| Dec 30, 2012
Marni comes to L.A.
The Marni for H&M collection launched in L.A. with a star-studded soiree that included Drew Barrymore, Andrea Riseborough, Jessica Chastain, Milla Jovovich, Lily Collins, Freida Pinto and Winona Ryder. The setting — the 1926...
| Dec 22, 2012
Beauty sets can solve eleventh-hour holiday shopping conundrums, while bestowing on the receiver a gift of pure indulgence. Here are some of the latest for her or for him, with prices that range from tolerable to a luxurious splurge.
| Dec 9, 2012
As the doting wife of hotel and real estate scion Rick Hilton, the mother hen to tabloid darlings Paris and Nicky Hilton, and the aggrieved childhood friend of Michael Jackson, Kathy Hilton has always been one step to the left of the spotlight.
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:55 AM
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are fast approaching, but according to one research group, consumers have crowned the retailer they think provides the best value: Amazon.com.
The online retailer has many of its brick-and-mortar competitors hustling to...
| Nov 21, 2012
Bring on the feather fascinators, the fur collars and the sparkly shoes. The holidays are the stuff of fashion fantasy, the one time of year when, no matter your age, you can get away with dressing like a disco ball. Whether you take your cues from...
| Nov 21, 2012
In the ever-escalating effort to bestow the ultimate holiday gift (come on, admit you feel the urge to be at least a little bit competitive about it), the tendency is to focus myopically on the material. That's all well and good as long as there are...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 11:28 AM
Days before the annual mob scene that is Black Friday, a consumer advocacy group is urging parents to take a closer look at the Christmas toys they’re gearing up to buy.
Several popular products may pose safety risks to children, according to...
| Oct 27, 2012
Bruce Pascal owns a collection of 7,000 Hot Wheels cars including a rare, $72,000 miniature pink Volkswagen van. But Pascal has never owned a Hot Wheels vehicle he could actually drive.
That's about to change. Mattel Inc. and the Chevrolet division of...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:33 AM
Toys R Us and Macy’s, two major holiday shopping destinations, are teaming up for the Christmas rush by opening pop-up stores from the toy giant within the department store.
The temporary Toys R Us units inside 24 Macy’s stores nationwide...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 5:03 PM
A California lawmaker who pleaded no contest earlier this year to shoplifting charges is seeking another elected office. Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) will hold a fundraiser Wednesday night in the Bay Area for her campaign for Alameda County...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 12:43 PM
A 36-year-old parolee who went on shopping sprees on Rodeo Drive and Century City, charging thousands of dollars on credit cards obtained through identity theft, was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison....