Kitson’s Fraser Ross Sues Former Business Partner

By Andrew Asch | August 18, 2016

In 2011, Fraser Ross hired Chris Lee to turn the Kitson chain of boutiques into a global brand.

Jenni Kayne Opening Two Stores in California

The Jenni Kayne brand is on the move.

College Students Will Be Using Mobile Phones to Check Out Deals for Back-to-School Items

College students returning to school this fall are looking for bargains, and retailers that provide deals will do better than those who don’t, according to a recent survey by the accounting firm Deloitte LLP.

Ailing Bebe Stores Relying on Joint Venture to Save Its Business

Bebe Stores Inc., the California retailer that has been bleeding money for the last four years, said its recently formed joint venture with Bluestar Alliance to find licensees for the brand is marching forward quickly.

The Off-Price Market Is Switched On

In a tough retail market, off-price stores are churning up some of the best performances in the business.

At Platform: Curve X Tom Dixon

At Platform: Curve X Tom Dixon

On July 20, a gala opening was held for their 7,000-square-foot emporium, called The Shop, Curve X Tom Dixon.

Pokémon Go Craze Luring Shoppers to Stores and Malls

The marquis sign outside the Urban Outfitters store in downtown Los Angeles carries a curious message. It says: “There’s a Pikachu in my soup.”

Next Stop for Streetwear Brand: Hotel Rooms & Lobbies

At the W Hotel in Hollywood, guests can order apparel and accessories from LA brand ADBD, which are delivered like room service.

Guerilla Atelier: Ultra Luxe Store Grows in Arts District

Carl Louisville spent a career on retail on Los Angeles’ affluent Westside, but in 2011 he decided that opportunities lay east. He opened the ultra-luxe boutique Guerilla Atelier in the Skid Row–adjacent Arts District in downtown Los Angeles.

Forever 21 Opening in Romania With Franchisee

Forever 21, the Los Angeles–based fast-fashion retailer, is hoping to open its first store in Bucharest by this fall.

St John Knits: Searching for the Magic Formula

St John Knits: Searching for the Magic Formula

St. John, the venerable Southern California luxury label that is a staple in many well-heeled shoppers’ closets, has been on an odyssey in recent years.

Niche Suit Maker Jimmy Au’s Leaves Beverly Hills for Sherman Oaks

Niche Suit Maker Jimmy Au’s Leaves Beverly Hills for Sherman Oaks

There’s only one store in the United States selling suits and gear for the shorter man; it’s Jimmy Au’s for Men 5’8” and Under, said Alan Au, company vice president.

U.S. Port Traffic to be Uneven for Back-to-School and Holiday

The nation’s ports are expected to see up-and-down import cargo volumes for the rest of the year as retailers gear up for Back-to-School and Holiday sales.

June Business Better Than Expected

For many retailers, there was no June gloom. They did better business than what many Wall Street analysts predicted.

Retailers Increasingly Shifting Over to E-Commerce

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. That is becoming the popular mantra of retailers as the industry goes through a revolution, according to Marc Heller, president of CIT Commercial Services, a division of CIT Group Inc. in New York.

Fraser Ross Files Suit Against Attorneys for Malpractice Over Kitson’s Demise

Retailer Fraser Ross filed a lawsuit for legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty against Los Angeles law firm Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP in Los Angeles County Superior Court on July 1.