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Opening in Vegas

By Andrew Asch | August 21, 2014

Fred Segal, a pioneer and landmark of Southern California’s boutique scene, will take its first bow outside of Los Angeles County.

PacSun Reports 2nd Quarter

Pacific Sunwear of California reported a 0.3 percent increase in same-store sales for the second quarter of its fiscal 2014 year.

Guess? Net Earnings Drop By Half

Guess? Inc. reported that its net earnings dropped 50.5 percent for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 and that it will be closing stores.

Oak Opens on L.A.’s Beverly Boulevard

Oak Opens on L.A.’s Beverly Boulevard

On Aug. 14, a big nightclub-ready crowd showed up for an opening-night party to celebrate the new store, which is the second Oak to open in Los Angeles.

Billabong Sells Swell.com

Australian surfwear giant Billabong International Ltd. announced on Aug. 20 that it will sell its e-commerce businesses, Swell.com, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and SurfStitch.com, which is based in Australia.

Gap Stores Headed for Expansion in India

Gap Inc. plans to tap into the purchasing power of 1.2 billion people in India with the debut of 40 franchised stores that will open next year.

Whats Checking: Santa Monica’s Montana Avenue: Luxe and Local

Whats Checking: Santa Monica’s Montana Avenue: Luxe and Local

Off the beaten path and unfamiliar to most tourists, Montana Avenue is a 10-block stretch on the north side of Santa Monica, Calif., where locals lead active lifestyles and like to shop local. With an even balance of corporate retailers and independent boutiques, most shops cater to an upscale crowd, as reflected by the surrounding neighborhood.

The Fight Against Retail and Cyber Crimes: Better Cards, Better Security

Cyber crimes are skyrocketing—there are estimates that more than $3.5 billion in fraud was committed online in 2013—but security organizations protecting retailers and consumers are pushing back.

Stanford Shopping Center Gets Makeover

Stanford Shopping Center, a Simon-owned mall located across the street from Stanford University, is in the midst of a big renovation.

Retail Moves: COS, Rebecca Minkoff Scheduled to Open Los Angeles Stores

COS, a division of H&M, recently signed a lease for a 13,000-square-foot store in Beverly Hills, Calif., said Jay Luchs, the broker who handled the deal. It will be among one of COS’s first stores in the United States.

UPDATE: Boardsports Shop Val Surf Shutters in Pasadena

Val Surf, one of California’s pioneering boardsports shops, is scheduled to close its Pasadena, Calif., location by the end of this month, leaving the retailer with four locations, said Mark Richards, a co-founder of the family-owned retailer.

Val Surf Shutters in Pasadena

Val Surf, one of California’s pioneering boardsports shops, is scheduled to close its Pasadena, Calif., location by the end of this month, leaving the retailer with four locations, said Mark Richards, a co-founder of the family-owned retailer.

After PacSun, Lee Joins Wet Seal

It was announced July 31 that Christine Lee was named executive vice president and chief merchandising officer of The Wet Seal Inc., she will start working for the Foothill Ranch, Calif.–based company on Sept. 3.

Top Womenswear Executive Resigns from PacSun

Christine Lee, senior vice president of women’s merchandising and design, has resigned from Pacific Sunwear Inc., the surfwear retailer headquartered in Anaheim, Calif. She has been with the company since 2010.

City Chic to Roll Out California Stores

City Chic, an Australian retailer of women’s plus-sized fashion, opened its first American store Aug. 1 at the Westfield Culver City retail center, located off a busy stretch of the San Diego (405) Freeway.

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