Bebe to Cut More Than 50 Jobs

By Andrew Asch | October 1, 2015

Vertical retailer Bebe Stores Inc. announced Oct. 1 that it would cut 50 jobs, mostly from the company’s design, merchandising and production areas.

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.

National Retail Federation Revises 2015 Forecast

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.

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.

Park Showroom to Move Men’s Brands & Seven Points Boutique

After serving as one of the first tenants of the renovated Lady Liberty Building in Los Angeles’ fashion district in 2007, The Park Showroom will be moving the operations for its men’s brands a block away to Area 4.

The Gents Closet

The Gents Closet

After working as a stylist, Manuel Jackson, pictured on the couch, opened up a retail space called The Gents Closet earlier this month.

New Look for South Coast Plaza’s Tadashi Shoji Boutique

New Look for South Coast Plaza’s Tadashi Shoji Boutique

The Tadashi Shoji boutique in South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., is scheduled to unveil a high-tech remodel on June 20. The 1,175-square-foot store will keep its location on South Coast Plaza’s level 2, adjacent to Bloomingdale’s. Yet the store will offer an entirely new experience.