Forward Features Collaborations With Black Artists

02/19/2021

Headwear brand Dungeon Forward introduced its #ArtBlk limited capsule collection that features work by Black artists Chuck Styles, XPayne, Melissa A. Mitchell and Nathan Delinois. The collection was launched as an introduction to the brand's new low-top variant of The Sunika Kuraun style.

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First Atlanta Apparel of the Year Sees Pre-Pandemic Traffic

02/18/2021

Exceeding expectations of show producers, the Feb. 2–6 edition of Atlanta Apparel at the AmericasMart in Atlanta saw buyer traffic that equaled January 2020 numbers. With visitors from 46 states, first-time buyers comprised 20 percent of those who attended the market.

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Informa Markets Fashion Welcomes Industry to MAGIC Pop-Up Orlando

02/18/2021

Ready for showtime, Informa Markets Fashion hosted its MAGIC Pop-Up Orlando Feb. 9–11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The time had come to produce an on-site show that afforded opportunities for buyers and brands to meet in a safe environment that would employ guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to Informa Markets Fashion Commercial President Kelly He...

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WWIN Travels Across the U.S. to Bring the Industry Together in Person

02/18/2021

As the apparel industry emerges from a 2020 that saw on-site trade events halted, the Womenswear In Nevada event moved from its home in Las Vegas to present its WWIN Orlando Showcase Feb. 9–11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

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Offprice Show Produces Smaller Show to Solid Traffic in Orlando

02/18/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic inspired the Offprice show, a biannual Las Vegas trade event for value-priced women’s, men’s and kids’ apparel as well as footwear and jewelry to a new town and a new situation, where it shared convention space with the WWIN Orlando Showcase and MAGIC Pop Up Orlando Feb. 9–11 in Orlando, Fla.

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MICAM Americas Places Footwear Options at MAGIC Pop-Up

02/18/2021

MICAM Americas offered a footwear source at a group of trade shows that ran Feb. 9–11 as the MAGIC Pop-Up at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Footwear ran the gamut from casual shoes to fashion styles with stiletto heels. Brands exhibiting included Bed|Stü, Matisse, Tamaris and Shu Shop.

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Ready to Reunite the Apparel Industry, Trade-Event Producers Host On-site Events

02/18/2021

The beginning of 2021 has included a return to on-site trade shows, as producers adhere to safety measures while affording opportunities for buyers and brands to discuss business strategy.

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With High-Ranking Certified B Corp Status, Frank & Eileen Becomes Mission Focused

02/18/2021

Building her brand upon a foundation of high standards for luxury shirting, Frank & Eileen founder Audrey McLoghlin had aligned her company with many of the principles required by B Corporation certification in corporate environmental and social awareness.

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Generating Self-Pride and Cultural Respect the Goal for Kin

02/18/2021

Meeting during their time as students at the University of Southern California, Kameni Ngahdeu and Kwabena Osei-Larbi were mission driven from the start of their friendship and found comfort in their shared cultural backgrounds.

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