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Macy’s Boosts Sustainability Efforts

By Alison A. Nieder | July 24, 2014

Department-store giant Macy’s Inc. is introducing several new sustainability programs that will be rolled out this year and the next.

Juicy Couture Revamping Stores Under New Ownership

By next year, Juicy Couture will have a series of new concept stores open to reflect the label’s changing directions under new ownership by Authentic Brands Group.

Hybrid E-Commerce Opens in Los Angeles

Hybrid E-Commerce Opens in Los Angeles

Bonobos, a New York–headquartered men’s clothing brand, helped introduce a new retail model when its Guideshops opened in 2011. Bonobos would deliver one-on-one service to those who wanted a bricks-and-mortar store experience, then ship the clothes to the consumer just like other e-commerce stores do.

Digital and Technical Skills in Demand for Fashion and Retail Industry

The good news is fashion and retail companies are hiring at the same rate—or higher—than last year. That’s the word from the recently released “2014 24 Seven Salary & Job Market Report.” tk

Birkhold Leaves Bebe

Steve Birkhold resigned as chief executive officer from Bebe Stores Inc. after spending 18-months trying to turn the mall-based contemporary retailer around, according to a company statement released June 12.

“More Urban…Fashion Forward” Phenomenal Threadz Opens in Inglewood

“More Urban…Fashion Forward” Phenomenal Threadz Opens in Inglewood

When Marena Downs bought a building in the 2600 block of West Manchester Boulevard in Inglewood, Calif., being a property owner had not been the first item on her list of things to do.

Inside the New Shop

Inside the New Shop

The John Eshaya brand got a little bigger when he recently opened a boutique for JET John Eshaya at 8369 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles, near the city’s Fairfax District, where the designer grew up.

Huf Skates Back To Fairfax

Prominent Los Angeles–headquartered skate lifestyle brand Huf will revive its retail operations and open a flagship store at 451 N. Fairfax Blvd.

Streetwear Demand Growing

Streetwear Demand Growing

Fairfax has been the Rodeo Drive of streetwear fashion for more than a year, and streetwear continues its takeover of the 400 block of North Fairfax, where the style’s dominant brands—such as Supreme, Diamond Supply Co. and Crooks & Castles—maintain flagships.

Construction on City Market Project Announced

Construction on City Market Project Announced

Construction for the first section of the sprawling City Market of Los Angeles project at the eastern edge of the Fashion District was announced on June 2.

Intermix Chief Keledjian on New Store in Palo Alto, Calif.

Gap Inc.–owned boutique chain Intermix opened its 38th store last month in the Town & Country Village retail center in Palo Alto, Calif., which is a short drive from Stanford University and in the middle of Silicon Valley.

May Sales Strong

May sunshine stoked consumer demand, and retail sales increased 4.8 percent, beating estimates.

Construction on City Market Project Announced

Construction for the first section of the sprawling City Market of Los Angeles project at the eastern edge of the Fashion District was announced on June 2.

Blum to Helm Fred Segal

Fred Segal is going global, and Paul Blum was named as the chief executive officer to guide the national and international growth of the Los Angeles–area retail landmark.

Streetwise Made-to-Measure

Streetwise Made-to-Measure

With the recently opened Luxury Jones boutique/workshop, Niki Dimitras aspires to be the atelier that launched hundreds of made-to-measure streetwear looks.

Scandinavian Design in Downtown Los Angeles

Scandinavian Design in Downtown Los Angeles

Swedish design emporium Austere recently opened in a 5,000-square-foot space in downtown L.A. that was once the garage for a 1920s-era department store.