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NEWS
July 28, 1989 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer
Bargain hunters who get even more of a thrill when they have to dig for the deals say the California Mart is a shoppers' nirvana. Even the size of the place suggests heavenly proportions. It's a rambling, three-wing, 13-story structure at 110 E. 9th St., with 2,000 showrooms and more than 10,000 collections of clothing, shoes and accessories to paw through--all at wholesale prices.
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BUSINESS
September 13, 2000 | KAREN E. KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Q I am interested in opening a men's retail store next June. I am having difficulty finding wholesalers for brand-name clothing. Is there any information that you can provide to assist me in my search for wholesalers in the Los Angeles area? --Sal Ruiz, Los Angeles * A You need to get plugged into the extensive Southern California network of apparel manufacturers, marketing companies and retailers that congregate around CaliforniaMart (http://www.californiamart.com), at 110 East 9th St.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
September 5, 1993 | IRIS YOKOI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
NEWS
January 15, 1999 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES FASHION WRITER
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.
NEWS
August 3, 1999 | BOOTH MOORE
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.
BUSINESS
September 19, 1997 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
REAL ESTATE
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.
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