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February 20, 1993 | Associated Press
For black marketeers, it was a black day indeed: Levi Strauss & Co. opened its first store in the former Soviet Union on Friday, seeking to button up one of the world's most jeans-starved markets. Hundreds of perfectly legal customers pressed up against the windows and struggled to wriggle into the Levi's store when the doors opened at--what else?--5:01 p.m. An entire generation had scrounged for second-hand Levi 501s in hotels and tourist spots, or paid the high prices of black marketeers.
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February 20, 1993 | Associated Press
For black marketeers, it was a black day indeed: Levi Strauss & Co. opened its first store in the former Soviet Union on Friday, seeking to button up one of the world's most jeans-starved markets. Hundreds of perfectly legal customers pressed up against the windows and struggled to wriggle into the Levi's store when the doors opened at--what else?--5:01 p.m. An entire generation had scrounged for second-hand Levi 501s in hotels and tourist spots, or paid the high prices of black marketeers.
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BUSINESS
October 21, 1994
An Orange County company is alleging that Tandy Corp., the Houston-based parent company of the Radio Shack retail chain, misled it on a planned business venture in Russia. A lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Santa Ana on Tuesday by Technology Stores Inc. alleges that Tandy breached an agreement to let it open Radio Shack stores near St. Petersburg. Tandy has licensed several distributors to operate Radio Shack stores in Russia, but a Tandy spokesman on Thursday declined to comment on the suit.
NEWS
January 12, 1992 | From Associated Press
Furious shoppers are forcing stores across Russia to scale back price increases ordered this month in the federation's move to a market economy, Russian media said Saturday. Officials in the Russian city of Ulyanovsk, southeast of Moscow, said Saturday that they would reduce the regulated prices on bread, some dairy products and other necessities in the next three days, the Tass news agency reported. Russian President Boris N.
REAL ESTATE
September 3, 1995 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
MIKE MYERS, whose 1992 comedy hit "Wayne's World" catapulted him from NBC's "Saturday Night Live" to a movie career, has purchased a home on the Westside for $1.5-plus million, sources say. Myers, 32, played Wayne, a heavy-metal fan who has his own cable show with his pal Garth (Dana Carvey) in "Wayne's World," which eventually earned more than $200 million and spawned such pop-culture expressions as "not" (at the end of a sentence to negate it) and "party on."
IMAGE
May 11, 2008 | Melissa Magsaysay, Times Staff Writer
Kira PLASTININA isn't the only Russian heiress playing the international fashion game. Meet Dasha Zhukova, the "Kova" behind the sexy Kova & T line and one of the new generation of privileged young Russians known as the "spoilt bratskies." Zhukova is a regular on the global social circuit, partying with Joy Bryant and China Chow at Chateau Marmont, shopping with Camilla Al Fayed in London.
NEWS
October 23, 1997 | TINA CARR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Cashing in on the insatiable craze for the West's signature fashion item--blue jeans--two of Russia's top designers are now muscling into this market and burying the Communist legacy that denounced denim as an emblem of decadence. Haute couture designers Valentin Yudashkin and Alexei Grekoff are carving out a national niche in the jeans market this fall by adapting the West's wardrobe standby to the tastes and trends prevailing in their country.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 1990 | LISBET NILSON
To enter Sue Spaid Fine Art--which opened on Beverly Boulevard in June--you have to wend your way through the current installation by Los Angeles artist Thomas Hartman, which spreads across the entire floor. Amid a sinuous mass of electric cords are 15 white plaster duck derrieres--as if the birds were hiding their heads in the floor--cooled by 15 wildly oscillating fans. The piece is "a comment on people who have attitudes and opinions about things--but they're not explored," Spaid said.
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May 11, 2008 | Booth Moore, Times Fashion Critic
She STRUTS into the Ivy with leg to spare and a long ponytail swinging behind her. She's working a super short, silver polka-dot dress, which she designed herself, and some seriously gooey lip gloss. She's got a makeup artist in tow, along with two publicists and a bodyguard who's not afraid to stand down Robertson Boulevard's crazy roller dancer. Is it Paris? Miley? Ivanka?
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