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Major Retailer Leaves Hollywood & Highland

By Deborah Belgum | December 1, 2016

Right before the holiday season seems like an odd time to close a store.

Discreetly Green: Handbags for Pot Smokers

Discreetly Green: Handbags for Pot Smokers

With the passage of California’s proposition 64, which legalized the use of marijuana for recreational use, LA luxury handbag company AnnaBis is looking to take the stink out of carrying weed.

The Art and Style of the Dia de Los Muertos

The Art and Style of the Dia de Los Muertos

The 7th annual El Velorio—or The Funeral—returned to the Plaza De La Raza in East Los Angeles on Nov. 6.

Style Fashion Week to Palm Springs

Style Fashion Week to Palm Springs

Just a few weeks after producing a week of shows in West Hollywood, Calif., Style Fashion Week is off to the desert playground Palm Springs to produce a set of shows which starts Nov. 9 and ends Nov. 12.

Pam & Gela Contribute to Wear LACMA Collection

Pam & Gela Contribute to Wear LACMA Collection

Pam and Gela, the founders of Juicy Couture, use Japanese-art inspiration for their Wear LACMA Collection.

Poketo To Platform

Poketo To Platform

Years ago, Poketo made a splash on the fashion scene with the brand’s art-inspired T-shirts and wallets. On Nov. 5, the Los Angeles-headquartered company opened its third flagship, this one took a bow at Platform, a boutique retail center in Culver City, Calif.

ComplexCon’s First Splash

ComplexCon’s First Splash

Reed Pop, a division of the company that produces the Agenda trade show, will run the debut of ComplexCon Nov. 5-6. in Long Beach, Calif. It will be a consumer event featuring major streetwear and sneaker brands and concerts by the likes of Snoop Dogg and Scrillex.

Lucky Brand’s Spring/Summer 2017 Preview

Lucky Brand’s Spring/Summer 2017 Preview

Preview of Lucky Brand's Spring Summer 2017 styles Nov. 3 at SmogShoppe in Culver City, Calif.

Designer Eyewear Direct From the Printer

Designer Eyewear Direct From the Printer

Italian eyewear maker Safilo—which manufacturers prescription frames and sunglasses for brands such as Dior, Hugo Boss, Max Mara and Jimmy Choo—has begun 3D printing its prototypes using a 3D printer from Stratasys.

Forever 21 Closing Hong Kong Store

Forever 21 Closing Hong Kong Store

After five years, Forever 21 is shuttering its huge store in Causeway Bay.

Patagonia Says Get Out. And Vote.

Patagonia Says Get Out. And Vote.

Patagonia wants people to vote—specifically for environmental issues. To encourage voter participation, the company is closing for the day. That includes Patagonia’s headquarters in Ventura, Calif., its distribution center in Reno, Nev., and all 29 retail stores around the country.

 SQN Sport at Malibu Country Mart

SQN Sport at Malibu Country Mart

Activewear continues to be in high demand. Activewear brand SQN Sport recently opened a store at the Malibu Country Mart by the beach in Malibu, Calif.

Schott’s SoCal Season

Schott’s SoCal Season

Schott NYC has crafted some of America’s most iconic leather jackets, but the venerable New York headquartered outerwear brand must have Southern California on the mind.

Party at Poet Bovtique

Party at Poet Bovtique

Poet Bovtique and the A One Plus L.A. showroom threw a party at Poet’s Hollywood space on Oct. 26. The honored guests were fashion lines Odaingerous and Queen of Noise.

J. Hilburn x Hollywood

J. Hilburn x Hollywood

J.Hilburn debuts its SS17 collection--including beautifully tailored suits and dress shirts to the newest velvet blazers and formalwear--at the Andaz West Hollywood Hotel.

Androids in L.A.

Androids in L.A.

High end T-shirt brand Hiro Clark made its most recent collaboration for an elusive demographic; androids.