Los Angeles-based Forever 21 just recommitted to the city, opening new corporate headquarters close to Downtown, in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood. Company founder and FIDM Advisory Board member Don Chang underlined his commitment to L.A. at the opening of the 1.9 million square foot facility saying, “It is very humbling and exciting to be in the same neighborhood where I started my business nearly 30 years ago.” According to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s apparel industry initiative, Los Angeles fashion-related companies employ more than 100,000 people and generate more than $13 billion in annual revenues. Forever 21’s new offices include visual development, design, marketing, global expansion, logistics, and warehousing among other departments.
photo credit: Volker Correll for California Apparel News
caption: Mayor Villaraigosa, Linda and Don Chang