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L.A. Mayor Gives Green Light To Reopen Retail

By Andrew Asch | May 28, 2020

After weeks of being required to shut down operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic, boutiques and independent shops were given the green light on May 27 by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to reopen.

Pol’ Atteu Beverly Hills Plans to Clean Up Following Looting Damage

Pol’ Atteu Beverly Hills Plans to Clean Up Following Looting Damage

Pol’ Atteu Beverly Hills was one of the scores of boutiques that were looted in Beverly Hills, Calif.’s luxury Golden Triangle retail district last week.

Los Angeles Retailers Clean Up As Looting and Vandalism Continue

Los Angeles Retailers Clean Up As Looting and Vandalism Continue

Shopkeepers cleaned up vandalized stores May 31 after a weekend of rioting and looting on high-end retail streets in downtown Los Angeles, the city’s Fairfax District, Hollywood neighborhood and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif.

As Demonstrations Continue, Some L.A. Fashion District Businesses Address Damage

As Demonstrations Continue, Some L.A. Fashion District Businesses Address Damage

Following the May 25 death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis, protests have sprung up across the country in major cities including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. During the night of May 29 and early morning of May 30, businesses in downtown Los Angeles were looted as violence followed protests in several major American cities.

Consumers Buy Summer Clothes Despite Pandemic Freeze

Consumers Buy Summer Clothes Despite Pandemic Freeze

Purchasing summer clothing is creating some bright spots in the economic gloom caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data released by The NPD Group on May 28.

Inside The Industry

Inside the Industry

L.A. Mayor Gives Green Light To Reopen Retail

L.A. Mayor Gives Green Light To Reopen Retail

After more than six weeks of being required to shut down operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic, boutiques and independent shops were given the green light to reopen on May 27, announced Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

April Retail Sales Drop 16.4 Percent Due to COVID-19 Shutdowns

April Retail Sales Drop 16.4 Percent Due to COVID-19 Shutdowns

Retail sales in the United States for April dropped 16.4 percent compared to March. April sales declined 21.6 percent in a year-over-year comparison, according to numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Inside The Industry

Inside the Industry

Post-COVID-19 Market Will Have Place For Indie Retail, Experts Say

Post-COVID-19 Market Will Have Place For Indie Retail, Experts Say

The COVID-19 crisis is forecasted to make major changes in the retail business, and, when the dust from the crisis settles, some of the entrepreneurs best positioned to start over and make a connection with consumers will be independent retailers, according to a handful of industry watchers.

John Varvatos Files for Bankruptcy

John Varvatos Files for Bankruptcy

The COVID-19 crisis has pushed prominent apparel-industry names such as Neiman Marcus and J. Crew Group, Inc. into bankruptcy and, recently, another big brand fell victim to the crush of the coronavirus. The John Varvatos menswear brand filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in District of Delaware.

Neiman Marcus Declares Chapter 11, Gap Plans Store Reopenings

Neiman Marcus Declares Chapter 11, Gap Plans Store Reopenings

As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, more prominent retailers continue to be hit by the pandemic’s economic freeze. As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, more prominent retailers continue to be hit by the pandemic’s economic freeze.

L.A. County Retailers Weigh Whether or Not To Reopen

L.A. County Retailers Weigh Whether or Not To Reopen

Retailers are navigating between seemingly conflicting messages from California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on when they can reopen.

J.Crew Group Declares Chapter 11

J.Crew Group Declares Chapter 11

Fashion brands and retailers have closed stores, furloughed staff and made SOS calls during the past six weeks, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 4, J. Crew Group, Inc. became the first United States-based retailer to file for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to the effects of the coronavirus on retailers.

Shop by Shopify Launches Consumer App

Shop by Shopify Launches Consumer App

After 14 years of growing its e-commerce platform to include more than 1 million businesses, Shopify is expanding to include a consumer-facing component.

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