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Upscale retailer Zara plans DTLA move; opening date in 2014

By Hayley Fox — May 30, 2013

Until now, food has been the focus of the Figat7th retail center, with waves of restaurants opening throughout the last year. Now, upscale retailer Zara has signed a ten-year lease for the development and will be selling clothes, shoes and accessories st

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Husband and wife team opens design store in Arts District

By Hayley Fox — March 20, 2013 — 2 Comments

The couple has been collecting home goods together for more than 16 years and have now opened a residential design store in DTLA. Items range from $9 playing cards designed by Shepard Fairey, to designer sofas that cost thousands.

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Neiman Marcus high-fashion brands to go on sale at Target this weekend

By Hayley Fox — November 28, 2012

Starting this Saturday Downtown's City Target will be selling a line of products from brand names including Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg and Tory Burch. The most expensive item will be a $500 bike from Alice + Olivia.

Denim Factory

Denim do-over: DTLA company gives jeans, jackets a second life

By Hayley Fox — April 19, 2012

The Denim Refinery is nearing its one-year anniversary of acid-washing, camouflaging and customizing customers' old clothing items. The exclusively online store is run from one woman's Downtown apartment.

By Paige Osburn — December 23, 2011 — 2 Comments

Everyone knows Broadway is the place to go for lights, camera and $500 Quincinera gowns. But there's a wellspring of other unorthodox goodies just waiting to be discovered.

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Shopping Olvera Street

By Paige Osburn — December 22, 2011

Ah, last minute shopping. A time to bust out that emergency sick day, slip on some sneakers, and refill last year’s pepper spray. Only one day to hit the streets and churn out a 10 x 8 x 6" corrugated box of goodies for the half-nieces you completely for