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L.A. Retail Real Scene Outpaces Some Parts of the U.S.

By Andrew Asch | September 20, 2018

E-commerce business has been skyrocketing, but judging from retail vacancies in Los Angeles County, bricks-and-mortar retail is still a contender.

Macerich Partnering With Co-Work Offices for its Malls

Co-working office spaces are familiar sights in the downtown areas of almost any big city. Soon these shared office spaces will be at Macerich-owned malls.

Ron Herman's Next Step Is More Japan

Ron Herman has spent his career introducing some of the world’s most famous denim brands from his self-named Ron Herman store, which for decades has been a pioneer in the Los Angeles boutique business.

Parent Company of Fallas Paredes and Factory 2-U Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Parent Company of Fallas Paredes and Factory 2-U Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Bankruptcy filing for parent company of Fallas Paredes, Factory 2-U and Anna's Linens

Los Angeles City Council Considers a Ban on Fur Sales

Retailers are prohibited from selling fur in the California cities of West Hollywood, Berkeley and San Francisco. Los Angeles may be next.

The Real Real Brings Its First West Coast Location to West

The Real Real Brings Its First West Coast Location to West

With a lot more space than its New York City flagship store, which opened in November, luxury consignment company The Real Real opened its first West Coast bricks-and-mortar location on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, Calif.

Instagram and Social Media Make a Stronger Play for Fashion

Could Instagram become the shopping mall of the future?

Work Scheduled To Begin on Former Fred Segal Site in Santa Monica

After a four-year wait, the former Fred Segal retail compound in Santa Monica, Calif., will see construction start in August to transform the former shopping hot spot into a seven-story residential building with commercial space.

ThirdLove Opens New Center for a Competitive Edge

ThirdLove Opens New Center for a Competitive Edge

ThirdLove, the e-commerce lingerie label based in San Francisco, officially opened a 10,000-square-foot facility in Chico, Calif., about 90 minutes north of Sacramento, with the option to expand to 17,000 square feet.

Report Finds Online Apparel Sales Growing

Market researcher The NPD Group forecast that e-commerce will continue to make gains in the apparel market.

Influential L.A. Boutique Traffic Unveils Remodel

Los Angeles fashion retailer Traffic unveiled an extensive remodel of its men’s and women’s boutique at the Beverly Center mall near West Hollywood, Calif.

Gap Inc. Sues Westfield Malls for Overcharges

In the tough retail world where vacancies are mounting and foot traffic is declining, most mall-based retailers are trying to trim costs as much as possible.

Finance Veteran to Join Revolve Board

Retail finance veteran Marc Stolzman was appointed to the board of directors of Revolve, immediately joining the board of the Los Angeles–area e-commerce emporium.

Stitch Fix Launches Stitch Fix Kids

For the parent who doesn’t have enough time to shop for his or her children, Stitch Fix has come up with a solution.

Louis Vuitton Unveils Remodel of Store at South Coast Plaza

Louis Vuitton Unveils Remodel of Store at South Coast Plaza

After an extensive renovation, Louis Vuitton reopened its flagship store on July 11 at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Levi Strauss Expects Revenues This Year to Be Up Almost 10 Percent

Levi Strauss & Co. has been having a very good year, reflected by the fact that it now has 53 more company-operated stores than last year and plans to add approximately 50 more retail outposts by the end of this year.