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Stylist Aims for More in Store With Pop-Up Shop

RETAIL: Rachel Zoe looks to brick-mortar location to expand celeb-fueled status.

L.A. designer and stylist Rachel Zoe is taking on a new project this month.

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Stepping Out

FOOTWEAR: Shoes of Prey puts design decisions in hands of consumers while taming added costs of custom-made products.

Shoes of Prey touts its customer-designed products as the next step in connecting with consumers.

Toymaker’s Tablet Deal Plays Well on Wall Street

MANUFACTURING: New line of Barbies may also lift struggling Mattel’s stock.

Mattel’s pickup of tablet maker Fuhu pushes the right buttons with investors.

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Hanging in There

L.A. denim makers still look to button up future in jeans despite rise of athletic wear.

Denim makers remain confident in a future thick with jeans despite the surging popularity of athletic wear.

Nail Care Firm Gets Dramatic With Partnership

BEAUTY: OPI taps actress Kerry Washington for hand in creating names, shades.

OPI Products Inc., a North Hollywood nail products firm, is getting the celebrity treatment.

Yoga Studio Bends Rules On Music

New venture’s classes cue up range of tunes, including pop hits.

Playlist Yoga doesn’t see modern tunes as too much of a stretch for its classes.

Four Held in Embezzlement of Industrial Laundry

FASHION: Complaint says CM lost over $8 million in years of fraudulent billing.

The seams have unraveled for four Southern California men arrested on charges of embezzling more than $8 million from CM Laundry, a Gardena launderer owned by denim maker Citizens of Humanity.

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Vintage Makeup Finds New Life in Distribution

BEAUTY: Niche strategy of looking toward past pays off for Besame Cosmetics.

Besame Cosmetics’ future is looking brighter after scoring distribution deals for its vintage-styled products.

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In It to Win It

Founder left retirement to revive eHarmony

Founder Neil Clark Warren’s dating website eHarmony has turned into a longtime commitment.

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Bow-Tie Maker Hanging Loose

Victor Becerril turns to Kickstarter to raise money for his chained neckwear.

Victor Becerril hopes to collar Kickstarter contributors to launch his bow-tie business.

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