Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 12:36pm
There may actually have been a bright spot during holiday for American Apparel after all. The Los Angeles firm, though bogged down in store by lack of inventory newness in its most recently reported quarter, quietly began testing same-day shipping in New York and San Francisco... read more
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 11:58am
PARIS — Despite the terror attacks that hit Paris in 2015, clothing sales in France showed some resilience. Sales of women’s ready-to-wear were flat in 2015 versus the previous year, with French women spending 10.8 billion euros, or $11.99 billion at average exchange, on... read more
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 9:58am
When Wall Street analysts had a chance to pepper the top brass at Facebook, Apple and Google with questions on earnings conference calls last week, they asked repeatedly about just how immersive digital life might become. “Any high-level thoughts on the virtual reality theme... read more
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 8:48am
Twitter introduced a change that is meant to combat the cacophony that characterizes — and often plagues — the micro-blogging tool platform. Starting today, users will be able to select a new timeline feature that shows the best tweets from the accounts they follow first. The... read more
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 8:20am
Joining the retail movement to add bricks to clicks, eSalon plans to open its first physical store in Los Angeles during 2017. To facilitate that, eSalon has hired Amanda Hamilton, formerly director of operations for Drybar, to the newly created position of vice president... read more
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7:28am
Internet-only retailing and the dominance of social media will rule the future of fashion apparel retailing in the Los Angeles area while 3-D technology will also play a significant role. These are some of the key findings in the third annual CIT Group Inc. and California... read more
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 6:01am
NEW YORK — Public School wants to get in on wearables. The brand has teamed with Fitbit on a line of slick accessories that will walk down Public School’s women’s runway show on Sunday. “A big thing we’ve realized is that to make wearables mainstream we need to give people a... read more
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 5:54am
CHOO AT CHOW: “Don’t worry, he’s only making noodles,” said the head waiter as the noodle chef repeatedly slammed a stretchy lump of dough onto a wooden board, sending shock waves through the private room at Mr. Chow in London. The lump was later transformed into an elegant... read more
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 4:35am
NEXT GENERATION: Ujoh will show its women’s collection at Giorgio Armani’s Armani/Teatro during Milan Fashion Week later this month. Founded in 2009 by Mitsuru Nishizaki, the Japanese brand will present its fall 2016 collection on Feb. 27 in the show space. Nishizaki, who... read more
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 2:00am
CONSUMER FIRST — The British Fashion Council has unveiled a series of initiatives aiming to engage consumers during London Fashion Week, including a new partnership with media company Ocean Outdoor. Ocean Outdoor, which specializes in large-format digital billboards, will be... read more