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Tiniest Flagship

By Andrew Asch | December 18, 2014

Alexander Khater,owner/creative director of the 2-year-old downtown Los Angeles brand LAEX, planned to turn conventional wisdom on its head with the firstLAEX flagship, which opened Dec. 8 at 218 W. Eighth St., on the corner of Broadway, in downtown Los Angeles.

American Apparel Sees Big Rise in Third Quarter Net Loss

Los Angeles–based American Apparel, the largest apparel factory in the United States, continued to battle financial woes with its third-quarter net sales dipping 5 percent.

October Sales Results Mixed

October, the month of the popular Halloween holiday, wasn’t as scary as some expected but didn’t offer a lot of treats either.

Dress for Success to Host Fundraiser Pop-Up Shop

Dress for Success to Host Fundraiser Pop-Up Shop

During the recent Los Angeles Fashion Week, several fashion brands—including Single, Sea of Pearls, FBF by Checka, JHaus and Bri Seeley—participated in a runway show at the W Hollywood hotel to benefit Dress for Success.

Restaurant Could Be the Missing Piece for Robertson Revival

Restaurant Could Be the Missing Piece for Robertson Revival

Once the address for the most coveted commercial real estate in Los Angeles, Robertson Boulevard has seen the fashion boutiques move out and move in over the years, but since Newsroom Café closed in September, some of the street’s businesses are anxious over the prominent thoroughfare’s future.

Opening Melrose Store

Opening Melrose Store

E-commerce emporium Nasty Gal is taking its show to a bricks-and-mortar store on Los Angeles’ Melrose Avenue.

What’s Checking: Destination Retailers

In a sea of large corporate retailers, vintage stores and strip malls, there still remains a small species of contemporary boutique that has flourished in stand-alone bricks-and-mortar locations rather than in a boutique neighborhood surrounded by other retailers who cater to a similar customer.

San Clemente Retailer Killed in Murder Suicide

A day at Bliss boutique in San Clemente, Calif., turned tragic when Cynthia Jean Rosier, the owner of Bliss, was allegedly shot and killed by her husband, Patrick Dillard, on Oct. 25.

Alice + Olivia Move to Melrose

Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet has found a new Los Angeles home.

Macerich Says Shopping Mall Sales Are Up

The Macerich Co., which owns Santa Monica Place and a host of other shopping centers across the country, said its tenants saw their annual sales per square foot inch up 4 percent from one year ago.

1st US Store Opens in Beverly Hills

1st US Store Opens in Beverly Hills

COS—an H&M division that offers contemporary fashion for women, men and children—opened its first U.S. store Oct. 30, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Shop Takes Bow on Rodeo

Shop Takes Bow on Rodeo

With fingernails painted Halloween black, twins Dean and Dan Caten of the DSquared2 designer label swept into Beverly Hills Oct. 28 for the grand opening of their first U.S. boutique, at 461 N. Rodeo Drive.

Boutique Retail Project Delayed

Boutique Retail Project Delayed

There’s going to be a yearlong wait until anything can happen with The Waterfront, a $300 million renovation of the pier area in Redondo Beach, Calif.

California’s Retail Picture Brightens

Through booms and tough times of the past decade, the Golden State’s clothiers have grown steadily, according to data from the San Francisco office of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

American Rag to Open in Shanghai

American Rag Cie is taking its show to the world. The pioneering Los Angeles retailer announced that the company recently signed off on a licensing deal that will bring American Rag to Shanghai, possibly in the first half of 2015.

Sears Holdings to Close Stores, Strikes Lease Deal with Primark

Sears Holdings is closing stores in the U.S., but the Hoffman Estates, Ill.–based retailer has yet to confirm the actual number of closures planned.