Your guide to shopping in L.A. for the week ahead.
Brides-to-be will find covetable wedding gowns and bridal accessories up to 90 percent off at the Monique Lhuillier sale this Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10 from 10 am. to 4 p.m. There will also be plenty of heels and apparel pieces — from gowns and jackets to skirts, blouses and trousers — suitable for those not taking a trip up the aisle. Camilla Belle, Pink, Olivia Culpo and First Lady Melania Trump have been spotted wearing the brand’s dresses and gowns recently.
Monique Lhuillier Sample Sale, 4533 Pacific Boulevard, Vernon
Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., New York-based designer Rachel Comey (who counts Solange, Lady Gaga, Tracee Ellis Ross and Maggie Gyllenhaal as clients) has transformed her Melrose Place boutique into a holiday bazaar with handcrafted objects by artists and friends including candlemaker Niho Kozuru, jewelry designer Ninh Wysocan, glassblower Jochen Holz, artist-designer Masha Reva, jeweler-ceramicist Maryam Riazi, Hopie and Lily Stockman of textile company Block Shop and Louise Roe.
Rachel Comey, 8432 Melrose Place, Beverly Grove
Also on Thursday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham will be on hand at the Swarovski boutique at The Grove to help unveil the brand’s holiday lineup of jewelry, watches, crystal figurines, home accents and ornaments as well as the new Swarovski Remix Collection of customizable necklaces and bracelets. Customers purchasing over $200 in products will receive a personalized jewelry box.
Swarovski at The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Fairfax
French fashion labels Sandro (donned by Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Chrissy Teigen, Sofia Richie and Kourtney Kardashian) and the flirtier Maje (worn by Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss and Rachel Bilson) — respectively founded by sisters Evelyne Chetrite and Judith Milgrom — are opening adjacent stores at Westfield Century City.
The official joint grand opening is tonight, Dec. 7 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. with complimentary champagne, small bites and gifts with purchase. Guests can have their hair styled by Drybar at Maje and their outfits styled by celeb stylist Monica Rose at Sandro, where there will also be a Phyto Paris braid bar.
Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City
On Friday, Dec. 9, the three-year-old Austin, Texas-based activewear brand Outdoor Voices (that caters to a vast range of A-listers, from Frank Ocean, Lena Dunham, Gwyneth Paltrow and Naomi Watts to Emma Roberts, Allison Williams, and Barbara and Jenna Bush) will open its seventh store and second west coast location in Los Angeles. Beyond the full range of women's and men's athleisurewear, the store will feature an exclusive "Melrose Team OV" line of T-shirts, hats and tote bags in a palette of pink, gray and blue.
Outdoor Voices, 8425 Melrose Avenue, Beverly Grove
From 12 to 6 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 10, upscale jewelry brand John Hardy welcomes master artisans from its Bali headquarters to the recently-opened Century City store for jewelry-making demonstrations. Simultaneously, the label, designed by Hollie Bonneville Barden, will launch a new program in which customers can customize both sides of the signature silver-and-gold Reversible Classic Chain bracelet (a style loved by Emma Watson, Kate Hudson and Celine Dion) with a choice of 19 different raw gemstones — two can be used per bracelet, starting from $995.
Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Century City
This Saturday and Sunday, the bi-annual Echo Park Craft Fair (launched by L.A. fashion designers Beatrice Valenzuela and Rachel Craven in 2009) opens its doors for the holidays with a curated selection of local fashion and accessories, food, art, beauty and wellness products, and other great giftables. For a list of participating brands, click here. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Click here to buy advance tickets.
Echo Park Craft Fair at Mark Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Avenue, Silver Lake
Today through the weekend, local brand James Perse (Jennifer Aniston, Justin Bieber, Will Ferrell, Liev Schreiber, Jake Gyllenhaal and Zach Braff are all fans) kicks off a major sample sale featuring men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and footwear, plus home items. The sale is on in Marina Del Rey from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Saturday Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
James Perse Sample Sale,4144 Glencoe Avenue in Marina Del Rey
Mindy Kaling, Gigi Hadid, Millie Bobby Brown, Jessica Alba and Lena Dunham all have a penchant for the cheeky gifts and accessories by Ban.do. They and other fans will be happy to learn that the L.A.-based company has pulled together a holiday pop-up "mall" event this Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their Hollywood headquarters.
Beyond their own merch (marked down 25 percent), there will be goods from other vendors including Lively lingerie, Richer Poorer socks and artisanal finds from The Little Market, as well as exclusive gifts with purchase, gift wrapping, $25 mystery bags with a $50 value on Saturday, and 50 percent off all 17-month Ban.do agendas on Sunday.
Ban.do, 1110 N. Beachwood Drive, Hollywood
Emma Roberts and Kristen Bell have both worn pieces from L.A.-based fashion brand Rachel Pally and this weekend the company is holding a warehouse sale at its Boyle Heights headquarters. Hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Look to save 60 to 75 percent off dresses, tops, trousers and jumpsuits from the fall and holiday collections, including maternity and plus-size styles, with an extra 15 percent off everything on Friday.
Rachel Pally, 210 S. Anderson Street in Boyle Heights