Fred Segal’s has established itself as an upscale fashion boutique with a young and hip vibe. The stores have attracted customers including The Beatles, Elvis, Diana Ross, The Jackson Five, Nicole Kidman, and Jefferson Airplane, among others.
When Segal opened its West Hollywood store, 85% of the 350-square-foot store’s inventory was blue. Later, at a 700 square foot store on Santa Monica Boulevard, Segal’s bodycon fashion was a big hit. This led to a Melrose-only jeans store in Crescent Heights in 1960 at the height of this retail band, and quickly established the first “Jeans Bar”. Fred Segal’s denim designs for men and women retailed for $ 19.95 while jeans were typically $ 3.
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There are two Fred Segal sites founded by Segal, both of which are home to a number of independent shops. The two stores are not affiliated, although they use the same logo and have the same annual sale, but each has a distinct flavor. Melrose’s location was run by Segal’s nephew, Ron Herman, while the other was in Santa Monica.
Segal is survived by five children, 10 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, his wife Tina and two children and grandson. Segal’s family are asking those grieving to consider donating to the Segal Family-United World Foundation.