Shop Talk: Alfred Coffee Hosts Garrett Leight; Ray Ban Pops-Up at The Grove

12:16 PM 3/9/2017

by Sam Reed

Your L.A. guide to shopping for the week ahead.


Cheers the freakin' weekend (and scoop up the hottest off-the-runway trends) with a bit of well-deserved shopping.

  • Alfred Coffee Hosts Garrett Leight Pop-Up

    Courtesy of Garrett Leight

    Two of L.A.'s sweethearts — Alfred Coffee and Garrett Leight California Optical — are coupling up.

    The beloved, Instagrammable coffee shop will host a pop-up space for Garrett Leight, maker of the cool specs favorited by Selena Gomez, Emily Ratajkowski and Hailey Baldwin, through the end of June. In addition to their sleek assortment of optical and sunglasses, the space will also feature a lens-tinting machine which allows customers to create a custom tint of their choice, available on-demand.

    “GLCO is always looking for innovative ways to collaborate with fellow Angelenos and the synergy with Alfred Coffee in Melrose Place was obvious," said Leight in a release. "Both brands share an appreciation for great design, which is paramount to me.”

    The 400-square foot space was designed by Portland-based architecture firm West of West, and will also feature murals commissioned from Charlie Staunton of Cool August Moon. Throughout the duration of the pop-up, Alfred will also produce special sleeves by illustrator Blake Wright.

    Guests can enter through Alfred Coffee on Melrose Place or from the back door next to Croft Alley. 

    8428 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, CA 90069


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  • Ray-Ban Pops Up at The Grove

    Courtesy of Ray-Ban

    The latest retailer to pop-in at The Grove's rotating pop-up space is Ray-Ban. 

    The eyewear shop's arrival in L.A. signifies the official kick-off to festival season, meaning there will be plenty of Coachella-ready shades available now through the end of May. At the beginning of each of the three months that the pop-up is open, Ray-Ban will release styles exclusive to The Grove location. The Ja-Jo (pictured above) is the first exclusive style, launching in 8 colorways and priced from $145-$165.

    189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles 90036


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  • Jenni Kayne Hosts Loeffler Randall Pop-Up

    What are friends for if not hosting pop-up shops? 

    Loeffler Randall's Jessie Randall is popping in at Jenni Kayne's chic boutique March 14-18 in West Hollywood. Get twice as much shopping done by stocking up on both brands' latest spring shoes (think: lots of mules) and accessories, which are favorites of Blake Lively and Jessica Alba. Plus, stop by on Tuesday, March 14, between 4-6 p.m. for a special meet-and-greet with Kayne and the New York-based Randall. 

    614 N. Almont Drive, Los Angeles 90069


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  • Buck Mason's School Bus Shop

    Courtesy of Buck Mason

    All aboard the Buck Mason bus. 

    The L.A.-based denim and t-shirt company, founded by Missouri-natives Erik Schnakenberg and Sasha Koehn, converted a 71-passenger, 1997 GMC Bluebird school bus into their latest shopping destination. Called The Open Road bus, the mobile Buck Mason shop will be headed across the country after its stop in West Hollywood.

    The Open Road bus will stock their collection of handcrafted jeans, tees, coats and leather accessories, and will be parked at the corner of La Cienega and Melrose from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through the end of the month. 

    8495 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles 


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