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February 9, 2000 | LESLIE EARNEST, Leslie Earnest covers retail businesses for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7832 and at leslie.earnest@latimes.com
Sharp is well-known in the industry for her upscale Holly Sharp Boutique in Corona del Mar, and for launching the GirlStar juniors label for Gotcha Sportswear International in Irvine. Her high profile also drew the attention last summer of Ohio-based Abercrombie & Fitch, the rapidly expanding maker of collegiate-style clothes for young men and women. Sharp said Abercrombie asked her if she would be interested in designing a girls' surfwear line.
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February 9, 2000 | LESLIE EARNEST, Leslie Earnest covers retail businesses for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7832 and at leslie.earnest@latimes.com
Sharp is well-known in the industry for her upscale Holly Sharp Boutique in Corona del Mar, and for launching the GirlStar juniors label for Gotcha Sportswear International in Irvine. Her high profile also drew the attention last summer of Ohio-based Abercrombie & Fitch, the rapidly expanding maker of collegiate-style clothes for young men and women. Sharp said Abercrombie asked her if she would be interested in designing a girls' surfwear line.
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September 19, 1991 | Chris Woodyard, Times staff writer
Tee Time: Baggy swimming trunks and neon colors may come and go, but the printed T-shirt endures as a stable of the California surf wear scene. Rather than find a licensee for its printed T's, Gotcha Sportswear in Irvine kept the operation in-house by creating New Age Graphics, a division that can produce 30,000 impressions on T-shirts daily. "By combining screen printing, embroidery and other sophisticated treatments, Gotcha has taken T-shirts to the next level. . . .
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October 12, 1999 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Broadband Interactive Group, a new-media company that is using cutting-edge technology to lasso the extreme-sports set, said Monday it will begin producing one-hour television shows Monday through Friday in January on Fox Sports Net. Gotcha.tv will be broadcast into 68 million homes, targeting viewers between the ages of 10 and 34 who are interested in sports such as surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding.
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March 31, 1993 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Jebbia's trendy Union clothing store in New York's SoHo district made its name in the '80s by selling fashions imported from England. But in 1991, Jebbia added more apparel from the colonies after customers began clamoring for surf wear made by Stussy Inc. in Irvine. "I saw tons of potential for Stussy in New York, but Union just wasn't big enough" to display it, Jebbia said.
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June 9, 1989 | JOHN O'DELL, Times Staff Writer
It may say June, 1989, on the calendar, but it is the spring of 1990 at C&C Inc. in Fountain Valley. The 6-year-old company, owned by former childhood playmates Donald A. (Dac) Clark and Paul Carr, designs, produces and distributes surf and sportswear for one of the industry's hottest labels, Gotcha, as well as for two newcomers. In the surf-wear business, as in most of the clothing trade, work is always being done a year or more in advance. Now is the time that C&C's designers begin firming up their concepts for next year's looks.
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October 12, 1999 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Broadband Interactive Group, a new-media company that is using cutting-edge technology to lasso the extreme-sports set, said Monday it will begin producing one-hour television shows Monday through Friday in January on Fox Sports Net. Gotcha.tv will be broadcast into 68 million homes, targeting viewers between the ages of 10 and 34 who are interested in sports such as surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding.
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December 4, 1997 | RUSS STANTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joel Cooper, a co-founder of Gotcha Sportswear International, has left the executive ranks of the apparel company. Gotcha Chairman Marvin Winkler said Wednesday that Cooper "wanted to do other things," including finishing construction of a new home in Laguna Beach. Cooper, who remains a minority shareholder and director of Gotcha, couldn't be reached for comment. He was in charge of the company's GirlStar juniors line and headed its international and domestic licensing operations.
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July 31, 1991 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A top executive of Gotcha Sportswear Inc. has been selected as the new president of rival Quiksilver Inc., one of the largest surf-wear design companies in Orange County. Shaheen Sadeghi, 37, will fill a position at Quiksilver that was left vacant when Robert B. McKnight moved from president to chairman earlier this month. The management shifts began when John C. Warner departed as chairman to become a consultant concentrating on Quiksilver's European division.
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July 21, 1992 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The president of surf apparel maker Quiksilver Inc., Shaheen Sadeghi, resigned Monday to spend more time with his family and to start his own business ventures. Sadeghi's departure, coming a year after he joined Quiksilver from rival Gotcha Sportswear Inc. in Irvine, followed the layoffs last week of five middle and senior managers at the Costa Mesa company. Quiksilver Chairman Robert B. McKnight Jr.
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December 4, 1997 | RUSS STANTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joel Cooper, a co-founder of Gotcha Sportswear International, has left the executive ranks of the apparel company. Gotcha Chairman Marvin Winkler said Wednesday that Cooper "wanted to do other things," including finishing construction of a new home in Laguna Beach. Cooper, who remains a minority shareholder and director of Gotcha, couldn't be reached for comment. He was in charge of the company's GirlStar juniors line and headed its international and domestic licensing operations.
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March 31, 1993 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Jebbia's trendy Union clothing store in New York's SoHo district made its name in the '80s by selling fashions imported from England. But in 1991, Jebbia added more apparel from the colonies after customers began clamoring for surf wear made by Stussy Inc. in Irvine. "I saw tons of potential for Stussy in New York, but Union just wasn't big enough" to display it, Jebbia said.
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September 19, 1991 | Chris Woodyard, Times staff writer
Tee Time: Baggy swimming trunks and neon colors may come and go, but the printed T-shirt endures as a stable of the California surf wear scene. Rather than find a licensee for its printed T's, Gotcha Sportswear in Irvine kept the operation in-house by creating New Age Graphics, a division that can produce 30,000 impressions on T-shirts daily. "By combining screen printing, embroidery and other sophisticated treatments, Gotcha has taken T-shirts to the next level. . . .
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June 9, 1989 | JOHN O'DELL, Times Staff Writer
It may say June, 1989, on the calendar, but it is the spring of 1990 at C&C Inc. in Fountain Valley. The 6-year-old company, owned by former childhood playmates Donald A. (Dac) Clark and Paul Carr, designs, produces and distributes surf and sportswear for one of the industry's hottest labels, Gotcha, as well as for two newcomers. In the surf-wear business, as in most of the clothing trade, work is always being done a year or more in advance. Now is the time that C&C's designers begin firming up their concepts for next year's looks.
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June 14, 1992 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Doug Bunting stopped stocking wet suits in his Equipe surf shop, it was viewed by purists as the moral equivalent of banishing hot dogs from a baseball stadium. Bunting didn't stop there. He relegated his surfboards to an out-of-the-way corner and refitted his store to downplay its surfing roots. The music wafting through his Laguna Beach emporium was changed from contemporary rock to a more ethnic mix of rap and hip-hop.
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