Los Angeles’ Venice neighborhood has been increasingly known as a spot for independent boutique retail. Rachel Temko is scouting the neighboring Mar Vista section as a burgeoning retail enclave.
It was recently announced Soho House, a line of exclusive clubs, would lease 16,000-square-feet of office space at Row DTLA near downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District.
Contemporary label Vince is opening a two-level shop at the recently unveiled Palisades Village retail center in Los Angeles’ exclusive Pacific Palisades neighborhood.
September sales were soft for many apparel retailers.
Changes at L.A. Market
October ushers in one of the more important Los Angeles Market Weeks when showrooms in the downtown L.A. Fashion District are unveiling their Spring/Summer ’19 lines but still filling in orders for late Fall and Resort.
After a gala debut on Oct. 6 at Petersen Automative Museum , LA Fashion Week produced a slate of runway shows spotlighting the work of fashion designers from Los Angeles and around the globe.
Volcom has long been providing popular styles on the beaches, mountains and on concrete favored by skateboarders. The brand opened a new Los Angeles flagship to make a bigger splash in urban areas..
Metropolitan Fashion Week showcased fashions inspired by King Tut, as well as international designers on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall Oct. 6.
Los Angeles headquartered brand Brownstone has gained ink in hipster journals for its men’s looks as well as for the style of the brand’s founders. Brownstone recently introduced the collection A_New Warning.
A week or so before L.A. Fashion Week and Art Hearts Fashion produce their slates of runway shows, the Vicken Derderian label put together an independent fashion show near downtown Los Angeles.
Fashion styles are always changing, but veteran juniorswear trend forecaster Barbara Fields suggested that retailers hold on to a few select looks she believes are going to have staying power through Summer 2019.
U.S. sales for the holiday 2018 season are expected to be better than last year.
LA Majors Market
Retailers placed orders and brands introduced new denim lines at the semiannual L.A. Majors Market in an ambience where vendors thought that buyer traffic was slower than in previous years.
After more than a decade of clothing Brooklyn, N.Y. in “basics with flair,” multi-brand boutique Alter is scheduled to open a 1,300-square-foot shop in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake section.
Life is a complex matter. Trey Alligood of Shades of Black LA wants to make it a little more simple.
A year ago, Nordstrom Inc. introduced the Nordstrom Local concept. Currently, Nordstrom Local is being rolled out to two more Los Angeles area locations.
Road Twenty-Two, a socially conscious San Francisco brand, announced that after four years it is shutting down its business.
Better known for its sneakers and apparel, Vans teamed up with Hedley & Bennett to make...an apron!
Millions of people are celebrating Autumn Harvest festival holidays across Asia. South Coast Plaza observed the festival Sept. 23 with food, dance, costume and dignitaries.
Guess? Model Charlie Matthews talks about moving from shooting photos for the label's e-commerce channel to a main event; the Fall '18 campaign.
No screwy rabbits. No suffering succotash. The Hundreds does a collection around Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner.
Huf made its reputation as a men’s skate and streetwear brand, but since its very first day women have been wearing its T-shirts and hoodies.
Retail Vacancies Low
E-commerce business has been skyrocketing, but judging from retail vacancies in Los Angeles County, bricks-and-mortar retail is still a contender.
Berlin-headquartered trade-show company Premium Group announced it is buying a minority stake in the U.S.-based Liberty Fairs Fashion Group.
In mid-October, Gap Inc. is scheduled to release a new clothing brand called Hill City, a men’s performance-wear label geared toward the active guy who exercises, bikes, runs or just likes to hang out in athletic wear.
The Wildfang brand of Portland, Ore., made a splash for outfitting the tomboy. By Oct. 1, it is scheduled to open in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles has become the largest city in the United States to take a big step toward banning the sale of fur. Sales of vintage and used fur are exempt.
Caruso's Retail Plan
When Caruso, a well-known Los Angeles developer, unveils Palisades Village in a week, it will answer the question about whether the high-flying company behind the game-changing The Grove shopping mecca still has its magic touch.
Two major shopping-center developers are getting together to construct a big outlet mall that will be located south of Los Angeles and not far from the new Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers football stadium.
Lisa Litt’s grandmother Lillian Green started Lili Bridals 60 years ago.
For years, people have crowded the Paul Smith flagship’s parking lot to take selfies in front of the store’s idiosyncratic Pepto-Bismol colored pink wall. On Sept. 12, act of taking a selfie was crudely satirized.
Tory Burch's performance line Tory Sport recently parked into a permanent shop-in-shop at the Rodeo Drive Tory Burch flagship.
Melrose Place is the address to elegant designer flagships. David Lerner NY recently opened a pop-up there.
For Ida Petersson, one of the best things about her job is telling the world about new, emerging fashion designers. Until recently, she’s been doing it only in Browns, an influential boutique in London.
Retail’s Strong August
RETAIL HEALTH: After many retail chains crashed and burned, retail business is starting to improve. Retail sales for August, which includes the Back-to-School Season, were just released.
The message of the Los Angeles streetwear brand Face begs people to look deeper into themselves.
In the early days, Project Social T made its reputation with women’s T-shirts, but now, in search of new business, the Los Angeles–headquartered label is introducing a line of men’s tees.
Banana Republic is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Last week, Brittany Diego produced a panel on what it takes to be a fashion stylist.
Jeans are one of the classics of casual looks. John Moore of the Outerknown label wants to make sure that you feel good about wearing jeans.
Tailored Brands Inc., the Fremont, Calif., parent company of several menswear-store chains, said its chief executive as well as its president and chief operating officer are leaving.
U.S. online retailers made more than $100 billion in sales during the first quarter of this year, according to Adobe Analytics’ Digital Dollar Report.
Technology company Donde Search recently partnered with Forever 21 to introduce a visual search and navigation system, which the retailer said has boosted its sales.
Macy’s is getting into the pop-up shop business. Emerging and new brands are encouraged to pitch the department-store chain to display their merchandise in this new venture.
Building Men’s Fashion
Mark Rios is a Los Angeles architect who has worked on high-marquee projects that include building downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Park, developing the industrial-chic look of the Row DTLA retail and creative-office center and the upcoming remodel of Los Angeles’ Music Center plaza.
Meghan Belfiore wanted the very best in fashion.
Jim Moore, GQ magazine’s creative director at large, and menswear guru, held court Aug. 28 at the men’s shop at The RealReal, which recently opened in West Hollywood, Calif.
After running a pop-up shop on Los Angeles’ Fairfax Avenue, skate brand Ripndip made a commitment.
Liberty Fairs saw a number of debuts for brands attending the Aug. 13–15 show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
The Aug. 13–15 run of Agenda at the Sands Expo and Convention Center was marked by change, but many of the show’s familiar elements remained the same.