Your guide to shopping in L.A. for the week ahead.
Free People — the boho fashion brand loved by 20-something stars Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens — debuted its second FP Movement pop-up shop on Aug. 24 in Santa Monica, joining a location in New York’s Soho neighborhood. The lifestyle store features the brand’s line of athleisure apparel and workout gear, launched in 2012, as well as natural-oriented beauty and wellness products from brands such as RMS Beauty, Lilah B. and The Beauty Chef. Also in the mix are beach yoga sessions with Venice-based Love Yoga, Wavehuggers surf classes, meditation, Pilates, tea ceremonies, training in tarot and crystal readings, and more.
FP Movement, 2925 Main Street, Santa Monica
Building on a recent partnership with Hollywood super-stylist Karla Welch’s new xKarla fashion label, Hanes has teamed up with Nordstrom for a collaborative line of roughly 100 T-shirts for men, women and children designed by nearly 40 brands, artists and organizations. In the line-up are L.A labels Juicy Couture, A.L.C. by former celebrity stylist Andrea Lieberman, Melody Ehsani, Free & Easy, slogan-driven accessories brand Ban.do and Silver Lake artist and illustrator Ashkahn. The limited-edition styles for men, women and children range from $40 to $215 and rolled out Aug. 18 exclusively at Pop-In@Nordstrom x Hanes shops at eight Nordstrom locations, including The Grove and South Coast Plaza, and nordstrom.com/pop through Sept. 24. Beyond T-shirts, the pop-up shops (a continual series curated by Nordstrom’s vice president of creative projects Olivia Kim) carry vinyl toys by Kidrobot ($9.99-$11.99), Addictive fidget spinners and stress cubes ($12-$28), and OMY stickers, washable marker sets and accessories ($12-$16).
Pop-In@Nordstrom x Hanes shops at Nordstrom at The Grove,189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles and at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa
New to the Neiman Marcus store in Beverly Hills this week is a selection of one-of-a-kind "E And J Vintage" apparel and accessories finds ($125-$545), hand-picked from flea markets and other outlets in Los Angeles, Paris and New York by twin style stars Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, co-owners/designers of fashion brand Elizabeth and James. The assortment of vintage kimonos, rock band T-shirts, embroidered tunics, denim, jackets and handbags are designed to be styled with the fall Elizabeth and James collection and will be sold alongside the line until Sept. 30. The Elizabeth and James store at The Grove includes a broader, lifestyle mix of vintage fashion, furnishings, accessories and objects in permanent rotation.
Neiman Marcus, 9700 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills
Now you, too, can rock the boot in a customized Stuart Weitzman style, following in the footsteps of supermodels Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner. On Aug. 28, Stuart Weitzman will launch a two week made-to-order boot program in the company’s Beverly Hills and South Coast Plaza boutiques and online at stuartweitzman.com that runs through Sept. 11. Choose from an array of eight styles (including sock booties, over-the-knee boots and scrunch silhouettes), 10 colors, and 3 fabrications (leather, suede or velvet) that range in price from $535 to $1098. The custom design is then delivered within 12 weeks.
Stuart Weitzman boutiques at 437 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills and at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol Street, Suite 1855, Costa Mesa
On Aug. 24, the Enze boutique — co-founded in 2015 by Jamie Hultgren and Nuri Topbas with a temporary location in downtown L.A. —celebrated its new 1,200-square-foot home on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice that quietly opened in May. The shop carries an upscale mix of dresses, resortwear, fine jewelry, sunglasses, bags and accessories by under-the-radar Mediterranean-based designers located in Turkey, Greece, France, Italy, Germany and Spain. Among the assortment are RVS Eyewear, Cashmere In Love knitwear, print silk scarves by Rumisu, canvas zip pouches with graphic patterns by Misela, and Gul Hurgel’s beachy linen jumpsuits and dresses. Actress Paula Patton and members of the Saudi Arabian royal family are among the boutique’s patrons.
Enze, 1507 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice
New Zealand menswear brand Rodd & Gunn, known for its classically tailored apparel and accessories (included leather bags handcrafted in New Zealand and Italian-made footwear) opened its first L.A. store at Westfield Century City on Aug. 10 and plans to open another California outpost in La Jolla in November; there is also a store at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. Tom Cruise had his stylist purchase one of the brand's coated cotton Jack Reacher zip-front jackets after he wore one in the 2016 film Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and Ryan Phillippe has placed personal orders online. Pricing ranges from $49.50 for a T-shirt and $35 for a cotton twill cap up to $498 for blazers and jackets and $1295 for a handmade leather Weekender bag.
Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd #1830, Los Angeles
Today COS, Stockholm-based H&M Group's upscale brand with a minimalist aesthetic, introduced its third L.A.-area shop in the historic Olympic Theatre building in downtown Los Angeles that dates to 1927. As part of the store design, the fashion brand has restored the original "Olympic" sign and the building facade. The 5,511-square-foot retail space will feature the complete COS collections for men and women.
COS, 313 West 8th Street, Los Angeles
L.A. hat and handbag designer Janessa Leoné will launch her first warehouse sale at the Row DTLA shopping complex this weekend on Aug. 26 and Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and it’s major, with up to 80-percent off select 2016 and 2017 styles. Among the brand’s fans are A-listers Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kendall Jenner, Chrissy Teigen, Blake Lively, Lupita Nyong’o, Emma Watson and Jessica Alba.
Row DTLA; 777 S. Alameda Street, Los Angeles
On Aug. 21, the Intermix boutique chain opened its first official outlet store in the form of a pop-up at Carlsbad Premium Outlets. Offering designer finds marked an additional 30-percent off sale prices, the store will remain open through Dec. 21.
Intermix at Carlsbad Premium Outlets, 5600 Paseo Del Norte, Suite 112A, Carlsbad
For those into fun T-shirts and lifestyle accessories emblazoned with cheeky sayings, as L.A. brand Ban.do is known for, the news is their weekend warehouse sale is taking place Aug. 26 and Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their Hollywood headquarters as well as a flash sale online at bando.com. The goods (apparel, accessories, jewelry, stationery, tech accessories, shoes and more) include other brands sold at bando.com such as Intentionally Blank, Private Party, Melissa footwear and Lolli swimwear. We are talking 10,000 items marked up to 70-percent off. Also look for $50 mystery goodie bags with a $125 retail value each and the first 100 people to make a purchase each day will receive a free Stila lip product!
Ban.do, 1110 N. Beachwood Drive, 3rd Floor, Hollywood
Lil Yachty, the 20-year-old Georgia-bred rapper who has become beloved for his "bubblegum trap" style music that often samples nostalgic sounds from Super Mario Bros. and even The Rugrats theme, launched his very own pop-up shop in SoHo.
Yachty, who also has a collaboration with Nautica, which he will present during New York Fashion Week next week, teamed up with Bravado on a collection of pizzeria-inspired merch, including hats, tees, sweatshirts and a bomber jacket. The rapper himself reportedly eats pizza everyday; his favorite topping is pepperoni.
The pop-up is taking place on Friday, Aug. 25 and Saturday, Aug. 26 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ben's Pizza, where the rapper is also expected to make an appearance. Prices range from $5 for a magnet to $100 for a delivery jacket. And yes, you can order pizza at the pop-up.
177 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012