Deborah Belgum

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OC Fashion Week Starts Next Week


OC Fashion Week launches its first day on a yacht.

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Disappearing Rains Help Buyer Traffic at LA Market

LA Market Brightens Up

A Los Angeles winter of heavy rains and unprecedented cold weather lifted for buyers attending the March 11–13 LA Market Week.

UCLA Anderson Forecast Sees a Downshifting in the Economy

Slower economy sees slower housing starts this year and next.

Fashion Designer Mossimo Giannulli and Wife Accused of Paying Bribes to Get Daughters Into USC

Los Angeles fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli and his wife were named in a massive federal indictment accusing wealthy individuals of paying bribes to get their children into prestigious universities.

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Buffalo Exchange Celebrates 45 Years With Select Vintage and Unique Finds


The resale fashion house is celebrating with pop-up shops.

Gap Inc. Acquires Janie and Jack Stores


One week after Gap Inc. said it would be splitting into two separate, publicly traded companies, the company announced it had purchased the Janie and Jack retail chain from children’s retailer Gymboree Group Inc. for $35 million.

Big Challenges for Shipping Industry in 2020


Apparel and textile importers have spent the last year challenged by rising shipping rates and tight vessel space as cargo owners scrambled to bring in merchandise earlier than normal to beat an expected tariff rise on certain Chinese goods.

Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami Adds Events to Second Show

Trade Shows

Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami recently announced the lineup for its three-day show to be held May 28–30 at the same time as Miami Fashion Week.

A Cease-Fire in the Trade War Has the Apparel Industry Wondering What Will Happen Next


The recent lull in the trade war between the United States and China was good news for U.S. retailers, clothing manufacturers and importers who have seen their bottom line eroded by a 10 percent tariff on certain goods imported from China.

Gap Inc. to Split Into Two Separate Publicly Traded Companies


Old Navy to become a separate company from the rest of Gap Inc.'s brands.

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