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August 15, 1997 | Times Wire Services
Wet Seal Inc. said Monday that Rampage Retailing Inc. has accepted its offer to acquire 18 locations from Los Angeles-based Rampage, which is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The offer is subject to successful execution of a definitive agreement and approval by U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Financial details have not been disclosed. The stores are in several states, with most in major malls.
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August 15, 1997 | Times Wire Services
Wet Seal Inc. said Monday that Rampage Retailing Inc. has accepted its offer to acquire 18 locations from Los Angeles-based Rampage, which is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The offer is subject to successful execution of a definitive agreement and approval by U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Financial details have not been disclosed. The stores are in several states, with most in major malls.
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BUSINESS
September 18, 1997
Young women's apparel retailer Wet Seal Inc. said its offer for Rampage Retailing Inc. was rejected in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The Irvine firm said it was outbid by another company. . . . UC Irvine has named international business expert David H. Blake, 57, as the new dean of its Graduate School of Management. Blake, former dean of Southern Methodist University's business school, will start Oct. 1, replacing longtime Dean Dennis Aigner. . . . Shares of Costa Mesa-based Apria Healthcare Group Inc.
BUSINESS
September 18, 1997 | Melinda Fulmer
Wet Seal Inc. said Wednesday that it was outbid in its attempt to purchase Los Angeles-based young women's retailer Rampage Retailing Inc., which is in bankruptcy proceedings. Wet Seal did not reveal the name of the successful bidder for Rampage's 18 stores. The Irvine retailer, which first made an offer for Rampage in late July, increased its bid several times, chief executive Kathy Bronstein said in a prepared statement, but was unwilling to go higher.
BUSINESS
June 27, 1997 | DIANE SEO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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August 8, 1997 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shares of Wet Seal Inc., the nation's largest operator of mall-based stores catering to the bubble-gum set, plunged 29% Thursday after the company said earnings for its fiscal second quarter would fall short of estimates. The junior women's apparel retailer, which operates 368 Wet Seal and Contempo Casuals shops in 35 states, said it expects to report a profit of 25 cents a share for the three months ended Aug. 2, unchanged from a year earlier, on lower revenue.
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