Your handy guide to the L.A. shopping scene for the week ahead.
Whether you're searching for your last-minute Halloween costume or simply (trick-or-) treating yourself to some festive fall garb, the week ahead is the perfect time to hit the streets of Los Angeles for a well-deserved shopping trip.
Designer Maria Cornejo, the New York-based founder and creative director of Zero + Maria Cornejo, is stopping by her Melrose store on Saturday, Oct. 29 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to celebrate her latest collection. (Fans of the arty brand include First Lady Michelle Obama and Solange Knowles.)
Of course, no celebration is complete without coffee and mimosas, and you can bet there'll be a bit of both to get you in the shopping mood.
8408 Melrose Place, Los Angeles
Nothing like the words "ninety percent off" to start your weekend off on a good note.
That seemed to be the strategy for the L.A.-based brand Libertine, which will sell samples from its archives for up to ninety percent off ahead of the company's office move. The sale takes place on Friday (11 a.m. - 7 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.), so make sure to RSVP to RSVP@ilovelibertine.com to get your hands on quirky, over-the-top pieces from the Katy Perry-approved brand.
1124 N. Citrus Ave., Los Angeles
When it comes to sample sales, the more the merrier.
On Nov. 3 (5 - 9 p.m.) and 4 (5 - 8 p.m.), Vince will be selling samples and protoypes from both its men's women's collections, including leather and knit pieces, dresses, tops and trousers, with prices ranging between $15 (tees) to $450 (fur).
No children, pets or cash (credit cards only) allowed.
857 Lillian Way, Los Angeles
To celebrate the relaunch of Max Mara's timeless 101801 Icon Coat, which was first designed by Anne-Marie Berretta in 1981 and has since been worn by countless celebrities, the Italian Fashion house has teamed up with photographer Roxane Lowit for a special exhibition of the artist's work.
Ten images from Lowit's archives featuring women in the coat will be on display at the brand's Beverly Hills boutique on Nov. 3.
451 N Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles
Both H&M and Uniqlo are dropping new collaborative collections, starting with the latest from Carine Roitfeld's on-going collaboration with Uniqlo.
Like her previous collections, the latest offering from the French stylist/editor extraordinaire is heavy on tailored black and leopard-print workwear pieces, with a few surprises (pastel pink trousers!) thrown in for good measure. The collection is available online and in stores today.
The hotly anticipated Kenzo x H&M collection drops on Nov. 3, however based on previous experience, we suggest arriving at the store early to get your hands on the colorful pieces before they sell-out — or worse, get outrageously marked up on eBay.