VENICE: Sportswear label Gant has planted its first West Coast store on Abbot Kinney. Creative director Christopher Bastin told Racked that the company would like to open another store in LA and that when in our city he likes to shop at the Rose Bowl Flea for vintage furniture, which he then has to ship back to his native Sweden.
BEVERLY GROVE: The Grove is shuffling its retailers. Newcomer Vince is moving into a space recently vacated by Michael Kors, while Kors is relocating to a bigger storefront. Meanwhile, Banana Republic is prepping a store inside the former Victoria's secret space, and has a re-opening party scheduled for August 23.
CITYWIDE: Racked's search for LA's hottest trainer is still going strong. Check out four new candidates, including one Harvard grad and one professionally-trained opera singer.