Your guide to shopping in L.A. for the week ahead.
Run, don’t walk to the Row DTLA shopping complex in downtown L.A. this weekend for a super sample sale featuring an array of L.A.-based fashion brands. In the mix: Live the Process activewear, Christy Dawn dresses crafted of deadstock fabrics, Solid & Striped swimwear, eyewear by Garrett Leight California Optical, Marais sandals, wardrobe essentials from Buck Mason, and apparel and accessories with a retro vibe from Sarah Staudinger’s line Staud. Look for sustenance on site from Yeastie Boys Bagels and The Grilled Cheese Truck. The sale runs 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday August 19 and Sunday August 20.
Row DTLA, 777 S. Alameda Street, Los Angeles
West siders in the market for a Rolex now have a resource within closer reach. On Thursday, Gearys unveiled its third L.A.-area Gearys Rolex Boutique in the Santa Monica Place shopping center, joining locations on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and at Westfield Century City. The 3,100-square-foot dedicated shop showcases a wide range of styles by the Swiss luxury watch brand, including new versions of the Lady-Datejust 28 and Datejust 41 that debuted at Baselworld watch fair in March. Ocean-inspired decor (shades of aqua with a wave motif on the walls) is a nod to the Oyster, the famed 1926 Rolex style that made history as the the world’s first waterproof wristwatch. A workshop on site allows for fast fine-tuning.
Gearys Rolex Boutique, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica
Venice Beach-based eyewear designer Garrett Leight is taking customization next-level. Earlier this week, Leight unveiled a new in-house optical lab, run by opticians, within his Garrett Leight California Optical shop on South La Brea Avenue that allows for lens tinting, prescription lens cutting, frame refinishing and restoration, and other technical tweaks, with same-day turnaround on many services.
Garrett Leight California Optical, 165 S. La Brea Avenue, Fairfax
The Laguna Beach jewelry brand Gorjana will open its second store and first L.A. location this Thursday, Aug. 17 on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. The Venice boutique will feature the brand’s complete line, designed for layering, as well as some exclusive one-of-a-kind gemstone styles, priced from $35 to $350, Gorjana's necklaces in particular are loved by celebs Vanessa Hudgens, Selma Blair, Jamie Chung, Jaime King, Peyton List and Dove Cameron. Other Gorjana signatures are "power gemstone" jewelry and matching necklace sets designed for friends, or moms and kids.
Gorjana, 1639 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice
New York-based eyewear and accessories brand Illesteva is having a sample sale Thursday through Sunday in The Grand Lobby at The Grove. Select styles of the company’s Italian-made handbags and eyewear — seen on Beyoncé, Sienna Miller and Jessica Alba — will be marked up to 60 percent off.
The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Fairfax