Kari Hamanaka

Uniqlo

Retail

Uniqlo Latest Addition to Downtown L.A.’s The Bloc

The retailer’s newest door joins Macy’s and Nordstrom Local at the outdoor shopping center.

clock December 13, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Flight Club Miami

Street Style

Sneaker Resale Platform Goat Looks to 2019 for Ramp Overseas, New Services

The company’s ceo talks about the future following its acquisition of Flight Club and Black Friday test with augmented reality.

clock December 11, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Local Authority

Street Style

Local Authority: An Outlaw Atelier Rises in Malibu

The brand pulls references from surf, skate, moto and the kind of sullen attitude imbued among punks into crafted men’s wear offerings.

clock December 11, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Babylon Medicom

Fashion Scoops

Babylon LA, Medicom Toys’ Fabrick Division Link on Accessories Capsule

The Los Angeles brand and collectibles company have produced a collection of bags and other accessories.

clock December 10, 2018Kari Hamanaka

LuLaRoe

Legal

LuLaRoe Vendor’s Request for Emergency Seizure of Assets Denied

Providence Industries said it will go back to seek non-emergency relief as it looks to recover more than $48 million in alleged debt from LuLaRoe.

clock December 7, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Sincerely Jules Julie Sariñana Billabong

Sportswear

Billabong Looks to Elevate With Help of Sincerely Jules’ Julie Sariñana

The surfwear brand is broadening its deal with the influencer to include a capsule collaboration due out next year.

clock December 7, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Commonwealth Adidas

Street Style

Commonwealth Gets Adidas Consortium Collaboration

This marks the first time the streetwear purveyor has a shoe with the sportswear firm.

clock December 7, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Smock

Retail

Mohawk General Store Founders’ Smock Line Readies for Retail

A decade after opening their highly sought-after specialty boutique, Bo and Kevin Carney’s Smock apparel is coming of age.

clock December 5, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Madhappy

Retail

Madhappy’s Miami Pop-up Comes Just in Time for Art Basel, Holiday

The Los Angeles brand opens its latest store following a move into new headquarters and an expected close on seed funding next month.

clock December 5, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Uber Westfield Century City

Retail

Ride Rage: Planning for the Proliferation of Ride-sharing at Retail

What’s a mall operator to do as use of Uber, Lyft and similar programs grows?

clock December 5, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Johnny Was

Financial

Johnny Was Explores Sale as It Continues Push to Scale

The Los Angeles brand continues an aggressive strategy that will see it enter swim and continue opening more stores.

clock December 3, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Johnny Was

Intimates

Johnny Was Continues Growth Push With Swim

The newest category continues a plan that looks to scale the business through an expanded assortment and store growth.

clock November 30, 2018Kari Hamanaka

The Grove

Retail

The Grove Evolves Pop-up Concept With Pop Shops

Caruso’s Los Angeles retail center has created a new way to expand its leasable square footage.

clock November 30, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Babylon

Street Style

How Babylon Built a Brand Around Community

The Los Angeles-based brand is gearing up for more collaborations, pop-ups and the reopening of its community-centerlike store.

clock November 28, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Shipsi

Technology

Shipsi Closes $1.9 Million Seed

The technology company will use the new capital for additional hiring and development of its software linking consumers with same-day delivery.

clock November 28, 2018Kari Hamanaka

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