September 9, 1990 |
"PEOPLE HAVE a passion for what's old," says Tony Camargo, whose collection of nostalgic salt-and-pepper sets does seem to be shaking things up at Centre-Peace in the Fred Segal Santa Monica complex. These shakers appeal to both seasoned collectors and neophyte admirers.
November 21, 2000
Industry experts will forecast which way the retail real estate business is heading in response to electronic commerce and other new trends at the 27th annual Retail Game, a daylong seminar Dec. 7 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City. The event will be presented by the International Council of Shopping Centers in cooperation with program co-chairmen James S. Rosenfield and Daniel Bercu of Santa Monica-based J.S. Rosenfield & Co., a retail real estate industry consultant.
April 23, 1999 |
Its motto is: "For hands that do more than wave." Its logo depicts founder Alex Volkmann in a skirt, sweater and heels changing a tire on a '58 Cadillac. And you can buy it at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Heavy Duty hand lotion--$15 for a 3.5-ounce bottle--is the brainchild of Volkmann, former Murad Skin Care executive and Fred Segal makeup artist, and her husband, Fletcher. "I feel like body parts are analogous to car parts. . . . You wash them, buff and wax and shine them.
October 22, 2000
the stars of that '70s show trade in their bell-bottoms for styles inspired by the me decade. Lisa Robin Kelly: Age 26 Character: Laurie Forman * "I love that cowl-neck sweaters and platform shoes are coming back." Laura Prepon: Age 20 Character: Donna Pinciotti * Missoni silk blouse, $770, at Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills. Diesel black leather boot-cut jeans, $199, at American Rag Cie, Los Angeles, and Diesel, Beverly Center and Santa Monica.
November 29, 2013 |
Irony of L.A. No. 467: Holiday shoppers looking to avoid mall madness can find their respite in the heart of the city - downtown Los Angeles. Certain parts of downtown are easier to navigate on weekends, at least during daylight hours. People are fewer. Parking can be easier. Most important: Downtown's micro-neighborhoods - notably the arts district just east of Little Tokyo - continue to evolve in surprising ways. Here's a snapshot of some of the newest and most promising spots, with an emphasis on home design.
August 27, 1993 |
Dodger fans may not approve. But those of us who go to baseball games only to eat foot-long hot dogs and watch the fashion parade in the cheap seats have noticed a disproportionate number of grandstanders either wearing their caps backward--a holdout from the ebbing hip-hop clothing movement--or cutting the bills off altogether.
November 26, 2002 |
Let's say you're the 18-year-old son of a head-banging, bat-eating rocker, and you've become the star of a reality show on cable TV. Your lifestyle is a seamless melding of luxury and profanity. Where, exactly, would you go to find a $385 plush terry bathrobe with a two-word obscenity embroidered on the sleeve? Chrome Hearts, naturally, a business that shuns publicity the way some of its famous customers crave it.
June 30, 1989 |
There were few surprises at the California Mart's seventh annual Marty retailer awards and holiday fashion show Monday night. Ron Herman of Fred Segal Melrose walked away with the best retailing award for the second consecutive year and for the third time in the show's 7-year history. The highlight and culmination of the evening came when Herman, whose Fred Segal store has become something of an institution in the 20 years it has stood at the corner of Melrose Avenue and Crescent Heights Boulevard in West Hollywood, accepted his much-deserved award.