Meet Rich Freshman Bespoke. The customized clothing service service recently took up residence at The Gents Closet in Hollywood. Rich Freshman, the company's namesake, says that his bespoke suits will make the wearer feel like a rich, fresh, man.
Jeff Shafer is best known as a designer and manufacturer of denim lines Agave and Bluer. On Sept. 30., he produced a grand opening party for the multi-line store Bluer Than Indigo. Sorry Californians, it's located in Portland, Ore.
Vertical retailer Bebe Stores Inc. announced Oct. 1 that it would cut 50 jobs, mostly from the company’s design, merchandising and production areas.
The snack bar at The New Mart showroom building in Los Angeles's Fashion District has been empty since June. But a group was named to remodel the snack bar and give it a new menu.
Chris Walia had the tables turned on him at Factory Direct, a trade show for technology and sourcing for startups and small businesses.
A clothing manufacturer recently filed a breach-of-contract suit against trendy, fast- fashion company Forever 21 Inc. The Los Angeles–headquartered retailer intends to become an $8 billion company by 2017, according to a company statement.
For Marine Azria Hadar and Leran Hadar, business and love always mix. When they were dating in 2014, they opened The Piece Collective boutique in Los Angeles' high profile Abbot Kinney Boulevard. As newlyweds, they opened a second location for The Piece Collective.
The Los Angeles-headquartered Axis trade show ran in New York City from Sept. 17 to 19 on Pier 94 where it did business located next to the Capsule trade show. Axis is on the move. It recently announced that it will maintain a standalone venue for its next run, scheduled for Feb. 21-23, 2016.
In Heroes We Trust has been serving street art and emerging fashion in the area of Los Angeles’ stylish Abbot Kinney Boulevard for about a year. On Sept. 24, the boutique celebrated its first anniversary with a soiree at the shop located at 300 Westminster Ave. Take a look.
Pundits say that men’s fashion is becoming more important, and here’s some proof. South Coast Plaza, one of California’s most high end retail centers, is publishing Men's Folio, a lookbook devoted solely to men’s styles
The sun gets rather oppressive during Miami Swim Week, but Surfrider Foundation believes that there are ways to make you forget about the humidity in Miami Beach during July. How about a trip to the swim week with the Miller sisters who design the label Mikoh? Surfrider auctioned such a trip off in its first annual fundraiser last week.
The boutique Please Do Not Enter has finally set a welcome mat for the general public in downtown Los Angeles.
Japanese-born designer Ayumi Shibata put her angle on Americana and bohemian styles with her label / éis / Los Angeles, and with help from the WWDMAGIC trade show this Los Angeles–based designer is going to Paris.
Boutique retail has traditionally been a tough, creative and potentially lucrative venture, but over the past years it has been uniquely tough.
Prominent mall retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. was sued in Los Angeles Superior Court by a former employee for on-call scheduling, which the plaintiff contends resulted in lost wages and haywire scheduling.
Just a little after its first anniversary , the Hail Mary boutique in Santa Monica, Calif. unveiled a big addition. It’s the Hail Mary Denim Bar.
We’ve read some alarming headlines in the past couple of years. They basically read like this; the fashion biz is not as robust as it was before the Great Recession. Well, here’s one retailer who is increasing its bid for fashion. It’s Hustler Hollywood.
Get ready for Pop Up Flea. The New York-headquartered pop-up market will take over the 8th level of the parking structure at The Grove this weekend. On display, new styles from emerging menswear designers at the market.
Industry of All Nations, a Los Angeles-headquartered label which makes sustainable goods, recently opened at 1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd. It’s the label’s first company boutique.
Del Amo Fashion Center will introduce a new look this fall, and when construction is completed, the 2.7 million-square-foot mall will be the largest in the Western United States, according to its owner, Simon Property Group.
Since 2009, the boutique SixHundred has been selling streetwear and fashion to the loft dwellers of downtown Los Angeles.
Maya Reynolds, downtown Los Angeles designer for CLADEman, used her line, worn by male rock stars such as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Perry Farrell and Chris Martin from Coldplay, as an inspiration for her new line, CLADEwoman
When The Village at Westfield Topanga takes a bow on Sept. 18, the $350 million project, adjacent to the luxe Westfield Topanga mall, will seek to be the artsy, dog-friendly, gourmet downtown area that Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley never had, said Larry Green, Westfield’s senior vice president for U.S. development.
Temperatures and humidity climbed in Los Angeles on Sept. 10. Time for a party at Polkadots & Moonbeams. On that hot night, the veteran boutique held a trunk show on that sweltering night for brands Trunk LTD., Level 99, Love + Leather, and / éis / Los Angeles.
The Paige premium denim brand opened another flagship store. This one is located at The Grove retail center.
Oscar Utierrè made his Los Angeles debut with his mysterious, theatrical Ophelia line from his self-named emerging designer label, Oscar Utierrè, earlier this year.
A Sept. 4 fashion show marked an end to a month-long series of talks and events held by Jake Wall, a San Francisco fashion designer who this year appeared on the reality TV series “Project Runway.”
Nike Inc. opened one of the biggest shops in its fleet of stores, stretching out over 31,000 square feet at The Grove retail center in Los Angeles.
The Salvatore Ferragamo fashion house reopened its Rodeo Drive boutique with a gala party attended by movie stars, athletes and other members of the glitterati.
The long Labor Day Weekend is a fading memory. But Byrd,a L.A. area company, which makes pomades and goods by surfers for surfers, threw a Hollywood pool party. Check it out.
Australian brand Seafolly is upping the ante in its bid for the U.S. market. Earlier this year, it opened a shop in La Jolla, Calif. On Sept. 5, it is scheduled to open a shop in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Many retailers missed their forecasts for their August comp-store sales. Sales for U.S. retailers were down 0.9 percent in an index compiled by Retail Metrics, a Boston-area market-research company.
Going out of style soon: credit cards with magnetic stripes.
The market for clothes made for yoga, running and the gym grew 21 percent to become an $18.5 billion business in the 12-month period ending in June 2015, according to market-research company The NPD Group
With e-commerce, m-commerce and a new trend in wearable technology, fashion has embraced business models invested in the digital world.
Venice Rani: Outfitting independent Venice and LA women
Beverly Center produced its Third Annual Show Us Your Style Challenge. Competing bloggers assembled outfits and fall looks for $1,000 shopping sprees at the luxe shopping center.
Last month Surf Industry Manufacturers Association raised funds for non-profits with its Waterman's Ball. On Sept. 15, SIMA will produce another fundraiser - this one is called StokesMe Bowl-a-Rama.
Agenda trade show announced Sept. 1 that it will move the location for its Winter East Coast show from New York to Miami, Fl.
What a wild summer it has been for the Matiere label; New York Fashion Week, winning an award at Tents at Project and on Aug. 29, the label started a pop up shop at Concept 8366 1/2 in Los Angeles.
The Crooks & Castles crew dropped by Shiekh Shoe's Legacy Level shop in downtown Los Angeles for an art party.
Update - and look- at The Bloc in downtown Los Angeles. The compound's roof was torn off to make way for an open-air center which will take a bow in late 2015. Here's a look at the roofless building now.
After 18 months running a JET John Eshaya specialty boutique near Los Angeles’ Fairfax District, founder John Eshaya confirmed that he will move the shop to the upcoming The Village at Westfield Topanga.
This was a year of growth for the off-price market, and it was a time when more retailers wanted a piece of the market in which apparel is sold for 20 percent to 70 percent below wholesale prices.
The summer season for the Agenda trade show seems like a fast-paced sprint.
Attendee traffic increased 7 percent over last year at the Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs during the show’s Aug 17–19 run at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.
It was a time for new sections at Capsule, one of the Modern Assembly shows, which ran in the Sands Expo & Convention Center and The Venetian Aug. 17–19.
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.
Ayumi Shibata's / eis / line made an appearance at the Emerging Designers section of WWDMAGIC recently. Shibata's cocoon capes look a bit avant garde, and she hand draws prints for her kimonos with Native American and Americana styles. Take a look.
Fifty years ago, Alpha Industries made the M-65 field coat for the United States military. On the M-65's gold anniversary, Alpha designed a capsule collection celebrating the action-ready coat. Alpha displayed the capsule collection at the Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs in Las Vegas recently