By Andrew Asch | September 25, 2014
Cities all over California are discussing or taking legislative steps toward raising minimum wages, which could add a few more dollars to sales staffs’ paychecks—or drive retailers out of business, depending upon whom you ask.
The Wet Seal Inc. created a new position, chief digital officer, to increase its e-commerce, which is one of the brightest spots if its business.
From recommendation algorithms to drones, Amazon.com and other major e-commerce sites branded themselves as the go-to places for new retail tech and convenience, but Macy’s Inc. and other big mall companies are pushing back.
Independent, multi-line retailer The Celect prides itself on its diversity and trying out new ideas, but some things don’t seem to change this six-month-old boutique.
Abbot Kinney Boulevard has become one of Los Angeles’ top fashion streets—a place where unique brands from Los Angeles, New York and around the globe go to make a statement. But the latest boutique on Abbot Kinney hopes to give the street an Austin point of view.
Since 1987, Montreal brand M0851 has been making leather jackets and bags for men and women in a workshop in Montreal. Other than its New York shop, it had no other branded stores in the United States—until now.
In 2015, the French retailer intends to open a location for his avant-garde-inspired boutique, L’Eclaireur, in Los Angeles, according to a spokesperson.
On Oct. 10, Salvatore Ferragamo is scheduled to unveil a redesign of its boutique in Los Angeles’ Beverly Center, according to a Ferragamo statement.
In Spring 2011, Leylie Aghili made a bold move, opening a bricks-and-mortar store at a time when economic stability was uncertain.
The city of West Hollywood, Calif., passed the first municipal fur ban in the United States in 2013, and since then the ban has been the subject of legal action.
Twitter’s move into business has been anticipated for more than a year, and on Sept. 8, it became official. The social-media site unveiled a “buy” button, which will allow people to make online purchases without leaving the site.
Boston-headquartered construction company Shawmut Design and Construction has worked on many projects on iconic shopping street Rodeo Drive over the years, including the building of shops Tory Burch, Tom Ford and Jimmy Choo.
A week after juniors retailer Wet Seal Inc. announced that Ed Thomas would return as its chief executive officer, Thomas presided over a conference call with Wall Street analysts on Sept. 10.
The Hundreds’ 400-square-foot boutique was closed for renovations and expansion, said Bobby Kim, a co-founder of the popular brand. It is taking over the two adjacent storefronts and will reopen in the fall.
After opening a 15,000-square-foot Las Vegas emporium on March 28, Los Angeles–headquartered boutique chain Kitson is on the move again.