By Andrew Asch | October 16, 2014
After working as a senior buyer at American Rag, a head designer at Joe’s Jeans and a director of merchandising at Planet Blue, the next step for Jennifer Althouse was to open a high-end, multi-brand women’s boutique in downtown Los Angeles.
In a sea of large corporate retailers, vintage stores and strip malls, there still remains a small species of contemporary boutique that has flourished in stand-alone bricks-and-mortar locations rather than in a boutique neighborhood surrounded by other retailers who cater to a similar customer.
A day at Bliss boutique in San Clemente, Calif., turned tragic when Cynthia Jean Rosier, the owner of Bliss, was allegedly shot and killed by her husband, Patrick Dillard, on Oct. 25.
Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet has found a new Los Angeles home.
The Macerich Co., which owns Santa Monica Place and a host of other shopping centers across the country, said its tenants saw their annual sales per square foot inch up 4 percent from one year ago.
COS—an H&M division that offers contemporary fashion for women, men and children—opened its first U.S. store Oct. 30, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
With fingernails painted Halloween black, twins Dean and Dan Caten of the DSquared2 designer label swept into Beverly Hills Oct. 28 for the grand opening of their first U.S. boutique, at 461 N. Rodeo Drive.
There’s going to be a yearlong wait until anything can happen with The Waterfront, a $300 million renovation of the pier area in Redondo Beach, Calif.
Through booms and tough times of the past decade, the Golden State’s clothiers have grown steadily, according to data from the San Francisco office of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
American Rag Cie is taking its show to the world. The pioneering Los Angeles retailer announced that the company recently signed off on a licensing deal that will bring American Rag to Shanghai, possibly in the first half of 2015.
Sears Holdings is closing stores in the U.S., but the Hoffman Estates, Ill.–based retailer has yet to confirm the actual number of closures planned.
San Francisco–based Gap Inc. signed deals to open Old Navy stores in six countries in the Middle East next year.
Rick Mina, former chief executive officer and president of Foot Locker North America, was named president of Active Ride Shop, a 21-store chain headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., that is devoted to action-sports brands.
The Wet Seal Inc. announced on Oct. 14 that it would eliminate 78 jobs as part of the beleaguered retailer’s cost-savings plan.
September looked good for retail sales, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers.