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LAEDC Files Amazon HQ Bid

By Andrew Asch | October 19, 2017

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. has put in a formal bid to e-commerce giant Amazon.com to build its second corporate headquarters in Los Angeles County.

Patrick DiLascia Launches Patrick Brand

Patrick DiLascia Launches Patrick Brand

A new bricks-and-mortar store is the center of Patrick DiLascia’s new fashion venture.

New BCBG Owners Outline Their Plans for Moving the Brands Forward

When Michael DeVirgilio and Cory Baker were figuring out whether they wanted to acquire the BCBGMaxAzria label and its sister brands, they quizzed retailers about whether they were still willing to carry the decades-old brands in their stores. They were happy to find that the labels weren’t on life support yet.

Bachrach Men’s Stores to Exit Bankruptcy Soon

Only four months after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Bachrach men’s stores is expected to emerge from bankruptcy by the end of August with 15 stores intact.

Fred Segal Announces Flagship Shop-in-Shops

Fred Segal Announces Flagship Shop-in-Shops

Fred Segal is moving along toward a fall 2017 opening—perhaps in mid-September—for its new flagship in West Hollywood, Calif., located near the Sunset Plaza high-end retail enclave.

July Sales Up, But Results Mixed

July sales beat forecasts, according to market-research firm Retail Metrics.

South Coast Plaza Buys Sears Land

Sears has run a department store and an auto center at the northeast end of luxe retail center South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., for 50 years.

Trade Protectionism and E-Commerce Are Top Concerns for Chief U.S. Fashion Industry Executives

With a new president in the White House, U.S. fashion manufacturers and retailers said their biggest concerns this year are about new trade barriers going up that would restrict apparel imports.

Shopify’s Frenzy App Powers Sale at Capsule and Liberty Fairs in NY

Trade shows and runway shows have been looking to produce extra revenue streams for their vendors.

Back-to-School Spending Forecast to Increase

Retailers might give the 2017 Back-to-School season an “A.”

Arts District; L.A.’s Next Big Retail Area?

Arts District; L.A.’s Next Big Retail Area?

Every major city has an “anti-downtown,” said Sam Brownell, principal and partner of property developers Blatteis & Schnur Inc.

Late-Night Crowd Closes Louis Vuitton Pop-up in DTLA

Late-Night Crowd Closes Louis Vuitton Pop-up in DTLA

A pop-up shop for a highly anticipated Louis Vuitton X Supreme capsule collection has shuttered after Los Angeles Police dispersed a large crowd in front of the pop-up shop at 4:30 a.m. on July 7.

Home Shopping Network is Being Acquired by QVC

Two big television shopping cable networks will now be one.

June Sales Sunny for Some Retailers

Some retailers saw June gloom. Some experienced a positively sunny June.

Aussie Brand Gorman Opens in West Hollywood

After 18 years selling contemporary women’s fashion in Australia and New Zealand, the Gorman brand opened its first U.S. store in West Hollywood, Calif., recently.

The Hundreds.com’s Tech Revamp With Shopify Plus

Bobby Kim built a community with blogs featuring a running commentary on the state of streetwear, hip-hop, rock, politics, travel, food and whatever else grabbed his attention.