| Mar 16, 2015
| 9:39 AM
Versa Capital Management said it has won the auction for bankrupt teen retailer the Wet Seal Inc.
The Philadelphia-based private-equity firm said the deal will be presented Wednesday to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware for approval.
| Jan 5, 2015
| 4:02 PM
Beleaguered teen retailer Wet Seal sparked a social-media firestorm among its workers after some learned that their stores were closing down with apparently little warning.
Photos of handwritten signs taped up at some Wet Seal storefronts with...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Mike Angel Reynoso grew up with the sound of sewing machines.
He played as a boy in his mother's Lincoln Heights garment factory and helped pack shipments as a teen.
Now 31, he strolls through the Rong Li Fashion factory in Arcadia, where a grinding...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Walk on up: The OC Mix at SOCO, 3303 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, is hosting a sidewalk sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Customers will save up to 70% off a curated selection of clothing, accessories, housewares, gifts and...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Jewel box: The Pearl Closet, a new jewelry shop at 670 S. Coast Hwy. Unit A, Laguna Beach, will hold its grand opening party from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and more. The shop was opened in honor of founder Anna Gonzalez-...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:44 PM
Retail sales rose 0.2% in July in a slow-but-steady performance that suggests Americans aren't ready to spend enough to kick the economy into a higher gear.
The month-to-month uptick represents the measure's fourth straight gain, the Commerce Department...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:43 AM
Lady Gaga appears in clown face and, at times, an odd-looking shave-side hairstyle in the lyric video for her single "Applause," which is from her forthcoming "ARTPOP" album. The video was posted on YouTube this week, and other than the makeup, Gaga looks...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Wet Seal will pay $7.5 million to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit that accused the teen retailer of firing black employees to present a blond-and-blue-eyed front in its stores, according to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
| May 10, 2013
| 7:46 AM
Workers clearing rubble from the scene of the multistory garment factory that collapsed in Bangladesh killing more than 1,000 workers at last count and injuring around 2,000 more found a woman alive and rescued her Friday, 17 days after the tragedy. The...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Beyonce wore an outfit from Tom Ford's spring 2014 collection to a release and viewing party Saturday for her new "Beyonce" album. The tight, high-neck, mosaic-covered mini with thigh high boots managed to reveal and conceal the singer at the same time....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Retailers pulled no punches in November, slashing prices, opening during the Thanksgiving holiday, blitzing online shoppers with deals well before Black Friday and offering perks such as price-matching and free shipping.
But all their efforts couldn&...