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Rebecca Minkoff Flagship Joins Tech & Service With a Touch

By Andrew Asch | August 27, 2015

Since e-commerce business started skyrocketing nearly a decade ago, bricks-and-mortar retailers have wondered how they could inject the best of the e-commerce experience into physical stores.

ModCloth Takes Experimental Steps Offline

ModCloth Takes Experimental Steps Offline

Online retailer ModCloth has been defying bricks-and- mortar retail with more than $100 million in annual revenue with its online business model, but that’s about to change.

Baccus Named SVP of Caruso Affiliated

Chris Baccus was appointed to be the senior vice president of digital marketing for Caruso Affiliated.

Multi-Million Dollar Project for South L.A.

Ground was broken on a major retail development, Vermont Entertainment Village, in a formerly blighted area of South Los Angeles on April 29.

South Coast Plaza Opens 9,000 S.F. Chanel Boutique

South Coast Plaza Opens 9,000 S.F. Chanel Boutique

South Coast Plaza redesigned Chanel boutique is intended to feel like the Paris apartment of Coco Chanel, the legendary founder of the Chanel fashion house.

Lyon + Post: Don’t Pay Up Front for Fashion

Start-up e-commerce site Lyon + Post, headquartered in San Francisco’s Financial District, is one of a number of companies that offers a don’t-pay-upfront deal to its shoppers.

Streddo; E-commerce & Fashion Incubator Takes A Bow

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Streddo said it will work with new designers, emerging designers and even some proven fashion brands looking to become more-fierce competitors.

Coast Modern: Bullish on the Small Brands

Coast Modern: Bullish on the Small Brands

Bryce and Cecilia Cole opened independent boutique Coast Modern at 219 Main St. in Seal Beach, Calif., which is sandwiched between the port city of Long Beach and Huntington Beach, and gave itself the name Surf City.

PacSun Opens Up With Santa Monica Store

PacSun Opens Up With Santa Monica Store

Pacific Sunwear of California made a gambit to stand out with its shop on the high-profile Third Street Promenade retail district in Santa Monica, Calif.

Workers File Lawsuit Against American Apparel as Unionization Efforts Heat Up

Three workers fired from American Apparel have filed a federal class-action lawsuit maintaining they were not given enough legal notice or severance pay before they were dismissed.

Wet Seal to Go Private

Philadelphia-headquartered Versa Capital Management LLC, announced April 15 that it completed its acquisition of troubled retailer The Wet Seal Inc. The deal for an undisclosed amount was approved by United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on April 1.

Fred Segal to Bow in Tokyo

Fred Segal to Bow in Tokyo

Fred Segal, a boutique compound best known for infusing a luxe sensibility in Los Angeles’ casual lifestyle, is scheduled to open its first international location on April 17 in Tokyo—and it will be different from anything that the pioneering boutique concept has done, said Paul Blum, Fred Segal’s chief executive officer.

Saks Promotes Metrick to President

Hudson’s Bay Co. named Marc Metrick president of the company’s Saks Fifth Avenue business, replacing Marigay McKee, who has left the company.

Venice Heights Takes a Stance for Indie Menswear on Abbot Kinney

Venice Heights Takes a Stance for Indie Menswear on Abbot Kinney

The once raffish Abbot Kinney Boulevard has become one of Los Angeles’ most popular addresses for high-end boutique retail in the past few years.

Retail Sales Results Mixed in March

In March, same-store sales for Gap’s Old Navy Global division skyrocketed 14 percent. However, same-store sales for its Gap Global division declined 7 percent, and its Banana Republic Global declined 3 percent.

Strong Dollar Makes Business Tough for Exporters

Since the beginning of 2015, Mike McGinley’s European retail partners have been telling him that they cannot afford his West Hollywood, Calif.–based LASC line of men’s activewear and swimwear—after years of selling LASC at their shops.