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.
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, the month of the popular Halloween holiday, wasn’t as scary as some expected but didn’t offer a lot of treats either.
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.
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.
E-commerce emporium Nasty Gal is taking its show to a bricks-and-mortar store on Los Angeles’ Melrose Avenue.
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.
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 by Stacey Bendet has found a new Los Angeles home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 is closing stores in the U.S., but the Hoffman Estates, Ill.–based retailer has yet to confirm the actual number of closures planned.