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KAOHS Heads to L.A. With Beached

SWIM/SURF

Founded in 2013 in Orange County, Calif., and is currently manufactured in Los Angeles, KAOHS finally produced a runway show in Southern California. The show for Beached was produced on Aug. 15.

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Atelier & Repairs Celebrates Year 1 of Shop With A Message

RETAIL

Atelier & Repairs brand wanted to make a statement beyond commerce.

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Bldwn Opens Melrose Place Flagship

RETAIL

Denim brand Bldwn manufactures its jeans and runs creative office in Los Angeles. On Aug. 12, it increased its retail presence in the Los Angeles area by opening its first flagship store.

Authentic Brands Group Gets a $875 Million Investment

Retail

The Authentic Brands Group acquired the Costa Mesa, Calif., Volcom label and media property Sports Illustrated respectively in April and May of this year.

Macy’s Misses Forecasts During Week of Department Store Woes

Retail

Macy’s Inc. earnings disappointed Aug. 14, when the retail giant missed Wall Street forecasts and lowered its earnings-per-share guidance for fiscal 2019.

What’s Checking in Long Beach: Boutiquing for the Boom

Retail

Approximately 25 miles south of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Calif., has been experiencing an uptick in construction that will remake the town, which is the seventh largest city in the state.

Steve Madden Acquires BB Dakota

Manufacturing

After a 14-year run as an independent young-contemporary label, BB Dakota, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., announced Aug. 13 that it was acquired by the footwear-and-accessories company Steve Madden.

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Established Las Vegas Trade Shows on the Move, While a Newcomer Offers Alternative

Making Vegas Moves

After traveling to Las Vegas for the August 2019 trade shows, exhibitors, buyers and apparel-industry insiders discussed trends, while event producers announced major news regarding moving to new locations in 2020.

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Surf Chiefs Challenged to be More Eco-Conscious at Waterman’s

Surfing Into Sustainability

Supporting environmentalism is the main goal of Waterman’s, which is the annual fund-raiser produced by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association.

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Richer Poorer Talks Style at American Rag

Ramping up before its first full collection, the Richer Poorer label produced a styling panel at American Rag in Los Angeles.

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