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Niche Suit Maker Jimmy Au’s Leaves Beverly Hills for Sherman Oaks

By Andrew Asch | July 14, 2016

There’s only one store in the United States selling suits and gear for the shorter man; it’s Jimmy Au’s for Men 5’8” and Under, said Alan Au, company vice president.

Sport Chalet Closing

After 57 years in business, Southern California sporting goods retail chain Sport Chalet is closing all stores and shuttering its online business.

Obituary: Famed Retailer Fred Hayman, 90

Fred Hayman, the king of Rodeo Drive who put the Beverly Hills luxury street on the world shopping map, passed away on April 14. He was 90.

Old Navy Gets New President

Coming off of months of declining sales in all its labels, Gap Inc. announced it was naming Sonia Syngal as Old Navy’s new global president.

L Brands Beats Estimates During Soft March Business

L Brands—the parent company of Victoria’s Secret, PINK and Bath & Body Works—beat Wall Street estimates.

Surf’s Heartland No Longer No-Go Zone for Designer Styles: Kin Opening in Huntington Beach

For decades, Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, Calif., have been known as the Rodeo Drive of Surf.

PacSun Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Pacific Sunwear of California has not turned a profit in years.

Aella: From L.A. E-Tail to a Bloomie’s Pop-up

Aella: From L.A. E-Tail to a Bloomie’s Pop-up

Eunice Cho always thought that chic office clothes were uncomfortable and too high maintenance. She wanted bottoms from her Los Angeles women’s fashion line, Aella, to look like slacks but feel like yogawear.

Survey Reveals Clothing Manufacturers Optimistic for Better Spring/Summer Sales

Apparel and accessories manufacturers are optimistic that retailers will be having a good season in the upcoming months.

Planet Blue Opening NY Store in SoHo

Planet Blue will take its sunkissed, California lifestyle to Manhattan’s urbane SoHo neighborhood.

Tirnauer Joins Wet Seal as CFO

Judd P. Tirnauer was appointed to the positions of chief financial officer and executive vice president The Wet Seal LLC, the Irvine, Calif., women’s retailer, which is staging a comeback.

Hale Bob Opens Direct-to-Consumer Sales After Runway Shows

Hale Bob Opens Direct-to-Consumer Sales After Runway Shows

The Los Angeles–based Hale Bob label held a fashion show on March 17 at Style Fashion Week in West Hollywood, Calif. But Daniel Bohbot, the label’s founder and owner, announced that he will add a direct-to-consumer element to all of his upcoming fashion shows.

Convert Streamlines Concept

Convert Streamlines Concept

San Francisco Bay Area retailer Convert closed its Berkeley, Calif., shoe store last month and reopened it as a clothing store.

Wet Seal Maps Its Rebound

New offices, new staff and new merchandise, Wet Seal put its rebound on display.

Beverly Center to Get Multi-Million Renovation

Beverly Center to Get Multi-Million Renovation

Beverly Center, one of Los Angeles’ prominent retail centers, is scheduled to undergo a $500 million renovation.

February Sales Mixed

L Brands—the parent company of Victoria’s Secret, Pink, Bath & Body Works, and Henri Bendel—reported a strong February.