February 25, 1994 |
Imagine: It is 1 a.m. and you are desperate for a fashion fix. You switch on "Donna Karan Home Shopping" and for the next hour watch Christy Turlington swan around in jersey bodysuits and cashmere pullovers while the designer tosses out advice in her Noo Yawk bark. You order a $750 cashmere sweat shirt to pair with the $500 suede jeans you bought last week from the Calvin Klein show.
March 11, 2005 |
Quiksilver Inc., one of the biggest names in surf wear, reported a 55% increase in fiscal first-quarter profit Thursday and raised its profit expectations for the year. Net income at the Huntington Beach company jumped to $14 million, or 23 cents a share, for the quarter ended Jan. 31, up from $9 million, or 16 cents, a year earlier. Revenue increased 34% to $342.9 million. "We're off to a great start for the year," Chief Executive Robert B. McKnight Jr. said.
February 1, 2007 |
Skateboard icon Tony Hawk has signed an exclusive deal with Kohl's Corp. to sell footwear under his brand through the mid-level retailer. Hawk will begin selling his shoes at Kohl's 800-some stores and its website this month, the company was set to announce today. The fashion and skate shoes will be targeted to young men and boys. Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based Kohl's plans to price the Hawk line at about $40 a pair.
September 7, 1986 |
On their way to a new life, tens of thousands of Mexican migrants pass through the place that they call Liberty. The neighborhood known as Colonia Libertad rises like a teeming, swollen island of life from the sun-baked earth of the border.
August 14, 1998 |
Businesses tied to surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding and other lively sports are gearing up for next month's Action Sports Retailer Trade Expo in San Diego, which showcases what's hot in the industry. Highlights this year will include the introduction of the new Hurley International surf wear line, presented by Bob Hurley, who recently decided to relinquish the reins of Billabong USA to launch his own company in Costa Mesa.
December 17, 2004 |
Quiksilver Inc.'s annual sales swelled past $1 billion for the first time in fiscal 2004, a first for a "board sports" apparel manufacturer, a quintessentially Southern California enterprise. The Huntington Beach-based company, which makes clothing and gear for surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding, said revenue in the 12 months ended Oct. 31 rose 30% to $1.27 billion. Analyst Jeffrey Van Sinderen at B. Riley & Co.