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What’s Checking in Beverly Hills: Bringing In More Fashion

By Andrew Asch | September 12, 2019

North Canon Drive never ranked as one of the premier fashion retail streets in Beverly Hills, Calif. It was always a place to dine at a restaurant or go to a hair salon, but the street is on course to develop a bigger fashion scene.

GOAT Makes Bergdorf Goodman Partnership

GOAT Makes Bergdorf Goodman Partnership

The high-end Los Angeles-headquartered sneaker-resale market GOAT announced Aug. 21 a partnership with one of New York’s s most luxe department stores—Bergdorf Goodman.

In Its Annual Resale Report, The RealReal Reveals New Leaders and Generational Trends

In Its Annual Resale Report, The RealReal Reveals New Leaders and Generational Trends

Tracking trends in luxury resale, this week San Francisco–headquartered reseller The RealReal released its 2019 Resale Report.

Macy’s Misses Forecasts During Week of Department Store Woes

Macy’s Inc. earnings disappointed Aug. 14, when the retail giant missed Wall Street forecasts and lowered its earnings-per-share guidance for fiscal 2019.

What’s Checking in Long Beach: Boutiquing for the Boom

Approximately 25 miles south of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Calif., has been experiencing an uptick in construction that will remake the town, which is the seventh largest city in the state.

From Southern California to the Bay Area, Small Bricks-and-Mortar Retailers Succeed With Unique Offerings

After years of dominance by e-commerce led by enormous online giants, the boutique retail segment is seeing a return to a bricks-and-mortar demand from consumers.

Barneys to Close 6 California Stores

Store closings for the luxe retailer Barneys New York have hit California. After much media and fashion-world anticipation, Barneys declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Aug. 6.

Providing Premium Service for All Contributes to Matti D’s Longevity in San Diego

Providing Premium Service for All Contributes to Matti D’s Longevity in San Diego

After 19 years of bringing exclusive and premium products to the San Diego–area city of Del Mar, Calif., boutique owner Jax McIntosh remains committed to the mission upon which her store, Matti D, was founded.

Cultivating a Boutique Business in Pasadena, Calif., April Blooms Continues to Grow

Cultivating a Boutique Business in Pasadena, Calif., April Blooms Continues to Grow

From a young age, April Blooms owner April Hicks was interested in fashion, but her career path led her to become a hair stylist. Her Pasadena, Calif., salon Head Trip has been open for 26 years, yet when the space next door, became available in 2016 she welcomed the opportunity to open an apparel business where she now sells brands that include Adelyn Rae and Molly Bracken.

K. Frank Finds New Home in Montecito

K. Frank Finds New Home in Montecito

Retailers across the world are looking for the next big thing to drive more revenue. For Kevin and Katie Frank, a new business strategy did not lie in the digital sphere, nor did it require flipping their merchandising direction. Rather, they changed addresses for their contemporary store, K. Frank.

LF to Close Physical Stores

Los Angeles–headquartered LF Stores announced that it will become a pure-play, digital-only retailer.

Ambiance San Francisco Finds New Retail Avenue in Veteran Stores

Ambiance San Francisco Finds New Retail Avenue in Veteran Stores

In 1983, Ambiance San Francisco opened with vintage-inspired fashions that attracted locals and tourists to San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district, a neighborhood still celebrated as the center of the hippie culture’s “Summer of Love” in 1967. Upon acquiring the store from founder Gloria Garret in 1996, retailers Donna and Kieran O’Leary found great success with Ambiance’s location at 1458 Haight St.

Hollywood & Highland Retail Center Sold

Hollywood & Highland Retail Center Sold

After a 15-year run of managing the Hollywood & Highland retail center by tourist landmark the TCL Chinese Theatre, the CIM Group announced that it has sold the mall, which features an architectural theme of early-20th-century film-industry glamour.

July L.A. Market Serves Buyers Filling In and Looking Toward 2020

July L.A. Market Serves Buyers Filling In and Looking Toward 2020

The July 28–31 market in Los Angeles attracted buyers placing orders for everything from Immediates to Fall 2019 fill-in pieces as well as those springing ahead to next year.

Amazon Launches Fashion Subscription Service Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe

Amazon.com jumped into the subscription-retail game when it introduced Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe on July 26.

Amazon Sales Climb 20 percent to $63.4 Billion in 2nd Qtr

Amazon.com, Inc. released results for its second financial quarter, which ended June 30, and some said that the results were mixed for the Seattle-headquartered retail behemoth.