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Sweat NSK: Choose Your Activewear

By Andrew Asch | January 28, 2016

Los Angeles’ exclusive Brentwood neighborhood is the address to many fitness businesses, but there were no multi-line boutiques offering the best activewear styles, said Natalie Fritz, a partner and the “N” in Sweat NSK.

Oaktree Capital Working on Buying Quiksilver

Oaktree Capital Management, the Los Angeles–based investment firm, is ramping up its effort to buy Quiksilver Inc. out of bankruptcy.

Caruso’s Carlsbad Shopping Center Delayed

The plan to build a Caruso Affiliated retail center on the banks of a lagoon in Carlsbad, Calif., has hit a snag. On Oct. 27, opponents of the project gathered enough signatures to put the project up for a vote by Carlsbad’s residents after the signatures were verified by San Diego County’s Registrar of Voters.

L.A.’s Arts District to Get New Mixed Use Retail Compound

Real estate companies Blatteis & Schnur and ASB Real Estate Investments redeveloped parts of Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Los Angeles’s bohemian Venice district, and the companies will take their know-how to another redeveloping neighborhood with the reputation of attracting creative people.

Palo Alto’s Stanford Shopping Center Opens New Area, New Stores

Simon-owned mall Stanford Shopping Center announced 25 retailers will move into a new section of the Palo Alto, Calif., mall.

Sept. Sales Tough, But Beat Forecasts

September was a frustrating month for fashion retailers.

American Apparel Focusing on Building New Product

American Apparel Focusing on Building New Product

Financial woes throw American Apparel into bankruptcy court.

Bebe to Cut More Than 50 Jobs

Vertical retailer Bebe Stores Inc. announced Oct. 1 that it would cut 50 jobs, mostly from the company’s design, merchandising and production areas.

Forever 21 Sued by Vendor

A clothing manufacturer recently filed a breach-of-contract suit against trendy, fast- fashion company Forever 21 Inc. The Los Angeles–headquartered retailer intends to become an $8 billion company by 2017, according to a company statement.

Please Do Not Enter boutique Now Says “Come In”

Please Do Not Enter boutique Now Says “Come In”

The boutique Please Do Not Enter has finally set a welcome mat for the general public in downtown Los Angeles.

Retailer Q&A: With Abundant Consumer Choices, Boutique Retail Blazes New Paths

Boutique retail has traditionally been a tough, creative and potentially lucrative venture, but over the past years it has been uniquely tough.

PacSun Sued For Alleged Wage Theft

Prominent mall retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. was sued in Los Angeles Superior Court by a former employee for on-call scheduling, which the plaintiff contends resulted in lost wages and haywire scheduling.

Del Amo Announces New Retailers During Major Remodel

Del Amo Fashion Center will introduce a new look this fall, and when construction is completed, the 2.7 million-square-foot mall will be the largest in the Western United States, according to its owner, Simon Property Group.

SixHundred: Streetwear in Front, Manufacturing in Back

Since 2009, the boutique SixHundred has been selling streetwear and fashion to the loft dwellers of downtown Los Angeles.

YogaWorks Has Eye on California for Retail Rollout

Santa Monica, Calif.–based yoga studio and retailer YogaWorks recently added to its portfolio with the purchase of three studios in San Francisco; Palo Alto, Calif.; and Boston.

Yogasmoga Opening Stores in Northern California, East Coast Locations

New York–based yoga lifestyle brand and retailer Yogasmoga is continuing its retail rollout with new stores opening in the Northern California cities of Corte Madera and Walnut Creek.