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September Retail Sales Flummoxed by Calendar Shift

By Andrew Asch | October 11, 2018

September sales were soft for many apparel retailers.

Guess Stores in the U.S. Make Major Improvements During the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2019

Victor Herrero, a Spaniard who had worked for Inditex for more than a decade, came on board three years ago as the new chief executive of Guess? Inc. to turn things around.

Macy’s Rolling Out Pop-Up Shops Around California

Macy’s is getting into the pop-up shop business. Emerging and new brands are encouraged to pitch the department-store chain to display their merchandise in this new venture.

Old Navy Boosts Gap Inc.’s Second-Quarter Earnings Results

Same-store sales for Gap Inc.’ssecond quarter of 2018 increased 2 percent compared with the same period in 2017, said Art Peck, Gap Inc.’s president and chief executive officer.

National Retail Federation Boosts 2018 Forecast

The National Retail Federation revised its 2018 economic forecast, saying retail sales are expected to increase by at least 4.5 percent this year compared with 2017 after an earlier forecast saying retail sales would increase 3.8 percent to 4.4 percent, said Jack Kleinhenz, the NRF’s chief economist.

Irvine Spectrum Unveils Its Big Expansion Project

The Irvine Spectrum shopping center just got bigger.

What's Checking: Celebrating the Difference in Silver Lake

What's Checking: Celebrating the Difference in Silver Lake

When a lease ran out on a boutique run by Deborah Brosenne, she didn’t want to move out of the Silver Lake/Echo Park neighborhood. So she grabbed a chance to open a store in the area, moving to Sunset Junction by the intersection of Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards in Silver Lake.

July Retail Sales Up

The back-to-school season started on a robust note in July and beat analysts’ forecasts, according to market research company Retail Metrics.

Macerich Partnering With Co-Work Offices for its Malls

Co-working office spaces are familiar sights in the downtown areas of almost any big city. Soon these shared office spaces will be at Macerich-owned malls.

Ron Herman's Next Step Is More Japan

Ron Herman has spent his career introducing some of the world’s most famous denim brands from his self-named Ron Herman store, which for decades has been a pioneer in the Los Angeles boutique business.

Parent Company of Fallas Paredes and Factory 2-U Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Parent Company of Fallas Paredes and Factory 2-U Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Bankruptcy filing for parent company of Fallas Paredes, Factory 2-U and Anna's Linens

Los Angeles City Council Considers a Ban on Fur Sales

Retailers are prohibited from selling fur in the California cities of West Hollywood, Berkeley and San Francisco. Los Angeles may be next.

The Real Real Brings Its First West Coast Location to West

The Real Real Brings Its First West Coast Location to West

With a lot more space than its New York City flagship store, which opened in November, luxury consignment company The Real Real opened its first West Coast bricks-and-mortar location on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, Calif.

Instagram and Social Media Make a Stronger Play for Fashion

Could Instagram become the shopping mall of the future?

Work Scheduled To Begin on Former Fred Segal Site in Santa Monica

After a four-year wait, the former Fred Segal retail compound in Santa Monica, Calif., will see construction start in August to transform the former shopping hot spot into a seven-story residential building with commercial space.

ThirdLove Opens New Center for a Competitive Edge

ThirdLove Opens New Center for a Competitive Edge

ThirdLove, the e-commerce lingerie label based in San Francisco, officially opened a 10,000-square-foot facility in Chico, Calif., about 90 minutes north of Sacramento, with the option to expand to 17,000 square feet.