Your guide to shopping in L.A. for the week ahead.
Justin Timberlake, John Mayer, Chris Evans and Drake are a few aficionados of high-end Italian streetwear brand Stone Island. On Thursday, Nov. 2, the menswear company (known for its outerwear and compass patch logo) will open a new 5,300-square-foot U.S. flagship store on La Brea Avenue to showcase its complete collections.
Stone Island, 101 N. La Brea Avenue, Fairfax
The Venice-based, upscale cosmetics company Hourglass, launched in 2004 by Carisa Janes and acquired by Unilever earlier this year, announced yesterday that it will become a fully vegan brand by the year 2020. Known for its Ambient Lighting Powder palettes and Veil Mineral Primer, the brand currently offers a wide array of vegan cosmetics, including lip gloss, lipstick, brow pencil, blush, bronzer primer, eyeliner, lash primer and foundation. 100 percent of profits of a new, limited-edition vegan leather clutch ($58) will be donated to the Nonhuman Rights Project, dedicated to legally recognized rights for animals. Cate Blanchett, Cindy Crawford, Kate Hudson, Rumer Willis, Christina Hendricks, Ashley Graham, Mindy Kaling, Anna Kendrick and Donatella Versace are all Hourglass clients.
Hourglass, 1351 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice
Emily Current and Meritt Elliott’s Los Angeles-based fashion brand The Great is continuing its move into footwear (after launching the Boxcar Boot in September) with The Scout Shoe a new fleece-lined suede lace-up with a rubber platform sole ($325) in burgundy or a star pattern in black or sand. The Great footwear is available exclusively online and at a holiday pop-up shop (that will also offer their fall and holiday apparel collections) opening on Saturday, Nov. 4 in a dedicated section of Rolling Greens and running through Dec. 31. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
The Great at Rolling Greens, 7505 Beverly Boulevard, Fairfax
On Nov. 1, the Beverly Boulevard beauty boutique Scent Bar opened its second location at Row DTLA. The specialty shop offers a curated mix of hard-to-find indie fragrances, candles, bath and body products, tea, incense and potpourri by brands such as Escentric Molecules, Byredo, Profumum, Montale, Lola James Harper, Mariage Frères and Dr. Jackson’s. Some notable Scent Bar customers include Anne Hathaway, Morrissey, Megan Mullally, Taye Diggs, Belinda Carlisle, Kylie Minogue and Rumer Willis.
Row DTLA; 777 S. Alameda Street, Los Angeles
Ann Taylor’s little sister brand Lou & Grey (worn by Emma Roberts) will be popping up for the first time in L.A at The Grove on Saturday Nov. 4 through Nov. 28. Designed to evoke a cozy cabin, the holiday shop is crafted of pink knotty pine, complete with a mid-century modern fireplace and touchy-feely details, from pink velvet mannequins and pillows to blush-colored fur rugs and an Insta-ready neon “So.Crazy.Cozy” sign.
Pieces from the holiday collection and items designed with The Grove in mind will be on sale, including riffs on the easygoing cashmere sweaters, elastic-waist pants and knit and sweatshirt dresses the brand is known for.
The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Fairfax
Save up to 75 percent on New York designer Rebecca Minkoff’s womenswear, handbags, shoes and accessories, donned by Victoria Justice, Jessica Alba, Olivia Palermo, Camila Alves, Kate Bosworth, Amy Adams, Drew Barrymore, Taylor Swift and Coco Rocha. The sample sale runs Wednesday, Nov. 8 (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.), Thursday through Saturday (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.), and Sunday, Nov. 12 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
265 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills
Natural French skin care company Caudalíe, famed for its grape-based products, has branched out from its west coast flagship in Venice with a new boutique spa (its eighth U.S. location) at Westfield Century City; on offer are its full product line, along with facials. The beauty brand’s devotees include Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Katy Perry, Jaime King, Cara Delevingne and Reese Witherspoon.
The twenty-year-old Milanese stationery-centric company Moleskine (that counts Lady Gaga, Kate Bosworth, Heidi Klum, Karlie Kloss and Whitney Port as fans) has opened its first L.A. outpost at Westfield in a minimalist, 700-square-foot space that includes a monogramming station and a space dedicated to the brand’s line of luggage, bags, wallets and travel accessories. Also of note are a new Smart Planner ($29.95) and Smart Writing Set ($199) that translate hand-written notes into digital files.
Westfield Century City, 10240 Santa Monica Boulevard, Century City
Marni Senofonte, stylist and costume designer for Beyoncé and Kendall Jenner, has professed her love fordowntown L.A. boutique Please Do Not Enter; on Oct. 15, the multi-brand fashion shop took up a second residence in WeHo.This location carries a completely different fashion assortment than its downtown shop, focused on one-of-a-kind pieces and small production runs.
Please Do Not Enter, 643 N. Flores Street, West Hollywood