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May 28, 2009 | Andrea Chang
Anchor Blue Retail Group Inc., which operates teen apparel chain Anchor Blue, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday, saying it would close dozens of stores and sell its outlet division. In the filing, the company said it had reached an agreement to sell 73 of its Levi's & Dockers Outlet by Most stores to San Francisco-based Levi Strauss & Co., which offered an opening bid of $72 million.
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May 28, 2009 | Andrea Chang
Anchor Blue Retail Group Inc., which operates teen apparel chain Anchor Blue, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday, saying it would close dozens of stores and sell its outlet division. In the filing, the company said it had reached an agreement to sell 73 of its Levi's & Dockers Outlet by Most stores to San Francisco-based Levi Strauss & Co., which offered an opening bid of $72 million.
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March 21, 2010 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
Call it the Forever 21 effect, or fast fashion. Americans are buying, and discarding, clothes more quickly than ever. The average American throws 54 pounds of clothes and shoes into the trash each year. That adds up to about 9 million tons of wearables that are sent into the waste stream, according to the Environmental Protection Agency — a 27% increase in a mere eight years. Although resale shops are a good option for clothes that still have some fashion value, and charities will take items that are well past their prime, there are still an awful lot of ink-stained dress shirts and moth-eaten sweaters that find their way to the dump.
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April 11, 2010 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
A collection of sepia-tinted, artfully abraded men's trousers in a color palette ranging from pale putty to slate gray sit at crisp attention on the military-industrial shelving of L.A.'s trendy American Rag Cie boutique, beneath a sign that declares in all capital letters "BEFORE CORNERS WERE CUT." Nearby, a glass case displays the detailed construction of a pair of the pants that have been turned inside out. Tags dangling from the waistbands show prices as high as $200. Oh, did we mention that the premium pants in question are Dockers ?
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April 11, 2010 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
Khaki is back. But more than that, the humble military-inspired staple of the '80s preppy wardrobe — and hallmark of the '90s casual Friday era that followed — is marching upmarket. This spring, dusty brown cotton twill has moved far beyond the beige pant, riding the Army/safari trend deep into designer ready-to-wear territory. On the women's spring-summer 2010 runways of New York and Europe were crisp safari dresses and lace-up ponchos at Celine, sleeveless military-officer-style shirt dresses at Chloe and a cornucopia of khaki colors at Alexander Wang, crafted into corsets, pieced alongside leather and heather gray knits in slouchy mixed-fabrication trousers and even shaped into a sexy, belly-button-baring dress.
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