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Macy’s Boosts Sustainability Efforts

By Alison A. Nieder | July 24, 2014

Department-store giant Macy’s Inc. is introducing several new sustainability programs that will be rolled out this year and the next.

Blum to Helm Fred Segal

Fred Segal is going global, and Paul Blum was named as the chief executive officer to guide the national and international growth of the Los Angeles–area retail landmark.

Streetwise Made-to-Measure

Streetwise Made-to-Measure

With the recently opened Luxury Jones boutique/workshop, Niki Dimitras aspires to be the atelier that launched hundreds of made-to-measure streetwear looks.

Scandinavian Design in Downtown Los Angeles

Scandinavian Design in Downtown Los Angeles

Swedish design emporium Austere recently opened in a 5,000-square-foot space in downtown L.A. that was once the garage for a 1920s-era department store.

PacSun, Guess Results Show Mixed Market

Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. and Guess? Inc. reported quarterly earnings on May 29, and the results reflected a mixed market.

Retail Renovation on Sunset

Retail Renovation on Sunset

With an elegant party on May 28, the H. Lorenzo Women boutique debuted a major renovation of its store—its third in the bou­tique's more than three decades of doing busi­ness.

ICSC Announces New Trustees, Best of the Best Awards

The International Council of Shopping Centers wrapped up its annual ICSC RECON Las Vegas convention with announcements about new appointments to the international trade group’s board of trustees and which malls are the best designed.

Simon Debuts in Brand Campaign

Simon, formerly Simon Property Group, announced at the ICSC RECON Las Vegas convention on May 19 that the company will introduce a new corporate identity and logo, which will be seen in Simon malls’ digital experiences and advertising campaigns as well as in signage at its malls.

Westfield Announces Design for The Village

Westfield Announces Design for The Village

Retail-center developer Westfield announced this week the new park-like look of The Village, the outdoor extension of Westfield Topanga, a regional mall located 26 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

The Row Opens 1st Store at Melrose Place

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen were embraced by fashion tastemakers in 2012 when The Council of Fashion Designers of America named the twins as “Womenswear Designers of the Year.”

Pop-Up Mall Concept Turns Permanent

Pop-Up Mall Concept Turns Permanent

What started as a month-long pop-up shop for Los Angeles–based contemporary brand XCVI has become a chain of seven stores across California with plans to expand.

West Hollywood’s Fur Ban Stands

The city of West Hollywood, Calif.’s municipal ban on sales of new fur items survived a court challenge. It remains the only city in America to ban the sale of new fur items.

SoCal Mall Store Openings Include Uniqlo, Topshop, Tilly’s and Lululemon

Recently, it was announced that Japanese fast-fashion emporium Uniqlo will open five locations across Southern California later this year. However, they will not be the only high-marquee stores scheduled to open in Southern California in the next few months.

Retailers: FCC Ruling on Net Neutrality Will Create Turmoil for E-tail

The Federal Communications Commission approved proposed changes to net-neutrality rules on May 15, and e-commerce executives are seeing big roadblocks to their booming business.

Retailers: If FCC Changes Net Neutrality, There Will Be Turmoil

E-commerce executives see big road blocks to their booming business if the Federal Communications Commission changes rules on net neutrality Thursday.

For Love & Business

For Love & Business

Leran Hadar and Marine Azria are partners in love and in business, and they recently opened a new boutique, The Piece Collective, on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, which has become one of Los Angeles’ most sought-after places to open a shop.