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Buffalo, N.Y. -- Lifestyle brand New Era said it has opened its eleventh global flagship store, located in the West Hollywood shopping district of Los Angeles. The brand’s first West Coast retail space joins current U.S. locations in New York, Chicago and Atlanta. The 3,300-sq.-ft. store will house licensed and New Era branded headwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and kids. "We have completely re-energized our design concepts for our flagships," said Cal Lawson, director of retail operations. "Our updated store concept allows for fully integrated merchandising of apparel, headwear and accessories. This leads the consumer through a

New York-based Donna Karan Intl. Inc. opened a fashion and home store—dubbed Urban Zen—in Los Angeles' West Hollywood neighborhood on Oct. 17, according to the Los Angeles Times. Two separate buildings offer the designer’s furniture, clothing and accessories, while standout design elements include exposed ceiling beams, dark-stained floors and unique decoratives. Also on site is a third building that houses a full private kitchen, as well as a garden. With two stores in New York, this is the first West Coast Urban Zen store location for the fashion and home retailer. SAVE | EMAIL | PRINT | MOST POPULAR

“A couple of years ago,” recalled Ken Harris, CEO of Carson, Calif.-based food gifts cataloger Mrs. Beasley’s, “Mrs. Beasley’s was in the toilet.” But like a rundown West Hollywood apartment overhauled to become a posh and highly sought-after condo, the $17 million Mrs. Beasley’s has undergone a dramatic overhaul over the past couple of years and has turned an 8 percent sales decline into a 25 percent increase. In a session at last week’s ACCM conference in Boston, Harris and two consultants he worked with explained how. The 29-year-old company, which has historically served many Hollywood celebrities and studios (its first-ever customer was Barbra Streisand,

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