November 2, 2012 |
Dark-and-edgy teen retailer Hot Topic Inc. is putting its own spin on underwear. The City of Industry company is testing a new lingerie brand called Blackheart and launching five stores in the Southland and Texas this month dedicated to their undergarments. Billed for "girls who rock and roll," Blackheart is going for a slightly older crowd than Hot Topic's typical teen shopper, the 18-to-30-year-olds who care about sexy undies but reject more preppy outlets like Abercrombie & Fitch and J Crew.
August 7, 1985
"And in this corner, in the lace trunks . . ." Michael Bent had better get used to jibes such as that if he intends to continue in his current line of work. Bent, America's best amateur heavyweight boxer and winner of the gold medal in the recent Sports Festival at Baton Rouge, La., sells lingerie at a New York boutique. Honest. "A friend of mine who worked there talked me into coming down one day to keep him company," Bent, 19, told Newsday's Dave Rosner.
December 12, 2010 |
Somehow the holiday season brings out the urge to get cozy. Maybe that's why nightwear is a perennial favorite gift this time of year. Or maybe it's because it lends itself to stress-free shopping. After all, how many times can you give your brother-in-law a "make your own beer kit" or your mom an electric cheese grater? But almost everyone (except the most die-hard of nudists) seems to appreciate the versatility and comfort of jammies. Choices are plentiful. How about a limited-edition designer chemise from La Perla?
February 9, 1990 |
"What do women want?" It is a question posed by a series of national lingerie ads, and, as Valentine's Day approaches, it is one that husbands and boyfriends are more likely to ask as well. Buy something sexy or play it subtle? Some men may wonder, but fewer than you might expect. "At our stores, three-quarters of the men know exactly what they're looking for," says Laura Holbrook, a spokeswoman for Victoria's Secret, the lingerie chain store that launched the ad with the leading question.
March 15, 2003 |
Phones have been lighting up at Victoria's Secret headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, since a new TV ad surfaced in which the lingerie maker's models frolic lovingly around the Palazzo in Venice to the soothing music of ... Bob Dylan. And to boot, it's Dylan at his most dour, singing "Love Sick," from his Grammy-winning but supremely downcast 1997 album "Time Out of Mind." "People are calling and asking when it's going to be shown again," says Ed Razek, chief creative officer for Victoria's Secret.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1994 |
In a town where lawyers file unusual briefs in court every day, the case of the glow-in-the-dark panties was causing some to view jurisprudence in a different light Friday in Los Angeles. Did Joe Hara steal the idea for phosphorescent lingerie? Or was Mark Graham the one who staged a panty raid--swiping the concept from other designers who sell garments to Frederick's of Hollywood and Victoria's Secret?