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Opening in Vegas

By Andrew Asch | August 21, 2014

Fred Segal, a pioneer and landmark of Southern California’s boutique scene, will take its first bow outside of Los Angeles County.

New Mall With a Civic Angle Hopes to Lift Economy in South Gate, Calif.

New Mall With a Civic Angle Hopes to Lift Economy in South Gate, Calif.

One of Los Angeles County’s new retail hot spots is South Gate, a blue-collar, predominantly Latino city with a high unemployment rate.

Boutiques Ordered to Vacate Fred Segal Santa Monica

Boutique owners of the 500 Broadway building of landmark retailer Fred Segal in Santa Monica, Calif., were recently notified that they must vacate by the end of May to make way for the construction of a new building.

Rodeo Celebrates 100 Years

Rodeo Celebrates 100 Years

Rodeo Drive, one of Los Angeles County’s top shopping streets, became party central on April 27, when the City of Beverly Hills celebrated its centennial.

Planet Blue Opening in Palo Alto, Calif.

Approaching its 20th anniversary, Santa Monica, Calif.–headquartered contemporary chain Planet Blue is scheduled to open its first Northern California store on May 23.

Alice + Olivia leaving Robertson to Open on Melrose

Contemporary retailer Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet is on the move. It is scheduled to open a new shop at 8501 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood, Calif., this summer and shutter its store at 134 S. Robertson Blvd.

Wet Seal Shutters Arden B Stores

Teen retailer Wet Seal Inc. is shedding its young contemporary chain of stores called Arden B, which last year accounted for only $60.4 million in revenues, or 11 percent of the company’s total revenues.

Gypsy05 to Begin Retail Rollout With Robertson

Gypsy05 to Begin Retail Rollout With Robertson

Los Angeles fashion label Gypsy05 made waves with its eco-friendly clothes and production methods, and, after nearly 10 years selling its clothes at retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue, American Rag and Revolve Clothing, Gypsy05 will be rolling out its own branded stores.

Wet Seal Exiting Arden B Business to Concentrate on Plus-Size Stores

Wet Seal Inc. to convert 31 Arden B stores to Wet Seal + merchandise and the rest to Wet Seal merchandise .

Forever 21 Opening New Store Concept

Fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 is going after the bargain shopper with gusto.

Oak To Open 2nd LA Boutique, on Beverly Blvd

Oak, the American Apparel–owned high-fashion chain of boutiques, is on the move and will open a second Los Angeles boutique in the next few weeks. However, a specific date has not been announced, said Conor Riley, Oak’s social-media director.

Robert Talbott’s Shop-in-shop Roll Out

After more than 50 years making neckwear and shirting with roots in Monterey, Calif., the Robert Talbott label will be rolling out a number of shops-in-shop at high-end menswear boutiques across America.

Desert Hills Premium Outlets

Desert Hills Premium Outlets

Desert Hills Premium Outlets, known as a Rodeo Drive for discount designer clothes, unveiled the biggest expansion in its more than two decades in business.

Gap Inc. Reveals Plans for Omni-Channel and Asia Expansion

In the next three years, Gap Inc. hopes its sales in China will reach $1 billion as it expands the number of stores located there and pumps up its omni-channel offerings.

March Sales Mark a Soft Rebound

March retail sales beat Wall Street expectations with a 3.6 percent gain on a year-over-year basis, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers, a leading trade group for the mall industry, but things are still tough for retailers, economists and analysts said.

Fashioning a New La Brea: District La Brea Complex Adds New Retail

Fashioning a New La Brea: District La Brea Complex Adds New Retail

Boutiques for online clothier Bonobos, fashion line Gant Rugger and Undefeated, a streetwear emporium, will open at the District La Brea compound in the next few months. The new shops could bring more retail attention to Los Angeles’ La Brea Avenue.