Gap Reports Gains

By Andrew Asch | February 6, 2017

Gap Inc. reported gains after posting sales results for its fourth quarter for its 2016 fiscal year and in January.

How Los Angeles Shopping Centers Are Targeting the Millennial Customer

This summer, Two Rodeo Drive—the tony Beverly Hills shopping destination that looks like a faux European thoroughfare—set up an exhibit with Galerie Michael of 12 Salvador Dali sculptures that attracted hundreds of thousands of people.

Nasty Gal Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Nasty Gal Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Nasty Gal, the Los Angeles online shopping site founded in 2006 by Sophia Amoruso, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with millions in debt.

American Apparel to Wind Down UK Clothing Stores After the Holidays

After Christmas, 13 American Apparel stores will be closed in Great Britain.

Lin Exits American Rag

Caleb Lin, the executive vice president, buying director, and men’s buyer of prominent retailer American Rag Cie, announced in a Nov. 4 email that he will be leaving the high-end, influential fashion company.

Zumiez Sales Jump in October

A month before shopping officially starts for the winter holidays, some retailers reported that their sales jumped in October.

Green Light for The Reef’s Expansion

Green Light for The Reef’s Expansion

The Reef Project, formerly known as the LA Mart showroom building, plans on a major expansion.

Gap’s Chief Financial Officer Is Stepping Down

After 15 years working at Gap Inc., Sabrina Simmons is stepping down from her job as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Hot Topic Acquires Her Universe

Hot Topic Inc., the mall retailer known as a purveyor of music and pop-culture clothes and gifts, announced that it acquired Her Universe, a brand specializing in fashion and accessories for female science fiction and fantasy fans.

Trina Turk Marches Forward With New Store and New Looks

Trina Turk, the contemporary lifestyle designer known for her bright colors and mid-century–inspired prints evoking a resort vacation, is opening her 12th store next February in the Larchmont Village area of Los Angeles.

Heidi Merrick Opens First Store in Downtown LA

Heidi Merrick Opens First Store in Downtown LA

At a time when many people are shuttering stores and heading to e-commerce sites to sell their collections, Los Angeles designer Heidi Merrick is making a splash with her very first retail outpost.

Halloween Spending Boost Forecast to Kick Off Solid Holiday Sales Season Follow Election Slump

Halloween will be sweet, not spooky, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation, the trade group headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Fred Segal Sign Center of Lawsuit

In the fast-changing world of Los Angeles boutique retail, the red, white and blue logo of Fred Segal has been an icon for decades, but a recently filed lawsuit might decide whether the famous sign can stay or must go at the first Fred Segal store opened on Melrose Avenue.

The North Face Opens a Concept Store in San Francisco

In an old brick building, The North Face has opened a new concept store, tapping a spot right near Jackson Square in San Francisco.

Lido Marina Village Opens in Newport Beach

Lido Marina Village observed its soft opening recently by serving free artisanal ice cream while children played with toy boats on one of the decks of the Newport Beach, Calif., retail center.

Row DTLA Takes A Risk in Gritty Area

Row DTLA Takes A Risk in Gritty Area

The area looks gritty, located in the industrial district of downtown Los Angeles, but in one year the 700 block of South Alameda Street will be the center of a unique, high-end restaurant and boutique retail district if things go according to the plans of developer Runyon Group.