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July 1, 1999 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN and RYAN CORMIER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Lane Bryant's big, splashy Web-cast fashion show, simulcast live on the Sunset Strip Videotron on Tuesday, came off without a hitch--except that no one on the street watched it. But company executives said preliminary figures showed that just before the start of the plus-size show, at least 30,000 viewers registered to watch the show on the Web.
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July 11, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Charming Shoppes Inc., operator of Fashion Bug and Catherine's Plus Sizes clothing stores, agreed to acquire Limited Inc.'s Lane Bryant plus-size chain for $335 million in cash and stock. After the purchase, Charming Shoppes will have more than $2.5 billion in annual sales, with about 70% coming from plus-size clothing. Charming Shoppes plans to run Lane Bryant as a stand-alone company, a spokeswoman said. The company doesn't plan to close any stores or fire workers.
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June 25, 1999 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lane Bryant wants to be the biggest name in plus-size clothing. Toward that end, the Limited Inc. unit has positioned itself as an advocate for "realistic body sizes," taking its message of up-to-the-minute fashions for larger women into mainstream beauty magazines and onto the World Wide Web with the help of a well-known large-size actress.
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July 1, 1999 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN and RYAN CORMIER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Lane Bryant's big, splashy Web-cast fashion show, simulcast live on the Sunset Strip Videotron on Tuesday, came off without a hitch--except that no one on the street watched it. But company executives said preliminary figures showed that just before the start of the plus-size show, at least 30,000 viewers registered to watch the show on the Web.
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July 11, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Charming Shoppes Inc., operator of Fashion Bug and Catherine's Plus Sizes clothing stores, agreed to acquire Limited Inc.'s Lane Bryant plus-size chain for $335 million in cash and stock. After the purchase, Charming Shoppes will have more than $2.5 billion in annual sales, with about 70% coming from plus-size clothing. Charming Shoppes plans to run Lane Bryant as a stand-alone company, a spokeswoman said. The company doesn't plan to close any stores or fire workers.
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May 9, 2012 | By Shan Li
At a Beverly Hills party hosted by British lingerie maker Agent Provocateur, shoppers in gravity-defying heels mingled with models strapped into contraptions of lace and crystals. Circulating among guests at the Rodeo Drive store Tuesday was Garry Hogarth, chief executive of the "bra and knickers" company, who enthusiastically expounded on how women's views on underwear have evolved from practicality to indulgence. "Nowadays, women wear lingerie as outerwear," Hogarth said, gesturing toward a black lace corset dangling from a hanger.
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June 25, 1999 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lane Bryant wants to be the biggest name in plus-size clothing. Toward that end, the Limited Inc. unit has positioned itself as an advocate for "realistic body sizes," taking its message of up-to-the-minute fashions for larger women into mainstream beauty magazines and onto the World Wide Web with the help of a well-known large-size actress.
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