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Onitsuka Tiger, Other New Brick-and-Mortar Stores Opening in L.A.

RETAIL

Los Angeles retail is seeing a few new store openings. Among them is Onitsuka Tiger, which recently wrapped up a digital fashion show at Milan Fashion Week on Feb. 27.

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Fred Segal, Retail Innovator, 87

OBITUARY

Fred Segal was considered the founder of the specialty-retail approach that ushered in an influential Los Angeles and California sense of cool. He died Feb. 25 in Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif.

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On-Demand Printer and Drop-shipper Printful to Open Larger L.A. Facility

ON-DEMAND PRINTING, DROP SHIPPING

On-demand-printing and drop-shipping-fulfillment business Printful is scheduled to open a 93,000-square-foot facility in the Los Angeles area this fall, said Dairis Zarins, Printful’s director of operations.

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NRF Forecasts Robust Retail Rally by Mid-2021

RETAIL

U.S. retail sales are forecast to make a big rally this year. Sales are expected to grow between 6.5 percent to 8.2 percent to more than $4.33 trillion, according to the National Retail Federation.

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Fred Segal to Open Boutiques in New Las Vegas Casino

RETAIL

Resorts World Las Vegas will be the first new casino resort to open on the Las Vegas Strip in more than a decade. It was recently announced that Fred Segal was selected to develop and run boutiques at the casino.

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NTWRK Platform and The Hundreds’ Family Style Festival to Support LA Restaurants With Virtual Show

EVENTS

In 2019, The Hundreds streetwear brand produced the inaugural Family Style Food Festival to showcase the tastes and cuisines of independent Los Angeles-area restaurants. Fast forward to a Los Angeles struggling under pandemic restrictions. The Family Style Food Festival will go on, but it will be a virtual festival that will be produced under the moniker of Family Style To Go.

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Joor to Make Payment Features More User-Friendly on Its Platform

e-FINANCE

Joor, a digital-wholesale platform that serves as the technology partner for the Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs trade show, recently announced that its platform was going to become more user-friendly for financial transactions.

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Honey, an E-Retail Company, Gets Into LA Galaxy’s Jersey Game

PARTNERSHIPS

Los Angeles-based e-retail company Honey announced a multi-year agreement to place its logo on the right sleeve of LA Galaxy’s home and away jerseys, which will take the field at the team's home, Dignity Health Sports Park, in Carson, Calif., when the MLS season starts on April 17.

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Social-Media Star Laura Lee Unveils Fashion Line

INFLUENCER FASHION

Social-media influencers have captured the imaginations of many consumers by acting as the ambassadors for brands and fashion lines on Instagram and YouTube. A handful of these influencers also are taking the leap into designing their own fashions.

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Offprice Show Produces Smaller Show to Solid Traffic in Orlando

Trade Shows

The COVID-19 pandemic inspired the Offprice show, a biannual Las Vegas trade event for value-priced women’s, men’s and kids’ apparel as well as footwear and jewelry to a new town and a new situation, where it shared convention space with the WWIN Orlando Showcase and MAGIC Pop Up Orlando Feb. 9–11 in Orlando, Fla.

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