Alexander Wang headed to H&M stores.
Point Sur Denim
New York–based J. Crew has written a love letter to Los Angeles in the form of its website announcing its new Point Sur Denim collection.
Project Runway: Under the Gunn, the fashion reality competition that pairs designer/contestants with mentors, wrapped last night with a winning designer and mentor named. Don’t click if you don’t want to know who won.
It's an alternative look for the logo of one of Los Angeles' great sports teams; the LA Galaxy. Streetwear, fashion brand Undefeated developed new logo for the Galaxy emblem in capsule collection LA Galaxy x Undefeated.
Hot Topic rolls out a new collection based on the Disney movie "Maleficent," the Sleeping Beauty story told from the viewpoint of the evil witch, played by Angelina Jolie.
March retail sales beat Wall Street expectations with a 3.6 percent gain on a year-over-year basis, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers, a leading trade group for the mall industry, but things are still tough for retailers, economists and analysts said.
Technology’s role in the development of fashion was on the agenda at a panel discussion hosted by French technology solutions provider Lectra and held April 3 in the Buyers Club at the California Market Center.
Los Angeles designer Louis Verdad recently hosted a high-fashion tea to introduce his made-to-order collection of tailored dresses, jumpsuits, shorts and blouses.
Lloyd Klein made his first public appearance since undergoing chemotherapy for lymphoma at the Second Annual LA Fashion Awards at Sunset Gower Studios, held April 5 in Los Angeles.
With more than 30 years of experience in the retail industry, Joseph Gromek was appointed to the board of directors of Guess? Inc.
Boutiques for online clothier Bonobos, fashion line Gant Rugger and Undefeated, a streetwear emporium, will open at the District La Brea compound in the next few months. The new shops could bring more retail attention to Los Angeles’ La Brea Avenue.
L.A. Majors Market
From technology to real estate, the way that major retailers do business is changing, and some of those changes were reflected in the Los Angeles Majors Market, a department store–focused event that ran April 7–9 at the California Market Center.
Charming Charlie didn’t launch its e-commerce site until seven months ago, years behind many of its competitors. But during its first two weeks of operation, the website was inundated with 700,000 visitors and 34,000 submissions in the gift-card giveaway contest.
NASA is working on its next-generation space suit to replace the Z-1—and you can help the space agency decide what it looks like.
Stephen Hyman, a long-time discount retailer with nearly 40 years in the business, died on April 7. He was 66.
Made in Los Angeles
A tightly curated collection of Los Angeles–designed and Los Angeles–made collections exhibited in the second edition of the LA Apparel Show, held April 7–9 on the 13th floor of the California Market Center.
Kmart adds singer Adam Levine's women's collection to lineup.
Kathy Bronstein resigned from the board of directors of The Wet Seal Inc., according to a company announcement on April 7. She had served on the board for the beleaguered company since September 2012 and also served as its chief executive officer and vice chair from 1995 to 2003.
Prepare for the athletic-leisure trend to continue, the international-inspired bohemian look to evolve and for grunge to make a comeback this fall.
Dickinson Cameron is on the move on Rodeo Drive; building the Burberry flagship and renovating Barneys in Beverly Hills.