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Sport Chalet Closing

By Deborah Belgum | April 18, 2016

After 57 years in business, Southern California sporting goods retail chain Sport Chalet is closing all stores and shuttering its online business.

Sales in April Disappoint with Lackluster Performance

With Easter falling in March this year, retailers reported that April same-store sales dipped at many big clothing store chains that depend on the holiday to bring customers through the doors.

Fraser Ross Prepares for Retail Return with Kitross

Retailer Fraser Ross, the founder of the retail chain Kitson, is returning to retail with Kitross, which is set to open in his original 5,000-square-foot space on Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Industry Voices: How California’s Minimum Wage Increase Will Impact the Industry

With the recent decision to increase California’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022, we asked industry watchers what they think the impact will be on the state’s apparel industry—the largest manufacturing center in the U.S.

Lord & Taylor Cited for Not Disclosing Payments to Fashion Bloggers

In the last decade, the fine line between paid advertising and commentary has grown more complicated as social-media sites and fashion blogs become the norm for getting out the word about a new product.

Obituary: Famed Retailer Fred Hayman, 90

Fred Hayman, the king of Rodeo Drive who put the Beverly Hills luxury street on the world shopping map, passed away on April 14. He was 90.

Old Navy Gets New President

Coming off of months of declining sales in all its labels, Gap Inc. announced it was naming Sonia Syngal as Old Navy’s new global president.

L Brands Beats Estimates During Soft March Business

L Brands—the parent company of Victoria’s Secret, PINK and Bath & Body Works—beat Wall Street estimates.

Surf’s Heartland No Longer No-Go Zone for Designer Styles: Kin Opening in Huntington Beach

For decades, Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, Calif., have been known as the Rodeo Drive of Surf.

PacSun Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Pacific Sunwear of California has not turned a profit in years.

Aella: From L.A. E-Tail to a Bloomie’s Pop-up

Aella: From L.A. E-Tail to a Bloomie’s Pop-up

Eunice Cho always thought that chic office clothes were uncomfortable and too high maintenance. She wanted bottoms from her Los Angeles women’s fashion line, Aella, to look like slacks but feel like yogawear.

Survey Reveals Clothing Manufacturers Optimistic for Better Spring/Summer Sales

Apparel and accessories manufacturers are optimistic that retailers will be having a good season in the upcoming months.

Planet Blue Opening NY Store in SoHo

Planet Blue will take its sunkissed, California lifestyle to Manhattan’s urbane SoHo neighborhood.

Tirnauer Joins Wet Seal as CFO

Judd P. Tirnauer was appointed to the positions of chief financial officer and executive vice president The Wet Seal LLC, the Irvine, Calif., women’s retailer, which is staging a comeback.

Hale Bob Opens Direct-to-Consumer Sales After Runway Shows

Hale Bob Opens Direct-to-Consumer Sales After Runway Shows

The Los Angeles–based Hale Bob label held a fashion show on March 17 at Style Fashion Week in West Hollywood, Calif. But Daniel Bohbot, the label’s founder and owner, announced that he will add a direct-to-consumer element to all of his upcoming fashion shows.

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