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November 21, 2010 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
When Google took the wraps off its foray into online fashion retail a few days ago, anyone who hadn't sat through one of the nearly hour-long Web demonstrations couldn't have been faulted for thinking was just another in an increasingly crowded field of "curated retail" sites. (At launch, the site focused on women's clothing and accessories only ? with the goal of eventually expanding into menswear.) It is ? and it isn't. Aiming to serve up clothing and accessories based on personal preferences (the way Pandora suggests new music based on the music you like)
August 16, 2011 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
Looking to profit from the lucrative sports market, apparel chain Old Navy will open Superfan Nation, an in-store shop featuring licensed sports gear, at its U.S. stores this month. Beginning Thursday, Old Navy will sell apparel and accessories from NFL and select collegiate sports teams at about 1,000 stores, with each catering to the local community's favorite teams. Merchandise from 32 NFL teams and 71 schools will be represented across several product categories: men, women, kids, baby and accessories, the company said.
April 25, 2010 | By Sophia Kercher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
For almost a year, Sheena Matheiken has lived her life as a calendar girl for sustainable fashion. A New Yorker who is originally from India, she is the creator of the Uniform Project, a fashion blog that has steadily gained followers worldwide. The blog features the pixie-like Matheiken wearing one of seven identical little black dresses every day of the year, transforming the simple garment into a year's worth of eclectic looks by inventive accessorizing. She never repeats an ensemble.
August 17, 2008 | Emili Vesilind, Times Staff Writer
There's been a lot of talk about bricks-and-mortar stores launching online, but not so much about online stores launching in bricks and mortar. This Saturday, Revolve Clothing -- the online store that specializes in contemporary labels such as Rock & Republic, Joie and Whitley Kros -- is opening on Melrose Avenue, bringing some of the most compelling things about the point-and-click experience to the shopping trip experience. One of the most powerful tools online retailers have is the ability to tailor their home pages to the whims of fashion, building a "display" of skinny jeans the day after Ashlee Simpson has been photographed wearing them, or telling a trend "story" by pulling out images of plaid accessories.
April 24, 2011 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times staff writer
After nearly a generation on the endangered accessories list, the old-school tie bar — the narrow piece of decorative metal (also known as a tie clip) that slides horizontally across a necktie and holds it flat against a gentleman's dress shirt — is enjoying a bit of a renaissance. "The tie bar trend is huge," said Macy's men's fashion director Durand Guion. "It's been trending strongly for us — as a nationwide store — for about the last two years. " J.P. Graytok, owner of the Collar Co. , a Somerville, N.J.-based e-commerce site that focuses on men's furnishings, describes a similar experience.
June 13, 1989
HR Textron in Valencia won a $6,100,996 contract from the Navy to supply aircraft equipment and accessories.
April 11, 1989
Kenfil Distribution of Van Nuys appointed Rick Davis to the newly created position of western regional manager, and named Micki Martin as northwest sales manager. Davis previously held Martin's post. Kenfil is a distributor of computer hardware, software and accessories.
July 10, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Long before designers at Chloe, Balenciaga and Valentino started loading up their leather accessories with heavy metal, designer Calleen Cordero was L.A.'s queen of studs with boho flair. Cordero launched her handmade leather shoes with elaborate studwork in 2001, and has nurtured it grass-roots-style into a full line of leather accessories. "When I first launched the collection, no one had ever seen anything like a $500 or $600 wedge with turquoise studs, and my shoes were sitting next to Manolo Blahniks," says Cordero, who lives in Laurel Canyon.
December 20, 2010
Connie Pentek Designs at a glance Business: Founded in 1992, Connie Pentek Designs creates and sells European-inspired home accessories, as well as a line of whimsical dolls. Owner: Connie Pentek Employees: 1 full-time; 1 part-time Revenue: $50,000 (2009) Goal: To concentrate on the more successful doll products, revise marketing and update websites. Source: Connie Pentek Designs
March 27, 2011 | By Emili Vesilind, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Anyone hunting for an educated representation of indie fashion in L.A. would be wise to swing by the new Thvm boutique, which opened last week in downtown's Historic Arts District. Brian Kim and Olga Nazarova, founders and designers of the denim-centric Echo Park label Thvm Atelier (formerly known as, and still pronounced as, Them Atelier) launched the shop. They've corralled their favorite brands inside a 100-year-old former paint factory, an industrial space sporting a weathered patina that needed little refining, Kim said.
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