| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:36 PM
It's World Water Day today. What will you be doing to preserve and conserve this precious resource? Several fashion brands will be celebrating the 19th annual event pioneered by the United Nations with challenges designed to bring awareness to crucial...
| Nov 24, 2003
Mary Bullard has a sort of love-hate relationship with Ross Dress for Less.
She doesn't like the stores because they have narrow aisles, long lines and "way too much stuff."
But all that isn't enough to keep her away: The Corona, Calif., resident...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: May consumer credit, May JOLTS job openings, Redbook and ICSC-Goldman Sachs retail sales for period ending July 5
Local earnings: None
Other earnings: Alcoa Inc., Bob Evans Farms Inc., Container Store Group, GenCorp Inc., General Mills Inc.,...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh had some style advice for 501 fans recently at Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference: Stop washing your jeans.
"These jeans are maybe a year old, and these have yet to see a washing machine," the denim honcho said of the...
| Jun 14, 2014
I don't think there is any question that jeans are the most complicated member of the pants world.
Jeans come in so many different sizes, shapes, fits, styles and degrees of wear and tear — including pre-torn — that they actually require a...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Retailers had a middling March, watching their sales improve from a frigid February while struggling to beat their performance from the same month last year.
Two main factors impeded growth last month, according to several reports released Thursday....
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Levi Strauss & Co., the San Francisco apparel company best known for its denim clothing, said it will remove 800 jobs as part of an effort to cut $175 million to $200 million in costs.
The so-called global productivity initiative will roll out over...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:09 AM
The commercials are a staple of Southern California culture: Sit 'n Sleep co-owner and co-founder Larry Miller promises to beat his competitors’ prices “or your mattress is freeeeeeee!”
He goes on camera to squeal the slogan only...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 4:00 PM
A large envelope addressed to me in cursive handwriting was delivered to our home mailbox last week. A quick glance at the return address suggested I was in for a special treat. La Cañada Elementary School teacher Sue Fuelling had earlier alerted me via...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Levi Strauss & Co. staged a full-on flashback to 1972 on Saturday, staging a music festival on a 40-acre estate in Topanga Canyon that included throwback bands, retro booze, tie-dye and flower-crown stations and lots and lots of slinky, hip-hugging,...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 2:00 PM
The gig: Carisa Bianchi is president of TBWA\Chiat\Day, Los Angeles' largest advertising agency, which has about 520 employees and creates ads for Pepsi, Gatorade, Southwest Airlines, Adidas, Nissan, Jimmy Dean and Crate & Barrel.
"Black sheep": Bianchi...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
While some denim brands are pushing the trends this fall — giving blue jeans motocross details, quilting finishes or leather-like coatings — two of the biggest players are looking back instead of forward. Levi's and Gap are both mining their...