December 4, 1997
Susan Scheimann has been named president and chief executive of CaliforniaMart, the apparel and accessory showroom center in Los Angeles. Scheimann has been acting president since former CEO Maurice "Corky" Newman resigned in September. Scheimann joined CaliforniaMart in 1994 as executive director of marketing and was appointed vice president in 1996. The facility, the nation's largest apparel mart, is owned by Equitable Life Assurance Society.
September 5, 1993 |
Blue jeans company Levi Strauss has announced that it will move its Southern California office out of the California Mart building in the garment district to downtown Long Beach. Just as 400 other California Mart tenants are considering a move to Santa Monica, Levi Strauss signed a 10-year lease to occupy part of the 20th floor of the Landmark Square office building at 111 W. Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach.
January 15, 1999 |
Summer's heat may be five months away, but starting today the temps will fashionably sizzle at the California Mart, the world's largest fashion-industry hub. And the buzz is all about femme fun. Think pink. Slip into gauze. Girlfriend, revisit the '50s. Buyers from across the country--and around the world--will invade CalMart to shop the latest trends for the coming summer season of sand and surf.
August 3, 1999 |
The third time was a charm for L.A. designer William Beranek, who was named Designer of the Year by CaliforniaMart Monday. The Argentine transplant's William B. line had been nominated for the award twice previously. Jenisa Washington was chosen Emerging Designer of the Year for Sold Apparel, her line of lightweight leather tube dresses, camisole tops and skirts in solids, metallics and snakeskin prints. A force on the L.A.
July 21, 1989 |
Roger Torriero glanced at his watch and cut off the business call he had taken in his ninth-floor office at Griffin Towers in Santa Ana. It was time to pick out a pair of pants. Unfurled on his desk were scores of nubby swatches in European wool and French silk. Forty minutes later, Torriero, a principal of Griffin/Related Properties, had ordered three suits and five shirts from David Rickey & Co. of Costa Mesa.
March 16, 1986
A $1.2-million parking-facility expansion has been completed at the California Mart, at 9th and Main streets in downtown Los Angeles. Gruen Associates designed the 202-car addition to the existing 850-car structure and coordinated construction with HCB Contractors.
September 19, 1997 |
CaliforniaMart President Maurice "Corky" Newman, who helped rebuild the tenant base at the Los Angeles apparel showroom center, said Thursday that he is leaving the post to become chairman and chief operating officer of Sirena Apparel Group, a South El Monte-based swimwear producer. The move is effective Sept. 29. Susan Scheimann, vice president of marketing and leasing at CaliforniaMart, has been named acting president.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1996
Otis College of Art and Design, which is moving from MacArthur Park to Westchester in January, has opened a satellite campus in the CaliforniaMart, located in the Fashion district (formerly known as the Garment district). Otis alumni and students celebrated the opening of the fashion school Monday evening. The new campus, which takes up 18,000 square feet and has been in operation for a month, houses the college's fashion school, said Don Sweetnam, Otis' alumni director.