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Shop Takes Bow on Rodeo

By Andrew Asch | October 30, 2014

With fingernails painted Halloween black, twins Dean and Dan Caten of the DSquared2 designer label swept into Beverly Hills Oct. 28 for the grand opening of their first U.S. boutique, at 461 N. Rodeo Drive.

What’s Checking: Destination Retailers

In a sea of large corporate retailers, vintage stores and strip malls, there still remains a small species of contemporary boutique that has flourished in stand-alone bricks-and-mortar locations rather than in a boutique neighborhood surrounded by other retailers who cater to a similar customer.

San Clemente Retailer Killed in Murder Suicide

A day at Bliss boutique in San Clemente, Calif., turned tragic when Cynthia Jean Rosier, the owner of Bliss, was allegedly shot and killed by her husband, Patrick Dillard, on Oct. 25.

Alice + Olivia Move to Melrose

Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet has found a new Los Angeles home.

Macerich Says Shopping Mall Sales Are Up

The Macerich Co., which owns Santa Monica Place and a host of other shopping centers across the country, said its tenants saw their annual sales per square foot inch up 4 percent from one year ago.

1st US Store Opens in Beverly Hills

1st US Store Opens in Beverly Hills

COS—an H&M division that offers contemporary fashion for women, men and children—opened its first U.S. store Oct. 30, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Boutique Retail Project Delayed

Boutique Retail Project Delayed

There’s going to be a yearlong wait until anything can happen with The Waterfront, a $300 million renovation of the pier area in Redondo Beach, Calif.

California’s Retail Picture Brightens

Through booms and tough times of the past decade, the Golden State’s clothiers have grown steadily, according to data from the San Francisco office of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

American Rag to Open in Shanghai

American Rag Cie is taking its show to the world. The pioneering Los Angeles retailer announced that the company recently signed off on a licensing deal that will bring American Rag to Shanghai, possibly in the first half of 2015.

Sears Holdings to Close Stores, Strikes Lease Deal with Primark

Sears Holdings is closing stores in the U.S., but the Hoffman Estates, Ill.–based retailer has yet to confirm the actual number of closures planned.

Gap Expanding Old Navy in Middle East

San Francisco–based Gap Inc. signed deals to open Old Navy stores in six countries in the Middle East next year.

Active: New President, Plan for Growth

Rick Mina, former chief executive officer and president of Foot Locker North America, was named president of Active Ride Shop, a 21-store chain headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., that is devoted to action-sports brands.

DTLA Boutique Takes a Bow

DTLA Boutique Takes a Bow

After working as a senior buyer at American Rag, a head designer at Joe’s Jeans and a director of merchandising at Planet Blue, the next step for Jennifer Althouse was to open a high-end, multi-brand women’s boutique in downtown Los Angeles.

Wet Seal Announces Job Cuts

The Wet Seal Inc. announced on Oct. 14 that it would eliminate 78 jobs as part of the beleaguered retailer’s cost-savings plan.

September Sales Show Strength and Weakness

September looked good for retail sales, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers.