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Black Friday Shopping Up, Deals Abound

By Andrew Asch | November 28, 2016

More people shopped on Black Friday, but spending per person was down, according to the National Retail Federation trade group, headquartered in Washington D.C.

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Zara for Allegedly Overcharging U.S. Shoppers

A Los Angeles consumer has filed a $5 million-plus class-action lawsuit against Spanish retailer giant Zara maintaining that U.S. consumers are being charged incorrectly for Zara merchandise priced in euros.

American Apparel Up for Sale and Eying Production Facilities Outside of California

American Apparel Up for Sale and Eying Production Facilities Outside of California

American Apparel has a “For Sale” sign up just six months after exiting bankruptcy, according to sources close to the company.

Apolis Heads to New York

Los Angeles–headquartered Apolis Holdings LLC helped pioneer the city’s Arts District, where it opened a flagship in 2011.

Kitson’s Fraser Ross Sues Former Business Partner

In 2011, Fraser Ross hired Chris Lee to turn the Kitson chain of boutiques into a global brand.

Robert Talbott Opening Stores

Suiting and lifestyle brand Robert Talbott recently announced that it would open two new boutiques, one in Manhattan and the other at The Shops in Buckhead in Atlanta.

July Sales Slow

Searching for Pokémon Go creatures may have lured some potential shoppers into stores last month, but it probably didn’t translate into sales, said Wall Street analysts such as Ken Perkins, president of Retail Metrics Inc.

Macy’s to Close 100 Stores and Look at its Real Estate Portfolio for Redevelopment

Among the 100 stores that Macy’s said it will be closing is the Macy’s Men’s store near Union Square in San Francisco.

Independent Designers Fight for Market Space

Independent Designers Fight for Market Space

The Great Recession and its slow recovery generally were blamed for wiping out a generation of independent designers.

Reshaping Retail

Reshaping Retail

Everything about stores—from design to strategies for attracting shoppers to organizing inventory—has gone through major changes in the past decade.

Bailey44 Opens First Store

Bailey44 Opens First Store

Los Angeles contemporary brand Bailey44 made the leap to retail with the opening of its first flagship store in the new Lido Marina Village complex in Newport Beach, Calif.

Jenni Kayne Opening Two Stores in California

The Jenni Kayne brand is on the move.

College Students Will Be Using Mobile Phones to Check Out Deals for Back-to-School Items

College students returning to school this fall are looking for bargains, and retailers that provide deals will do better than those who don’t, according to a recent survey by the accounting firm Deloitte LLP.

Ailing Bebe Stores Relying on Joint Venture to Save Its Business

Bebe Stores Inc., the California retailer that has been bleeding money for the last four years, said its recently formed joint venture with Bluestar Alliance to find licensees for the brand is marching forward quickly.

The Off-Price Market Is Switched On

In a tough retail market, off-price stores are churning up some of the best performances in the business.

At Platform: Curve X Tom Dixon

At Platform: Curve X Tom Dixon

On July 20, a gala opening was held for their 7,000-square-foot emporium, called The Shop, Curve X Tom Dixon.