| 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 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...
| 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...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 8:05 AM
She's the star of television's "New Girl" series, She & Him singer, HelloGiggles.com creative director and a red-carpet standout. Now, Zooey Deschanel is adding fashion designer to her considerable list of talents, with a new collection of dresses for...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:16 PM
With the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, set to begin in less than 10 weeks, Los Angeles-based American Apparel has partnered with organizations Athlete Ally and All Out on a clothing line to benefit LGBT advocacy groups in Russia.
| 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,...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:34 PM
American Apparel Inc. struggled with out-of-stock items and high costs as it continued to transition to a new distribution center in La Mirada, resulting in disappointing earnings for the period ended Sept. 30.
The Los Angeles company said its revenue...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 1:47 PM
At 9 a.m., stores such as Old Navy and Banana Republic were opening on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, hoping to lure Thanksgiving shoppers with discounts and other deals.
But very few showed up. The emptiness was almost eerie, with no lines...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Note to businesses around the world. Don't do this. Ever.
"Remember Pearl Harbor With Bombs and Kamikazes."
When Murphy's Bleachers put up that sign connecting the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor tragedy with bar drinks, the response on social media...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Harry Styles of One Direction took home the British Style Award at the British Fashion Awards on Monday in London. The 19-year-old received the award from Alexa Chung, herself the winner for the last three years, and model Jack Guinness. He beat out other...
| 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,...