Your guide to shopping in L.A. for the week ahead.
Santa Barbara-based jewelry designer Sheryl Lowe, who counts husband Rob Lowe, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gwen Stefani, Demi Moore and Oprah Winfrey as fans of her baubles, will appear at Goop Lab in Brentwood Country Mart today from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Lowe will showcase a curated assortment of her jewelry, including one-of-a-kind pieces and styles created just for Goop, and meet personally with customers. The designer's latest collection is described in a press release as "an expression of free spirit and strength, reflecting the energy and power found in nature’s raw elements."
Goop Lab, Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th Street, Santa Monica
On Tuesday, Dec. 5, British celeb makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury (who has tended to the famous faces of Kate Moss, Amal Clooney, and Kim Kardashian West) will debut the first U.S. pop-up shop for her beauty brand at The Grove, in partnership with Nordstrom.
On offer will be Charlotte Tilbury cosmetics, skincare and fragrances (with a focus on gifting), custom engraving to personalize presents, a photo booth, in-store activities, and makeup artists on hand for holiday touch-ups and advice. The Charlotte Tilbury gift shop will remain open for the month of December.
Nordstrom at The Grove, The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Fairfax
Orange County-based footwear designer George Esquivel (who handcrafts shoes for everyone from Sylvester Stallone to Janelle Monae) has teamed up with The Beverly Hills Hotel on a three-piece collection in Italian leather printed with the hotel’s iconic Martinique banana leaf pattern, created for the hotel in 1942.
Out Thursday at shop.dorchestercollection.com and The Beverly Hills Hotel gift shop, the men's and women's capsule line consists of a unisex mule with a stacked wooden heel, lined with pink leather ($680), a $220 wallet and a $430 zip-top clutch. Each of the limited-edition pieces is meticulously crafted in Esquivel’s Buena Park studio.
In other news, Esquivel has designed a unisex Esquivel X Tote bag as a gift that keeps on giving — for each $149 bag sold, a family in Southern California will receive a backpack full of food every weekend for a year through the Buena Park-based non-profit Giving Children Hope. The totes are made by Esquivel of hand-cut canvas with leather straps. "Influenced by my childhood of living in and out of motels and not having enough to eat, I created this tote to give back," said Esquivel in a post on Instagram.
The Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills
On Friday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the sister beauty trio to the stars, the Streichers, will host their second annual holiday shop-in-shop in their Beverly Hills salon.
On hand will be three limited-edition holiday party dresses created by the sisters with L.A. dress designer Christy Dawn from deadstock fabrics. And there will be giftables galore from the sisters' favorite brands, including Simone LeBlanc’s simoneleblanc.comcurated gift boxes, Lizz Roberts Jewelry, Von Holzhausen handbags, Sugar Paper stationery and calendars, Twist Your Spirits cocktail kits, Cuyana knitwear and leather accessories and more.
STRIIIKE, 9278 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills
LOHO Bride (the acronym stands for League of Her Own), which carries modern bridal brands like Houghton, Odylyne: The Ceremony and Cortana, is hosting a sample sale on Saturday, Dec. 2.
Gowns will be available in sizes 4 to 10 (including a few sizes over and under) for 40 to 90 percent off, and organized by racks of $100, $500, $1,000, $1,500 and $2,000. Though the sale starts at 11 a.m. and goes until 5 p.m., it's recommended that folks arrive early as the line has started as early as 8 a.m. in the past. No RSVP required; the event is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Pretty Little Liars alum Troian Bellisario and Glee's Becca Tobin have previously purchased their wedding gowns at the West Hollywood bridal boutique.
LOHO, 8282 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
Friday is World AIDS Day and footwear designer Tamara Mellon has designed a special, limited-edition red velvet version of her Frontline sandal ($425) with all proceeds from sales of the shoe benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Only 100 of the shoes will be produced, available exclusively at tamaramellon.com.
Save 50 to 70 percent off apparel, handbags, footwear and accessories by Clare V. (loved by Kate Hudson and Abigail Spencer) and other equally chic brands at a holiday sample sale this Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the mix will be jewelry by Annie Costello Brown and Jennymac, Bonne Maison socks, Janessa Leone hats and bags, sunglasses by Vuarnet and Steven Alan Optical, Nixon watches, Veja sneakers, napkins and tablecloths by Heather Taylor Home, and footwear by Marais, Mari Giudicelli and LOQ.
Clare V., 2828 Newell Street, Elysian Valley
California company 360 Cashmere's luxe knits have been spotted on Nina Dobrev, Kendall Jenner, Miley Cyrus, Kate Moss, and Angelina Jolie. Now's the chance to get yours for less at the brand's three-day sample sale that kicks off Thursday with over 50-percent off women's sweaters, knitwear, caps, scarves and gloves, dog sweaters, and knitwear and blankets for babies.
The brand's more fashion-forward Skull Cashmere label will also be in the mix and prices range from $50 to $175. The sale takes place in Santa Monica on Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, December 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lincoln Creative Studios, 1656 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica
Taking cues from Jenni Kayne, Aether Apparel has set up a mobile holiday shop in an Airstream, refurbished with the help of French product and interior designer Thierry Gaugain. The 34-foot-long Airstream PanAmerica shop on wheels, peddling the men's and women's apparel and accessories collections, will be located in the park area of The Grove on Friday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 10. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Some of the brand’s more high-profile clients include Jay-Z, Darren Aronofsky, Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis and David Schwimmer.
Aether Apparel Airstream at The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Fairfax
And fashion designer Jenni Kayne’s refurbished 1957 Airstream, bearing her new Jenni Kayne Home Collection and holiday giftables, makes a new stop at the Platform shopping complex in Culver City this Sunday, Dec. 3 through Dec. 10, open at 11 a.m. each day.
Jenni Kayne Home Airstream at Platform, 8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City
Save up to 70 percent on men's, women's and kids styles by Rails, (Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson, Lucy Hale and Lily Collins are fans) at a sample sale in Vernon on Friday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2301 E. 51st Street in Vernon
This Saturday, Dec. 2 marks the kick-off of the Modern Artisan Marketplace holiday pop-up shop at Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach. Featuring giftables and workshops from an array of small, emerging artisan brands (for a complete listing, click here), the marketplace was co-created by Ahyoung Kim (owner of the Pasadena shop Lux Tots) and Diana Ra (owner of Los Angeles-based fashion brand dRA that has a shop at ROW DTLA and counts Jennifer Lawrence, Beyoncé, and Sienna Miller as fans). Modern Artisan Marketplace will move to ROW DTLA on Sunday, Dec. 3 and on to Platform shopping complex in Culver City on Saturday, Dec. 16. Hours at all three locations are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Today marks the relaunch of L.A. fashion designer Anine Bing's lingerie line, with twice as many styles, all under $100. The collection of bras, bralettes, panties and camisoles have been a hit in the designer’s stores and on net-a-porter, with a following that includes Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner. And the new advertising campaign features real women, aged 20 to 60 years old, and their real, unretouched bodies.
Anine Bing, 8128 W Third Street, Beverly Grove
Next Wednesday, Dec. 6, a holiday market by Local Mercato pops up at HD Buttercup in Culver City from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., with a percentage of proceeds donated to the non-profit Skid Row Carnival of Love to assist homeless Angelenos — to date, Local Mercato has raised over $10,000 for local charities.
Twenty-five local home, fashion and accessories brands will have their wares on hand (for a list, click here) at the event and Jane The Virgin's Justin Baldoni, founder of Skid Row Carnival Of Love, will mingle with guests and speak. Local Mercado will hold a second holiday pop-up market on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Griffin Club from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (for vendors and info., click here).
H.D. Buttercup, 3225 Helms Avenue, Los Angeles.; Griffin Club, 3084 Motor Avenue, Cheviot Hills