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New Retail Center Bows in L.A. County

By Andrew Asch | May 14, 2015

Planet Blue, Lucky Brand and Michael Stars are scheduled to open stores at The Point, Los Angeles County’s newest retail center, which is scheduled to take a bow on July 30.

Downtown LA Retail Holds Promise, But No Guarantees for Success

Downtown LA Retail Holds Promise, But No Guarantees for Success

Almost every night, bars and restaurants are hopping in downtown Los Angeles, a once-blighted area that is going through an unparalleled boom, but boutique retailers don’t feel like they entirely share in the city’s new prosperity.

American Apparel Files Lawsuit Against Charney for Alleged Breach of ‘Standstill Agreement’

American Apparel Files Lawsuit Against Charney for Alleged Breach of ‘Standstill Agreement’

The fight between American Apparel and its founder, Dov Charney, continued with a lawsuit the manufacturer filed on May 15 in the Delaware Court Of Chancery against the ousted chief executive officer, alleging Charney violated a “standstill agreement” he had with American Apparel.

Historic Building to Be New WSS Flagship

Historic Building to Be New WSS Flagship

The new flagship for WSS was a real fixer-upper, but the end result is a historic showplace for the Los Angeles–headquartered footwear retailer.

Cherokee Acquires Everyday California

Sherman Oaks, Calif.–based Cherokee Global Brands has acquired San Diego–based casual lifestyle brand Everyday California.

American Rag’s Chinese Fashion Diplomacy

American Rag’s Chinese Fashion Diplomacy

This summer, American Rag Cie is scheduled to open its first shop in China, and it will be stocked with many of the brands currently sold in American Rag’s high-profile shops in Los Angeles and Newport Beach, Calif.

LA City Council Votes to Raise Minimum Wage

Los Angeles City Council members voted in favor of a minimum wage hike from its current $9 per hour to $15 per hour by 2020.

Caruso to Start Campaign for Carlsbad Project

Rick Caruso, the founder and chief executive officer of Caruso Affiliated, laid his cards on the table on May 12. He held a press conference outlining his plans for a Caruso project in Carlsbad.

Dov Charney Files Two Lawsuits Accusing American Apparel and Hedge Fund for Defamation

Dov Charney Files Two Lawsuits Accusing American Apparel and Hedge Fund for Defamation

In more legal shots fired in the ongoing battle over control of American Apparel, the dismissed clothing company’s founder has filed two lawsuits in less than one week accusing American Apparel and hedge fund investor Standard General of defaming his character in false accusations and letters.

Gardner to Helm Glendale Galleria

When looking for a new senior general manager for its high-profile Glendale Galleria retail center in Glendale, Calif., General Growth Properties picked a man working for its rival Simon.

Downbeat April Sales Affected by Weather, Port Delays

L Brands, the parent company to Victoria’s Secret and Bed, Bath and Beyond, and Steinmart, an off-pricer, reported same-store declines of 1 percent and 1.5 percent, respectively. Gap Inc. will report its April sales on May 11.

ModCloth Takes Experimental Steps Offline

ModCloth Takes Experimental Steps Offline

Online retailer ModCloth has been defying bricks-and- mortar retail with more than $100 million in annual revenue with its online business model, but that’s about to change.

Baccus Named SVP of Caruso Affiliated

Chris Baccus was appointed to be the senior vice president of digital marketing for Caruso Affiliated.

Multi-Million Dollar Project for South L.A.

Ground was broken on a major retail development, Vermont Entertainment Village, in a formerly blighted area of South Los Angeles on April 29.

South Coast Plaza Opens 9,000 S.F. Chanel Boutique

South Coast Plaza Opens 9,000 S.F. Chanel Boutique

South Coast Plaza redesigned Chanel boutique is intended to feel like the Paris apartment of Coco Chanel, the legendary founder of the Chanel fashion house.

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