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Exercise Studio Looks for Lift

FITNESS: Pop Physique mulls selling stake to bulk up chain.

Boutique exercise chain Pop Physique weighs private equity investment to pump up expansion plans.

Doll Has Line On Internet

Genesis’ Cayla taps Wi-Fi to converse with children, play games.

Toymaker Genesis hopes its Wi-Fi-enabled My Friend Cayla doll connects with kids.

Wednesday Rundown: CBRE Gets $80 Million for Burbank Office Buildings, Guess Sinks on Slipping Sales

A two-property office building portfolio off the 5 Freeway in Burbank has traded hands for more than $80 million. The buildings, at 2400 and 2350 Empire Ave., total nearly 230,000 square feet and are fully leased.

Plus-Size Clothing Maker Adds Customers to Ads

FASHION: Torrid campaign shifts catalog focus away from traditional models.

Plus-size fashion retailer Torrid is taking a cue from its customers, featuring them as models for its fall 2015 campaign.

WeHo Tweaks Fur Ban

Two years after making national news for banning the sale of fur products in the city, West Hollywood has made its fur ban ordinance tougher, while also creating a loophole that could allow some fur sales in the city.

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Stretching Out

Jeans maker Lucky Brand looks to fashion comeback with more shops, product lines.

Lucky Brand plans to add stores and products to help sew up a future beyond denim’s waning draw.

Marketing Firm Hopes Triple Play Scores Clients

EXPANSION: Ignition adds trio of divisions to handle entire campaign process.

Ignition Creative is seeing triple.

Monday Rundown: NBCUniversal Exec to Helm Deluxe; New Executive Director for Beverly Hills Chamber

Deluxe Entertainment Services Inc. announced Monday that John Wallace, president of operations and technical services at NBCUniversal, will take over as chief executive in early September.

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Youth Served

Los Angeles Athletic Club renovates to draw hipper, younger members.

Downtown L.A.’s members-only clubs launch youth movement to revive aging appeal.

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Shoe Seller Sees Next Step As Brick-and-Mortar Shop

FOOTWEAR: Sole Society’s expansion plan boosted by money from Nordstrom.

Shoe and accessories retailer Sole Society looks to step up sales with its first brick-and-mortar shop.

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