| Nov 20, 2011
Shopping centers have always been about more than shopping. Before the rise of Internet-based social interaction, malls were a workplace, gathering place and pop culture petri dish for the better part of two generations. That made them the perfect...
| Aug 8, 2010
Bottega Louie, 700 S. Grand Ave. The trendy restaurant-patisserie-bar-market is a terrific place to pick up a hostess gift or birthday present, choosing from among all manner of pastries, gift baskets and gourmet goodies. Colorful macaroons will give...
| Aug 13, 2010
| 3:22 PM
If you listen to the folks doing the marketing and leasing for Santa Monica Place, the new mall is designed to attract tourists, yes, but mostly locals — or super-svelte, yoga-loving, $200 jeans enthusiasts. That's what the area's "psychographics,"...
| Feb 27, 2011
Those vows to hit the gym more often or adopt a new exercise regimen seem to be part of the human condition. And although your choice of outfits is secondary to the search for motivation, the right clothing can't hurt.
"Women want to look good while...
| Jun 19, 2011
Leather, tulle and silk may be the stuff of runway dreams, but when it comes to most U.S. apparel, cotton is king. Almost 75% of clothing sold in the U.S. contains at least some of the tufty fiber, according to the 2010 Cotton Inc. Retail Monitor, a...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 9:14 AM
Nike and Reebok, two of the largest players in the sports gear industry, are embroiled in an unholy spat over who gets to make and sell products featuring the name of newly minted New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow.
Late Wednesday, U.S. District Judge...
| 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...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 5:21 PM
Rob Brandenberg had four basketball scholarship offers from schools in his native Ohio, plus emerging power Butler.
He chose VCU instead.
When Anthony Grant resigned as Rams coach two years ago, Joey Rodriguez considered transferring to Division II...
| May 25, 2012
| 3:53 PM
Personal profile from the UConn media guide:
Career: Entered the 2008 season 10th in career punt return yardage at UConn with 358. 2008: Averaged 11.8 yards per punt return to lead the Big East and was 28th in the country in that category... His 306 punt...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 6:19 AM
In the relaxed atmosphere of spring training, the Orioles' locker room in Sarasota seems less pro athlete man cave than after-school rec center. Their workout over for the day by early afternoon, the players seem in no particular rush to head home. Jake...
| Nov 10, 2010
| 12:33 PM
From the Midnight Sun blog:
In response to an inquiry from the federal government trade czar, the Recording Industry Association of America released Monday a filing itemizing "notorious markets" across the globe.
Notorious markets are physical places...