The wrap-up of a $500-million remodel of the Beverly Center paved the way to usher in a new slate of high-profile boutiques inside the Los Angeles mall, which serves the fashion-savvy neighborhoods of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
The New York–headquartered Layfayette 148 New York label recently opened its first West Coast boutique in South Coast Plaza.
ComplexCon is both a hip-hop concert and massive pop-up market for high-end sneakers and streetwear. When the third-annual ComplexCon ran Nov. 3-4 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif., it also served as a place to launch new fashion lines.
Dolls Kill will release its dELiA*s line with a debut party at its Los Angeles flagship on Nov. 3. It's open to the public
DC Founder Goes Beastie
More than 20 years ago, Damon Way and Ken Block launched DC Shoes and built it into one of the skate category’s most influential brands. It was later acquired by Quiksilver, now called Boardriders, for $87 million.
Icing down sore muscles is part of a typical pain-management regimen.
Bebe Stores Inc. announced it has partnered with Bluestar Alliance to acquire the brand name and related assets of beleaguered gifts-and-gadgets retailer Brookstone for an undisclosed price.
Competing on business-reality show "Shark Tank" resulted in $250,000 in seed money for Los Angeles shirting brand Butter Cloth.
There has been no escape from politics in the past couple of years. But prominent sneaker and fashion boutique Undefeated has placed an artful angle on the subject.
Awards season is just beginning to flex its red carpet muscles.
Under a clear night sky, Elizabeth Segerstrom, co-managing partner of South Coast Plaza, was honored Oct. 23 for her contributions to classical music and performing arts.
Vintage French movie posters are the primary canvases for Dominique Lebrun.
One of the many charms of The Apartment by The Line is its casual ambiance. So when an Oct. 24 reception was held for the still life series of photographer Lekha Singh, it felt like walking into a party at a private residence.
The National Retail Federation released a forecast earlier this month that shows sales for the upcoming holiday season will increase from 4.3 percent to 4.8 percent over the year.
Apparel is one of the industries marked by forced labor in its supply chain. Some prominent members of the industry recently took steps to protect migrant workers from forced labor in their supply chains as part of an effort to implement ethical standards.
FMNC's Holiday Hustle
During the Oct. 21–23 run of Fashion Market Northern California, exhibitor space was sold out at the San Mateo, Calif., event, while buyers ordered goods to prepare for the holiday shopping season.
Walk through any mall or retail street—some of the most prominent shops are mono-brand stores that sell a wide variety of basics from a single fashion label. Lauren Goldstein and Samera Arkel are providing an alternative.
Trend forecaster Barbara Fields of the Barbara Fields Buying Office builds her reports through researching what juniors styles are making cash registers ring in world fashion capitals such as London, Tokyo, Sydney and New York City.
Some people haven’t worked on Halloween decorations. But Citadel Outlets is looking ahead.
Quintessentially is a members-only luxury-lifestyle management service, which provides concierge assistance to its well-heeled members. It recently introduced Room Service at Beverly Center
“The lights are low. The thread count is high and the CEO is on the dance floor,” Swizz Beats, Grammy winner and co-designer of Bally X Shok-1 , told a crowd of partyers.
It looks like shoppers and retailers have taken down the old boundary between bricks-and-mortar retail and e-commerce.
Fashion gurus can quibble about whether the athleisure trend has run its course. But for two entrepreneurs from Orange County, Calif., athleisure packs a lot of momentum.
Lingerie is among the most beautiful garments anyone can wear, said Chelsea Hughes, founder of the Cantiq LA lingerie label.
Shawmut Design and Construction has constructed retail flagships in top fashion areas including Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and in Manhattan.
The last time the sprawling space at 719 S. Spring was used as a fashion boutique was 2012
Theory and a Footaction store devoted to Jordan footwear and clothes are ready to take a bow on Broadway
Downtown Los Angeles’ Bohemian Society has played the wild-at-heart outsider to California’s fashion industry for 15 years.
At the recent LA Fashion Week show from her brand Rs Visual Thing, Radka Salcmannova produced an event featuring dancers, a magician and what every Hollywood producer wants; a big concept.
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.