Shop Talk: Rodarte's Sample Sale; The Mashburns Take Your Calls

4:24 PM 12/1/2016

by Sam Reed

Your L.A. guide to shopping for the week ahead.

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Now that you've had ample time to recover from your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping high, get ready to pound the pavement again for the next round of deals you won't want to miss. 



  • Gwneth Paltrow's Goop Opens Holiday Pop-Up

    It's not really the holidays until Gwyneth Paltrow drops her annual Goop holiday gift guide, and this year's "ridiculous" list didn't disappoint.

    Angelenos in search of an in-home dry cleaner ($2,000) or a kombucha brewer ($59) are in luck, because most of the items (excluding the $8,000 yurt and $3,000 leather bike) are for sale at the Goop Gift holiday pop-up at the Brentwood Country Mart. 

    Around the corner from the Christian Louboutin store, the new pop-up has hundreds of items ranging in price from $4 to $2,500. The store, like the gift guide, is organized by recipient — from fitness enthusiasts to kids to lovers — and also features a personalization station which offers monogramming and embossing ($15) as well as complimentary wrapping. The pop-up is open Dec. 1-24.  


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    225 26th Street #39, Santa Monica, CA 90402

  • The Platform's 12 Days of Christmas

    Shopping is hard work. Culver City's Platform is here to help you unwind. (And maybe shop a little, too.)

    The shopping center is hosting 12 Days of Christmas during the weekends (Thursday - Sunday) leading up to the holiday, from Dec. 1 to Dec. 18. Events include holiday screenings of The Grinch (Dec. 9, 7 p.m.) and Elf (Dec. 16, 7 p.m.), a Roller Disco Party with a live DJ and cocktails by Pharmacie L.A. (Dec. 17) as well as mini makeovers featuring blowouts by Dry Bar and manicures by tenoverten

    Throughout the season, shoppers can pick up trees as well as custom wreaths by Moon Canyon, drop off donations for Toys for Tots and a Giving Tree. 


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    Thursday, Dec. 1
    Grand opening of the 12 Days of PLATFORM and Roberta’s Launch Party; cocktails by Pharmacie LA

    Saturday, Dec. 3
    Holiday photo pop up by Max Wagner
    Custom holiday card making workshop with Nicole Miyuki

    Sunday, Dec. 4
    Holiday photo pop up by Max Wagner
    Wreath making workshop with Twig & Twine

    Thursday, Dec. 8
    Holiday Mini Makeovers / 6-9 p.m. in The Shop
    Blowouts by Dry Bar, Nails by tenoverten, Makeup by Blushington, and Mini facials by True Botanicals.  One Hope Wine will be serving and selling wine and champagne.

    Friday, Dec. 9
    Holiday Movie Night featuring The Grinch, 7 p.m.

    Saturday, Dec. 10
    SoCal Holiday Fiesta / daytime
    Build-your-own nacho station by Loqui, pinatas, churros, festive music

    Sunday, Dec. 11
    Urbanic gift wrapping station

    Friday, Dec. 16
    Holiday Movie Night featuring Elf, 7 p.m.

    Saturday, Dec. 17
    Roller Disco Party with live DJ and Pharmacie LA pop-up cocktail bar, 2-5 p.m. for families and children;  7-10 p.m. for adults

    Sunday, Dec. 18
    Holiday bounce house and jousting

    8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

  • Rodarte Sample Sale

    In need of a holiday party dress? Look no further than Hollywood's favorite red-carpet label of the moment, Rodarte, which is hosting a pop-up sale Dec. 2 and 3 in Los Angeles. The sale will offer t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, knits, ready-to-wear and shoes at discounts of 40-70% off. RSVP to for the address — and do so quickly, because this one will be hot. 



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  • Le Pop-Up's Grand Opening in Venice Beach

    Le Pop-Up, a concept store which features multiple local independent and emerging brands at a location for five weeks at a time, has landed in Venice Beach. Open from Dec. 3 to Jan. 8, the space will feature womenswear (Nudz Beachwear, Sasha Verruno) as well as menswear (Aloha Sunday), shoes (Yeminici), jewelry (Dana Blair Designs) and skincare (Moroccan Legacy). 

    The store is celebrating the grand opening of their new Abbot Kinney location on Dec. 3 from 5-10 p.m., sponsored by The Butcher's Daughter.

    Sunday-Thursday 11am-7pm; Friday & Saturday 11am-9pm
    1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

  • Sid and Ann Mashburn Take Your Calls About Holiday Gifting

    Puzzled over your holiday gift list? Let married style experts Sid and Ann Mashburn take the reigns. 

    This Friday, Dec. 2., Sid — named GQ's best-dressed man of the south — and Ann are taking calls to talk you through your holiday gift list. Sign up here for your ten-minute chat sesh. Because your loved ones deserve better than a gift card.