January 7, 1997
Authentic Fitness, a Van Nuys swimwear manufacturer, said it has signed a licensing agreement with Rampage Clothing Co. of Los Angeles to manufacture and sell Rampage's line of swimwear. Authentic Fitness will market the swimwear in department and specialty stores across the country.
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March 7, 2000 |
Sanford T. Waddell has been named chief financial officer for Vsource Inc. in Ventura, a provider of Internet procurement products. He replaces Samuel E. Bradt, who will remain on the Vsource board of directors. Waddell has more than 20 years' experience in finance, operations and planning with private and publicly held corporations. Most recently, he has held CFO positions with Snyder Diamond Inc., Rampage Clothing Co. and Reddi Brake Supply Corp.
February 26, 1998 |
Wet Seal Inc., the young women's apparel retailer, plans to launch its fourth clothing chain this year. Arden B., as the chain will be known, is aimed at a slightly older and more affluent customer than the 13- to 18-year-old market targeted by the Irvine-based firm's 390 Wet Seal and Contempo Casuals stores. Initially, Wet Seal will open at least five Arden B. stores but could open as many as 50 this year if the right real estate deal comes along, President Edward Thomas said.
June 27, 1997 |
One of Southern California's largest fashion names is seeking bankruptcy protection after racking up almost $94 million in debt during an ambitious expansion drive. Rampage Clothing Co. and Rampage Retailing Inc., which have the same owner but are separate companies, filed for Chapter 11 protection last week.
April 14, 1998
A Glendale-based air-conditioning contractor acquired a 65,240-square-foot manufacturing facility in Commerce for $3.45 million. Air Conditioning Co. bought the building at 3421 S. Malt Ave. from investment group Russell Enterprises. Seeley Co. represented both parties. * A Los Angeles investment group has purchased Rampage Clothing Co.'s 207,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Vernon for $7 million. On Santa Fe bought the building at 2825 S. Santa Fe Ave.
June 10, 1998 |
Furthering already ambitious expansion plans, Wet Seal Inc. said Tuesday it plans to buy 83 Britches Great Outdoors Stores in the Northeast and convert them into a new retailing format it's calling Arden B. The deal, if completed, gives the 411-store Wet Seal chain the large number of mall-based locations that it has been seeking for more than two years. Last year, the Foothill Ranch-based company failed in an attempt to buy Rampage Clothing Co. of Los Angeles out of bankruptcy.