7 Things You Didn't Know: Fred Segal

There is no retailer quite like Fred Segal. The family-run, 50 plus years and counting Santa Monica legend has become synonymous with Los Angeles shopping over the years, and its Americana logo is arguably one of shop legend's most recognizable. The complex itself, made up of dozens of shops, boasts everything from hair salons to cafes, lending itself perfectly to a day lost in beachside retail bliss.

Not surprisingly, there are quite a few things you might be surprised to learn about the company, namely, '70s dalliances with Playboy magazine, and perhaps a slight real estate fixation. Click through for some of the storied retailer's lesser known truths.

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