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Beverly Center Remodel Continues With Farmhouse

Driving a Kubota tractor to the 3rd Street entrance of Los Angeles’ Beverly Center, Nathan Peitso signaled the March 15 opening of Farmhouse, his seed-to-farm restaurant.

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LA Market Sees Showrooms and Stores Adjusting to the ‘New Normal’ in Retail

LA Fashion Market

Buyers fanned out to the various showroom buildings in the Los Angeles Fashion District for the March 12–14 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market, which was highlighting the fashions for Fall/Winter 2018.

City of Hope 2018 Spirit of Life Event Parties for a Cause


At the City of Hope’s Annual Spirit of Life celebration, Grammy-nominated blues singer Janiva Magness sang the blues and fashion executives, factors and other attendees played casino games at the James Bond–themed “Casino Royale” night, held March 10 at The Reserve nightclub in downtown Los Angeles.

Trend Forecaster WGSN Paints a Picture of the Future Consumer


In 2020, consumers will increasingly be doing business by smartphone while retailers will depend more on artificial intelligence and virtual reality to produce retail experiences. Young consumers will be more likely to support businesses imbued with a sense of activism, such as Patagonia.

Allen Schwartz Closes Flagship Store


After a 30-year run in Santa Monica, Calif., the flagship store for the Allen Schwartz label has closed its doors.

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Hale Bob’s F/W 2018 Styles at Art Hearts

Hale Bob went glam for its F/W 2018 collection.

Ross’ Fourth-Quarter Sales Climb


Off-price retailer Ross Stores Inc. reported a very good fourth quarter in fiscal 2017.

Westside Pavilion to be Remodeled Into Offices


Facing a future as a mall with no traditional anchors, Los Angeles’ Westside Pavilion will be undergoing a major revamp to turn it into creative offices.

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Marine Layer Suits Up With Activewear Line Weekend Sport

Weekend Sport

Anyone can see that the San Francisco label Marine Layer emphasizes comfort with a carefree California lifestyle in mind.

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Skechers Makes First Wholesale Apparel Line

Skechers’ Apparel Line

With more than $4 billion in net sales in 2017 and a fleet of 2,750 stores aross the world—645 of them are company owned—Skechers USA Inc. has been ranked as the second-best-selling sneaker brand in America

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