January 25, 1991 |
Recession jitters have jolted retailers into a new tactic for wooing brides-to-be: They are expanding their selection of trousseau lingerie. This category of clothing has proved to be recession-proof. And, given uncertain economic times, retailers and designers are betting that the trend will continue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2000 |
Looking inside Alma Scott Grieshaber's wallet is like having 1957 hit you smack between the eyes: a cardboard Sears credit card, a paper driver's license, trading stamps, a note reminding her to "wear dress or suit and heels" with the word "heels" underlined, and a $107.37 paycheck for a month's nursing work. One hundred and seven dollars? For a month? Grieshaber's wallet was found last week by construction workers remodeling Los Angeles County's office of public safety in Downey.
August 10, 1990 |
Many women try to affect an individual style with their clothes, but when it comes to their choice of handbag the "herd mentality" invariably takes over. There are so many 12-inch Louis Vuitton bags and quilted Chanel bags with the interlocking C s you'd think they were the only purses made. And for many women, they are the only pocketbooks worth having. They are status bags.
September 28, 1990 |
It's hot. It's humid. You're about to slip into a pretty linen dress and a pair of sling-back heels. Now comes the big question: Do you dare leave home without your panty hose? Some women will, some women won't and some women avoid the issue by sticking to whatever looks good with leggings and unitards.
June 8, 1990 |
In simpler times, women's handbags were demure accessories relegated to the back benches of fashion where they were governed by two simple rules. One, handbag and shoes had to match. Two, summer handbags were white. "Those days are gone, gone, gone," says Debbie Bohnett, spokeswoman for Neiman Marcus in Fashion Island. Judging by this year's summer collection, the humble handbag has finally evolved from fashion afterthought to fashion statement.
January 11, 1990 |
An exotic new industry here--producing wallets, purses, checkbook covers, watchbands and belts--has been spun off from the yuppie generation's dislike of skin and bones in canned salmon. The products are made from salmon and halibut skins. "Packers began canning some of their salmon without skins and bones four years ago to try to tap a younger market. They ran into a problem right off the bat: what to do with the skins," Jerry Garner, 42, president of Alaskins Leather Co., explained.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1989 |
You want sunglasses? Amsuk Lee's got sunglasses. All shapes, colors, qualities, prices. He's got $180 designer shades and $4 no-names. You want brand names? He's got Ray-Ban and Vuarnet, Porsche and Sun Cloud. You want trendy? He's got wraparounds and Wayfarers, Jack Nicholsons and Jackie Os. Check these out: rear vision. As seen on TV! Perfect here in Venice. Keep an eye on the pickpockets and weirdos. Mail order, you pay $30. Here, six bucks. You want to haggle? Amsuk Lee will haggle.
June 22, 2007 |
Three hours. That's how long it took Anya Hindmarch's cult canvas "I'm Not a Plastic Bag" to sell out after hitting her Robertson Boulevard boutique Wednesday. Dozens of customers lined up, some camped out on lawn chairs since 4 a.m., waiting for the store to open. At the New York City location, they even stood out in the rain. The British handbag designer was on hand for the L.A. launch, signing the first 10 bags sold. "I'm no green goddess," she said. "But in fashion you do have a platform.