Ron Robinson The retail legend embarks on a new beginning after 40 years at famed Fred Segal
Posted Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:38 pm
By Carole Dixon
Ron Robinson has been an integral part of the iconic Fred Segal Melrose building since 1978 when he opened the doors to his namesake business, and prior to that during a decade long stint as a salesman, buyer and vice president for Segal himself and the brand. The rest is retail history. The company flourished with the unique global home gadgets and finds to fashions and fragrance that Robinson curated and created under his talented and discerning eye during buying sprees abroad. The international creative collective was born and continues to flourish with a second stand-alone store in Santa Monica but after over 40 years, Robinson announced just this week that he was stepping down from retail brick and mortar altogether. Starting in early 2020, an online business will take over, but not before a series of unprecedented collaborations and a farewell event that you won’t want to miss. The Courier sat down with Robinson on the patio of Mauro’s Café behind his Melrose stores for his first interview about the sudden transition and the next phase of his journey.
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