LOS ANGELES — It's the survival of the fittest among specialty boutiques here as retailers navigate turbulent economic seas.
After a frenzy of openings last year in new retail hubs, stores such as Filly on Third Street and Iconology and Lily Savitch on La Brea Avenue have shuttered. Others are hunkering down even as more newcomers enter the market.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)