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Olivia Culpo Graces Cult Gaia's Resort '19 Show

About six years ago, Cult Gaia was a go-to label for the festival girl. Things have changed a bit.

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WGSN Report Takes a Look at the Future of Retail

The Future of Retail

Los Angeles has become one of the world’s leading centers for retail experimentation.

2018 Retrospective: Retail Vacancy Is Low but Business Is Not Easy


Even though bricks-and-mortar retail is supposed to be dead, retail-real-estate vacancy rates in Los Angeles County are low.

2018 Retrospective: Problems with Gap Brand, Overseas Growth for Zumiez


It’s been a solid year financially for Gap Inc., which calls itself the largest specialty retailer in the United States.

2018 Retrospective: Macy’s and Nordstrom Make Big Bets on Tech


The chief executive of Macy’s Inc., Jeff Gennette, spent 2018 with a mission to reshape the department-store chain with technology and new in-store experiences that would attract shoppers.

Consumer-Focused ComplexCon Expands to Chicago

Trade Shows

Reed Exhibitions gave a vote of confidence to its consumer-focused event ComplexCon, recently saying it would expand the show to Chicago after producing the pop-up retail market and hip-hop concert event in Long Beach, Calif., for a few years.

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Super Model Maggie Rizer Tries On Boutique Retail

Supermodel Maggie Rizer appeared as one of the ‘Perfect Icons’ of modeling on the Sept. 2014 issue of Vogue Japan. Recently, she opened the boutique M by Maggie Rizer.

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Brentwood Country Mart at 70

With red-board buildings designed to evoke rural marketplaces of USA and England in the past, Brentwood Country Mart recently marked its 70th anniversary.

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Victorious 22 Hosts Footprint Foundation First Annual Arts Gala

Frank and Angela Rodriguez design high-end, made-to-measure clothes with a streetwear edge for their atelier Victorious 22. On Dec. 6, the Rodriguezes focused on philanthropy.

Retail Sales Are Robust for November


November retail sales jumped 8.8 percent, paving the way for a very good holiday season.

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