Bridal and fashion designer Monique Lhuillier launches stationery brand.
After reporting dismal sales for its first quarter, Gap Inc. announced it is closing all 53 of its Old Navy stores in Japan and 75 Banana Republic stores in mostly overseas locations as it concentrates on other geographies.
WithMe debuts its first mall location with shopping lineup that changes all the time.
On May 24, Project Runway winner Ashley Nell Tipton will be at the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, Calif. , for the opening of JCPenney’s plus-size in-store concept called The Boutique and the launch of JCP’s own plus-size fashion line Boutique+.
LA retailer Diane Merrick just announced her final closing sale with 50 percent discounts off everything in the store.
Sean Finnigan, vice president of program services for Teamwork Retail, was speaking at “Take It to the Next Level: Empowering Retailers Through Technology,” an all-day event on May 10 at the Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, Calif., hosted by One Step Retail Solutions.
At a recent event in Los Angeles, Stage Stores executive Kenneth J. Lettre offered some words of advice for avoiding chargebacks.
The American Apparel & Footwear Association has named Abboud the 2016 “Person of the Year.” The award is being presented to the designer at the AAFA’s 38th annual American Images Awards in New York on May 24.
Statistics show that during the first three months of this year, retailers were putting up more signs for special promotions than during the same period last year.
California College of the Arts hosted its 2016 annual fashion show on May 13 on the back lot of the design school’s San Francisco campus.
Rodarte Designers Honored
Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy received honorary doctorate degrees from the Academy of Art University on May 11 at the San Francisco design school’s graduation fashion show.
Apparel With a Purpose
With every For Better, Not Worse (FBNW) shirt sold, a bag of groceries goes to a child in need.
With a major improvement in the neighborhood since he took over, Kent Smith is stepping down this summer as the executive director of the Los Angeles Fashion District Business Improvement District—formed in 1996 as the first business improvement district in Los Angeles.
Online luxury consignment shop The RealReal is expanding its physical presence with the May 17 opening of its fourth watch evaluation office.
The evening gown label has never had a stand-alone store until it opened on Robertson Boulevard.
Los Angeles–based XCVI has acquired Agave, the men’s and women’s denim lifestyle collection founded by Jeff Shafer in 2002.
General Pants Co. coming up from down under.
For the second season of “Outlander,” costume designer Terry Dresbach pulls out all the stops.
Frame has released a new limited-edition style called Le Mix, which was made from reworked Frame jeans.
Topshop/Topman soon opening second Los Angeles-area store.