Independent Hip hop musician Young Cory rocks his own music...and his own merch.
In warehouses and lots across the city, Creative Warrior Guerilla Marketplace seeks to bring fashion minds together in a space that is brings it all back home.
Image, a fast fashion retailer, debuted a bigger store in the Moreno Valley Mall.
A highly anticipated Urban Outfitters opened at 810 S. Broadway Dec. 19, and some executives for the hipster emporium dropped by the new shop at a debut party on Dec. 18.
After more than two decades of being a public company, The Wet Seal Inc., based in Foothill Ranch, Calif., might go private.
2013 was a good year for major retailers and off-pricers.
Even as Victoria’s Secret hosted its high-profile annual fashion show, broadcast on Dec. 11 on CBS, L Brands, the chain’s parent company, was reporting a slowdown at the beginning of the crucial season.
Cute is serious business in Japan.
Mise En Scène
Andrew Pollard was in the vanguard of the e-commerce business, but for his new venture, he's creating a bricks-and-mortar boutique.
It sounds like a modern fable. A boxer and a beauty queen visit the same fashion gala. Look who showed up at the Dec. 13 party at Downtown Los Angeles fashion boutique Brigade.
Jimmy Au has never shied away from a pop of color, but this time he broke out the Patone.
New streetwear brands Dope Mafia, The Chase and Controversial Clothing gave fashion fans a preview at George chouri's showcase at the Wax Rabbit nightclub.
The Seven Points Boutique Added Its Take on the Toy Drive Season.
Guerilla Atelier hosted a reception for the surreal photography exhibition, Come Play With Us by photographers René & Radka.
Just a few years ago, Los Angeles’ Fairfax Avenue was best known for Jewish delis, religious gift shops and thrift stores.
If introducing new looks and styles is crucial in the retail game, the Glendale Galleria shopping center had been out of step for a long time.
Swim & Surf
The “annus horribilis” of surf giant Billabong International Ltd. might be coming to an end. For more than a year, the Australian-headquartered company was embroiled in bitter proxy fights and hobbled by plummeting stock value on the Australian Securities Exchange, all while running an international business without a permanent chief executive officer.
2013 Newsmaker: Abbot Kinney
Change has been a long time coming for Los Angeles’ stylish Abbot Kinney Boulevard.
Call men’s contemporary line Post Bellum a fashion infiltrator.
Tina + Jo
Tina + Jo is a ready-to-wear line, but every garment will offer a unique point of view.
The Sports Chalet at FIGat7th retail center in downtown Los Angeles knocked it out of the park, at least when it comes to design.
With more than 1,000 people waiting in line to get inside the flagship store and art gallery of TheSeventhLetter at 346 N. Fairfax Ave. in Los Angeles on Dec. 7, the debut looked more like a movie premiere.
Prêt à Porter is a New Orleans take on SoCal style. The line took its first Los Angeles bow this week.
The night was cold Dec. 7, but the multitudes braved the elements to check out the debut of TheSeventhLetter, a boutique and art gallery featuring the works of some of streetwear's top artists.
Luxe streetwear brand Odaingerous debuted an ecommerce shop on Dec. 6. Time to party! Take a look at some of the stylish people who showed up at the Odain party.
Bombs Away. It is the name of the first full collection of the Kelly Cole label. Actors Marisa Tomei, Joy Bryant
Christmas is a few weeks away. Valentine’s Day is next year. But Dec. 5 was the right time for Tie the Knot, a pop-up shop devoted to the cause of Marriage Equality, to open at the Beverly Center.
Boutique chain Kitson opened a 1,500-square-foot boutique in the Tom Bradley International Terminal of Los Angeles International Airport on Nov 26. A Kitson location also opened in LAX’s Terminal 7 last year.
Colombian swimwear brand Ondademar took its West Coast bow last month on Los Angeles’ Robertson Boulevard.
People vs. West Jeans
Denim veteran Shay Sudry's new line took its inspiration from the jeans of the 19th century and bespoke suits.
After a mixed Black Friday, Retailers are wondering how the crucial month of December will play out.
When it comes to some looks, the motto is never say die. There’s the prep look, the 1950s rockabilly look, the 1970s Stevie Nicks/ hippie witch style, and for this trend watcher, tie dye.
Los Angeles is obsessed with vintage styles. A Current Affair will produce a bazaar of vintage looks on Dec. 7.
Malls were buzzing with shoppers on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, but spending declined on the four day Thanksgiving Day weekend, according to a survey by prominent trade and advocacy group National Retail Federation.
The boutique chain has introduced a private-label women’s swim line called Blue Life Swim.
This year is shaping up to be a banner year for off-price retailers, the market segment best known for selling clothes at 20 percent to 70 percent off full price.
When men’s fashion label Best Dressed Monk opens its first boutique in Santa Barbara, Calif.’s exclusive Montecito enclave today, it hopes to give men a sartorial choice between fashion extremes.
There is an Icelandic business community in L.A. One of its hubs is LastaShop. It makes clothes.
You may know Sullen Clothing's T-shirts, but on Dec. 7, it will be producing a gallery show of tattoo art. Get ready.
At Fashion Week San Diego, the audience voted for label RHCreation as the best designer label.
Cotton Inc.'s Blue Jeans Go Green program celebrated recycling a million pieces of denim. It's to help communities in need.
Apolis Common Gallery's sister store is a multi-brand shop
After building two stores in Los Angeles, basics brand Alternative, formerly Alternative Apparel, is scheduled to open a store in San Francisco on Dec. 8.
Robinson opens a pop-up shop at Guerilla Atelier
Ralph Barnes, operations director at the prominent Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles, has been promoted to general manager, it was announced recently.
The big surprise for fall merchandising for juniors is that sweater sales are skyrocketing.
With traditional funding increasingly hard to get, many entrepreneurs are seeking to raise funds on crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter Inc., based in New York, and Indiegogo Inc., headquartered in San Francisco.
Finnish design company Marimekko crafted some bright, new looks for Holiday '13, stylist Laurie Brucker gave a talk on how to make the most of the color.
Manny J of The Gent's Closet Produced a Movember party at The Left Shoe on Nov. 20. Are these guys ahead of the fashion vanguard?
Years after his death, Fashion brands have been inspired by President John F. Kennedy, in a surprise the name of his rival Nixon comes up too.