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Onitsuka To Rodeo Drive, Other Brands Open New Stores

By Andrew Asch | April 15, 2021

Japanese footwear-and-apparel brand Onitsuka Tiger opened its first West Coast flagship last month at 474 N. Rodeo Dr. in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The RealReal Expands Resale Reach With New Locations

The RealReal Expands Resale Reach With New Locations

Following the Jan. 26 opening of a 2,500-square-foot bricks-and-mortar location in Brooklyn, N.Y., luxury-resale operation The RealReal launched another shop in California's Orange County on Feb. 5.

Shantelle Brumfield of Yarn Movement Unveils Initiatives for Black—and Making—History  Month

Shantelle Brumfield of Yarn Movement Unveils Initiatives for Black—and Making—History Month

Yarn Movement founder and creative director Shantelle Brumfield—also known as S.LadyBug—has big plans to celebrate and make history during this year's Black History Month.

Vans Foot the Bill Initiative Returns, Will Support Black-Owned Businesses in February

Vans Foot the Bill Initiative Returns, Will Support Black-Owned Businesses in February

With the return of its "Foot the Bill" campaign, action-sports brand Vans is supporting small businesses. During February, all partners will be Black-owned businesses with additional actions taken during Black History Month to support these retailers.

Kitson to Pacific Palisades

Kitson to Pacific Palisades

Kitson boutiques are on the move, as founder Fraser Ross opened a new, permanent location at 15248 Sunset Blvd., in Los Angeles’ exclusive Pacific Palisades neighborhood on Jan. 28.

Playboy X Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Unveiled

Playboy X Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Unveiled

The Playboy magazine mascot of a rabbit wearing a bowtie has been one of the most recognizable pop-culture images of the past 65 years. Recently, Playboy Labs, a new division of Playboy Enterprises, has been finding new ventures for the Playboy Bunny,

Liverpool Los Angeles Unveils Hope Chest

Liverpool Los Angeles Unveils Hope Chest

Homelessness is one of California’s most-critical issues. Fashion-lifestyle brand Liverpool Los Angeles has developed a charitable initiative, Hope Chest, where proceeds from Liverpool sales will be donated to the non-profit Downtown's Women's Center.

Etnies at 35

Etnies at 35

Thirty-five years ago, Pierre-Andre Senizergues was a French skateboarder looking for a sneaker that was going to be durable, while feeling good and looking good. When he couldn’t find one, he vowed to make his own.

Maison Margiela Makes Sneaker With Reebok

Maison Margiela Makes Sneaker With Reebok

The split-toe Tabi shoe has been one of the signatures of the Maison Margiela fashion house. But this unique style will be getting a sportier look.

Vans' 12th Custom Culture Competition Launches

Vans' 12th Custom Culture Competition Launches

Now in its 12th installment, the Vans Custom Culture 2021 event launched recently, affording an opportunity for students to work with the skate and action-sports brand and win prize money to benefit their schools' art programs.

M.Fredric Puts Bricks-and-Mortar Stores on Temporary Hiatus Due To Pandemic

M.Fredric Puts Bricks-and-Mortar Stores on Temporary Hiatus Due To Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spike in Los Angeles County, contemporary chain M.Fredric announced Jan. 12 that it would temporarily close its eight physical stores until the retailer’s owners deem it safe to reopen.

LA Gear Announces a New Chapter With Alexander-John

LA Gear Announces a New Chapter With Alexander-John

LA Gear was one of the most-popular sneaker brands of the 1980s and 1990s. Decades later, LA Gear is still in the footwear business. On Jan. 12, the Los Angeles-headquartered brand announced a new creative director.

Performance Brand Athleta Unveils Sleep Line

Performance Brand Athleta Unveils Sleep Line

Gap Inc’s Athleta brand has been devoted to women’s performance apparel for more than 20 years. On Jan. 5, the San Francisco-headquartered brand unveiled a line made for rest.

LRG For Coca-Cola Collaboration Line Unveiled

LRG For Coca-Cola Collaboration Line Unveiled

Lifted Research Group was considered as one of the pioneers of the California streetwear scene after starting business in 1999. It wrapped up its 21st year in business by releasing a collaboration line—The LRG for Coca-Cola Collection.

Louis Vuitton x Urs Fischer Capsule Makes a Debut

Louis Vuitton x Urs Fischer Capsule Makes a Debut

The Louis Vuitton fashion house started off 2021 by releasing a capsule handbag line reflecting its latest collaboration—Louis Vuitton x Urs Fischer.

Viva LA! Brand Makes a Debut

Viva LA! Brand Makes a Debut

Pop artist Andre Miripolsky’s work has graced murals in the Los Angeles area, as well as logos and graphics for bands such as The Rolling Stones. His latest venture, a brand called Viva LA!