| Nov 22, 2012
There's art to the gift of giving. Some folks have mastered it; others not so much. It starts with a good eye and an understanding of your own budget. Worried that you might not have what it takes? Not to fret, we're making things easy this season. From...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:53 PM
On Tuesday, I wrote a post about the new "Paul Frank Presents" collection of accessories designed in collaboration with Native American artists.
After so many egregious misappropriations of Native American culture by fashion brands (“Navajo”...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 12:37 PM
By now, holiday shopping stress is in full force – and so is procrastination. Here’s how to make sure your online purchases reach their intended recipients in time.
If sending gifts via the U.S. Postal Service, today is the last day to use...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Shoppers trod carefully in January, lured into stores by retailers dangling post-holiday clearance deals but spending sparingly to balance out higher payroll taxes and lingering economic uncertainty.
Same-store sales at major retailers such as...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:14 AM
A few dozen pennies, shiny and perpetually floating in a clear brick of plastic sit on Herman Shooster's desk. Given as a gift celebrating the 1968 initial public offering of his first entrepreneurial venture, a frozen food company, it wasn't long...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
It's no surprise that Louise Roe, the 31-year-old model, fashion journalist and new host of NBC's "Fashion Star," has transformed an entire room of her West Hollywood home into her own personal closet space. It's a small room, decorated with pictures of...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Need an incentive to vote besides a deep sense of civic duty? Many companies are hoping to lure patrons to the polls by offering Election Day promotions.
Low-cost airline JetBlue Airways Corp. is dangling the chance to win a free flight out of the...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 2:00 AM
Consumers trying to re-create the classic holiday song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” in which a true (and loaded) lover goes to town buying some very odd gifts, will have to shell out more than they ever have before.
Want a partridge in...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 11:39 AM
Your prayers have been answered: Finally, Angelenos can drop hundreds of dollars at vending machines in local malls for a single ounce of caviar.
Admit it, Black Friday isn’t even over and you've already broken down the door at Urban Outfitters...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 1:13 PM
State and federal labor authorities on Thursday announced the discovery of "widespread" labor violations by downtown garment manufacturers that help supply retailers like Aldo, Urban Outfitters and Forever 21, among others....
| Nov 23, 2012
| 11:54 AM
Despite the usual stress and anxiety that crowding into shopping centers on Black Friday provokes, authorities have reported few serious incidents in Los Angeles....
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Spanish retailer Zara is coming to downtown Los Angeles, bringing a dash of fast fashion to a district increasingly pegged as a potential shopping powerhouse.
The 27,000-square-foot store that the trendy chain plans to open in the Figat7th shopping...