Kari Hamanaka

Natalie Eva Marie


Natalie ‘Eva Marie’ Coyle on the Building of a Global Brand

She wants global domination and the former WWE wrestler’s now focused on her NEM Fashion company, which landed its first wholesale deal with nordstrom.com. 

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Fred Segal


Fred Segal Ramps International Plans

The retailer has inked deals with operators to bring the Los Angeles brand to Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Zurich and Bern.

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Assembly Las Vegas

Business Features

Trade Shows Confront Consumer-Facing Realities in Vegas

Opening up the trade show floor — wholly or in part — is a hot topic of conversation, but let’s not forget the industry, organizers say.

clock August 13, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Norwood Ali Qureshi

Street Style

From Norwood Street to Paris for Streetwear Line Norwood

The Los Angeles brand, now in its third season, is set for a Barneys Japan pop-in later this year and a collaboration with Taz Arnold.

clock August 9, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Lauren Riihimaki


YouTuber LaurDIY Continues on Bid to Be the Millennial Martha Stewart

Lauren Riihimaki is set to release a raft of craft-related collections over the coming months as she expands her brand and business.

clock August 8, 2018Kari Hamanaka


Business Features

Zilingo Aims to Be the Amazon of Manufacturing

The Singapore-based firm, fresh off the heels of a $54 million Series C, now looks to make inroads in the U.S. market.

clock August 6, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Honey Punch

Fashion Features

From the San Pedro Wholesale Mart, a Brand Rises

Honey Punch’s executive team, led by ceo and owner Katherine Kim, aspires for global brand status.

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Wildfang ceo Emma Mcilroy


Tomboy Style, Courtesy of Wildfang, Set for Sunset Boulevard

The Portland company, never one to shy away from political and social causes, will open its first store in October.

clock August 3, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Guess CEO Victor Herrero


Guess CEO on the Business of Getting Cool

Victor Herrero is nothing if not curious. Here’s how he and the rest of the denim firm are playing their cards as the company’s turnaround continues.

clock August 3, 2018Kari Hamanaka


Business Features

FabFitFun Delves Into Conference Space

The FabFitFun Founder Collective is to be held in Bel Air, Calif., with speakers that include Tori Spelling and executives across wellness, technology, finance, beauty and food.

clock August 1, 2018Kari Hamanaka

St. John Kansas City House


St. John CEO on New Salon Concept in Kansas

Eran Cohen said the company aggregated the best of the best in high-service approaches to shopping with St. John’s new Kansas City House concept.

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David Ben-David Sprayground

Street Style

Sprayground’s David Ben-David on How to Build a Backpack Brand

The Sprayground founder is in L.A. for the company’s first West Coast pop-up on Fairfax Avenue.

clock July 31, 2018Kari Hamanaka

The RealReal at 8500 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood


High-End Consignment Comes to Melrose Avenue Courtesy of The Real Real

The concept shop boasts the company’s first ever men’s shop, complete with a sneakerdome, along with a handbag wall and café.

clock July 31, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Eison Triple Thread

Mens Fashion

Eison Triple Thread Doubles Down on Personalization Via Spotify

The men’s direct-to-consumer brand is banking on music tastes to help it assist customers in making the right style choices.

clock July 30, 2018Kari Hamanaka

ComplexCon 2017

Designer and Luxury

ComplexCon Issues Statement on Dior

ComplexCon officials say they were led to believe the luxury brand would appear at the show. It won’t.

clock July 27, 2018Kari Hamanaka

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