IMPORT & EXPORT

Retail Imports Will Rise During the First Half of the Year

By Deborah Belgum | February 15, 2018

With wages going up and unemployment going down, shoppers are expected to continue hitting the stores, which means more imports will be coming in by the boatload.

2017 Retrospective: Macy’s Faces Changes, Nordstrom Remains Public

The retirement of Terry J. Lundgren marked the end of a tumultuous year for department-store giant Macy’s Inc.

Westfield Shopping Malls Sold to European Entity

Westfield Shopping Malls Sold to European Entity

Westfield Corp. sells off its malls in billion-dollar deal.

Macy’s Lundgren Announces Retirement as Chairman

Terry Lungren will be stepping down as chairman of the board of Macy's next year as his successor steps in.

2017 Newsmaker: The Wraps Come Off Westfield’s $1 Billion Revamp of Century City

An Italian food hall that is packed with customers. A slate of unique stores. Furniture that looks like it should be in an interior designer’s living room.

2017 Newsmaker: After Gordon Bros Bid, Wet Seal Reemerges

After a tumultuous period of proxy fights and bankruptcies, teen retailer The Wet Seal seemed to be about to call it quits.

2017 Newsmaker: DSTLD Commits to Crowd-Funding and Pop-Up Shops

Los Angeles–based direct-to-consumer label DSTLD is continuing its brand-building efforts by rolling out a series of pop-up shops across Southern California.

2017 Newsmaker: Bebe Closes All Its Stores After Selling Half Its Label

For decades, Bebe Stores struggled as its losses mounted every year. Top executives came and went but still no solution.

The Veranda: New Mall Takes a Bow

The Veranda: New Mall Takes a Bow

In a market when mall development seems to be mostly focused on remodeling existing sites, CenterCal Properties is scheduled to mark the grand opening of a new shopping center later this month in the San Francisco Bay Area town of Concord, Calif.

Holiday Season Business Off to a Good Start

Holiday Season Business Off to a Good Start

The 2017 holiday season is off to a strong start after consumers beat forecasts for shopping during the Black Friday Weekend and Cyber Monday, the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season.

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

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

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.

Shopify Embeds UPS Services

Shopify recently embedded a suite of UPS services on its platform.

Cult Gaia Opens Melrose Place Pop-up

A hobby of making floral crowns for friends gained momentum for Jasmin Larian, and she later parlayed it into a fashion label called Cult Gaia.

Westside Pavilion Soon to Be Mall With No Anchors

Nordstrom closed on Sept. 30, then on Nov. 9 Macy’s stated that it was going to close its store at Los Angeles’ Westside Pavilion.

Buck Mason Opens in NYC

Downtown Los Angeles–headquartered California basics brand Buck Mason opened a New York boutique on Nov. 11. Buck Mason has been expanding from its roots as a pure-play e-tailer by opening one bricks-and-mortar store each year since 2015.

Hermèsmatic, C Magazine Open Pop-ups at Westfield Century City

Paris fashion house Hermès will be taking a headlong dive into color at the Hermèsmatic pop-up, which opened Nov. 10 at Westfield Century City and is scheduled to remain open until Nov. 19.