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NRF Reports Holiday Sales Up a Strong Four Percent

By Andrew Asch | January 13, 2017

The National Retail Federation says retail sales beat its own holiday prediction.

Fred Segal to Open New West Hollywood Compound

Fred Segal to Open New West Hollywood Compound

A new Fred Segal is coming to the Los Angeles area.

2016 Retrospective: Real Estate: Post-Election Retail Activity Picks Up

Many retailers were sitting on the fence before the presidential elections to see which way the political gate was going to swing. But now that Donald Trump has been elected to take office in January, retailers are out shopping for shops.

2016 Retrospective: 2016 Rough Ride for Buckle, Rally for Zumiez

On Dec. 13, The Buckle Inc. announced a deal with Affliction, the Seal Beach, Calif.–based brand, to be the exclusive retailer for the brand’s collection inspired by the “Fast and Furious” film franchise. The announcement might be a good way to end 2016. It’s been a rough ride for the Kearney, Neb.–headquartered retailer.

2016 Retrospective: Off-Pricers Ross, TJX Sales Surge

For the past seven years, sales for off-price retail have been surging. These retailers typically offer goods at 20 percent to 60 percent off the retail price, and 2016 was another banner year for two of the biggest retailers in the market: Ross Stores Inc. and The TJX Companies.

Canadian Retailer Aritzia Opens in Los Angeles

Canadian Retailer Aritzia Opens in Los Angeles

Canadian retailer Aritzia is giving Los Angeles a preview of its contemporary looks.

2016 Newsmakers: Mall Development Returns

Two years ago, retail was buzzing with talk that the mall was dead. At the National Retail Federation’s Big Show, Rick J. Caruso, founder of The Grove retail center in Los Angeles, said that the mall was doomed.

The People, Companies and Ideas that Made News in 2016

The People, Companies and Ideas that Made News in 2016

From high-profile bankruptcies in manufacturing, shipping and e-commerce to million-dollar development projects across the Southland, 2016 was a year of stark contrasts for the apparel industry.

Wild Ride for Retailers in November

Retailers reported mixed sales after a rollercoaster ride for business in November.

Black Friday Shopping Up, Deals Abound

More people shopped on Black Friday, but spending per person was down, according to the National Retail Federation trade group, headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Black Friday Shopping Up, Deals Abound

Black Friday Shopping Up, Deals Abound

More people shopped on Black Friday, but spending per person was down, according to the National Retail Federation trade group, headquartered in Washington D.C.

Phase 1 for Westfield Century City Remodel: Bloomingdale’s

Phase 1 for Westfield Century City Remodel: Bloomingdale’s

Construction on the more than $955 million remodel of Westfield Century City in Los Angeles’ Century City neighborhood has been underway since 2013, but the luxe center recently observed a low-key debut that will be key to the center’s new look, said William Hecht, Westfield’s chief operating officer.

Alice + Olivia, AG Opening at Fashion Island

A 2,000-square-foot boutique for Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet opened its doors for business Nov. 18 at the Fashion Island retail center in Newport Beach, Calif.

Holiday Lights on Rodeo

Holiday Lights on Rodeo

Bright lights illuminate Rodeo Drive almost every night of the year. But the iconic shopping district turned the lighting even higher with its 30th Annual Beverly Hills Holiday Lighting Celebration on Nov. 20.

Carbon38 Pops Up on Robertson

Carbon38 Pops Up on Robertson

Temporary store showcases diverse mix of brands including Carbon38’s own Made–in–Los Angeles collections and designer collaborations.

Catalog Retailer Distinctive Apparel Picks Up Two New Catalog/Online Brands

Distinctive Apparel Inc. (DAI) has acquired catalog and online retailers TravelSmith and Chasing Fireflies from Cornerstone Brands, a division of Home Shopping Network.