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Straight Out of Austin

By Andrew Asch | September 18, 2014

Abbot Kinney Boulevard has become one of Los Angeles’ top fashion streets—a place where unique brands from Los Angeles, New York and around the globe go to make a statement. But the latest boutique on Abbot Kinney hopes to give the street an Austin point of view.

Construction on City Market Project Announced

Construction on City Market Project Announced

Construction for the first section of the sprawling City Market of Los Angeles project at the eastern edge of the Fashion District was announced on June 2.

Intermix Chief Keledjian on New Store in Palo Alto, Calif.

Gap Inc.–owned boutique chain Intermix opened its 38th store last month in the Town & Country Village retail center in Palo Alto, Calif., which is a short drive from Stanford University and in the middle of Silicon Valley.

May Sales Strong

May sunshine stoked consumer demand, and retail sales increased 4.8 percent, beating estimates.

Construction on City Market Project Announced

Construction for the first section of the sprawling City Market of Los Angeles project at the eastern edge of the Fashion District was announced on June 2.

Blum to Helm Fred Segal

Fred Segal is going global, and Paul Blum was named as the chief executive officer to guide the national and international growth of the Los Angeles–area retail landmark.

Streetwise Made-to-Measure

Streetwise Made-to-Measure

With the recently opened Luxury Jones boutique/workshop, Niki Dimitras aspires to be the atelier that launched hundreds of made-to-measure streetwear looks.

Scandinavian Design in Downtown Los Angeles

Scandinavian Design in Downtown Los Angeles

Swedish design emporium Austere recently opened in a 5,000-square-foot space in downtown L.A. that was once the garage for a 1920s-era department store.

PacSun, Guess Results Show Mixed Market

Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. and Guess? Inc. reported quarterly earnings on May 29, and the results reflected a mixed market.

Retail Renovation on Sunset

Retail Renovation on Sunset

With an elegant party on May 28, the H. Lorenzo Women boutique debuted a major renovation of its store—its third in the bou­tique's more than three decades of doing busi­ness.

ICSC Announces New Trustees, Best of the Best Awards

The International Council of Shopping Centers wrapped up its annual ICSC RECON Las Vegas convention with announcements about new appointments to the international trade group’s board of trustees and which malls are the best designed.

Simon Debuts in Brand Campaign

Simon, formerly Simon Property Group, announced at the ICSC RECON Las Vegas convention on May 19 that the company will introduce a new corporate identity and logo, which will be seen in Simon malls’ digital experiences and advertising campaigns as well as in signage at its malls.

Westfield Announces Design for The Village

Westfield Announces Design for The Village

Retail-center developer Westfield announced this week the new park-like look of The Village, the outdoor extension of Westfield Topanga, a regional mall located 26 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

The Row Opens 1st Store at Melrose Place

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen were embraced by fashion tastemakers in 2012 when The Council of Fashion Designers of America named the twins as “Womenswear Designers of the Year.”

Pop-Up Mall Concept Turns Permanent

Pop-Up Mall Concept Turns Permanent

What started as a month-long pop-up shop for Los Angeles–based contemporary brand XCVI has become a chain of seven stores across California with plans to expand.

West Hollywood’s Fur Ban Stands

The city of West Hollywood, Calif.’s municipal ban on sales of new fur items survived a court challenge. It remains the only city in America to ban the sale of new fur items.