| Jun 28, 2013
So what did Bernie Sahlins, who died June 16, have in common with such fellow Chicagoans as Cyrus McCormick, Ray Kroc, Gustavus Swift, George Pullman, Potter Palmer, Wallace C. Abbott and Aaron Montgomery Ward?
Not much, you may be thinking. Sahlins ran...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no avoiding the holidays, and that's true on local stages as well as the shopping malls. But even the Scroogiest of souls could find something to celebrate in the gifts of theater, dance, and music offered up this season by...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 3:16 PM
Judging from Apple's 2 million-plus iPhone 5 pre-orders, the frenzy surrounding Friday's release of the coveted device will mean long lines and frustration for some consumers.
Officials at Orlando area malls with Apple stores, including Mall at...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Retail sales in May had their best month since January, as warmer weather and a stock market rally drew out shoppers who had spent March and April cooped up indoors.
Same-store sales across the board rose an estimated 3.9%, slightly beating expectations...
| 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...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Score one for J.C. Penney, the beleaguered retailer that just kicked out its chief executive in search of a better reputation. The department store chain Friday won the right to sell Martha Stewart products – as long as they’re unbranded....
| Feb 24, 2013
Tommy Hilfiger has opened a 6,600-square-foot flagship store at the southwest corner of North Robertson and Beverly boulevards in West Hollywood, marking Hilfiger's return to freestanding retail in the L.A. area after a 12-year hiatus.
| Dec 7, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Just when you thought the frenzy of Cyber Monday and Black Friday shopping was over, Macy's said it would expand its tradition of staying open 24 hours a day on the weekend before Christmas.
Starting Dec. 21 at 7 a.m., most...
| Mar 17, 2013
If Disney's "Oz the Great and Powerful" continues to be a tornado at the ticket counter (opening weekend saw $80.3 million in domestic ticket sales, making it the most successful 2013 release to date), the inhabitants of the Emerald City aren't the only...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 10:14 AM
The season of big-bellied, white-bearded old men is upon us, and there seems to be more of them this Christmas than ever before.
“Santa Claus is in high demand this year,” said Holly Valent, registrar for the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 11:12 AM
Window shopping is an imaginative and immersive experience at Koi boutique in South Pasadena. Mannequins dressed in fantastical costumes made of ordinary objects like tea bags, Slinkies and surgical gloves pop up every August and January to dazzle the...
| Aug 26, 2012
Celebrity presence has always been an essential part of the game at Los Angeles charity events, but this fall organizers may have outdone themselves. Consider:
George Clooney will be honored at the Carousel of Hope Ball.
Leonardo DiCaprio is co-chairing...