Gap Inc. Sues Westfield Malls for Overcharges

By Deborah Belgum | July 19, 2018

In the tough retail world where vacancies are mounting and foot traffic is declining, most mall-based retailers are trying to trim costs as much as possible.

Report Finds Online Apparel Sales Growing

Market researcher The NPD Group forecast that e-commerce will continue to make gains in the apparel market.

Influential L.A. Boutique Traffic Unveils Remodel

Los Angeles fashion retailer Traffic unveiled an extensive remodel of its men’s and women’s boutique at the Beverly Center mall near West Hollywood, Calif.

Finance Veteran to Join Revolve Board

Retail finance veteran Marc Stolzman was appointed to the board of directors of Revolve, immediately joining the board of the Los Angeles–area e-commerce emporium.

Stitch Fix Launches Stitch Fix Kids

For the parent who doesn’t have enough time to shop for his or her children, Stitch Fix has come up with a solution.

Louis Vuitton Unveils Remodel of Store at South Coast Plaza

Louis Vuitton Unveils Remodel of Store at South Coast Plaza

After an extensive renovation, Louis Vuitton reopened its flagship store on July 11 at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Levi Strauss Expects Revenues This Year to Be Up Almost 10 Percent

Levi Strauss & Co. has been having a very good year, reflected by the fact that it now has 53 more company-operated stores than last year and plans to add approximately 50 more retail outposts by the end of this year.

Guess Partnering With Alibaba to Test Artificial Intelligence in Stores

The realm of artificial intelligence has become reality in the retail world with the new Guess? Inc. store in Hong Kong partnering with Alibaba’s FashionAI project to give shoppers a glimpse into the future.

An Optimistic Outlook as Fabletics Celebrates Five Years in Business

During its first five years in business, Fabletics said it has grown to become e-commerce’s fastest-growing activewear label.

More Luxe Fashion Stores to Open at South Coast Plaza

South Coast Plaza, one of the longest-surviving malls in Southern California, keeps adding stores.

Gordon Brothers Buys Streetwear Retail Brand

Gordon Brothers, the Los Angeles restructuring and investment firm, announced it has acquired the Bench brand and all its related intellectual-property assets.

Online Retailer Acquires Wellen Surf Brand

Huckberry, the online men’s retailer based in San Francisco, has acquired the LA premium men’s apparel brand Wellen, which gives a sophisticated look to casual surfwear.

The North Face Gets New Top Exec

The North Face, the outdoor apparel company based in Northern California, has a new vice president.

New Executive Appointments at PacSun

Following the formation of PSEB, the new operating company formed from the Eddie Bauer and PacSun merger, the teen and young-adult clothing manufacturer named Alfred Chang as the new president of PacSun.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules E-Tailers Must Collect Sales Taxes

Retail trade organizations cheered a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that would require online retailers to collect sales taxes in areas where they do not have offices, warehouses or bricks-and-mortar stores.