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Target's new "City" store opened this week in the the sunken shopping center at the corner of 7th and Figueroa downtown. The multi-l ... More >>
Goapele with Yuna
El Rey Theatre
Better than... Autotune
The El Rey Theatre is one of those venues that inspires artists to bring something special to the stage. Last night, Goapele and Yuna did just that, proving that classic soul music will never go out of style.
Opening the night was M ... More >>
Sift through the sale rack at your local Forever 21 mall store and you may come across a T-shirt with a picture of a girl staring into shards of a mirror. Retailing for $14.90, it is a seemingly edgy but ultimately innocuous shirt. It has no particular brand affiliation, no band or product or compan ... More >>
Did you buy your 49ers jersey on the street for around $40, instead of $80?
Then you probably fed into the thriving counterfeit-jersey black market, which thrives ever harder as the NFL season heats up, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Jaime Ruiz.
At LAX alone, Ruiz says, ... More >>
How we dress can send messages not only about who we are and what we like but also where we're from. There is no singular "L.A. look," and Silver Lake isn't all beards and ironic T-shirts, either.
Still, there are certain aesthetics -- in the form of everything from accessorie ... More >>
For real.Fake designer fashions and accessories downtown are a fixture. They've been there longer than most loft-dwellers. And while there have been occasional crackdowns, you pretty much count on being able to find three things downtown: Heroin, homeless addicts and counterfeit Louis Vuitton ... More >>
Lina LecaroWe Heart 2010 Fashion. Well, some of it...
For many, 2010 was a year for dressing to express, often in excess. Blending in, for the most part, was not an option when out on the town in LA. Inspired by everything from music and movies to retro style and well, we don't know what, her ... More >>
Pleather is a crime: This is the real deal.Updated with locations of the busts after the jump. First posted at 12:14 p.m.
Ah, it wouldn't be the holidays in L.A. without the man cracking down on two-bit peddlers of exquisite, Chinese-made "Louie Futon" pleather goods.
Seeming a little Grinc ... More >>
This is a real iPhoneFederal and local law enforcers arrested 30 suspects throughout the Southland in connection with millions of dollars worth of fake jewelry, leather goods, sunglasses, clothing, iPhones and other items that were confiscated, authorities announced at a press conference Tues ... More >>
LAPDThose 35 malnourished Easter bunnies seized on a downtown street are being cared for and will all likely end up in good homes, the interim general manager of the city's Animal Services Department told LA Weekly Friday.
Rescue group Bunny World Foundation took 15 of the pets and is nouris ... More >>
Would you pay $14.99 for this movie?Start snitching: The Los Angeles Police Department is pairing up with the downtown Fashion District and the Motion Picture Association of America to offer a cool grand for information leading to the closure of DVD production operations in the area.
(And no ... More >>
Ed Fuentes has a well-documented story on BlogDowntown about the appalling conditions surrounding the small animals sold in L.A.'s fashion district. "At the corner of 12th and Maple," Fuentes writes, "two stacks of cages sit in the mid-afternoon August sun. Inside are baby rabbits with underdevelope ... More >>
The great Garment District Strike of 1948: From Santee Alley to the Cooper Building, men and women sweatshop workers struck against downtown's garment industry. In the picture on the left, protesters march along the sidewalk of the 700 block of South Los Angeles Street. (Herald-Examiner/LAPL Collect ... More >>
You've got about 36 hours of quality Christmas shopping time left before the Big X. Cut to the chase by going to Santee Alley -- which, legend has it, was created by an old Russian nobleman, Count Knockoff. Here you can buy cheap while sucking in the urban experience, Blade Runner-style. Down ... More >>