You know Rick J. Caruso as the developer of The Grove. But to Pope Francis, he's Knight Commander Rick J. Caruso.
A five year run for the New Era flagship on Los Angeles’ Melrose Avenue seems to be over.
The National Retail Federation says retail sales beat its own holiday prediction.
Vancouver, Canada-based accessories brand Herschel Supply Co. is taking a bigger bet on Los Angeles--just as it launches its first apparel collection.
The 2016 Winter Holiday Season is a memory now. Time for another holiday! Chinese New Year is about to start.
Tina Rani helped launch basics line GCK in August, and, because the brand was new, she did not expect much from its first trade-show outing at Agenda, which ran Jan. 5–6 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif
Independent boutique Hail Mary recently announced that it would shutter its doors in Santa Monica, Calif. This, after a two year run of serving as a multi-line, contemporary shop.
Move over Adam Bomb. There’s a new logo at prominent Los Angeles streetwear brand The Hundreds.
Broken Homme is one of a handful of footwear labels made in Los Angeles County, and the label’s local roots have grown deeper.
Action-sports label Volcom is looking to save the oceans one bikini at a time.
Surf Is Dead
Chris Josol was surfing with some friends in 2015 when the conversation turned to the state of surfwear, which had seemed—to Josol and his friends—to have lost its rebellious, experimental spirit.
When Macy’s Inc. released its holiday results on Jan. 4, the retail giant included news of a massive round of layoffs and outlined its plans to close stores in the coming months.
Holiday 2016 shopping has wrapped up, and business forecasts are rolling in for the crucial shopping season, which comprises 20 percent of total retail industry sales, according to the Washington, D.C.–headquartered National Retail Federation.
Blondie’s major hit, Heart of Glass was released on Jan. 3, 1979. Time for an anniversary tour, right? Or a cable channel documentary? Maybe. But a fashion line is definitely in the works.
There’s a lot of construction around the 7th St/Metro Center light rail station in downtown Los Angeles. One reason for all of the work? A pedestrian bridge between the busy station and The Bloc retail center is in the final stages of construction. The bridge is scheduled to be open sometime in January.
Pundits clamor over the question on how Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 U.S. presidential election will affect business and culture. Capsule trade show is forming an answer to that question.
Shawne Merriman earned the nickname “Lights Out” after knocking out several opposing players during a football game his sophomore year in high school.
Scenes From A Mall
The retail world tried to shine merry and bright for the holiday season but saw major competition from e-commerce sites.
Jack's Big Remodel
Jack’s Surfboards, one of California’s most influential surf shops, is wrapping up its first major remodel in eight years.
Gap Inc. tied the knot with Weddington Way. The San Francisco retail giant announced it acquired Weddington Way, an online wedding boutique also based in San Francisco, for an undisclosed price.
Just off the 405 Freeway in Costa Mesa, Calif., there’s a black building decorated with checkerboard graphics. It’s the new headquarters for the Vans.
2016 was pretty good for Kyle Chan Design. After actress Emma Stone wore the brand’s jewelry in hit movie La La Land, it won a prize for some choice retail real estate at the Hollywood & Highland retail center.
A Christmas tree is typically nothing but a Christmas tree, but Irvine Spectrum Center tried something different in 2016.
The Richer Poorer brand opened its first U.S. pop-up shop on Los Angeles' Fairfax Avenue.
After a year-long hiatus, GGeisha produced one of her Dripped Fashion Soiree parties for independent fashion.
A new Fred Segal is coming to the Los Angeles area.
Nothing says domesticity like streetwear brand The Hundreds!
If the company name Caruso Affiliated sounded like a mouthful, the developer of The Grove and Americana at Brand retail centers introduced a new brand name. It's the one word moniker Caruso.
On Dec. 13, The Buckle Inc. announced a deal with Affliction, the Seal Beach, Calif.–based brand, to be the exclusive retailer for the brand’s collection inspired by the “Fast and Furious” film franchise. The announcement might be a good way to end 2016. It’s been a rough ride for the Kearney, Neb.–headquartered retailer.
For the past seven years, sales for off-price retail have been surging. These retailers typically offer goods at 20 percent to 60 percent off the retail price, and 2016 was another banner year for two of the biggest retailers in the market: Ross Stores Inc. and The TJX Companies.
For designer Adolfo Sanchez, it was time to show how streetwear could meet eveningwear.
Canadian retailer Aritzia is giving Los Angeles a preview of its contemporary looks.
Yoga Is for Real Men
After years of attacking powerful waves and wiping out on concrete and in the snow, the founders of the Kozm brand turned their careers to yoga mats.
You can take the designer out of Los Angeles, but you can’t take the L.A. out of the designer.
The mission of the Stalyon brand: give sick kids the gift of the wilderness.
For her Goodbye Berlin collection, Valerj Pobega said 'no thanks' to runways and installations.
When Frances Harder left a university-level teaching position in the late 1990s, she believed that there was something missing from instruction in fashion education. There was a lack of educators addressing the latest in technology and business practices. In 1999, she founded Fashion Business Inc. as an educational nonprofit for new entrepreneurs. Its mission would be to bring the latest techniques to those looking for a foothold in the business.
The Capsule trade show was deemed a success after 175 vendors exhibited at its inaugural Los Angeles show in October. Cofounder Deirdre Maloney confirmed that the 9-year-old, high-end contemporary show will be in Los Angeles to stay.
Two years ago, retail was buzzing with talk that the mall was dead. At the National Retail Federation’s Big Show, Rick J. Caruso, founder of The Grove retail center in Los Angeles, said that the mall was doomed.
For sports star and entrepreneur Shaun White, it was the comment that could not be ignored.
Brooks Brothers made clothes for Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. On Dec. 3, the venerable label held a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at its Rodeo Drive emporium.
We've seen the Wolf & Man brand at a host of trade shows such as Capsule. But on Dec. 2, the independent menswear brand produced its first pop-up.
It's Open Studio time at Citizens of Humanity's Downtown Los Angeles showroom.
Ricky Takizawa spent 13 years putting a Little Tokyo edge on pop art at his Pop and Popkiller stores. He celebrated his Lucky 13 anniversary on Dec. 1.
Retailers reported mixed sales after a rollercoaster ride for business in November.
Rachel Zoe brought in the holiday season Nov. 30 with an exclusive dinner party at the historic Chateau Marmont hotel. The guest of honor? The winter edition for her Box of Style subscription service.
First it was her version of workwear. Now designer Lily Ashwell is going formal.
More people shopped on Black Friday, but spending per person was down, according to the National Retail Federation trade group, headquartered in Washington, D.C.
More people shopped on Black Friday, but spending per person was down, according to the National Retail Federation trade group, headquartered in Washington D.C.
Steve Aoki makes a mint every time he deejays at a Las Vegas mega-club or at a giant concert, but the guy has demonstrated that he has a garmento’s heart, and he’s upping his ante for the fashion game.