There’s a new connection between public transportation and shopping.
Veteran designer Tommy Hilfiger showed his Tommy Hilfiger Women’s Spring ’17 line and the Tommy X Gigi capsule at Tommyland, a carnival-esque installation that took over Windward Plaza Park.
The last time the contemporary trade show produced its San Francisco event, Nov. 8–9, it opened on the day of the hotly contested presidential election. News of Donald Trump’s win dominated the trade show, said Lauren Butler, a sales representative for the Focus Showroom.
Business will be good in 2017, according to a forecast released Feb. 8 by National Retail Federation, the Washington D.C. trade group.
ROW DTLA, Los Angeles' newish retail enclave, recently debuted a set of new shops and creative spaces called The Spring Collective.
Gap Inc. reported gains after posting sales results for its fourth quarter for its 2016 fiscal year and in January.
South Coast Plaza kicked off its 50th anniversary set of celebrations with a gala dinner in Malibu.
Hauste & Harte
Nathan Rostro spent a lifetime at the beach and once worked for surfwear brand O’Neill, but he wants to tell the world that stereotypes of California fashion should be tossed in a dustbin.
LA Live and Staples Center are places to grab a bite to eat, see a game, a concert, a movie, and maybe check out some music history at the Grammy Museum. Not so much a place to shop. But the story changed on Jan. 26. New Era unveiled its one-of-a kind New Era D- Lab shop in downtown Los Angeles.
Irvine, Calif.–based retail chain The Wet Seal LLC notified the State of California’s Employment Development Department Jan. 23 that it is planning to cut 148 jobs.
After a two-year run as president of Gap Inc.’s long-suffering Banana Republic division, Andi Owen will leave the company, according to a Jan. 24 announcement.
Roddy Javahery hopes to right a wrong against men’s fashion—starting with T-shirts.
In defiance of the harsh weather, crowds still found their way to the Imprinted Sportswear Show at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif., Jan. 20–22.
AG is scheduled to open at Fashion Island. Sweaty Betty is scheduled to open at Lido Marina Village.
The recently launched Alpine Dam label makes caps inspired by the brand’s home of Marin County in the San Francisco Bay Area.
After a run of almost 10 years, the Diesel brand shuttered its Melrose Place flagship.
Don’t know if the Naven designers, Kym and Alexis McClay, have any New Year’s Resolutions. But they made an appearance at Svedka Vodka’s second annual Broken Resolutions Bash Jan. 17
LA Fashion Market
The parking was easy, the lunch lines were short and the halls were fairly quiet at the recent run of Los Angeles Fashion Market, which kicked off for some showrooms on Sunday, Jan. 15, with the rest opening the following day on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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.