Thursday, July 30, 2009

One of our favorite jean lines is having a sale

Need we say more?

Some poetry readings

Hope some of you will try to make this.

What a darling picture!

I always find tons at this sale!

This will be an all day affair

Don't forget those canvas bags!

Anyone looking for a job?

Dylan George is looking for some one to help assist in sales that’s going to be able to travel to Vegas and all other major shows as well as handle the mid-west territory. Some experience necessary.
Please contact:

Irene Anouk Guez
801 S. Figueroa St., Suite #2300
Los Angeles CA 90017
P: (213) 489-2200
F: (213) 489-2201

Tons of Sales

Don't forget to check out:

Room #201 for Susana Monaco, Fremont and Tarah Smith Handbags. I bought a terrific handbag from Tarah Smith last time.

Room 639 is selling KG Karen Grimaldi and Chelsea Flower

Bring Cash

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

This will be a blast

We will be over there with our biz card to show support to our BFF Brand Equity.

Busy Friday Coming up

Don’t miss out on one of LNA’s only sample sales!!!
Sale starts this Thursday, July 30th from 3pm-5pm and continues until Friday, July 31st from 9am-5pm!
@ the Cooper Building #204
If you are in the biz you can stop by on Thursday from 1-2 to get first dibs.

Sarah Angell over at 3 Dots just sent this to me. Looks like fun.

The Sales Keep On Coming

Hot Tuna’s Biggest Sale EVER!!
Lowest Prices EVER!!!

Men's and Women’s

Board shorts - $5 Swim (Each piece) - $5
T-shirts - $5 Cover ups/Dresses - $5
Hoodies - $7 Pants - $7, Jackets - $7,Hoodies - $7

SUITE 510 at 719 S. Los Angeles St. Just up the block between 8th and 7th.
Wednesday – Friday (11am-5pm)
Cash and Credit Card, if over $25
(213) 891-9409

Casch Copenhagen and Groa

FRIDAY July 31st 10 – 4 pm

SHOWROOM Suite 213

Hope to see you there!!

**Cash only
Check it out here. and here.

And this is a must:

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Let's see what this is?

Monday, July 27, 2009

Louis Cannizzaro

Where The City Runs Out of Street Lights/Downtown Los Angeles


Cynthia Vincent introduced us to Louis a few years ago. He actually did some fab paintings in the lobby windows. I am TRYING to find those images.
I just thought I would share this pic that came in an email.
Check out his work here.


Thrive is a new tenant here and they are having their first sample sale!!
Here are the details:
July 31st from 10 to 5
Room 921B
Cash Only. Most items are under $40.

It is the end of the month already?

Sample Sale info is starting to roll in.
Here is the first one:

Shop fantastic deals at Marked Showroom’s mid-summer sample sale on Crispin and Basilio, Myne, Found Denim, Gar-de, Nanushka, Use/Unused and Ian Becks.

Everything from silk tops and printed tees to flirty dresses and leather jackets. Mostly all under $50—well below wholesale prices! Cash only.

Marked is in room #410 here at Cooper.

Thursday 7/30 and Friday 7/31
10am to 4pm

Last month I found an amazing coat here.

Friday, July 24, 2009

A Different Kind of Bagel

We are always willing to try something new especially when it comes to carbs!
So we were very happy to taste these Jamaican inspired bagels ( don't even THINK about a certain type of Jamaican agricultural product!) sent over by Reginald at Jamagel.
WOW! the ginger/nutmeg has a really tasty zing.
Jamagel is nearby and will deliver.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Making Life a little easier

Here is a way to get those samples to Vegas:

LA to VEGAS only .49 cents per lbs.

INT EXPESS can transport your showroom lines for less.LA, to the Vegas Shows, direct service… only .49 cents per lbs.
We will be picking up from your LA showroom on Aug 28th.

NY to VEGAS contact your New York Showroom…

Ship NY to VEGAS for as low as .99 cents per lbs!

INT EXPRESS has a direct flight between NY and Vegas which guarantees that there is no chance for mis-routing as there could be with FedEx, UPS services.

NY schedule:

.99 cents per lbs Ship Tues Aug 25th
$1.50 per lbs Ship Wed Aug 26th
$1.99 per lbs Ship Thurs Aug 27th


If you are sending lines to Dallas we can offer direct service to VEGAS. Eliminate the expense of sending the lines back to LA and then to VEGAS. If you have the option, take advantage of the savings.

We guarantee that you will pay less to ship through us then any other carrier.

Don’t delay; call to reserve your space today!

INT EXPRESS provides services to all the national markets, contact us for rates.





One loss is another gain

Rosenthal & Rosenthal may see new clients from CIT:
Read the Bloomberg piece here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The latest on CIT

The latest from Bloomberg: CIT Bond Advisers Said to Push for Bankruptcy After August Swap
Read the article here.

The Agency Sale

Leather bags, belts and cuffs below wholesale.
Room #210 This Friday and next Friday 7/31/09

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

CIT Details

For those of you that like to read this stuff here are the details on the CIT loan as posted on Calculated Risk.

CIT from WSJ

Read the latest update from The Wall Street Journal

CIT Update from MarketWatch

CIT bankruptcy may not help troubled lender - MarketWatch

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Friday, July 17, 2009

CIT Update

From the Wall Street Journal:
CIT, Clients Scramble to Secure Lifelines.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Where are our Public Officials, Civic Leaders, and LEGISLATORS????....

From the California Fashion Association:
Report: The New York Stock Exchange halted trading on shares of CIT Group Inc., the largest factor to the apparel industry. Talks ended late on July 15 without a solution; CIT has been told there is “no appreciable likelihood” of government funding in the near term.

Significance of the Bankruptcy
“It sends a chilling message when the government will bail out Wall Street but then turns its back on the biggest lender to Main Street”. (Cass Johnson, National Council of Textile Organizations). The significance of this situation, and its affect on the design based industries of apparel, furniture, toys, etc., is noticeably absent from the “economic impact” analysis being put forth by the local ‘economic gurus’. Just wait until they are faced with real estate vacancies and increased unemployment!
Read more at californiafashionassociation.blogspot

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

CIT Update

From Bloomberg:

CIT Says U.S. Support Unlikely, Studies Options With Advisers

By Linda Shen

July 15 (Bloomberg) -- CIT Group Inc., the commercial lender running short of cash, said it probably won’t receive a federal bailout and is studying alternatives with advisers.

“There is no appreciable likelihood of additional government support being provided over the near term,” the New York-based company said today in a statement. CIT, once the biggest independent commercial lender, faces bankruptcy if no federal aid emerges, Standard & Poor’s said earlier this week.

The Treasury, Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. have been debating whether to risk more taxpayer funds, on top of the $2.33 billion granted to CIT in December, to keep the lender afloat. Regulators have been trying to gauge whether a bankruptcy would present a risk to the rest of the financial system. CIT’s supporters point to 1 million customers who may lose funding, including 300,000 retailers.

“It’s a killer,” said Sean Egan, president of Egan-Jones Ratings Co. “What’s next is that they’re going to have to scrape for capital to meet the next loan payment and it’s highly likely that they’re going to file for protection.”

CIT has battled cash shortages and faces $1 billion of bonds maturing next month. Messages to CIT spokesman Curt Ritter weren’t immediately returned.

The lender gained 1.9 percent to $1.64 today before trading was halted by the New York Stock Exchange. The stock, which dropped 64 percent this year, sold for more than $60 in February 2007.

Obama Briefed

CIT’s record includes eight straight quarterly losses totaling $3.4 billion after forays into subprime mortgages and student lending. Analysts are predicting losses the rest of this year, including $346 million when second-quarter results are reported on July 23, according to a survey by Bloomberg.

President Barack Obama was briefed on the status of CIT during his regular meeting with economic advisers this morning, administration spokesman Robert Gibbs said. He directed queries on CIT to the Treasury, where spokeswoman Meg Reilly didn’t respond to requests for comment before CIT’s statement.

A Little Culture Just Down the Block

Opening soon the Iron Art Gallery at 725 S. Los Angeles St.
Until then check out the site.
There is something absolutely sublime about entering this space after you have walked on Los Angeles St from Cooper. A 10 minute mind vacation. SO WORTH IT!!

Here is a solution.

Get this funny poster over at Plan B Studio

Something for the kids

Totally irresistable Okkies goodies for sale.

You could be in a Dove Commercial!!

The folks at Dove are looking for a variety of real women 18-39 years old who are attractive & beautiful in their own way AND have a special event coming up in the Los Angeles area.

Some possible events could be a high school or family reunion,dance or music recital, art gallery opening, a book signing, fashion show, teacher’s first day of school, baby christening, speed dating event, a friend’s wedding, an event planner with a big event, an anniversary party, a party for passing the bar exam or even a mother of triplets finally having a big date with hubby, the possibilities are endless.

We are particularly looking for women 18-39 yrs old all ethnicities who have personality, character, an optimistic attitude and should not be body shy. No actors or models please. Dancers welcome.

Auditions will be held in the upcoming two weeks in Los Angeles.

Please come wearing a sleeveless top.

Come be part of this once in a lifetime experience. Actual shoot takes place 1 or 2 days sometime during August 1-16th. Any woman chosen to appear will be paid for the shoot & tv residuals according to usage.

Please send us an email with a photo of yourself, tell us your age, tell us about your event and a number we can reach you.

Email us at

Kaplan Casting

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Association

Your neighbors over at The Cricket Showroom thought you might like to know about this fun night just for YOU.

What: Needle and Thread- Shop talk (really? must we?) and drinks with special guest DJ David Enzo
Who: Fashion Industry: designers, reps, buyers
Where: The Association- new downtown hotspot on East 6th Street
Why: Who doesn't need a drink these days?
When: Wednesday nights in July from 5-9

Check out this article in the LA Times.

For Sale

2 Day only sale.

Wednesday 7/15 & Thursday 7/16

Custom made displays and showroom furniture

Call 213-236-4444 for more info.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Michelle Jonas on E

Michelle Jonas is one of your neighbors over at 719 S. Los Angeles St.
Those dresses really ARE the perfect travel item.
Congrats Michelle

Thursday, July 2, 2009

It can't only be about the pretty stuff

This is what you call ugly. Read Matt Taibbi's article in Rolling Stone about Goldman Sachs.

How much did we give them??? I WANT IT BACK!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Flowers, flowers, flowers

Sometimes it is just too hard to get away for that much needed walk through a field of flowers. The flower mart is the quick urban solution.
It is soooo visually wonderful and contrary to popular belief you DO NOT have to get there at the crack of dawn!!Here is a site that may help you navigate this downtown treasure.
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