Your guide to shopping in L.A. for the week ahead.
Following its New York debut, Lil Yachty is bringing his pizzeria pop-up, held in partnership with Bravado, to L.A. on Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. both days.
The pop-up shop will offer limited-edition exclusive merchandise inspired by Yachty's Pizzeria, including short sleeve tees for $30, long sleeve tees for $40, hoodies for $60, a satin bomber jacket for $100 and hats for $30. All customers will also receive pizza in an exclusive Yachty’s Pizzeria pizza box.
Lil Yachty most recently presented his Nautica collab at New York Fashion Week.
Delicious Pizza, 6601 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood
This Saturday, Sept. 16, the Sephora store at Westfield Century City is offering complimentary sessions with Fenty makeup artists to mimic Rihanna’s radiant beauty look, using items from her new beauty line that launched on Sept. 8.
Sephora at Westfield Century City, 10240 Santa Monica Boulevard, Century City
The exhibition "Time, A Hermes Object" (which kicked off in May in Japan) has landed for its second stop at the Beverly Hills Hermes boutique, where it will be on display tomorrow through Wednesday, Sept. 20 before traveling to Honolulu.
Six of the French luxury brand’s latest timepieces are featured in four interactive mirrored, fluorescent-lit box installations dubbed Split The Time, Extend The Time, Fragment The Time and Reverse The Time. Building on the concept of the 2017 Hermes timepiece advertising campaign, the idea was to create an immersive experience for viewers. "To showcase and promote the timepiece collection, Hermès has created transformative screens to evoke the feeling of stepping through the mirror to an alternative reality where time is all about fun, objects do fly and places melt into each other," said a press statement from the brand.
At South Coast Plaza, this Saturday, Sept. 16 through Wednesday, Sept. 20, Hermes has flown in master artisans from their silk workshops in Lyon, France to host demonstrations of silk scarf printing. The first Hermes scarf was created in 1937, its pattern inspired by a parlor game; to date, the storied house has created over 2,000 scarf motifs in over 75,000 colors. Focusing on the Hermes "Astrologie Nouvelle" and "De La Mer au Ciel" patterns, four workshops will be held on each of the five days at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in Jewel Court near Macy’s.
Watch exhibition at Hermès, 434 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills; Scarf-printing demonstrations at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa
Sama Eyewear, the L.A.-based luxury eyewear line founded by Sheila Vance in 1997, will open the doors of its second L.A. boutique, a Destination: Sama flagship, at Westfield Century City tomorrow, Sept. 15. The new store interior and all furnishings were designed in a palette of sand, bronze, taupe and gold by LA. jewelry designer Loree Rodkin (who has long partnered with the brand on her eponymous line of eyewear and counts Cher, Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, Miley Cyrus and Michelle Obama as patrons of her medieval-inspired bijoux).
"I hired the team of [Miami-based interior designer] Wade Hallock Design to fabricate the moody, minimalist interior," said Rodkin, by email from Istanbul. "I wanted the store to be the backdrop and the Sama and Loree Rodkin Eye Couture eyewear to be the art."
A concentric circle in the Sama logo is repeated as a design motif on everything from display cases, sofas and tables to lighting and a bronze screen that sections off a lens bar where customers can customize lenses with rose gold, white gold, 24-karat yellow gold or pure platinum finishes.
The brand, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is known for delving into a wide range of style-wise materials and techniques — titanium, laser-cutting, precious stones and diamonds, wood and carbon fiber insets, cloisonné enamel detailing, feathers, even leather and lace. Jane Fonda, Cher, Madonna, Elton John, Usher, Gigi Hadid, Nick Jonas, Matthew McConaughey, Robert De Niro, Reese Witherspoon and Demi Lovato are just some of the A-listers donning Sama Eyewear.
Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Century City
In other Westfield Century City news, luxury artisan jewelry company John Hardy opens its first west coast boutique at the shopping center tomorrow, Sept. 15. This third U.S. shop joins locations in Houston and New York City that opened last fall. The new 700-square-foot space will carry exclusive pieces from the brand’s Cinta collection of one-of-a-kind styles featuring rare gemstones (from $5,000 to over $100,000). Also in store will be the debut collection designed by creative director Hollie Bonneville Barden, who joined the brand last April, highlighted by golden sapphire, silver sheen obsidian, and bi-color amethyst gemstones. John Hardy jewelry is crafted by artisans in the company’s design studio and workshop in Ubud, Bali.
Tomorrow also marks the opening of affordable eyewear brand Warby Parker’s fifth L.A. store (and 11th location in California). Interiors are patterned after a library with books stacked alongside the optical and sunglass collections. Perimeters of the store feature exclusive, zoetrope-inspired artwork by L.A. psychedelic-pop artist Steven Harrington; enamel pins featuring Harrington’s art are complimentary, while supplies last. A limited-edition colorway of the brand’s Eastman sunglasses (a two-tone Eastern Bluebird Fade hue with mirrored silver lenses) will be available exclusively in the Century City shop.
Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Century City
British fine jewelry designer Monica Vinader opened her first dedicated west coast location, a 400-square-foot shop-in-shop with a complimentary engraving bar at Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza, on July 12. (Vinader, known for her personalized pieces, has one standalone U.S. boutique in New York’s Soho neighborhood). This Saturday, Sept. 16, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the designer, visiting L.A. from the U.K., will co-host a demonstration with Louise Roe on how to style and stack jewelry to create personalized looks, followed by a Q&A session. Kate Middleton, Kate Winslet, Brooke Shields, Claire Danes, Julianna Margulies, Naomi Watts, Demi Lovato, Elizabeth Olsen, Jenna Dewan Tatum and Allison Williams all wear the jewelry, which ranges from $100 to $9,000.
Monica Vinader, Nordstrom South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa
Tonight, Sept. 14, there’s a "Girls Night Out" shopping event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at eco-friendly T-shirt and sweats brand Alternative Apparel's Venice boutique. Guests will receive 25 percent off all womenswear and anyone spending at least $75 will receive a free Mizu cutlery set. (Fans of Alternative Apparel include Chris Pratt, Sarah Jessica Parker, Yara Shahidi, Zac Efron and Emma Watson). The event, co-hosted by Del Mar-based company Mizu, maker of vacuum-insulated beverage containers, will include cocktails, snacks and music. Reserve your spot here.
Alternative Apparel, 1337 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
Los Angeles based designers Maya Brenner and Clare Vivier have teamed up to created a limited-edition MB x CV collection of four 14-karat gold nameplate necklaces that will launch tomorrow, Sept. 15. The long-time friends merged their design aesthetics by combining the look of Brenner’s letter collection with Vivier’s French sensibility, resulting in the Oui, Amor, Maman and Femme necklaces. The MB x CV collection ($295 to $325) will be available at Clare V. stores, ClareV.com and MayaBrenner.com. Look for pieces to soon be decorating the necks of Clare V. devotees Constance Zimmer and Sophia Bush or Brenner jewelry fans Mila Kunis, Meghan Markle, Christy Turlington Burns, Emma Roberts and January Jones.
Clare V. stores in Silver Lake, West Hollywood, Santa Monica and Newport Beach
L.A.-based denim-oriented fashion brand Mother has partnered with Minnesota heritage moccasin brand Minnetonka Moccasin Company to design two limited-edition Mother x Minnetonka moccasins embellished with embroidered rainbows, birds, stars and lightning bolts ($95) and a fringed Supernova ankle boot ($110) with a blazing star design, in brown or black suede. The '70s-inspired styles will hit motherdenim.com and minnetonkamoccasin.com next Wednesday, Sept. 20. This is Mother’s sixth collab to date; previous alignments have included capsule lines with models Freja Beha Erichsen, Candice Swanepoel and Miranda Kerr.
Kevin and Bo Carney, the husband-and-wife team behind Silver Lake fashion and lifestyle boutique Mohawk General Store recently opened a fourth shop in Santa Monica to cater to ladies and gents on the west side.
The 2,000-square-foot boutique boasts a 2,500-square-foot backyard desert garden, where the company plans to offer a plethora of cultural events. Up soon are a screening of the documentary film Dries about Belgian designer Dries Van Noten, the launch of a book by Swedish fashion brand Our Legacy, and an October preview of Japanese designer Issey Miyake’s fall collection along with an introduction of the men’s Homme Plissé range.
Beyond the aforementioned brands, the store stocks a wide mix of buzzy labels such as Jacquemus, Maryam Nassir Zadeh and Isabel Marant as well as books, apothecary items, and lifestyle accessories. The store will also feature rotating art installations; on display (and for sale) now are sculptures by Tokyo artist Ryosuke Yazaki.
Mohawk West, 2929 Main Street, Santa Monica