| Jun 25, 2012
| 6:31 PM
When Kevin Luskin decided to fill a vast, long-vacant spot in a shopping center he owns in Towson, he envisioned a "category killer" store that would specialize in sofas and other seating — a store that would defy customers to leave without...
| Jan 25, 2012
LuxeYard, which offers luxury home decor at 70% off retail through its members-only website, aims to combine social media with flash sales....
| Jan 23, 2012
| 10:32 PM
Things have always been a bit uncertain for Second Chance, a salvage depot and nonprofit organization that has built a loyal following among homeowners, interior designers, commercial builders and art students seeking one-of-a-kind home items —...
| Jan 13, 2012
In 1978, Byron Donzis walked into a Houston hospital looking for Dan Pastorini, the Houston Oilers' prized quarterback who was laid up with three broken ribs from a recent game. Donzis was wearing a trench coat and carrying a large bag. He was accompanied...
| Jan 9, 2012
At first, they laughed at Vibram's weird ultra-light shoes with the five individual toe compartments. Now, with the barefoot-inspired minimalist tide sweeping the running and workout worlds, competitors big and small are rushing to copy it. Converts...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 11:14 AM
As the New Year dawns, many people will look around and realize that it's time for a little freshening up at home.
Putting away the holiday knickknacks is a good start, but more substantial dramatic changes require a little more effort — although...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 10:06 AM
Belle Patri means “beautiful home” and that's just what owner Jennifer Lane intended to market when she opened her Jarrettsville store of the same name in 2007. From French Country and Primitive to Shabby Chic, Vintage, and Traditional,...
| Nov 3, 2011
James Van Doren and his older brother Paul had only sample sneakers to offer when they opened their first store, in Anaheim, in 1966. They took a dozen orders in the morning and delivered custom canvas deck shoes, made in their adjacent factory, in the...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 2:22 PM
Name: Propet Packable Washable Travel Shoes
What it is: Lightweight (7 ounces) walking shoes that can be folded for packing. Unlike many athletic shoes, these can be washed. The nylon-mesh uppers allow air to circulate, keeping your feet cooler, and they...
| Sep 16, 2011
A closer look at the origin and details of the 2015 Nike Mag, the mythical self-lacing shoe from "Back to the Future Part II" and conversation with the key players....
| Aug 24, 2011
| 4:25 PM
Spa Gregorie's in Newport Beach will be celebrating women of all ages in a major way from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday with its 5th annual Women are Wonderful: In Full Bloom event. It's a women's expo featuring beauty demonstrations, exhibits, presentations...