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Bebe to Liquidate Stores

By Andrew Asch | April 21, 2017

Bebe Stores Inc. announced April 21 that it will liquidate its stores and inventory housed in those stores.

Retailers Anxious over Travel Ban

Anxiety over a “Trump Slump” in tourism to the United States has become an issue, and California retailers have wondered if a travel ban initiated by the Trump Administration could affect them.

What’s Going On With Westfield Massive Topanga Project?

What’s Going On With Westfield Massive Topanga Project?

In September 2015, Westfield unveiled a $350 million The Village at Westfield Topanga project adjacent to its luxe Westfield Topanga mall, 26 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. While wrapping up this project, the international mall giant was in the midst of planning an even bigger project in the Topanga area.

Apparel Sales Stall at 3 Percent, Athleisure Remains Influential, NPD Says

U.S. apparel industry sales increased 3 percent to $218.7 billion in 2016, according to market researchers The NPD Group in a March 6 statement.

Quiksilver Gets a New Name After Bankruptcy

With new owners running the show at Quiksilver Inc., it only seemed appropriate for a name change to go along with a revamped business model for the surfwear and skatewear retailer.

Rising Employment, Interest Rates and Inflation Set the Economic Tone for the Next Few Years

A new Trump administration should be good for the U.S. economy over the next couple of years, but there might be some bumps in the road for California, according to a UCLA report released March 8.

Naked Princess Moving Out of Flagship

Naked Princess Moving Out of Flagship

The Naked Princess lingerie, loungewear and beauty label will be moving out of its sprawling West Hollywood, Calif., flagship, according to a statement from the brand.

February Tough for Many

February proved to be a tough month for many retailers.

Gordon Brothers Wins Bid for The Wet Seal

The Wet Seal, the Southern California teen retail chain that filed for bankruptcy protection in early February, will be sold to Gordon Brothers, who won the bankruptcy bid and beat out Canadian retailer YM.

Nasty Gal Offices to Remain Open in Los Angeles

After being acquired by British-based online fashion retailer BooHoo.com for $20 million, Nasty Gal is marching forward with its same website and smaller offices in Los Angeles, as well as work spaces in New York, London and Manchester, England.

BCBGMaxAzria Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

BCBGMaxAzria Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

BCBGMaxAzriaGroup, the decades-old Los Angeles apparel company that was one of the first on the contemporary fashion scene, will keep stores open during bankruptcy proceedings.

Herbert Fink, Rodeo Drive Founding Father, 93

Herbert Fink, one of the founding fathers of Rodeo Drive’s designer and high-end retail scene, died Feb. 18 at his home in Los Angeles’ Bel-Air neighborhood. He was 93.

What’s Checking: Beverly Hills Boutiques Thriving

What’s Checking: Beverly Hills Boutiques Thriving

Peppered around the corporate juggernauts on Rodeo Drive and department stores lining Wilshire, the boutiques of Beverly Hills take advantage of their intimate settings to thrive.

Gap Inc. Cuts 216 Jobs

Gap Inc. recently reported that it laid off 216 people at its corporate office in San Francisco.

Fashion Bookstore in the CMC Hosts Biannual Sale

The Fashion Bookstore<, located in the lobby of the California Market Center, will host its biannual sale Feb. 27–March 1 during the Los Angeles International Textile Show.

Althouse Closes Store, Rejoins American Rag

Jennifer Althouse rejoined prominent retailer American Rag Cie shortly after closing her self-named Althouse boutique in downtown Los Angeles in January. She will serve the retailer as an executive vice president.