| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Retailers had a middling March, watching their sales improve from a frigid February while struggling to beat their performance from the same month last year.
Two main factors impeded growth last month, according to several reports released Thursday....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:52 PM
American Apparel Inc. is fighting to retain its listing on the New York Stock Exchange while buried in negotiations over financing -- efforts that the Los Angeles retailer said would force it to file its annual report late.
The clothing manufacturer and...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Office supply giant Staples Inc. is planning to close as many as 225 North American stores while slashing annualized costs by up to $500 million by the end of 2015.
The Framingham, Mass., company, which has been pressured by online competitors such as...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Forget Barbie on the cover wrap of Sports Illustrated's 50th annual swimsuit issue.
My personal bathing suit hero is 27-year-old Lena Dunham, who has done more to improve the self-esteem of young women in her scant career than the iconic plastic doll...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:01 AM
Some of the looks at the Brit Awards on Wednesday made critics at the Cut blog cringe. Katy Perry performing in a Day-Glo-bright Egyptian-inspired costume, Rita Ora in a banana-yellow gown, Ellie Goulding in a fluff of a dress and Jessie J with lip...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 11:05 AM
The turnout at the Taste of Fountain Valley on Saturday at The Center at Founder's Village Senior and Community Center is evidence of the community's commitment to technology education, organizers said.
The Fountain Valley Educational Foundation, which...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 11:58 AM
Luxury Garage Sale, the upscale consignment boutique, hosts its first warehouse sale this week. From Wednesday to Sunday, hundreds of designer garments, shoes, accessories and costume jewelry from brands like Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga,...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Based on a sketch from The Second City e.t.c. revue, "A Clown Car Named Desire," cast members Brooke Breit, Mike Kosinski and Chris Witaske write and star in "Welcome To American Apparel," an online video series about some open-minded hipster employees of...
| Jan 15, 2014
The high-end clothing line The Row, which is designed by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (of Olsen twin TV fame) has caused a media stir with its pre-fall 2014 lookbook. Wearing the clothes are three models who, unlike most professional models these days,...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Name of restaurant: HomeState
Concept: A Tex-Mex menu with specialties such as migas and brisket tacos. You'll get your brisket, but not in a saucy slab. It's in the former spot of the short-lived Storefront Deli.
What dish represents the restaurant,...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 11:53 AM
New York fashion designer Yoana Baraschi celebrated the 10th anniversary of her business last week at the Anthropologie store in Beverly Hills. The fete showcased the designer’s exclusive 11-piece anniversary line, including the New Light dress ($...