Deborah Belgum

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Newsmaker: National Stores Files for Bankruptcy Protection After Half a Century in Business


For years, the Fallas and Factory 2-U stores owned by National Stores have been the favorite shopping spots for consumers in search of a bargain.

Newsmaker: Ilse Metchek, California Fashion Association


For decades now, Ilse Metchek has been the go-to person if you want inside information on anything going on in the California apparel world.

Newsmaker: As the Trade War Turns, So Goes the Economy


This has been a year of uncertainty for the trade world.

Newsmaker: AST Sportswear Inherits Title of Large T-shirt Maker in the United States


For years, AST Sportswear operated under the radar in Orange County, Calif.

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The Pantone Color of the Year Is Selected for 2019

Color Trend

Pantone does its research for the Color of the Year.

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Madewell Pop-Up Mobile Truck Making the Rounds in L.A. This Week

Rolling retail

Madewell's mobile pop-up holiday store will be making the rounds in Los Angeles.

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UCLA Anderson Forecast Sees a Slowing Economy With Trade Causing Potential Problems

Trade and the Economy

The UCLA Anderson Forecast predicts the economy will slow down in 2019 and then nearly even out in 2020.

AAFA Announces Honorees for American Image Awards


The American Apparel & Footwear Association, a trade organization in Washington, D.C., representing hundreds of the country’s largest manufacturers, named the recipients of its annual American Image Awards, which will be presented April 15 at the Plaza Hotel in New York.

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Uniqlo Opening Downtown L.A. Store Soon


Uniqlo opening at The Bloc on Dec. 13.

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New Company to Take Over Some National Stores Outposts

National Stores Saved

After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in August, National Stores has found a way to keep some of its stores open after announcing it was closing all of them.

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