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November 10, 1989 | PADDY CALISTRO
The saga of Giorgio Beverly Hills perfume, arguably the most successful fragrance of the decade, goes on. From the beginning, the tale has been almost too schmaltzy to be true, the type that soap operas are built on. It's a story with a beginning but no end, told so many times already that even its star players refuse to talk about it anymore.
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November 10, 1989 | PADDY CALISTRO
The saga of Giorgio Beverly Hills perfume, arguably the most successful fragrance of the decade, goes on. From the beginning, the tale has been almost too schmaltzy to be true, the type that soap operas are built on. It's a story with a beginning but no end, told so many times already that even its star players refuse to talk about it anymore.
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BUSINESS
July 30, 1985 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
When she's working, flight attendant Janet Britton is on her feet all day. So it could have been expected that she'd kick back and relax when her flight was canceled last Friday. But a day at the beach wasn't in the cards--not with a grand opening sale scheduled for a hot new clothing store. Instead, Britton--who appropriately bought several pairs of shoes--was the first paying customer at Charlotte Russe, a splashy designer clothing store at South Coast Plaza. She had plenty of company.
BUSINESS
April 7, 1987 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
It isn't exactly the Academy Awards, but Orange County's arch rivals--South Coast Plaza and Newport Center Fashion Island--have announced their retail equivalents. Among specialty stores, overall 1986 top sales honors went to two unlikely candidates: South Coast Plaza's Polo/Ralph Lauren and Fashion Island's Irvine Ranch Farmers Market.
BUSINESS
August 28, 1986 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
Rodeo Drive razzmatazz continues to flow south to South Coast Plaza. Lina Lee, a designer women's clothing store with two Rodeo Drive locations and a third shop in Manhattan's Trump Tower, is scheduled to open its largest store of all, a $1-million-plus boutique at the Costa Mesa mall in mid-November. The store is one of a growing number of Rodeo Drive tenants that developer Henry Segerstrom has lured to his extremely successful--and rapidly growing--mall.
BUSINESS
June 7, 1998 | STEVE GINSBERG, Steve Ginsberg writes for the Washington Post
Course: Finance 101, taught by Mobil Corp. Open to all employees. That's right, the Fairfax, Va.-based oil company is teaching people about financial planning. Mobil offers three financial management programs to its workers: basic money management, a full-day seminar during regular working hours at a cost of $25 per employee; savings investing, a free two-hour seminar; and pre-retirement investing, a free two-day workshop for employees over 50.
NEWS
February 5, 1988 | Compiled by the Fashion 88 staff
Fashion industry friends of AIDS Project, Los Angeles, are wrapping their entries for a glitzy fund-raising auction next Friday at the Century Plaza Hotel, and the choices are worth putting money on.
NEWS
December 15, 1989 | ANN CONWAY
Forget the partridge. How about a pig in your pear tree? "They're friendly and loving," says Matthew Thorpe, a salesclerk at Russo's pet store in Newport Center Fashion Island. And they're the hottest gift idea happening for people who have everything. Pigs on a leash have been sighted prancing along the streets of Balboa Island. But these are no ordinary pigs. These are rare, Vietnamese potbellied pigs, selling at Russo's for a hog-wild $2,000.
BUSINESS
April 4, 1988 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
His company has yet to ring up its first sale in Southern California. But the chief executive of R. H. Macy & Co. already is taking dead aim at the soon-to-be-rival Nordstrom chain. "If Nordstrom's is the real competition--and I suspect we'll soon discover that it is--we'll just have to make our stores a more attractive place to shop, " said Macy's Chairman Edward S. Finkelstein in an interview Sunday.
BUSINESS
May 29, 1986 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
Michelle Popp strolled into Clothestime to kill a few minutes before a haircut. But the 18-year-old Westminster restaurant hostess came within a hair of improving her wardrobe instead of her hair style. "I can walk in here and buy things I could never afford in a mall," she said. "I can buy a dress here for $20 that costs $70 at a department store."
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