Cool retailer Steven Alan is no more in California. The New York-based designer quietly shuttered all of his boutiques in Los Angeles and San Francisco last fall, including his shops on Abbot Kinney and that beloved outlet store in Los Feliz.
A champion of emerging designers and known for his effortless shirting and preppy-cool style, Alan arrived on the west coast about a decade ago with a trio of multi-brand stores in West Hollywood, Brentwood, and Venice. Shoppers tell us they last spotted the retailer's doors open on La Brea and Los Feliz over six months ago, and we're told his store in Newport Beach's Lido Marina Village (which opened in the summer of 2016) also shuttered in the fall.
We reached out to Alan's Franklin St. Showroom for details on the closings but have yet to hear back; however, the retail pioneer told Business of Fashion last April that "it's been a very tough year, pretty much across the board" and that he was in the process of restructuring his business to focus on his namesake apparel and accessories label.
As The Cut reported last year, Alan closed stores in Brooklyn and Chicago; per the designer's website (which is also still shoppable), Portland is home to his last remaining west coast store and his locations in Atlanta, Boston, and New York's Upper West Side, Chelsea, and Tribeca neighborhoods are also still open, along with his women's and men's shops in Brooklyn.
Heard anything about the shutterings? Let us know in the comments. In the meantime, we'll miss you in LA IRL, Steven.