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Nordstrom Plans Full-Line Store at Proposed Caruso Mall

By Andrew Asch | June 11, 2015

Last month a campaign commenced for a land-use change for 203 acres of waterfront real estate in Carlsbad, Calif., but lobbying for the campaign recently a high pitch.

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.

Authentic Brands Takes Over Frederick’s of Hollywood


Authentic Brands Takes Over Frederick’s of Hollywood


Authentic Brands Group has completed its acquisition of the iconic Frederick’s of Hollywood lingerie label after Frederick’s declared bankruptcy in April and shuttered its 93 stores.

Pent-Up Demand for Retail Real Estate Could Fuel Development, Drive Rent Prices Up

There are signs of economic recovery in Southern California as “pent-up demand” drives retail real estate development in the region.

After a Pure Play E-Commerce Debut, Buck Mason to Open Abbot Kinney Store

After a Pure Play E-Commerce Debut, Buck Mason to Open Abbot Kinney Store

The Los Angeles–headquartered Buck Mason brand has found success in every forum that uses electricity and screens. But the next step for the brand is based on concrete. It will open a Buck Mason bricks-and-mortar location.

Gap Inc to Close 175 Stores

Gap Inc. will close 175 stores, mostly in North America, including 140 stores which will shutter this year. A limited number of stores will be closed in Europe.

After Abbot Kinney Experiment, Castelli’s New Store

After Abbot Kinney Experiment, Castelli’s New Store

After starting an interesting experiment in retail real estate on Los Angeles’ high-profile Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Paulina Castelli moved her men’s fashion and gifts boutique off of the street to another part of Los Angeles’ Venice section

L.A. Avant Garde Outpost Weltenbuerger Closing

L.A. Avant Garde Outpost Weltenbuerger Closing

The name may have sounded unintelligible to many Los Angelenos, but Weltenbuerger strived to represent elegant, avant-garde fashion in Los Angeles, famously a jeans, T-shirt and casual-fashion town.

Keeping Up With the Shifting Retail Scene

Keeping Up With the Shifting Retail Scene

Retail is an ever-changing landscape that is expanding to different horizons all the time. But experts have one major piece of advice: Do nothing and you die.

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