Gap Inc. Reveals Plans for Omni-Channel and Asia Expansion

By Deborah Belgum | April 17, 2014

In the next three years, Gap Inc. hopes its sales in China will reach $1 billion as it expands the number of stores located there and pumps up its omni-channel offerings.

E-Commerce Site to Introduce Unique Discount Deals

E-Commerce Site to Introduce Unique Discount Deals

In April, Irvine, Calif.–headquartered men’s shopping site FlyPeeps will open for business in the crowded market for e-commerce.

Loving Las Vegas: Retailers Share Tips for Navigating the Las Vegas Trade Shows

With 20 apparel, footwear, accessories and sourcing trade shows taking place in Las Vegas market at the same time in February, thousands of brands are competing for attention, and the ambiance can be thrilling, festive and, ultimately, exhausting.

Bebe Going Private? Not So Fast, Analyst Says

Bebe Stores Inc. is just a year into its turnaround campaign, but media reports indicate that the publicly traded contemporary retailer is investigating a sale and going private.

Roar Clothing to Abbot Kinney

For its 20th anniversary, Los Angeles–based fashion label Roar Clothing will open its first boutique. The two-story shop will be located at 1410 Abbot Kinney Blvd., at the corner of California Avenue, according to Deepak Vasandani, founder and chief executive of the label.

Changes at the the Fashion Bookstore at the CMC

Changes at the the Fashion Bookstore at the CMC

Fashion Bookstore founders Bill and Linda Golant sold the business to longtime employees Yolanda Bragg and Rina Castro.

South Coast Plaza Has a Scotch & Soda

Dutch brand Scotch & Soda opened a 2,700-square-foot store at 1340 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in 2013. In May, it is scheduled to open its first shop in Orange County at upscale shopping center South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Zadig & Voltaire to Malibu Village

French basics line Zadig & Voltaire opened a shop in West Hollywood, Calif.’s Sunset Plaza shopping district in 2006 but just started a growth spurt in the past year.

Satine Kawaii Takes a Bow in Venice

Los Angeles boutique chain Satine typically represents stylish fashions, and now it represents cute in its new store, Satine Kawaii.

Jami Lyn Clothes Downsizes to New Store

After nearly 25 years on the same section of Robertson Boulevard, the well-known Jami Lyn Clothes store is moving one block south, which technically moves the store out of Beverly Hills and into Los Angeles.

Retail CFOs Optimistic About 2014

Despite a less-than-stellar holiday season, chief financial officers at retail organizations across the United States were upbeat about 2014, predicting a 5.1 percent increase in to­tal sales and a 4.8 percent increase in same-store sales.

Uniqlo to Open at South Coast Plaza, Beverly Center

On Feb. 13, Fast Retailing, the parent company of the popular Japanese clothier, announced that it will open Uniqlo stores this fall in top malls South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif. and Beverly Center, a mall owned by Taubman Centers in Los Angeles.

Checking in on LA’s Larchmont Boulevard

Checking in on LA’s Larchmont Boulevard

Tucked away in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, Larchmont Boulevard is a friendly street with a small-town feel.

Tough January Showed Bright Spots

Extreme weather made the traditionally low sales month of January even tougher for retailers. However, businesses rallied, said the International Council of Shopping Centers, and sales increased 3.5 percent, according to its tally of comparable-store sales.

La Tres Lingerie: Bringing a Feminine Touch to Downtown LA

La Tres Lingerie: Bringing a Feminine Touch to Downtown LA

When Tray Hayslette decided to open a lingerie store in Southern California, she chose a space on Main Street in downtown LA.

Vestar to Acquire, Redevelop The Village at Orange

Vestar, a privately held real estate company headquartered in Phoenix, recently announced plans to acquire and redevelop regional mall The Village at Orange in Orange, Calif.