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Britney Vest

Fashion Scoops

EXCLUSIVE: Influencer Britney Vest Releases Size-Inclusive, Activewear Brand With HSN

“There’s just not enough options for anyone who’s above a size large,” the blogger said.

clock June 18, 2020Ryma Chikhoune

Los Angeles Retail Reopening amid COVID-19 Pandemic - 28 May 2020

Retail

L.A. Shopping Returns, for a Second Time

After months of closures, shoppers are looking for sales, socks and Gucci.

clock June 18, 2020Kali Hays

Barton Parreira x Fear of God

Fashion Scoops

Fear of God’s Jerry Lorenzo Debuts Eyewear with Barton Perreira

“In design, one of the hardest things to land is simplicity. One of hardest things to create are solutions that aren’t obtrusive,” Lorenzo said of the frames.

clock June 15, 2020Booth Moore

Yael Aflalo , Fashion Designer at Reformation , photo taken at the Reformation Store in the LESphoto: Celeste Sloman/ New York Observer

Business Features

Reformation CEO Yael Aflalo Steps Down After Allegations of Racism

“I’ve failed,” Aflalo wrote on Instagram.

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Ted Gibson and Jason Backe pose for a portriat at STARRING by Ted Gibson in Los Angeles, California on June 6, 2020.

Hair

Ted Gibson on Lack of Recognition: ‘I Know It’s Because I’m Black and Because I’m Gay’

The hairstylist and his husband and business partner, Jason Backe, discuss racial injustice and the reopening of their “smart” salon, a “COVID-19-safe concept” that’s arguably the beauty shop of the future.

clock June 12, 2020Ryma Chikhoune

Dov Charney founded Los Angeles Apparel in 2016, a vertically-integrated brand follow-up to his previous venture, American Apparel.

Fashion Scoops

Workers Rights Group Calls Out Dov Charney’s LA Apparel Factories for COVID-19 Issues

Garment Worker Center members report a lack of testing, social distancing and sanitizing practices at the factories.

clock June 11, 2020Booth Moore

Cleanup efforts by volunteers is seen in Los Angeles following a night of protests over the outrage for the killing of George Floyd on June 1.

Fashion Features

Moore From L.A.: How Should We Feel About Looting? It’s Complicated

“What good is it for me to have a business where I sell clothing and make money off people who are constantly living in a state of fear for generations?” said Bobby Kim, owner of streetwear brand The Hundreds in L.A.

clock June 1, 2020Booth Moore

Protesters near Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California.

Business Features

Riots, Looting Amid Protests Upend National Return to Normalcy

As brands and retailers across the U.S. started to reopen after the coronavirus lockdown, chaotic protesting has forced closures and led to a great deal of damage.

clock May 31, 2020Kali Hays and Rosemary Feitelberg

Protesters in L.A. on Saturday afternoon heading west toward Beverly Hills.

Fashion Scoops

L.A. Protests Cause Rodeo Drive, Luxury Retail to Shut Down

Fearful of riots and looting, many stores are preemptively closing just days after beginning to reopen in LA.

clock May 30, 2020Kali Hays

salons barbershops closed in California amid coronavirus

Technology

L.A. County Approved to Reopen Hair Salons, Barbershops

Nail salons are still excluded, but L.A. is moving fast toward reopening of hair salons, barbershops, even restaurants amid the coronavirus.

clock May 29, 2020Kali Hays

Rodeo Drive

Fashion Scoops

Rodeo Drive Podcast Launches May 29

The first episode will feature “godfather of Rodeo Drive” Fred Hayman.

clock May 28, 2020Ryma Chikhoune

Santa Barbara

Lifestyle

Quarantine Summer: A Taste of California From Home

From Napa to Joshua Tree, a look at the Golden State’s favorite escapes.

clock May 22, 2020Ryma Chikhoune

Trina Turk 25th anniversary collection caftan.

Fashion Features

Moore From L.A.: Sunnier Days Ahead for California Swim, Surfwear Brands

The allure of sun and surf is so strong, even if people are California dreamin’ on Instagram, that some designers have actually reported sales lifts during the pandemic.

clock May 22, 2020Booth Moore

Tabacaru Swim

Fashion Features

Escapist Fashion

Forced to stay home, even as the weather warms up, consumers are indulging in a little retail therapy by way of swimwear and resort wear.

clock May 22, 2020Kellie Ell

salons barbershops closed in California amid coronavirus

Government and Trade

Salons in California a ‘Few Weeks’ From Reopening, Governor Says

California appears to be picking up speed in its reopening plans amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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