JOHNNIE BE GOOD: Johnnie-O founder John O’Donnell has moved into new 5,000-square-foot digs in West Los Angeles just in time for Christmas, so decided to celebrate with a holiday party. The retro, brick-lined, two-story space not only houses the nine-year-old company’s 18 L.A.-based employees, but also a showroom, where O’Donnell took the opportunity to multi-task and show guests the Spring 2015 range, which now includes performance fabrics and pants for Spring in addition to its core knit polos, woven button-downs, cotton sweaters, swim trunks, flip-flops and hats. “I’d say knits are still about 40 percent of our business, wovens 20 percent, sweaters 10 to 15 percent and kids and women’s the rest.” O’Donnell says he’s treading slowly into the women’s territory because he wants to make an impact with a full collection rather than gradually larger capsules. He’s also cautious about retail stores because he’s cultivating his 400 wholesale doors nationwide. “Right now wholesale is about 60 percent and e-commerce is 20 percent of our sales, with the rest coming from our retail store in Santa Monica and special events.” He’d eventually like to open stores in Greenwich, Conn. and his hometown of Chicago.

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