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Fur Flies as California Moves Closer to a Statewide Sales Ban

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Fur Flies as California Moves Closer to a Statewide Sales Ban

For two decades Larry Becker’s shop, Dicker and Dicker of Beverly Hills, has specialized in fashions with fur. Now, as California edges closer than ever to banning the sale of new fur, he fears an advancing state bill would be disastrous to his livelihood.

“It would mean the end of the business,” he said. “It would be devastating.”

Assembly Bill 44 would ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products in the state. Beginning in 2022, first-time violators would pay $500—a penalty that could double for further offenses. The exemptions: fur used for religious purposes and Native American cultural practices, and used fur.

“We’re not criminalizing you having grandma’s fur or you even selling grandma’s fur,” said Democratic Assemblywoman Laura Friedman of Glendale, the bill’s author.

Instead she said the aim is to model the values of Californians, who last year passed a ballot measure to ensure that egg-laying hens and certain other farm animals have larger cages.

“The voters of California have said pretty consistently that if they buy a product in California that involves animals, they want to know that those animals were treated humanely,” Friedman said.

If the bill becomes law, California would be the first state to pass such a ban. Cities including West Hollywood, San Francisco and Los Angeles have city ordinances against fur already in place. Hawaii and New York city have also considered similar proposals. The Humane Society of the United States, a co-sponsor of the bill, has reported spending just over $10,000 lobbying […]

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Free Pinks Hotdogs: Petals & Peacocks Brand, DollsKill Event- Mar 14

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FAIRFAX DISTRICT — Petals + Peacocks fashion brand have teamed up with LA’s famous hotdog stand Pink’s for a merch release event at the Dollskill store this Saturday, March 14.

Get there before doors open at 11 for your free Pink’s Hotdogs (while supplies last). The first 50 in line will receive an “Xxxclusive Petals x Pinks + Dolls Kill tee” according to their release.

Music entertainment will be provided by Cyber Rodeo as well as Kawasaki + Baby J

The event is at the DollsKill LA store:
415 N FAIRFAX AVE LOS ANGELES
11 AM – 3 PM

Petals and Peacocks is an independent lifestyle brand founded by couple, Victoria Velasquez and Ryan Mante.

“Victoria and Ryan continue to create from their life experiences and love for the clothing industry. Speaking to moments and movements that matter NOW, Petals and Peacocks is an all-inclusive brand, speaking to all genders. Not afraid to push boundaries and make bold statements, Petals and Peacocks spreads their message without apologies,” their website states.

Petals and Peacocks has been featured in publications like Nylon Magazine, Seventeen, and V Magazine and seen on celebrities such as Lucy Hale, Janelle Monae, Kehlani, SZA, Kendall Jenner, and Gigi Hadid.

“We are excited to announce we will be donating 5% of every purchase to the nonprofit of your choice, at no extra cost to you! We have a few nonprofits we are highlighting that mean a lot to us, but you’re welcome to choose one that matters most to you if you’d prefer.”

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Huge Savings at PrettyLittleThing’s First L.A. Sample Sale – Mar 13

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by Danielle Directo-Meston

WEST HOLLYWOOD (Undercover LA) — U.K.-born PrettyLittleThing‘s private office and showroom on Melrose Avenue is quite the tease to all of us non-influencers — but next week is everyone’s lucky chance to step inside and score epic deals during the Kardashian-beloved brand’s first-ever sample sale Friday, March 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Here’s how it’ll go down: Every shopper will score a 27-by-25-inch shopping bag that they can fill to the brim with the fast fashion label’s already-affordable merch for just $10. Plus, the first 50 guests will get two bags for the price of one.

As far as the inventory, expect a full range of apparel and more, including tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, activewear, swimwear, jewelry, bags, and footwear in petite to plus […]

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Versace & Moschino Sued for Code to Identify Black Shoppers

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PLEASANTON (The Fashion Law) — In late December 2016, Christopher Sampino filed a lawsuit against Versace. He claimed that during his two week tenure at the Italian fashion brand’s outlet store in Pleasanton, California, he was harassed as a direct result of his mixed race and ultimately fired after he complained about such treatment.

The lawsuit was the latest in a string of cases filed against the American arms of major high fashion houses in recent years, all centering on claims of alleged race-motivated discrimination.

Defendant Versace USA swiftly denied Sampino’s claims of labor abuses and discrimination, noting that it “does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, national origin or any other characteristic protected by our civil rights laws.”

There was more […]

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