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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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April 15, 2014 | By Michael Moran
A bitter debate has raged in the Pentagon for several months about the wisdom of taking the nuclear aircraft carrier George Washington out of service to save money. The Washington, at 24 years old a relatively young vessel, is due for a costly refit, a routine procedure that all of the 11 large carriers in service undergo regularly. The Navy fought hard against mothballing the giant ship. But Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has warned that when the two-year reprieve Congress granted from sequester cuts expires in 2016, the George Washington will be back on the chopping block.
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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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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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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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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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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.
NEWS
November 16, 1991 | Reuters
British customs officials on Friday seized cocaine worth about $13 million in an air freight consignment of goods from Colombia.
NEWS
February 3, 1989
Nicaragua is believed to have received six North Korean-made torpedo boats in a large consignment of weapons on a Soviet freighter, Jane's Defense Weekly reported in its latest issue. The shipment is thought to include mortars, anti-tank weapon launchers, air-to-ground rockets, anti-personnel mines, ammunition and vehicle spares, said Jane's, a respected journal of military affairs.
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.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
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.
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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.
SPORTS
April 20, 1985
I have heard a rumor, long suspected but not confirmed, that three large moving vans arrive each day prior to a Dodger home game, and deliver a consignment of huge boxes filled with statistics as compiled by Ross Porter for that day's game. As for the away games, I am sure Ross has an organized system which will continue with such gems as the many which boggle my mind. ORBIN BRACKEN Beaumont
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1992 | LYNDA NATALI
Treasures on Consignment isn't the average thrift store. In the name of charity, this upscale flea market is really a clearinghouse for the hand-me-downs found in the closets and garages of the rich and, perhaps, the famous of Orange County. Tucked into an unassuming business complex near a dance club and busy Newport Boulevard, the "typical" merchandise in the cluttered shop includes Waterford crystal goblets and vases, a French walnut armoire, circa 1840, and several silver tea services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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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