Rebecca Minkoff Flagship Joins Tech & Service With a Touch

By Andrew Asch | August 27, 2015

Since e-commerce business started skyrocketing nearly a decade ago, bricks-and-mortar retailers have wondered how they could inject the best of the e-commerce experience into physical stores.

Quiksilver Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The surfwear maker hit the financial waves and wipes out.

August Sales Show Slowness

Many retailers missed their forecasts for their August comp-store sales. Sales for U.S. retailers were down 0.9 percent in an index compiled by Retail Metrics, a Boston-area market-research company.

Say Goodbye to Magnetic Stripe Credit Cards in October

Going out of style soon: credit cards with magnetic stripes.

John Eshaya Moving to The Village at Westfield Topanga

After 18 months running a JET John Eshaya specialty boutique near Los Angeles’ Fairfax District, founder John Eshaya confirmed that he will move the shop to the upcoming The Village at Westfield Topanga.

NRF Survey Says Back-to-School Shopping Going Slowly

According to the National Retail Federation’s Back-to-School Spending Survey, families are halfway through their shopping lists and may be waiting for prices to drop before buying more.

Change for WeHo’s Fur Ban

The city of West Hollywood, Calif., approved America’s only municipal fur ban in 2013, and the ban survived a challenge in federal court in 2014. However, the final word has not been said on the law. The West Hollywood City Council unanimously passed an amendment to the ban on Aug. 17.

Assembly Expansion to LA Retail Market

Assembly—an independently owned retailer, eponymous designer brand and Council of Fashion Designers of America member—opened a second location, in Los Angeles, earlier this year.

What’s Checking: Melrose

What’s Checking: Melrose

Stretching from La Cienega to Fairfax, the iconic retail area along Melrose Avenue in the heart of LA has been a shopping destination for celebrities, tastemakers and tourists seeking out cutting-edge, fashion-forward contemporary styles.

Stitch Fix: Big Data Comes to Fashion Retail

San Francisco–based e-commerce retailer Stitch Fix uses big data, or a computer algorithm, to pick the perfect top or pair of jeans for its thousands of clients.

Melanie B. Cox to Run Wet Seal

After guiding The Wet Seal LLC through a tumultuous period, Ed Thomas announced he will leave the company on Aug. 10, his successor, Melanie B. Cox, a veteran retailer and Wet Seal board member, will succeed Thomas.

July Sales Tough

Retail sales generally disappointed in July, at the beginning of the important Back-to-School season, said Ken Perkins of market-research group Retail Metrics.

Hemingway and Sons: Practical But Unique

Hemingway and Sons: Practical But Unique

For Toby Burke Hemingway, there are enough high-end men’s stores in Los Angeles. “We wanted stuff that was practical and affordable,” he said.

COS Opening Its Second California Store

Up until now, there have been only two COS stores in the United States—one in New York and one in Beverly Hills.

ModCloth's Next Step: Private-Label Line, Physical Retail Store

San Francisco–headquartered ModCloth has been one of the innovators in the pure-play e-commerce space, but the women’s clothing retailer announced new angles to its way of doing business.