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Junk Food and Levi’s Team Up for Tees + Jeans

By Andrew Asch | November 22, 2017

After a four-year run, Junk Food Clothing has revamped its flagship store in Los Angeles’ Venice district and relaunched as a collaboration with Levi Strauss & Co. called Tees + Jeans, a boutique devoted to Junk Food’s blank T-shirts and Levi’s jeans.

PacSun’s Schoenfeld, Macerich’s Coppola Talk Retail’s Fall and Possible Rise

Headlines say that fashion retail is being pummeled. Others believe a bright future is coming into focus.

Karmaloop’s Selkoe Unveils Wanderset

In 2015, entrepreneur Greg Selkoe left the Boston-headquartered Karmaloop, the online emporium for streetwear he founded in 2000. Relocated to the Los Angeles area, Selkoe announced Sept. 21 that he was going to unveil the e-commerce and content site Wanderset.

Mayor, NJAL Host Meeting With Apparel, Creative Community at City Hall

Mayor Eric Garcetti and Not Just a Label, the organization that represents independent designers, hosted a meeting featuring members of Los Angeles’ creative community.

Los Angeles Boutique Streets Undergo Change to Survive

Los Angeles Boutique Streets Undergo Change to Survive

The shopping mall—once considered mini–town centers that attracted after-school teens and early-morning exercising seniors—has struggled to stay competitive after consumers did an about-face and altered their shopping habits.

Uniqlo to Open Denim Concept Shop in DTLA

Fast Retailing Co. LTD opened a Uniqlo emporium at Westfield Santa Anita, about 30 minutes east of downtown Los Angeles Sept. 9, but the Japanese fast-fashion company announced it was going to open another unique store in Los Angeles.

Nordstrom to Open Omnichannel Concept on Melrose Place

Nordstrom to Open Omnichannel Concept on Melrose Place

For the past decade, Melrose Place has been an exclusive Los Angeles address for high-end designer boutiques. Now Nordstrom plans to join the crowd.

August Business Mixed

The U.S. economy was good in August, but retail sales ranged from solid to soft.

Vecchiarelli’s Fashion Supplies Inc. Closing After 85 Years, Four Generations

For 85 years, four generations of the Vecchiarelli family have been selling apparel supplies to manufacturers in Los Angeles. But in December, owner Joe Vecchiarelli is closing the family’s retail operations.

After Tough Times, Gap Announces New Stores

After a long period of restructuring, Gap Inc., often described as the world’s largest specialty retailer, is charting a course for growth.

Retail Healthier than Many Think, Research Group Says

IHL Group, a partner of National Retail Federation, the Washington, D.C.–based trade group, released a paper on Aug. 30 that said that tough times for retail have been greatly exaggerated.

Who Will Be the Winners and Losers This Season in Holiday Shopping?

Back-to-School shopping is barely over, but retail gurus are already making predictions for the holiday shopping season.

Kitson Founder Files New Lawsuit

Retailer Fraser Ross filed a lawsuit in July against its former executive Christopher Lee, lender Salus Capital Partners LLC, HGI Asset Management Holdings LLC and Spencer Spirit Holdings LLC.

FBI’s Harder Among the New Team at Yonduur

Frances Harder has a new gig. The founder and president of Fashion Business Inc., the fashion nonprofit that recently shuttered after nearly 20 years, has joined the board of advisors at Yonduur, an online marketplace for closeouts, overstock and excess inventory.

Nifty Genius: Menswear and Retail for All Seasons

Nifty Genius: Menswear and Retail for All Seasons

The Nifty Genius menswear label takes the term “lifestyle brand” very seriously.

E-Com Exec to Run Macy’s Stores, 100 Jobs Cut

A desire to make Macy’s department stores even more tech-friendly led to the hire of its new chief.