Gokhan Kucuk of Huntington Beach, John Giang Ly of Westminster and Garden Grove shoe shop owner Joon Heung Son are facing felony charges stemming from "Operation Fashion Faux Pas," an Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation of Orange County retailers suspected of dealing in counterfeit des ... More >>
If you're one of our readers who reads past the headline and the pretty pictureat the top, you may notice we have a nifty little commenting forum below each article and slideshow. It's a pretty lively place--a perfect complement to this "lively journal." Racism, intelligent discourse, spam for ... More >>
Some might say that Sebastian Maniscalco was given his break on the Wild West Comedy Show, but in reality, he's been in this game bringing the laughs for a while. From stand-up on George Lopez to corresponding for Jay Leno and a Comedy Central special, you could say Sebastian has staying power, s ... More >>
Dave LiebermanI wanted to see whether the news reports were true; I missed Baja and the laid-back lifestyle it represents. When Bill Esparza of Street Gourmet LA offered a quick one-day tour, I jumped at the chance to see whether it was time to go back.I'm happy to report that it is. No soldiers ... More >>
Dave Lieberman"You're insane."
"You're going to die, you know."
"Are you stupid?"
"Can I have your car?"
Such were the reactions I got when I mentioned that I would be taking
part in a culinary tour of Tijuana given by Bill Esparza of Street Gourmet
LA: total certainty that I would never ma ... More >>
Diffusion lines have proven again and again to be the most lucrative for fashion designers. Marc Jacobs has his own collection but its the Marc by Marc Jacobs stuff, the $12 canvas tote bags and $20 costume jewelry that really rake it in. Vivienne Westwood recently did a line for Nine West here in t ... More >>
Good news for all you bargain shoppers out there: DSW, short for Designer Shoe Warehouse, is opening a location inside the Metro Point shopping center adjacent to South Coast Plaza.
While I've never had much luck at discount stores like DSW, there might be some prime selections during their grand o ... More >>
Nordstrom Rack and Loehmann's may have some new competition coming to town. As reported by today's Register, the Mission Viejo TJ Maxx location will begin carrying higher end designer labels at the end of the month.
The designer label department, called the Runway, first began in 2006, with a curre ... More >>
Stay the hell away from my local Target this Sunday—because it's the date of the latest launch of Target's GO International line. And this time, the guest designer is American Erin Fetherston.
Based in Southern California, Fetherston's known for her delicate, sweet looks—think tuxedo fronts, ... More >>