The Emergence of Los Angeles as a Fashion Hub

  title={The Emergence of Los Angeles as a Fashion Hub},
  author={Sarah Williams and elizaBeth currid-halkett},
  journal={Urban Studies},
  pages={3043 - 3066}
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