Informa, Fashion Snoops Unveil 2023 Retail Trends During Fashion Tech Series
By Dorothy Crouch, Contributing Writer | February 9, 2023
Informa Markets Fashion and Fashion Snoops hosted “The Evolution of Retail,” the first session in its Fashion Tech Series—educational online events to showcase innovations that will build a more efficient, agile and leaner fashion industry.
Record-Setting Black Friday Sales Give Hope for a Strong Holiday Shopping Season
Despite speculation about higher price tags and supply-chain issues, consumers broke sales records online and in-person Black Friday weekend. Southern California malls were crowded, and shoppers were enthusiastic on this official kick-off to the holiday shopping season.
Downtown Center BID Reports Dynamic Resurgence of Retail
Back in school you were probably drawn to math or, well, anything else. But the numbers for downtown Los Angeles are certainly compelling. The district generates $5 billion in annual revenue from 743 businesses per square mile. Over 3 million people visit downtown each year, while 350,000 commute there to work each day, and 85,000 call it home.
Esprit Brings Its Positivity Back to Bricks-and-Mortar
Esprit’s origin is as Californian as the sunny sky. And now it is recementing its California cred with a new pop-up shop at 156 S. Robertson Blvd. near Third Street in Los Angeles. The opening marks the first physical U.S. retail store for Esprit since 2012 and coincides with a relaunch of the brand’s e-commerce site.
Fred Segal Launches First Private-Label Brand
Trendsetters are the alphas of the fashion world, and Fred Segal—originally founded in 1961—has been at the top of the style-making food chain for a long time indeed.
Wolf & Badger Opens First West Coast Store
U.K. fashion retailer Wolf & Badger has continued its expansion by opening a store in West Hollywood on June 3.
doors. Opens Fourth Experiential Pop-Up in Los Angeles
The innovative emerging platform for fashion, art and beauty online and experiential bricks-and-mortar retail doors. has brought its New York–based pop-up, “Metaverse, Schmetaverse,” to West Hollywood.
Sita 1910 Creates a Curated, Personal Shopping Experience
In an effort to “retell how we retail” Sita 1910 provides a unique shopping experience that harkens back to a time that catered to the client and presents clothes as works of art.
Sustainable Retailer Toward Opens First Bricks-and-Mortar in Los Angeles
As the fashion industry trends toward a sustainable future, many consumers are still grappling with finding truly sustainable apparel products. A lack of transparency and the effects of greenwashing by some in the industry have consumers calling for more standards to help define what is truly sustainable.
Leap Expanding into Five Additional Domestic Markets
Leap has announced the expansion of its store network into five additional domestic markets, allowing the brand to deploy omni-channel retail stores using its platform in Boston; Columbus, Ohio; Greenwich, Conn., Philadelphia; and Washington, D.C.
OTD Opens Flagship West Coast Store on Sunset Boulevard
On the Sunset Strip and part of the shopping, dining and work experience The Sunset, John Varvatos opened his first West Coast store on April 28 for his latest endeavor, OTD—On This Day.
DTLA Retailers Poised to Experience Strong 2022
While the COVID-19 pandemic remains a challenge in retail, businesses have been reopening and attempting to resume business as usual. Independent retailers who were initially hit the hardest have been rebounding and experiencing success in different ways, whether through online sales or by having dedicated and loyal customer bases.
Hollywood & Highland Complex Renamed Ovation Hollywood
California-based private-equity real-estate developer, owner and manager DJM has announced that the Hollywood & Highland retail complex has been renamed Ovation Hollywood.
NRF Big Show Affords Insight, Guidance
During its Jan. 16–18 run at the Javits Center in New York City, the NRF 2022 Retail’s Big Show was hosted under the theme of “Accelerate.” This 112th installment featured 190 sessions, more than 300 speakers and over 700 exhibitors, with an expanded Innovation Lab and Startup Zone, and three new pavilions.
Forever 21 Appoints Winnie Park New CEO
Forever 21 recently announced that Winnie Park has joined the fast-fashion brand as the new chief executive officer.