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Retail Industry Focus: Southern California Retail’s New Streets

By Andrew Asch | September 22, 2016

Even in a challenging retail market, opportunity knocks for Los Angeles’ shop owners. Entrepreneurs continue to open in the megalopolis’s established retail neighborhoods, but they’re also pioneering newer enclaves.

Macy’s to Close 100 Stores and Look at its Real Estate Portfolio for Redevelopment

Among the 100 stores that Macy’s said it will be closing is the Macy’s Men’s store near Union Square in San Francisco.

Independent Designers Fight for Market Space

Independent Designers Fight for Market Space

The Great Recession and its slow recovery generally were blamed for wiping out a generation of independent designers.

Reshaping Retail

Reshaping Retail

Everything about stores—from design to strategies for attracting shoppers to organizing inventory—has gone through major changes in the past decade.

Bailey44 Opens First Store

Bailey44 Opens First Store

Los Angeles contemporary brand Bailey44 made the leap to retail with the opening of its first flagship store in the new Lido Marina Village complex in Newport Beach, Calif.

Jenni Kayne Opening Two Stores in California

The Jenni Kayne brand is on the move.

College Students Will Be Using Mobile Phones to Check Out Deals for Back-to-School Items

College students returning to school this fall are looking for bargains, and retailers that provide deals will do better than those who don’t, according to a recent survey by the accounting firm Deloitte LLP.

Ailing Bebe Stores Relying on Joint Venture to Save Its Business

Bebe Stores Inc., the California retailer that has been bleeding money for the last four years, said its recently formed joint venture with Bluestar Alliance to find licensees for the brand is marching forward quickly.

The Off-Price Market Is Switched On

In a tough retail market, off-price stores are churning up some of the best performances in the business.

At Platform: Curve X Tom Dixon

At Platform: Curve X Tom Dixon

On July 20, a gala opening was held for their 7,000-square-foot emporium, called The Shop, Curve X Tom Dixon.

Pokémon Go Craze Luring Shoppers to Stores and Malls

The marquis sign outside the Urban Outfitters store in downtown Los Angeles carries a curious message. It says: “There’s a Pikachu in my soup.”

Next Stop for Streetwear Brand: Hotel Rooms & Lobbies

At the W Hotel in Hollywood, guests can order apparel and accessories from LA brand ADBD, which are delivered like room service.

Guerilla Atelier: Ultra Luxe Store Grows in Arts District

Carl Louisville spent a career on retail on Los Angeles’ affluent Westside, but in 2011 he decided that opportunities lay east. He opened the ultra-luxe boutique Guerilla Atelier in the Skid Row–adjacent Arts District in downtown Los Angeles.

Forever 21 Opening in Romania With Franchisee

Forever 21, the Los Angeles–based fast-fashion retailer, is hoping to open its first store in Bucharest by this fall.

St John Knits: Searching for the Magic Formula

St John Knits: Searching for the Magic Formula

St. John, the venerable Southern California luxury label that is a staple in many well-heeled shoppers’ closets, has been on an odyssey in recent years.

Niche Suit Maker Jimmy Au’s Leaves Beverly Hills for Sherman Oaks

Niche Suit Maker Jimmy Au’s Leaves Beverly Hills for Sherman Oaks

There’s only one store in the United States selling suits and gear for the shorter man; it’s Jimmy Au’s for Men 5’8” and Under, said Alan Au, company vice president.