Formerly pure play e-commerce brand AYR opened its second physical store recently. This one is located at 1350 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Los Angeles' Venice section.
Tablas, sitars and devotional songs. It’s not the soundtrack I expected to hear at a boutique for Vivienne Westwood, considered an originator of the style for brash and loud punk rock.
You may have seen Atelier & Repairs sold at high end stores such as Bergdorf Goodman in Manhattan and Fred Segal in West Hollywood, Calif. But the space this clothing venture has staked out is unconventional.
San Francisco-headquartered e-tailer Dolls Kill tags itself as offering clothes for the misfits, but it found some prime real estate for its second physical store.
The National Retail Federation revised its 2018 economic forecast, saying retail sales are expected to increase by at least 4.5 percent this year compared with 2017 after an earlier forecast saying retail sales would increase 3.8 percent to 4.4 percent, said Jack Kleinhenz, the NRF’s chief economist.
The Irvine Spectrum shopping center just got bigger.
Leaving Orders in Las Vegas
The conglomeration of apparel, footwear and accessories trade shows, which twice a year invade this city in the middle of the desert, filled the town with thousands of visitors from all over the world under a blistering sky where the temperatures reached up to 105 degrees during the day.
Silver Lake's Retail
When a lease ran out on a boutique run by Deborah Brosenne, she didn’t want to move out of the Silver Lake/Echo Park neighborhood. So she grabbed a chance to open a store in the area, moving to Sunset Junction by the intersection of Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards in Silver Lake.
Mike Dytri’s puffy, cauliflower ears are badges of honor he got after years of gaining expertise in the martial art of jiu-jitsu.
A lot of stuff going on at Friar Tux, a family owned retailer of more than 30-stores, which focuses on special occasions clothing for men.
The forces behind the denim line DSTLD dream in black and white and believe that less is more until it comes to crowdfunding.
The back-to-school season started on a robust note in July and beat analysts’ forecasts, according to market research company Retail Metrics.
Co-working office spaces are familiar sights in the downtown areas of almost any big city. Soon these shared office spaces will be at Macerich-owned malls.
Ron Herman has spent his career introducing some of the world’s most famous denim brands from his self-named Ron Herman store, which for decades has been a pioneer in the Los Angeles boutique business.
Runway and Roadway
After a few years of producing runway events around the city, LA Fashion Week now has a permanent home at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
Herschel Supply Co worked with retailer Nordstrom to produce the Look Forward pop-up shop at The Grove
There was a comeback and an upset at the 2018 Vans US Open of Surfing, which wrapped up Aug. 5 in Huntington Beach, Calif. The Swatch brand held court at the Open with a brand tent.
The AG brand traveled to downtown Los Angeles’ South Park neighborhood recently for a denim and cocktails party at independent boutique Le Box Blanc.
A downtown Los Angeles boutique pioneer, Tanner Goods, closed its boutique recently.
Retailers are prohibited from selling fur in the California cities of West Hollywood, Berkeley and San Francisco. Los Angeles may be next.
LA Fashion Market
Summer is the time to be on vacation, and that seemed to be the case for buyers at the recent Los Angeles Fashion Market, where traffic was much sparser than at other shows.
Could Instagram become the shopping mall of the future?
The Agenda trade show, held twice a year in Las Vegas, has gotten a new event director.
Some people struggle with buying a candy bar in a vending machine. How about buying a down jacket?
Shopping is a glorious activity for many. So how about doing it with a fireworks show in the backdrop?
Yi Zhou is a citizen of the world. She recently unveiled a window devoted to her brand Global Intuition at Fred Segal in West Hollywood, Calif.
Shopify works behind the scenes to produce e-commerce sites for more than 600,000 businesses. Later this year, Shopify will open its first physical space in downtown Los Angeles.
The printed word is still cool! A bit of proof, the Agolde denim label produced a party July 26 for its glossy magazine Eighty-Nine.
After a four-year wait, the former Fred Segal retail compound in Santa Monica, Calif., will see construction start in August to transform the former shopping hot spot into a seven-story residential building with commercial space.
ThirdLove’s New Space
ThirdLove, the e-commerce lingerie label based in San Francisco, officially opened a 10,000-square-foot facility in Chico, Calif., about 90 minutes north of Sacramento, with the option to expand to 17,000 square feet.
Neely Shearer designs fashion, runs boutiques….and produces nightclubs. She recently mixed fashion and clubbing with the Happiness Is... club night in downtown L.A.
B.Yellowtail released a capsule collection with artist Ernesto Yerena July 21 that mixes Native American and Chicano art - and protest.
After spending a couple of decades working as a designer, Claire Powers wanted to make a statement against waste and pollution in the fashion industry.
Market researcher The NPD Group forecast that e-commerce will continue to make gains in the apparel market.
Streetwear brand Brotherhood is scheduled to open a 570-square-foot space at 1325 Palmetto St. in downtown Los Angeles.
Call Manhattan Beach a ghetto of professional athletes. It's also the location for Vuori brand's second boutique.
Los Angeles fashion retailer Traffic unveiled an extensive remodel of its men’s and women’s boutique at the Beverly Center mall near West Hollywood, Calif.
Retail finance veteran Marc Stolzman was appointed to the board of directors of Revolve, immediately joining the board of the Los Angeles–area e-commerce emporium.
Expanding Surfwear Diversity
During the past decade, the surfwear business has been soul-searching after some high-profile bankruptcies, new fashion trends and a rapidly changing retail landscape that has challenged the category’s prominence.
Artsy Eco Activewear
For Kiran Jade, training as a yoga teacher also served as her market research for a new line.
LF Stores started its retail division in 2004 with a store at 106 S. Robertson Blvd. in Los Angeles. Fast forward 14 years, it moved up the street to 146 S. Robertson
New Look at Louis Vuitton
After an extensive renovation, Louis Vuitton reopened its flagship store on July 11 at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif.
South Coast Plaza, one of the longest-surviving malls in Southern California, keeps adding stores.
With fringe and lace, Joyce Azria plans to bring French flair to her new California swim line.
New Era at Agenda
Agenda marked its first show without its founder, Aaron Levant, during its June 28–30 run at the Long Beach Convention Center.
After 13 years of helming lingerie and swim departments for brands such as Victoria’s Secret and Guess, Sharleen Ernster wanted to make her own design statement.
Vivek Agarwal joined a swimwear club he wishes weren’t so exclusive.
Polartec, the textile company known for its synthetic materials, recently introduced its new Polartec Power Fill.
After the first day of the Agenda trade show, some denizens of the Agenda show decamped to Port boutique in the Retro Row section of Long Beach for Pow! Wow! Long Beach.
In 2003, the Los Angeles City Council voted to officially change the name of South Central Los Angeles to South Los Angeles.