| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:04 PM
Brett Simpson was happy to move on through.
Dane Reynolds was relieved to survive difficult conditions.
Two of the world's top surfers were among several athletes Tuesday to win their heats and advance at the 2012 Nike U.S. Open of Surfing Men's Prime...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:04 PM
7:30-9:30 a.m.: Women's Surf (Round 4, Heats 1-4), Surf Stadium
8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Nike U.S. Open Retail Store, Merchandise Kiosks Open Retail Store
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Nike U.S. Open Score Card Festival Village
9-11 a.m.: Converse Open Skate...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 11:00 PM
Sage Hill School graduate Courtney Conlogue failed to advance out of the US Open of Surfing Women's Pro quarterfinals on Friday near the Huntington Beach Pier.
Conlogue was in a quarterfinal heat with Malia Manuel of Hawaii, who she beat in the 2009 U.S....
| Aug 19, 2012
Every fall, college campuses swarm with women wearing all kinds of leather flats, but there are always a select few brave enough to walk across the quad in stilettos. Those risk-takers might look great, but who can realistically trek to class in high...
| Sep 9, 2012
If you think camouflage is just the stuff of old beat-up military uniforms and cheap thermals lying around dusty army-navy shops, you're missing out on the biggest hiding-in-plain-sight trend in cutting-edge menswear this fall.
Camo, as fashion folk say,...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 5:04 PM
It's the happiest condo on Earth.
Filled to the brim with plush dolls, pin and key-chain displays and thousands of figurines — some more than 2 feet tall — Janet Esteves' home is a monument to Mickey Mouse.
Esteves, a 57-year-old Celebration...
| May 29, 2012
| 4:59 PM
ISTANBUL, Turkey — The first rule of shopping in the centuries-old markets of Istanbul is this: The asking price is merely a suggestion. In fact, it's barely a suggestion. A price is equivalent to a declaration that a merchant is open for business....
| Oct 3, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Remember the days when the surfing contests were all about the surfing and not about the sponsors?
Well, those days are back.
OK, not really. But, for the moment anyway, Huntington Beach's U.S. Open of Surfing — the largest surf contest in the...
| May 31, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Nike Inc. is selling off its Cole Haan shoes and accessories brand and its Umbro soccer-related company in order to focus on its namesake products.
The company wants to focus on Nike gear such as its new digital FuelBand fitness tracker, as well as items...
| Jul 22, 2012
Images of hippie-era love beads and Native American-inspired headbands can condemn beading in jewelry and accessories to appearing quaint at best. But the artisan level of contemporary beaders crafting today's fashion jewelry and accessories puts that...
| Jun 3, 2012
Listening to a presentation by an expert on workplace wardrobes, I realized my closet is so replete with fashion violations it should be burned to the ground, covered with concrete and then burned again for good measure.
I dress, apparently, like an...