Deborah Belgum

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Late Tax Returns Affect Retailers Counting on a Shopping Boost


The U.S. economy is expected to cruise along at a moderate speed this year after whizzing past the speed limit last year.

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Fashionistas Flock to the Desert to Show Off Their Trendy Togs

Desert Dressing

Fashion and parties are an integral part of the Coachella Festival, where the Southern California desert becomes inundated with music fans and partygoers.

The Imprinted Sportwear Shows Change Name

The Imprinted Sportswear Shows will get a name change.

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Johnny Was Store Opens in Montecito


This makes the 15th store in California for Johnny Was.

Fashion Design Giannulli and Wife Plead Not Guilty in College-Bribery Scandal

Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli and wife, Lori Loughlin, pleaded not guilty on charges stemming from a college-admissions scandal case involving their two daughters.

Fashion Designer Mossimo Giannulli and Wife Charged With Money Laundering


Nearly one month after 33 parents were indicted for paying bribes to get their children into prestigious universities, 16 of them were indicted by a federal grand jury on a secondary charge of fraud and money laundering.

Levi Strauss Reports Solid First-Quarter Earnings


Just weeks after going public, Levi Strauss & Co., based in San Francisco, reported that its first-quarter revenues for 2019 were up 7 percent to $1.435 billion over the same period last year. Net income in the first quarter was $147 million compared with a $19 million net loss during last year’s first quarter.

Byer California Cited for Evading Customs Duties by Undervaluing Garments


After years of litigation, Byer California has agreed to pay $325,000 in a civil fraud lawsuit that alleges the decades-old San Francisco clothing company for five years undervalued the cost of its merchandise coming through customs, paying lower duties than normal.

Fashion Designer Mossimo Giannulli and Wife Charged With Money Laundering

More charges filed against 16 parents caught up in college admissions cheating scandal.

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Chip Foster Launches New Basics Line


Lakes of the Woods Club is a new apparel brand being launched by Chip Foster of Chip & Pepper Jeans.

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