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September 14, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter
It's the rare 8-year-old who's lucky enough to have a closet stuffed with Dolce & Gabbana, but living large while growing up has its drawbacks: What's a mom to do with all the outgrown Armani button-downs? That's the situation CeCe Hendriks found herself in when she decided to launch Spoiled! , an online consignment boutique for designer children's clothes. Opened this week, predominately with castoffs from her son Jordan's closet, Spoiled! will be updated every Thursday with items from Gucci, True Religion, Louis Vuitton and other designers -- most of it priced at less than $200.
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August 29, 2013 | By Kim Christensen
I knew my first name was trouble when Sister Edmunda wagged a bony finger in my face and accused me of fleeing limbo with a fake ID. "Kim? That's not a saint's name," she said, her voice oozing disdain. "How did you ever get baptized with a name like that?" Beats the hell out of me, Sister. I'm in the first grade, remember? What I was too young to know was that my mom's cousin, a priest, had sneaked me into the fold under the saintly cover of my middle name, Martin. No matter.
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April 27, 2000 | ANNIE GROER, WASHINGTON POST
Interior designers do it. Owners of stylish stores and restaurants do it. And so do thousands of savvy consumers, though some are reluctant to say so: They buy and sell furniture and home accessories at consignment shops. Bored with that chintz chair? Looking for a landscape to hang over the mantel? Yearning for a set of silver serving pieces?
OPINION
June 22, 2013 | By Adam B. Wolf
Cable news channels regularly stoke their viewers' fears about China holding $1.1 trillion of U.S. debt. But they're focused on the wrong $1.1 trillion of loans. The borrowers of this other $1.1-trillion debt are far more likely to default on their obligations: students, particularly those who went to for-profit colleges. The global consequences could be - and likely will be - staggering. More than 38 million Americans have student loans outstanding. To put this in perspective, 38 million is the combined population of New York and Florida.
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December 18, 1998 | STEPHANIE STOUGHTON and SARAH SCHAFER, WASHINGTON POST
Picking through the clothing racks at the Designer Resale shop in Bethesda, Md., Eran Mahlaugi came upon a hidden treasure: a stretchy couture Versace shirt at the bargain price of $39. But this time she wasn't indulging herself. The shirt, which would sell at retail for more than $150, was a Christmas gift for a co-worker. "I've bought a Versace for my sister, jewelry for my girlfriends," said Mahlaugi, a medical assistant from Potomac, Md.
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March 6, 1991 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This hardly seems like a hand-me-down town. The average household income is $55,000, a two-bedroom house can fetch as much as $1.9 million and Mercedes-Benzes battle each other for the scarce parking meter. Fancy eateries and elegant art galleries mingle with jewelry stores and souvenir shops. So it may come as a surprise to discover that Laguna Beach is quite possibly the consignment capital of Southern California.
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February 5, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
Jaclyn Shanfeld moves from garment to garment with the unbridled joy of a little girl rummaging in her mother's closet. From the "wall of Chanel" Shanfeld retrieves a light pink and lavender jacket that once fetched $3,200 but was priced for resale at $750. She shows off the unmarked soles of a pair Nicholas Kirkwood boots, originally purchased for $1,500 that are now offered for $700. She unveils a sheer black, sleeveless Alaia gown bought for a special occasion - but never worn.
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November 7, 2008 | Kim Murphy, Murphy is a Times staff writer.
There is no Neiman Marcus in Anchorage, no Saks Fifth Avenue. The high end at the 5th Avenue Mall downtown is Nordstrom and Eddie Bauer. After that, it's a long, slow slide toward JCPenney. Tucked a block behind the mall, on D Street, is where the smart money shops: the Out of the Closet consignment shop, which has taken on all the cachet of a world-class boutique after Gov. Sarah Palin called it her thrift shop of choice. But thrift shop it is not.
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May 3, 2009 | Susan Carpenter
All you need to do is turn on the television, listen to the radio or walk past a jewelry mall to know. "The scrap jewelry market is huge, huge, huge," says Reyne Haines, an appraiser who specializes in 20th century decorative arts. Have an old wedding band or other valuable (though no longer worn) piece cluttering up your jewelry box?
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December 28, 2007 | Christian Berthelsen, Times Staff Writer
Five Orange County men have been charged in a $1.1-million scam in which they allegedly sold foreign luxury cars on consignment but did not pay the vehicles' owners in at least 15 cases, authorities said Thursday. The case developed after several owners complained to police in July and August that they had sold their cars through the dealership, Harbor Motors in Costa Mesa, but had not been paid or received checks that bounced.
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February 5, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
Jaclyn Shanfeld moves from garment to garment with the unbridled joy of a little girl rummaging in her mother's closet. From the "wall of Chanel" Shanfeld retrieves a light pink and lavender jacket that once fetched $3,200 but was priced for resale at $750. She shows off the unmarked soles of a pair Nicholas Kirkwood boots, originally purchased for $1,500 that are now offered for $700. She unveils a sheer black, sleeveless Alaia gown bought for a special occasion - but never worn.
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September 19, 2012 | By Jenn Harris and Susan Denley
BB Dakota is having a sample sale Sept. 21 and 22 at the store in Costa Mesa at 1638 Pomona Ave. Sample-sale pricing includes leather items for $50 and blazers for $10. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Sept 21 and 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Sept. 22. L.A. Kids Consignment is hosting a sale of clothing, toys, bikes, furniture and more. The sale will take place Sept. 20 to Sept. 23 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily) at 157 W. Providencia Ave., Burbank, CA 91502 Michael Kuhle & Dylan Eckman from Epaulet will host a trunk show and meet and greet at the Standard downtown Sept 22. Time TBA. EVENTS: Excess Baggage and Required Flare are throwing a fall kick-off shopping and beauty event Sept.
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September 14, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter
It's the rare 8-year-old who's lucky enough to have a closet stuffed with Dolce & Gabbana, but living large while growing up has its drawbacks: What's a mom to do with all the outgrown Armani button-downs? That's the situation CeCe Hendriks found herself in when she decided to launch Spoiled! , an online consignment boutique for designer children's clothes. Opened this week, predominately with castoffs from her son Jordan's closet, Spoiled! will be updated every Thursday with items from Gucci, True Religion, Louis Vuitton and other designers -- most of it priced at less than $200.
NEWS
June 13, 2012 | Helene Elliott
Finally, the Kings have something bigger to celebrate than their 1982 Miracle on Manchester playoff comeback. A lot more to boast about than winning the Smythe Division title in 1991 and the Campbell Conference championship in 1993. Over the last two months they created enough splendid playoff memories to forget about collapses and chaos and illegally curved sticks and shifting blame for everything that went wrong every year no matter how much optimism they carried into any given season.
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September 11, 2011 | By Heather John, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The city of Los Angeles estimates that cloth makes up about 10% of local landfills, either from discarded clothes or remnants from garment manufacturing. In addition, it takes a lot of chemicals to produce fabric. At the rate kids grow into and out of their clothes, parents might want to consider shopping at resale stores. Here is a guide to some local offerings. Blue Bird 652 Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 466-0408 This is one of the city's best upscale consignment shops for kids, with a large assortment of gently used and never-worn designer labels, including Burberry, Charlie Rocket, Deux Par Deux, Mini Boden, Ralph Lauren and Tea Collection.
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February 17, 2010 | By Elaine Woo
Beth Shulman, a Washington, D.C., labor lawyer and author who championed the rights and welfare of low-wage earners, died Feb. 5 at Georgetown University Hospital. She was 60. Diagnosed last fall with a malignant brain tumor, she died of complications of pneumonia, said family spokeswoman Rochelle Lefkowitz. "Beth was a visionary, activist, strategist and chronicler on behalf of workers throughout her career," said Kathy Bonk, executive director of Communications Consortium/DC, a public interest media group that collaborated with Shulman on the Fairness Initiative on Low-Wage Work, a combined effort by 20 nonprofit organizations.
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January 8, 1998 | KATHRYN BOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Every Monday morning, volunteers at the nonprofit Orangewood Boutique in Corona del Mar sort through a pile of closet rejects, from nondescript sweaters to never-worn Chanel jackets. "Not a day goes by that we're not amazed by what we receive," said Pat Miller, the boutique's assistant manager. "We'll have ladies who have gone into Escada, found something they liked and bought one in each color, then decide they like one and not the other.
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November 16, 1991 | Reuters
British customs officials on Friday seized cocaine worth about $13 million in an air freight consignment of goods from Colombia.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2009 | Greg Braxton
In the last few years, Jeff Dunham has become something akin to a rock star. The 47-year-old entertainer routinely sells out concert halls and arenas at home and abroad, travels in a decked-out touring bus and just launched a new weekly cable television show. He can thank a bunch of dummies with names including Bubba J, Walter and Achmed the Dead Terrorist for his astonishing success. For the first time since the heyday of Edgar Bergen and his dummy Charlie McCarthy and "The Ed Sullivan Show," nearly a half century ago, ventriloquism has moved back into the entertainment mainstream, and Dunham is leading the way. With his tousled-hair guy-next-door look and a comedy routine that mixes raucous banter with his dummies' riffs on life, the Encino resident's rise has gone mostly unnoticed by the national media.
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