By Andrew Asch | July 31, 2014
After a 16-year run, prominent Los Angeles boutique chain Madison shuttered its Melrose Avenue location on July 26, the company’s second store closing in two months.
E-commerce executives see big road blocks to their booming business if the Federal Communications Commission changes rules on net neutrality Thursday.
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.
Ross Stores Inc., one of America’s dominant off-price apparel and home-fashion chains, announced a succession plan May 7 to replace Michael Balmuth, the Dublin, Calif.–based retailer’s vice chairman and chief executive officer, who has led the company since 1996.
April retail sales increased 6 percent, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers, a New York–headquartered trade group for retail centers.
The 500 Broadway building of landmark retailer Fred Segal in Santa Monica, Calif., is closing to make way for the construction of a new structure, and the 500 Broadway boutique owners in the building were recently notified that they must vacate by the end of May.
One of Los Angeles County’s new retail hot spots is South Gate, a blue-collar, predominantly Latino city with a high unemployment rate.
Boutique owners of the 500 Broadway building of landmark retailer Fred Segal in Santa Monica, Calif., were recently notified that they must vacate by the end of May to make way for the construction of a new building.
Rodeo Drive, one of Los Angeles County’s top shopping streets, became party central on April 27, when the City of Beverly Hills celebrated its centennial.
Approaching its 20th anniversary, Santa Monica, Calif.–headquartered contemporary chain Planet Blue is scheduled to open its first Northern California store on May 23.
Contemporary retailer Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet is on the move. It is scheduled to open a new shop at 8501 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood, Calif., this summer and shutter its store at 134 S. Robertson Blvd.
Teen retailer Wet Seal Inc. is shedding its young contemporary chain of stores called Arden B, which last year accounted for only $60.4 million in revenues, or 11 percent of the company’s total revenues.
Los Angeles fashion label Gypsy05 made waves with its eco-friendly clothes and production methods, and, after nearly 10 years selling its clothes at retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue, American Rag and Revolve Clothing, Gypsy05 will be rolling out its own branded stores.
Wet Seal Inc. to convert 31 Arden B stores to Wet Seal + merchandise and the rest to Wet Seal merchandise .
Fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 is going after the bargain shopper with gusto.
Oak, the American Apparel–owned high-fashion chain of boutiques, is on the move and will open a second Los Angeles boutique in the next few weeks. However, a specific date has not been announced, said Conor Riley, Oak’s social-media director.