It's time to do LAUNDRY

May 23, 2003

LAUNDRY by Shelli Segal offers one of the most sought after

collections of sportswear, day and evening dresses for modern and

sexy women. Teenagers to grandmothers shop here for versatile looks

in separates, suits, knit and dresses -- interpretations of current

trends. Sizes 0 to 12 available. Prices are reasonable. An average

dress costs $160. Its flagship store in SoHo, N.Y., is where

celebrities, including Kelly Ripa and Julia Styles, shop. Now that


Liz Claiborne Inc. owns LAUNDRY, it's considered one of the most

solid sportswear and dress companies in the country. Seasonal sales.

Open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday; from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday; and from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Level 2, near the

escalators at South Coast Plaza. (714) 445-0046.


Newport Coast Shopping Center hosts its first "Spring Fling"

fund-raiser for Newport Coast Cares from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The fun-filled family event benefits the Corazon de Vida Foundation,

which raises money for orphanages in Baja. Admission is $10. The

event will have games and rides for children of all ages. The event

is similar to the center's popular Halloween Carnival last fall,

which also benefited Newport Coast Cares. That event raised $25,000

and had an attendance of 750. Spring Fling activities include pony

rides and a petting zoo, the "world's largest" bounce house, a giant

slide, a rock climbing wall, a laser tag game, and a sumo wresting

game. Refreshments can be purchased. Newport Coast Cares was started

in 2000 by a small group of Newport Coast families. The group works

to raise support for children's causes and educate children and

families about volunteer opportunities. For information, contact Jim

McAleer at (949) 476-1144, ext. 358, or visit


Newport Children's Bootery was a traditional American bootery; now

it's a very fashion-forward shoe store called Shoe Box, established

in 1974. This is where to find the best selection of stylish and high

quality shoes for newborns to teens. Owner Brad Levy knows what's in

for kids. He's always keeping up with current trends. "Geox,

breathable Italian shoes, are the hottest ticket in America," Levy

said. "And another hot line are the Dolce & Gabbana shoes." A lot of

girls start wearing women's sizes as young as 8, Levy said, so he

carries up to size 10 to accommodate them. Other popular brands

include Elefanten, a European infant line; Aster, a French line;

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