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.
Cool Collection 7
California cool and art-deco design came to the forefront in the most recent Wolk Morais collection.
Isaac Nichelson is on a mission. He wants to make the fashion industry more sustainable and deal with a predicted decline in the supply of natural fibers for textiles.
Along exhibitions on Porches and lowrider cars, the museum in Los Angeles’ mid city section has hosted some fashion events. Get ready for more.
Long rumored to be opening a store in downtown Los Angeles, Apple finally might be opening an emporium in the historic Tower Theatre on the corner of Broadway and 8th Street.
“The Century City store is the most innovative store we’ve created yet," said Jenna Habayeb, chief marketing officer of 7 for All Mankind
INDX threw a party at Fred Segal in West Hollywood, Calif. June 21 to mark its launch. Seen at the party, Joe Zee and Donald Pliner
Fred Segal is slated to open a 4,000-square-foot shop in Malibu early 2019.
Retail trade organizations cheered a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that would require online retailers to collect sales taxes in areas where they do not have offices, warehouses or bricks-and-mortar stores.
Popular majors at University of California, Irvine, include biology and business, but to further its business range the school’s Division of Continuing Education recently announced it will offer a course in fashion design management.
T-shirts For Days
Kristy Caylor and Mary Saunders want to make fashion that not only looks good but will be good for the environment and society.
LA Fashion Market
For buyers attending Los Angeles Fashion Market, the event was filled with surprises that energized the June 18–20 buying show for the Fall II/Holiday season.
The Swim Collective trade show has basically kept the same format for its six-year history, but for its upcoming event in Anaheim, Calif., it will try something new.
Patrick DiLascia traveled to Westfield Century City to produce a pop-up shop for his self-named Patrick brand.
The world's video gamers converged on downtown Los Angeles for the E3 convention. Competitive video gaming team FaZe Clan produced a Demonstration of their skills, then decamped to a party produced by digital commerce platform Wanderset.
CBRE Joins The Bloc
CBRE’s portfolio at The Bloc mixed-use retail and business center in downtown Los Angeles has expanded.
Obama-era net-neutrality Internet rules have been officially repealed, leaving businesses and average Internet users wondering what will happen next when they go online.