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Wet Seal said it will celebrate the opening of 31 Wet Seal Plus stores across the country on Aug. 16. The Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based apparel company discontinued its Arden B brand and converted its 31 Arden B stores into Wet Seal Plus stores. The brand's other 23 locations were transitioned into regular Wet Seals. The change, in the works since April, has helped Wet Seal "expand in the growing junior plus market," said the company's Chief Executive John Goodman in a news release. 

EUROPEAN APPAREL VS. BILLABONG USA AND BRAD BLEICK, INC. IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Law firm of Richard G. Anderson has filed suit on behalf of the plaintiff, European Apparel, in the Superior Court of Orange County, California. The suit against Billabong USA (BBG:AX) and Brad Bleick, Inc. is for unspecified damages resulting from breach of contract, alleged fraud, and alleged conspiracy to commit fraud. The lawsuit alleges that Paul Naude, the Executive Director and General Manager of Billabong, USA, did issue written authority in April 2011 to European Apparel authorizing them as

GOLETA, Calif. - Shoe maker Deckers Outdoor Corp. said Thursday it is buying the Sanuk shoe and sandal brand from Sanuk U.S.A. LLC and C.& C. Partners Ltd. for $120 million. The business generated more than $43 million in net sales last year. Deckers expects the acquisition will boost earnings modestly this year, before transaction costs. Sanuk will remain headquartered in Orange County, Calif. Its senior management will continue to manage the brand. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter of this year. Shares of Deckers added 2 cents to $90.41 in after-hours trading. The stock

Orange, Va. -- Walmart’s next step to open a Supercenter near Wilderness Battlefield in Orange, Va., goes to court Tuesday, as Orange County Circuit Judge Daniel R. Bouton is scheduled to hear arguments on requests for summary judgments from attorneys in the case. If the trial moves forward, a preservation group and local residents who oppose the store will square off against Walmart and the Orange County officials who approved the Supercenter. Opponents claim the store will be built on what was a "nerve center" for the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864. County officials have countered by saying

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