Stories tagged: clothing
Tue., July 25, 2017, 7:22 a.m.
Michael Kors takes over shoemaker Jimmy Choo
American fashion brand Michael Kors has bought luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo in a deal worth $1.35 billion.
Wed., July 5, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
Upscale jeans maker True Religion files for bankruptcy protection
Upscale jeans maker True Religion Apparel Inc. said Wednesday that it filed for bankruptcy reorganization, making it the latest Southern California apparel firm to falter as people embrace online shopping.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
Walmart to acquire online men’s clothing retailer Bonobos
Walmart says it’s buying online men’s clothing retailer Bonobos for $310 million in cash, showing that its appetite for hip clothing brands shows no sign of abating as it looks …
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Dirty jeans, not dirt cheap
Perhaps you should hold off washing your dirty jeans this weekend. That grubby look is in, according to the style wizards at Nordstrom and other fashion houses.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 1:45 p.m.
Ralph Lauren is latest fashion victim in new era for retailers
Beset by a decline in sales, Ralph Lauren Corp. announced Tuesday it would close the flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York as part of a $370 million shakeup. …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
Nordstrom to drop Ivanka Trump’s clothing, accessories line
Nordstrom said it will stop selling Ivanka Trump clothing and accessories.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Fruit of the Loom CEO dies at age 68
Fruit of the Loom Inc. says Rick Medlin, its president and CEO for the past six years, has died. He was 68.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
Chuck Taylor sequel flops, dealing blow to Nike’s Converse brand
Converse released a more expensive version of the classic Chuck Taylor, the first major overhaul of the world’s most iconic and best-selling sneaker. After a little more than a year, …
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
‘From trails to cocktails,’ active wear hot at outdoor show
Once an afterthought in the historically male-dominated outdoor retail industry, women have become a sought-after force with companies vying to tap into a market that has grown to $4.6 billion …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 6:35 p.m.
Town bans sagging pants, threatens fines
Wearing saggy pants could get expensive in tiny Timmonsville, South Carolina.
Sat., June 11, 2016
Celebrity focus: Jaime King aims to inspire with gender-bending kids’ clothes
Jaime King believes lessons about tolerance should start young.
Fri., May 13, 2016, 10:01 a.m.
Apparel retailers embrace the plus-size customer
After being the Rodney Dangerfield of retail for so long, “plus size” customers are finally getting some respect.
Sun., Oct. 27, 2013
Science of clothing sizing involves fuzzy formula
NEW YORK — When it comes to women’s clothing sizes, there’s some funny math going on. The average American woman is about 25 pounds heavier than she was in 1960. …
Sat., Sept. 22, 2012
Cost-conscious fashionistas rejoice
International fashion retailer H&M is opening a store at the Spokane Valley Mall next month. That scream you just heard was a collective cheer from just about every teenager across …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2011
Do Your Part: Organize clutter before you trash it
Got clutter? Are you like me and determined to make some room before the holidays hit? Do your part as you sort, organize and get rid of all that stuff …
Mon., Aug. 15, 2011
Do Your Part: Always consider recycling solutions
Stumped on what to do with stuff you can’t toss in the recycling bin? Don’t trash it before finding out how to do your part with even the trickiest of …
Mon., July 18, 2011
Pollution can sneak into your home in variety of ways
We bring dangerous chemicals into our homes every day. It could be from our shoes, new furniture, or even our vinyl shower curtain. Here are my Top Five ways chemicals …
Mon., May 16, 2011
Do Your Part: Dress well, dress responsibly
Spring is here, and with it come weddings, outdoor events and the need for a few new outfits. However, buying the season’s trendiest looks takes a toll on the planet …
Thu., May 29, 2008
Coldwater reports net loss
Fewer customers visited Coldwater Creek Inc. stores during the first quarter this year, contributing to a multi-million dollar net loss. But the Sandpoint-based women’s clothing retailer beat its expectations for …
Mon., April 14, 1997
What’s In A Label? New Clothes Are Expensive Enough, So Why Pay Extra For That Chic Designer Label? Here’s Why Some Teens Do And Others Don’t
(Photo of cash and designer label items)
Fri., March 7, 1997
Stripes Make A Comeback For Inmates
Striped uniforms are making a comeback at the Bingham County Jail. The uniforms, reminiscent of those used by prisoners in the 1930s, are being designed and sewn by inmates. The …
Fri., Nov. 29, 1996
Controversial T-Shirt Shows Virgin Mary With Condom
Mayor Cesar Maia says he will seek a court order barring distribution of an AIDS awareness T-shirt showing the Virgin Mary with a shining condom in place of her heart. …
Tue., Nov. 12, 1996
Researchers Alter Genetics Of Cotton Plant To Produce Warmer Fiber
People in Wisconsin know what it means to be cold. Maybe that’s why two researchers there have become the first to grow the raw ingredients for making genetically engineered thermal …
Tue., Nov. 12, 1996
New Victoria’s Secret Miracle Bra Designed To Dazzle
Trying to make this fantasy come true could be a real bust. Or at least a small miracle. Victoria’s Secret Christmas Dreams and Fantasies catalog presents a gift idea too …
Sat., Nov. 2, 1996
Fit To Be Tie(Dye)D Companies Battle Over Hearts And Necks Of Deadheads
Jerry Garcia never wore a tie, but Deadheads have competing offerings like these to choose from. Photo by Associated Press
Fri., Aug. 9, 1996
Pga Caddies Short-Changed
If clothes make the man, too many clothes evidently can make a man angry, especially when he has to lug a 50-pound bag of clubs in brutal heat round a …
Sun., June 30, 1996
Birth Of A Bathing Suit
The bikini made its debut in 1946 in Paris. Archive Photos
Fri., May 17, 1996
Dole Sports New Look For A New Beginning But Republican Candidate Sticks To The Same Old Line Of Attack
Former Senate insider Bob Dole in Chicago. Photo by Associated Press
Tue., May 7, 1996
Suitable Style Your Wardrobe Whould Work As Hard As You Do
This outfit from the Liz Claiborne Collection combines a short fitted jacket with a simple short skirt.
Tue., April 30, 1996
Gearing Up Better, Stronger, Faster - The Low-Tech Sport Of Running Has Gained High-Tech Influence
Running equipment on lean from Sport Town in the Parkade Plaza, Spokane. Photo by Kristy MacDonald/The Spokesman-Review