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Gap Inc. Sues Westfield Malls for Overcharges

By Deborah Belgum | July 19, 2018

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.

University of California, Irvine, to Offer Two-Week Fashion Course

Popular majors at University of California, Irvine, include biology and business, but to further its business range the school’s Division of Continuing Education recently announced it will offer a course in fashion design management.

Gap Inc. Names New Head of Gap Brand

Neil Fiske, who has held top executive positions at Billabong International and Eddie Bauer, has been named the new president and chief executive officer of the Gap brand, a role he will assume at the San Francisco company on June 20.

CBRE Named as Property Manager at The Bloc

CBRE Named as Property Manager at The Bloc

CBRE’s portfolio at The Bloc mixed-use retail and business center in downtown Los Angeles has expanded.

Digital Commerce Looks For Clearer View in Net-Neutrality Fight

Obama-era net-neutrality Internet rules have been officially repealed, leaving businesses and average Internet users wondering what will happen next when they go online.

High-end Stores Opening on Robertson Boulevard

Robertson Boulevard used to be one of Los Angeles’ high-flying retail corridors but started to suffer once the economy took a tumble in 2008. But a couple of high-end stores have recently signed leases for space on the street.

Eddie Bauer and PacSun Tie the Knot

Rumors of a merger between outdoor retailer Eddie Bauer and surfwear and streetwear retailer Pacific Sunwear of California have been circulating for the last few weeks.

Agenda Founder Levant Unveils New Project

Ntwrk, a video-commerce channel, was recently announced as the next project for Aaron Levant, the entrepreneur who founded the Agenda trade show.

May Sales Beat Forecasts

May retail sales results beat forecasts, said Ken Perkins of Retail Metrics, a market-research firm.

Wet Seal Plots Comeback For Social Media Age

Wet Seal Plots Comeback For Social Media Age

A comeback for Wet Seal is being assembled in a 1,800-square-foot industrial work loft in downtown Los Angeles.

What’s Checking: Shopping in Hollywood’s Backyard

Consider Los Angeles’ Studio City enclave the backyard of the entertainment industry, said Fred Levine, the co-owner of the M.Fredric boutiques.

Guess Inc. Sees Net Loss Despite Growth in Europe and Asia

Guess? Inc. is an apparel brand synonymous with the cool California lifestyle, but most of its sales are now done in Europe and Asia.

Ross Stores Continues to Add to Retail Line-up

Running a discount store chain is turning out to be very profitable these days.

Possible Merger Between PacSun and Eddie Bauer?

Rumors are swirling that private-equity firm Golden Gate Capital might be doing a little matchmaking for two of its brands that it owns.

Old Navy Drives Growth for Gap in First Quarter

The tried-and-true formula of trendy casual wear at a bargain price was the right formula for Old Navy, a division of Gap Inc.

Planet Blue Gets a New Chief Executive

Planet Blue, the retailer that carries young contemporary fashion, has named Eddie Bromberg to be its new chief executive.