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Downtown's Real Holiday Spirit at DTLA // IRL

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Housed at the LA Athletic Club on the corner of 7th and Olive Streets, the DTLA // IRL pop-up event brought together artists, fashion designers, food vendors and members of the community during the holiday season.

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The RealReal Releases Holiday Resale Report

Luxury Resale Secrets

With the 2018 holiday season in mind, The RealReal has revealed the highest-valued resale items at the top of luxury-brand lovers’ wish lists this year.

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‘The Godfather’ Builds a House of Gold to Make Sustainable Denim Affordable

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Adriano Goldschmied—known for his luxury denim at brands such as Diesel, Citizens of Humanity and AG Jeans—has been quietly building a new Los Angeles venture over the last five years.

Newsmaker: Los Angeles Becomes the Largest U.S. City to Ban Fur Sales

Manufacturing

With major design houses such as Chanel, Versace and Michael Kors abandoning the use of fur in their collections, the legislative movement toward prohibiting the sale of these controversial garments gained a lot of ground in California during 2018.

Newsmaker: Paul Marciano Leaves Guess? Inc. Amid Growth of #MeToo Movement

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As the #MeToo anti–sexual harassment movement gained momentum, women across all industries came forward to share their stories and formally accuse the men they say harassed them.

Newsmaker: The Buzz Surrounding 2018’s Buzzword—Sustainability

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If fashion had one theme in 2018 it was sustainability. While some who are unfamiliar with the concept are confused by the term “sustainability,” a sustainable-fashion industry is able to support itself through conservative manufacturing methods that limit harm to the environment and sourcing based on reuse.

Newsmaker: Brookfield Properties Begins a $170-Million Upgrade of the California Market Center

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More than one year after Brookfield Properties acquired a controlling interest in the California Market Center, the real estate–development company announced in November it would invest $170 million to transform the showroom and office complex into a mixed-use creative space and fashion-industry campus.

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Oliver Peoples and Assouline Reveal Their View of California

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With its new book collaboration "California as We See It," luxury-eyewear brand Oliver Peoples collaborated with finely crafted-book publisher Assouline for an intimate, insider view of the Golden State.

Invista Unveils Lycra FreeF!t Technology at Kingpins NYC

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During last week’s Kingpins NYC show, held Nov. 28–29 at Pier 36/Basketball City in New York, integrated-fiber company Invista unveiled the new patented Lycra FreeF!t technology to its North American audience.

Noble Sands Gives Limitless Wardrobe Options With Less

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The idea behind Julie Habelmann’s recently launched Noble Sands line is this: One piece of fabric can do it all.

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