By Andrew Asch | April 21, 2017
Bebe Stores Inc. announced April 21 that it will liquidate its stores and inventory housed in those stores.
Anxiety over a “Trump Slump” in tourism to the United States has become an issue, and California retailers have wondered if a travel ban initiated by the Trump Administration could affect them.
In September 2015, Westfield unveiled a $350 million The Village at Westfield Topanga project adjacent to its luxe Westfield Topanga mall, 26 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. While wrapping up this project, the international mall giant was in the midst of planning an even bigger project in the Topanga area.
U.S. apparel industry sales increased 3 percent to $218.7 billion in 2016, according to market researchers The NPD Group in a March 6 statement.
With new owners running the show at Quiksilver Inc., it only seemed appropriate for a name change to go along with a revamped business model for the surfwear and skatewear retailer.
A new Trump administration should be good for the U.S. economy over the next couple of years, but there might be some bumps in the road for California, according to a UCLA report released March 8.
The Naked Princess lingerie, loungewear and beauty label will be moving out of its sprawling West Hollywood, Calif., flagship, according to a statement from the brand.
February proved to be a tough month for many retailers.
The Wet Seal, the Southern California teen retail chain that filed for bankruptcy protection in early February, will be sold to Gordon Brothers, who won the bankruptcy bid and beat out Canadian retailer YM.
After being acquired by British-based online fashion retailer BooHoo.com for $20 million, Nasty Gal is marching forward with its same website and smaller offices in Los Angeles, as well as work spaces in New York, London and Manchester, England.
BCBGMaxAzriaGroup, the decades-old Los Angeles apparel company that was one of the first on the contemporary fashion scene, will keep stores open during bankruptcy proceedings.
Herbert Fink, one of the founding fathers of Rodeo Drive’s designer and high-end retail scene, died Feb. 18 at his home in Los Angeles’ Bel-Air neighborhood. He was 93.
Peppered around the corporate juggernauts on Rodeo Drive and department stores lining Wilshire, the boutiques of Beverly Hills take advantage of their intimate settings to thrive.
Gap Inc. recently reported that it laid off 216 people at its corporate office in San Francisco.
The Fashion Bookstore<, located in the lobby of the California Market Center, will host its biannual sale Feb. 27–March 1 during the Los Angeles International Textile Show.
Jennifer Althouse rejoined prominent retailer American Rag Cie shortly after closing her self-named Althouse boutique in downtown Los Angeles in January. She will serve the retailer as an executive vice president.