Shop Talk: The Other Half Floral Boutique Opens Its Doors; Vince, A.P.C. Hold Sample Sales

11:58 AM 10/26/2017

by Ingrid Schmidt

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  • Platt Boutique Jewelry & The Kit Vintage

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    On Tuesday, October 24, Platt Boutique Jewelry & The Kit Vintage celebrated their move to a new 2,000-square-foot location on Beverly Boulevard. Actress Kate Walsh stopped by and Emma Roberts popped by earlier in the day to get her engagement ring “fixed,” according to a store spokesperson.

    Originally located on Rosewood Avenue in West Hollywood, Platt Boutique Jewelry was founded in 2005 by siblings Larry Plotitsa and Natasha Tsimmerman and stocks a curated collection of antique jewels from around the world; their customer list includes Jennifer Lawrence, Katy Perry, Vanessa Paradis, Emma Roberts, Mark Ronson, Benny Medina and Casper Smart (who both purchased jewels for Jennifer Lopez) and Melanie Griffith. Plotitsa’s wife Robyn Goldberg, who previously worked as a fashion editor and stylist, set up a selection of her vintage designer apparel finds as a shop-in-shop in 2014—pieces from labels such as Gucci, Chanel, Versace and Yves Saint Laurent have since been snapped up by Kim Kardashian, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Anne Hathaway, Roberts and Paradis.

    Platt Boutique Jewelry & The Kit Vintage, 7427 Beverly Blvd, Fairfax

  • The Other Half Floral Boutique

    Courtesy of The Other Half Floral Boutique

    Self-described floral installation artist Nelson Pitts (who has worked with the singer Halsey and brands such as Philip Lim, Victoria’s Secret and H&M — he did all the flowers for the recent Erdem x H&M garden-themed show at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre) will debut his first floral boutique, The Other Half, in Koreatown on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Arrangements start at $45, custom bouquets from $175; vibrant branches and ferns hand-painted in fluorescent colors are a signature and some arrangements include crystals and other unexpected objects. This will be the first time that Pitts’ work is available to the general public. Open Monday through Thursday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday by appointment.

    The Other Half, 3019 W. 6th Street, Koreatown

  • Vince & A.P.C. Sample Sales

    Now through Sunday, October, 29, Jean Touitou’s French fashion brand A.P.C. (that celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and counts Catherine Deneuve, Kanye West, Michelle Williams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Katie Holmes, Kendrick Lamar and Kirsten Dunst as  fans) has opened the doors to an Overstock Sale in West Hollywood with up to 75 percent off womenswear, menswear, footwear, handbags and accessories; hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

    A.P.C. Overstock Sale, 315 S. Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood


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    New York fashion label Vince (worn by Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Hudson, Diane Kruger, Liam Hemsworth, Michael Fassbenderand Kit Harrington) will hold a sample sale next week, with men’s and women’s apparel and footwear marked up to 80 percent off retail pricing. That sale runs Wednesday Nov. 1 and Thursday November 2 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.

    Vince Sample Sale, 1041 N. Mansfield Avenue, Hollywood


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  • Sid and Ann Mashburn’s Anniversary Collection

    Courtesy of Sid and Ann Mashburn

    Husband-and-wife design team Sid and Ann Mashburn are celebrating the tenth anniversary of their preppy, Atlanta-based brand with an anniversary collection. (The line started as menswear in 2007 and extended into womenswear, designed by Ann, in 2010; the first west coast Sid Mashburn menswear store opened at Brentwood Country Mart last October.)

    The capsule anniversary collection consists of a top ten of hit pieces for him (the perfect suit, a knit tie, slim jeans, an alligator belt with a brass buckle, two dress shirts, a white pocket square, double monk strap shoes, beaded African necklaces, and The Beach Boys “Pet Sounds” on vinyl) and her (a V-neck cashmere sweater, the ideal chambray and white shirts, a silk tie-neck blouse, Liberty-print track shorts, buckle loafers and ankle boots, along with Seafarer flared jeans, Barbara Shaum hippie sandals and a Saint James striped T-shirt).

  • GLCO x Modernica

    Los Angeles eyewear designer Garrett Leight (whose frames are donned by Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake, Kendall Jenner and more)  has teamed up with L.A-based furniture company Modernica to design a limited-edition fiberglass GLCO x Modernica chair decorated with a palm print on the back side ($450) and limited-run champagne-hued acetate GLCO x Modernica Warren sunglasses with green lenses ($340), available on Wednesday, November 1 at GLCO retail stores and

    GLCO,165 S. La Brea Avenue in Fairfax and 1522 Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice