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May 4, 1990 | DIANE REISCHEL, Reischel is profile writer for the Dallas Morning News
Designer Sandra Garratt is still searching for the pipeline from her million-dollar ideas to the bank. Her first wardrobe invention, the modular fashion line Units, is an international clothing chain that grosses about $75 million annually. Her second brainchild, Multiples, is expected to gross $60 million worldwide this year. Garratt's worth? "Less than zero."
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May 4, 1990 | DIANE REISCHEL, Reischel is profile writer for the Dallas Morning News
Designer Sandra Garratt is still searching for the pipeline from her million-dollar ideas to the bank. Her first wardrobe invention, the modular fashion line Units, is an international clothing chain that grosses about $75 million annually. Her second brainchild, Multiples, is expected to gross $60 million worldwide this year. Garratt's worth? "Less than zero."
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February 1, 1988 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
Back in 1974, a student at Los Angeles' Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising devised a line of inexpensive, one-size-fits-all knit jackets, skirts, pants and tops that could be worn separately, in layers or any which way. But classmates booed the shapeless garments, and student designer Sandra Garratt put her "modular" idea on a shelf.
BUSINESS
February 1, 1988 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
Back in 1974, a student at Los Angeles' Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising devised a line of inexpensive, one-size-fits-all knit jackets, skirts, pants and tops that could be worn separately, in layers or any which way. But classmates booed the shapeless garments, and student designer Sandra Garratt put her "modular" idea on a shelf.
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June 24, 1988 | BETTIJANE LEVINE, Times Fashion Editor
Jumpsuits have never really been out. They've just been lying low since World War II, when thousands of Rosie-the-Riveter types went to work in factories, replacing the guys who had gone to war. Jumpsuits in those days, practical and protective, were worn by Winston Churchill "at the front" and by the world's working men. But once women zipped into them, they never really zipped out.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1989 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
Designer Bob Mackie donated a beaded black sweater that would carry a lofty price tag of $600 at Neiman Marcus. Fancy-dress maker Holly Harp provided a flounced frock that still had the Bergdorf Goodman label in it and might have sold for $1,200. Such a deal at $100 each.
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October 14, 1988 | KAREN NEWELL YOUNG, Karen Newell Young is a regular contributor to Orange County Life
They are called clothes, but they feel like pajamas. Multiples--a line of shapeless, inexpensive knit garments--rarely wrinkle, can be mixed and matched and are designed to fit every physique. Which is why Multiples, and their ancestors, Units, are taking the retail world by storm. From Orange County to Boston, sleepy women are groping through their closets every morning for a soft tunic to throw over a soft skirt.
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