LEGAL

Kitson’s Fraser Ross Sues Former Business Partner

By Andrew Asch | August 18, 2016

In 2011, Fraser Ross hired Chris Lee to turn the Kitson chain of boutiques into a global brand.

Guess Sees Nearly Flat Second-Quarter Revenues

Guess, the Los Angeles company known for its sexy clothes and even sexier ads, reported a slight decline in its second-quarter revenues for fiscal 2017 as tourist traffic to stores dipped in the United States.

Nordstrom Brings New Concept to LA Store

One year ago, Nordstrom launched a new in-store boutique called Space. The idea was to feature emerging and advanced designers and labels such as Simone Rocha, Vetements, Comme des Garçons, Ellery and Undercover.

Elyse Walker Opens Orange County Shop

Elyse Walker Opens Orange County Shop

Los Angeles retailer Elyse Walker has a new address.

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Zara for Allegedly Overcharging U.S. Shoppers


Walk into a Zara store in the United States and you will find that the price tags on the clothes are marked in euros, the currency for the European Union, with a sticker placed over it with the price in U.S. dollars.

Cotton Citizen Opens on Melrose Place

Cotton Citizen Opens on Melrose Place

Just off of luxury shopping street Melrose Place in West Hollywood, Calif., high-end T-shirt brand Cotton Citizen is putting down its stake in the retail market.

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Zara for Allegedly Overcharging U.S. Shoppers

A Los Angeles consumer has filed a $5 million-plus class-action lawsuit against Spanish retailer giant Zara maintaining that U.S. consumers are being charged incorrectly for Zara merchandise priced in euros.

American Apparel Up for Sale and Eying Production Facilities Outside of California

American Apparel Up for Sale and Eying Production Facilities Outside of California

American Apparel has a “For Sale” sign up just six months after exiting bankruptcy, according to sources close to the company.

Apolis Heads to New York

Los Angeles–headquartered Apolis Holdings LLC helped pioneer the city’s Arts District, where it opened a flagship in 2011.

Robert Talbott Opening Stores

Suiting and lifestyle brand Robert Talbott recently announced that it would open two new boutiques, one in Manhattan and the other at The Shops in Buckhead in Atlanta.

July Sales Slow

Searching for Pokémon Go creatures may have lured some potential shoppers into stores last month, but it probably didn’t translate into sales, said Wall Street analysts such as Ken Perkins, president of Retail Metrics Inc.

Macy’s to Close 100 Stores and Look at its Real Estate Portfolio for Redevelopment

Among the 100 stores that Macy’s said it will be closing is the Macy’s Men’s store near Union Square in San Francisco.

Independent Designers Fight for Market Space

Independent Designers Fight for Market Space

The Great Recession and its slow recovery generally were blamed for wiping out a generation of independent designers.

Reshaping Retail

Reshaping Retail

Everything about stores—from design to strategies for attracting shoppers to organizing inventory—has gone through major changes in the past decade.

Bailey44 Opens First Store

Bailey44 Opens First Store

Los Angeles contemporary brand Bailey44 made the leap to retail with the opening of its first flagship store in the new Lido Marina Village complex in Newport Beach, Calif.

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