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L.A. Drops in Retail-Real-Estate Investment Index

By Andrew Asch | March 14, 2019

Los Angeles County commands global attention for its entertainment glitz, health-conscious lifestyles and bustling malls, but its ranking for retail-real-estate investment dropped in the recently released 2019 forecast from influential commercial-real-estate brokerage Marcus & Millichap.

L.A. Becomes the Largest U.S. City to Ban Fur

The fur has been flying with the news that fur products cannot be sold in Los Angeles after 2020.

Markdowns Cost U.S. Retailers $300 Billion in 2018

Who doesn’t love a sale? Consumers do, but for retailers the idea of discounting merchandise by 10 percent to 25 percent adds up.

U.S. Retail Sales on Strong Footing for 2019 With Job Growth Continuing

Despite rumblings of a trade war with China and an up-and-down stock market, the National Retail Federation said it expects retail sales for 2019 to be up from 3.8 percent to 4.4 percent, totaling more than $3.8 trillion.

Charlotte Russe to Close Approximately 94 Stores in Voluntary Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Plan

Charlotte Russe Holdings Corporation filed a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Feb. 3 in United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Charlotte Russe to Close Approximately 94 Stores in Voluntary Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Plan

Charlotte Russe Holdings Corporation filed a voluntary Chapter 11 Bankruptcy petition in United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

What’s Checking: The Arts District Keeps Its Roots in Independent Fashion

No place in downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District has changed as much as the space that is now the Rogue Collective boutique.

Apolis to Reopen Its Arts District Flagship

Apolis: Common Gallery, a pioneer of high-end retail in Los Angeles’ Arts District, is scheduled to reopen its flagship store this summer, which might further cement the district’s reputation as a place to shop.

Guess CEO Unexpectedly Steps Down

New CEO at Guess has been there before.

Big Issues Will Affect Retail in 2019

The past few years have been a time of upheaval for the fashion and fashion-retail businesses. Expect more in 2019.

Eco-Aware Consumers Value Sustainable Options, CGS Report Reveals

The mission-driven shopping trend among consumers is growing, according to a new report from Computer Generated Solutions (CGS), a business-applications provider that counts Tommy Bahama, Vix Swimwear, Tea Collection, Velvet by Graham and Spencer, Paige Denim and Livie and Luca among its clients.

Stitch Fix Welcomes Liz Williams to Its Board of Directors

Online personal styling service Stitch Fix announced that it has added Taco Bell International President Liz Williams to its board of directors.

Could Charlotte Russe Be Up for Sale or Headed for Bankruptcy?

After restructuring its debt by more than 50 percent last year, Charlotte Russe Holding Inc. could be up for sale or headed for bankruptcy restructuring.

Retail Sales in December See Mixed Results

December’s business is a crucial part of the holiday season’s sales, but for some retailers sales dipped from last year.

Hybrid Apparel Names New CEO

Hybrid Apparel names veteran retailer as new chief executive.

Could Charlotte Russe Be Up for Sale or Headed for Bankruptcy?

After restructuring its debt by more than 50 percent last year, Charlotte Russe Holding Inc. could be up for sale or headed for bankruptcy restructuring.