RETAIL: Rachel Zoe looks to brick-mortar location to expand celeb-fueled status.
L.A. designer and stylist Rachel Zoe is taking on a new project this month.
FOOTWEAR: Shoes of Prey puts design decisions in hands of consumers while taming added costs of custom-made products.
Shoes of Prey touts its customer-designed products as the next step in connecting with consumers.
MANUFACTURING: New line of Barbies may also lift struggling Mattel’s stock.
Mattel’s pickup of tablet maker Fuhu pushes the right buttons with investors.
L.A. denim makers still look to button up future in jeans despite rise of athletic wear.
Denim makers remain confident in a future thick with jeans despite the surging popularity of athletic wear.
BEAUTY: OPI taps actress Kerry Washington for hand in creating names, shades.
OPI Products Inc., a North Hollywood nail products firm, is getting the celebrity treatment.
New venture’s classes cue up range of tunes, including pop hits.
Playlist Yoga doesn’t see modern tunes as too much of a stretch for its classes.
FASHION: Complaint says CM lost over $8 million in years of fraudulent billing.
The seams have unraveled for four Southern California men arrested on charges of embezzling more than $8 million from CM Laundry, a Gardena launderer owned by denim maker Citizens of Humanity.
BEAUTY: Niche strategy of looking toward past pays off for Besame Cosmetics.
Besame Cosmetics’ future is looking brighter after scoring distribution deals for its vintage-styled products.
Founder left retirement to revive eHarmony
Founder Neil Clark Warren’s dating website eHarmony has turned into a longtime commitment.
Victor Becerril turns to Kickstarter to raise money for his chained neckwear.
Victor Becerril hopes to collar Kickstarter contributors to launch his bow-tie business.