E-Com Exec to Run Macy’s Stores, 100 Jobs Cut

By Andrew Asch | August 24, 2017

A desire to make Macy’s department stores even more tech-friendly led to the hire of its new chief.

Analysts Talk Retail Survival in a Time of Change

For the past few months, fashion websites have been passing around forecasts that more than 3,000 stores are scheduled to shutter in the United States. Jeff Van Sinderen, a retail analyst for B. Riley & Co. in Los Angeles, predicts the number of store closures will be even higher.

Robertson Boulevard Looks for a Revival

Kim Kardashian was photographed at Cuvée restaurant on Los Angeles’ Robertson Boulevard recently. The paparazzi shooting a much-gossiped-about celebrity walking the retail street brought back memories of Robertson’s glory days. It was a decade ago when buses filled with tourists spotted starlets shopping on the street and top retailers engaged in bidding wars for storefronts.

Bebe to Liquidate Stores

Bebe Stores Inc. announced April 21 that it will liquidate its stores and inventory housed in those stores.

Dodging Retail Blues, Designer Tries Amazon

Maya Reynolds recently wrapped up a gig creating costumes for the Backstreet Boys. The 1990s hit makers are wearing her white leather jackets for a residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Bebe Stores Dismissing Hundreds of Employees

Bebe Stores Inc., which has been in financial hot water for some time, is laying off more than 700 employees at its two business offices and at its stores.

March Tough, But Shows Silver Linings

Wall Street analysts saw a glass half full when March retail sales were reported.

LAmade Among Brands Selected for Target’s LA25 Initiative

Fashion basics company LAmade was one of the brands selected to be featured in Target’s LA25 initiative.

Trina Turk Opens a New Store in Los Angeles

Trina Turk Opens a New Store in Los Angeles

It has been a few years since Trina Turk had a store in Los Angeles. But the contemporary designer—known for her bright colors synonymous with sunny California—has staked out a new outpost in the Larchmont Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, where an old-fashioned Main Street vibe permeates Larchmont Boulevard.

BCBG Max Azria Starts Closing Stores After Filing for Bankruptcy Protection

BCBG Max Azria, the Los Angeles brand that filed for bankruptcy protection in late February, has begun to shutter more than half the stores it operates in the United States.

Aritizia, Bailey 44 Among Boutiques Moving to Westfield Century City

The Westfield Century City retail center is continuing work on a $1 billion remodel of its real estate in Los Angeles’ Century City district this year, and recently the high-end retail center announced a slate of new boutiques.

Bebe Hires Firm to Chart New Course

After speculation that Bebe Stores Inc. might shutter all its locations and concentrate on e-commerce, the California retailer announced it hired B. Riley & Co. to help “explore strategic alternatives.”

Sears Remains ‘Viable Business’ CFO Says

The worlds of Sears Holdings Corp. investors and shoppers were rocked this week when the parent company to Sears and KMart issued an annual report noting that there was “substantial doubt” on the Chicago-area company’s future.

Riding Out Big Changes in Retail at Marcum Panel

There are 26 square feet of retail for every man, woman and child in the United States, according to a statistic quoted by Robin Lewis, chief executive and editorial director of The Robin Report, a platform covering retail.

ModCloth Acquired by WalMart’s

After a few days of heavy media speculation, it was announced March 17, that ModCloth, a San Francisco–headquartered e-commerce retailer with a focus on independent women’s fashions was acquired by, a division of one of the world’s biggest retailers, WalMart.

Sene Brings Tech-Enabled Suits To District La Brea

The secret to making the perfect suit involves a certain harmony; it balances how a suit fits the wearer, the materials used in the suit and its overall design/look, according to Ray Li.