Kari Hamanaka

People

At Work: The Tech Set Edition

What some of the West Coast’s top tech executives are wearing in the office and at the beach as the temperatures rise.

clock 10hKari Hamanaka and Adriana Lee

St. John Sport

Designer and Luxury

Longtime St. John Exec Bruce Fetter on Retirement, His Take on Market

The St. John vet weighed in with his thoughts on the marketplace following his retirement from the luxury house earlier this year.

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Spell & Gypsy in Byron Bay, Australia

Retail

It’s Summertime: Best Beach Bets

WWD surveyed resort stores around the globe to find out what’s sellling among the beach-going crowd.

clock July 18, 2018Lisa Lockwood and Alessandra Turra and Tiffany Ap and Fiona Ma and Sharon Edelson and Kari Hamanaka and Natalie Theodosi and Mimosa Spencer

LandMark

Retail

Surf’s Up for SoCal Surf Shops

Southern California shop owners weigh in on what’s hot this summer and the ins and outs for first timers.

clock July 18, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Bombas

Retail

Bombas Sets Sights on Wholesale With Nordstrom Deal

The direct-to-consumer brand has muscled into wholesale via Nordstrom.

clock July 17, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Rhude Maxfield

Street Style

An Unlikely Rhude Boy Finds His Way Into Maxfield

Los Angeles streetwear brand Rhude’s references to a drug den behind an unassuming arcade is its first go at retail.

clock July 16, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Bikyni

Fashion Features

Ones to Watch in Swimwear: Bikyni

Reformation’s former chief operating officer already knew how to build a digital brand; she just wanted to take the plunge into swimwear.

clock July 16, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Tropic of C

Fashion Features

Ones to Watch in Swimwear: Tropic of C

Tropic of C’s initial lineup does double duty as sophisticated fashion basics for the summer months.

clock July 16, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Traffic Los Angeles

Retail

Michael Moldovan on Keeping It Real at Traffic Los Angeles

Traffic has been around since the Seventies, with the company set to open in a larger store designed by Tom Dixon in Los Angeles.

clock July 13, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Sprayground

Retail

Sprayground to Make Mark in Los Angeles

The streetwear bag and accessories label will set up shop on Fairfax Avenue with a bevy of limited-edition releases.

clock July 13, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Ling-Su Chinn

Retail

Planet Blue Founder Parts Ways With Firm to Start Blu Lux

The direct-to-consumer line allows Ling-Su Chinn to go back to what she said are “my roots.”

clock July 13, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Heidi O'Neill Nike

Retail

Nike Flexes in L.A., Debuts First Nike Live Concept 

The store, dubbed Nike by Melrose, places an intense focus on customer service and a highly personalized experience.

clock July 12, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Wired

Media

Wired Editor in Chief on New Staff Hires

The company’s tapped Scott Rosenfield, previously of Outside, to be site director.

clock July 11, 2018Kari Hamanaka

#Revolvesummer

Fashion Scoops

Revolve Enters Bermuda With #Revolvesummer

The e-commerce company’s latest marketing program plops influencers such as Negin Mirsalehi, Aimee Song, Shea Marie and Marianna Hewitt in Bermuda for 13 days of brunches, beach parties and sightseeing.

clock July 11, 2018Kari Hamanaka

AtmosphereNordstrom Mens Store VIP Party, New York, USA - 10 Apr 2018

Retail

Nordstrom: Going Long by Going Local

The department store retailer sees itself at a pivotal point for a business expected to heat up in the next few years. 

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Madelaine Petsch in a style from her Prive Revaux collaboration.

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Privé Revaux Takes on Private Equity Partner

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