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February 3, 1999 | Abigail Goldman
Victoria's Secret's 30-second Super Bowl ad garnered the lingerie retailer 1 million visits to its Web site within an hour of the spot's broadcast, company executives said. And the Columbus, Ohio-based maker of all things silky and wearable under clothes is hoping at least some of those visitors will return to the site tonight for a Web simulcast of its supermodel-laden New York City fashion show. "People missed the point.
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October 18, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Wanna be the first to score a copy of the Spice Girls' greatest-hits album? You'll have to go to Victoria's Secret to get it. The newly reunited British girl group's CD will be available starting Nov. 13 at Victoria's Secret stores and on the company's website in the United States, Capitol Music Group says. It will be released nationwide two months later.
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NEWS
November 27, 1998 | BARBARA THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Its motto is: "It's as sexy as makeup gets." And that's what Victoria's Secret Cosmetics is all about. Don't go looking for beige lipstick or even wrinkle cream. This fall, the lingerie giant introduced a full line of cosmetics to 100 shops across the country, and it has been shaking the foundation of some circles ever since. Fashion magazines, as varied as Vogue and Cosmo, have issued breathless reviews.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2004
Victoria's Secret is going to college. The lingerie retailer this week unveiled what it called its "Pink" line of cotton loungewear and sleepwear, targeting 18- to 22-year-olds. It is Victoria's Secret's first fashion line designed specifically for college-age women. From Associated Press
BUSINESS
November 14, 1992 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY
The San Diego city attorney's office has fined a store specializing in the sale of women's undergarments more than $100,000 because of a fraudulent gift-certificate program. Deputy City Atty. Tricia Johnson said Victoria's Secret Stores Inc. offered "free" $10 gift certificates that were actually discount coupons requiring a purchase of at least $50.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Wanna be the first to score a copy of the Spice Girls' greatest-hits album? You'll have to go to Victoria's Secret to get it. The newly reunited British girl group's CD will be available starting Nov. 13 at Victoria's Secret stores and on the company's website in the United States, Capitol Music Group says. It will be released nationwide two months later.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2004
Victoria's Secret is going to college. The lingerie retailer this week unveiled what it called its "Pink" line of cotton loungewear and sleepwear, targeting 18- to 22-year-olds. It is Victoria's Secret's first fashion line designed specifically for college-age women. From Associated Press
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2003 | Randy Lewis
Phones have been lighting up at Victoria's Secret headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, since a new TV ad surfaced in which the lingerie maker's models frolic lovingly around the Palazzo in Venice to the soothing music of ... Bob Dylan. And to boot, it's Dylan at his most dour, singing "Love Sick," from his Grammy-winning but supremely downcast 1997 album "Time Out of Mind." "People are calling and asking when it's going to be shown again," says Ed Razek, chief creative officer for Victoria's Secret.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2004 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
The ongoing broadcast decency battle has claimed another victim. The Limited Brands Inc. has decided to drop its televised Victoria's Secret fashion show this November, spokesmen for the lingerie chain and CBS confirmed Monday.
BUSINESS
March 29, 1995 | From Associated Press
Retailer Limited Inc., which owns the Victoria's Secret lingerie chain, said Tuesday that it is considering a restructuring plan that would create two publicly held companies. Analysts said the plan is designed to show off the company's lingerie business, which is outpacing other units. One of the new companies would probably be made up of Victoria's Secret Stores and Catalog, Bath & Body Works, Cacique, Penhaligon's and Gryphon, Chairman Leslie Wexner said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2004 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
The ongoing broadcast decency battle has claimed another victim. The Limited Brands Inc. has decided to drop its televised Victoria's Secret fashion show this November, spokesmen for the lingerie chain and CBS confirmed Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2004 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
It's hard to say which is weirder in a new TV commercial: the sight of lingerie-clad, angel-winged model Adriana Lima walking through a Venetian palace to the stark sound of Bob Dylan's 1997 song "Love Sick," or the actual presence of Dylan himself, lurking in the shadows and casting enigmatic glances. That's the attention-getting scenario of the new Victoria's Secret ad that began airing on television this week.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2003 | Randy Lewis
Phones have been lighting up at Victoria's Secret headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, since a new TV ad surfaced in which the lingerie maker's models frolic lovingly around the Palazzo in Venice to the soothing music of ... Bob Dylan. And to boot, it's Dylan at his most dour, singing "Love Sick," from his Grammy-winning but supremely downcast 1997 album "Time Out of Mind." "People are calling and asking when it's going to be shown again," says Ed Razek, chief creative officer for Victoria's Secret.
NATIONAL
March 5, 2003 | David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
Victoria's Secret, the glossy seller of women's lingerie, failed to prove that its brand name was hurt by a "tawdry" strip-mall store that sold adult sex toys under the name Victor's Little Secret, the Supreme Court said Tuesday, dealing a setback to the owners of world-famous brands.
BUSINESS
August 14, 2002 | Associated Press
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret saying that a shop in Langhorne, Pa., didn't honor a promise to give a Baptist saleswoman most Sundays off so she could attend church services. The EEOC suit also accused store managers and employees of subjecting the woman, who is black, to racist comments. A spokesman for Limited Brands Inc., the Columbus, Ohio-based parent of Victoria's Secret, declined to comment.
NEWS
July 14, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Victoria's Secret may have run afoul of Utah's porn czar. Paula Houston, who is believed to be the nation's only state-funded anti-porn ombudsman, said that it's appropriate for citizens to complain if they want posters of models in lingerie removed from a Victoria's Secret store in Provo. The advertisements came under fire after Tina Rivera didn't like the interest her 6-year-old son showed in a poster at Victoria's Secret in the Provo Towne Centre mall.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2004 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
It's hard to say which is weirder in a new TV commercial: the sight of lingerie-clad, angel-winged model Adriana Lima walking through a Venetian palace to the stark sound of Bob Dylan's 1997 song "Love Sick," or the actual presence of Dylan himself, lurking in the shadows and casting enigmatic glances. That's the attention-getting scenario of the new Victoria's Secret ad that began airing on television this week.
BUSINESS
August 18, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Victoria's Secret Stores Inc. sued GeoCities Inc., now owned by Yahoo Inc., contending the top provider of personal Web pages allowed a client to post a site fraudulently linking the lingerie store chain with an online model search. The user's Internet site invites young girls between the ages of 10 and 20 to provide "very personal information" and send revealing photographs by e-mail as part of a model search, Victoria's Secret said. Victoria's Secret, a unit of Intimate Brands Inc.
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