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National Retail Federation Revises 2015 Forecast

By Andrew Asch | July 23, 2015

National Retail Federation, a retail trade group based in Washington, D.C., has lowered its 2015 retail sales forecast to 3.5 percent growth compared with a previous growth forecast of 4.1 percent.

Hemingway and Sons: Practical But Unique

Hemingway and Sons: Practical But Unique

For Toby Burke Hemingway, there are enough high-end men’s stores in Los Angeles. “We wanted stuff that was practical and affordable,” he said.

COS Opening Its Second California Store

Up until now, there have been only two COS stores in the United States—one in New York and one in Beverly Hills.

Adding  Stores in California

Adding Stores in California

Yogasmoga, a relatively new New York-based yogawear chain, recently announced it would be adding a small fleet of stores in California as it revs up its expansion plans.

eBay Inc.: PayPal Spinoff Official, Sells eBay Enterprise

eBay Inc., the San Jose, Calif.–based commerce platform is scheduled to spin off its PayPal division on July 17, and the two will operate as separate companies.

M.Fredric to LAX Retail District

M.Fredric to LAX Retail District

M.Fredric, the Los Angeles–area contemporary boutique chain, opens a store at the upcoming The Village at Westfield Topanga development this fall.

June Sales Mixed

Retailers such as The Buckle Inc. and Steinmart Inc. reported what some analysts believed were surprise performances, and their respective same-store sales increased 2.4 percent and 1.9 percent.

Swim, Sunnies and Sandals in Malibu

Swim, Sunnies and Sandals in Malibu

Situated opposite the Pacific Ocean right off Pacific Coast Highway, the Malibu Country Mart is a relaxed lifestyle destination shopping spot for locals, celebrities, families and tourists.

Revolve Popping Up in the Hamptons

Los Angeles e-tailer Revolve is setting up a weekly pop-up shop this summer in The Hamptons, the seaside Long Island getaway for many in the New York area.

After Long Drought, Mall Construction Back In Coastal SoCal

After Long Drought, Mall Construction Back In Coastal SoCal

The Outlets at San Clemente, a more than 325,000-square-foot project in San Clemente, Calif., is scheduled to open in October. It is the first major retail project to be built in more than a decade in San Clemente, a well-to-do hub of South Orange County.

Outlets at San Clemente to Open in October

Craig Realty Group, which developed and manages the Desert Hills Premium Outlets and Citadel Outlets in Southern California, recently announced it would build an outlet retail center in San Clemente, Calif., devoted to off-price goods from well-known brands.

Thorn Joins The Men’s Wearhouse

The Men’s Wearhouse, a specialty men’s apparel retailer headquartered in Fremont, Calif., announced on July 1 that Bruce K. Thorn was named executive vice president, chief operating officer.

Zimmermann to Melrose Place

The Los Angeles area will get a second helping of Zimmermann, the Australian luxury ready-to-wear and swim brand.

The Stronghold to Move Abbot Kinney Store, Plans Retail Expansion

The Stronghold to Move Abbot Kinney Store, Plans Retail Expansion

The Stronghold, which bills itself as Los Angeles’ oldest clothing label, will be making some new moves.

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