Shop Talk: Icons of Culture Resurrects Vintage California Brands; Westfield Celebrates Earth Day

4:57 PM 4/20/2017

by Sam Reed

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

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Follow your 4/20 celebrations with another kind of high — the shopping kind. Here, the best shopping events in L.A. this week.

  • Icons of Culture Launches Heritage Collection with OP, Gotcha

    Icons of Culture, a new brand from Irvine, Calif.-based Z Supply Clothing, is launching a collection of designs pulled straight from the '70s and '80s archives of old-school California brands OP (Ocean Pacific) and Gotcha. 

    The heritage-focused 17-piece women's capsule collection — which includes towels, sweatshirts, tees, shorts and more — is now available at Urban Outfitters for $29-$99. Groovy. 

    Urban Outfitters Third Street Promenade, 1440 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401


    Go coastal in our OP + @urbanoutfitters collab. Shop the collection on the UO site. #iconsofculture #uoexclusives

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  • Westfield Celebrates Earth Day with Apparel Recycling Program

    Westfield has partnered with I:Collect (I:CO) to launch a "Refashion the Future" apparel recycling program just in time for Earth Day, which is coming up on April 22.

    Shoppers are encouraged to bring clothes (any brand, as long as they are clean and dry) to the concierge desk at any participating Westfield  location, including the Los Angeles malls in Century City and Topanga. Participating shoppers will receive a Program Rewards Card for their donation, which will entitle them to discounts at participating stores like H&M, The North Face and Forever21.

    Donated items will either be given to those who can re-wear them, or recycled for secondary material, depending on their condition. Westfield will donate a portion of all of the proceeds they receive from the partnership with I:CO to Glam4Good, a non-profit that provides educational experiences and promotes confidence through beauty and fashion.

    “We are always looking at how we can make a positive contribution that both inspires change and empowers our customers,” said William Hecht, Westfield’s Chief Operating Officer in the United States.  “Our Refashion the Future program helps our shoppers clean out and refresh their wardrobes, and in the process, give back to the community and help protect our environment.”


  • Matches Fashion Celebrates 30 Years with L.A. Residence

    Matches Fashion is celebrating 30 years by traveling the globe for various "residencies" — including a stop in L.A. from April 25 to 27. The residency includes seven total events taking place at a private estate, however shoppers can RSVP to attend any of the various stylish soirees.

    The celebration kicks off with "The Modern Fit" (10 a.m. April 25), where modelFIT founder Vanessa Packer will host a roundtable discussion with Matches fashion features editor Jane McFarland and Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon. 

    Following the discussion, the designers behind L.A.-based label Longjourney will host the "Style and Substance" panel on sustainability in men's fashion. 

    On Wednesday, Matches will host two workshops: "Wellness In Depth" with Kundalini yoga expert Guru Jagat and hypnotist Morgan Yakus, and "The Future Curator" with private dealer and consultant Joe Sheftel. The evening will wind down with a poolside cocktail party hosted by WhoWhatWear's Katherine Power to celebrate her new "Shop With" feature on Matches. 

    The residency will conclude on Thursday with "The New Beauty Rules," a makeup masterclass hosted by Kate Lee, and "Icons of Style," where costume designer Arianne Phillips and designer Zandra Rhodes will discuss their experiences shaping style over the decades.

    The next stop on the residency, which has already touched down in New York and Paris, will be Hong Kong, followed by Seoul, Berlin, Dubai, Sydney and Melbourne.

  • Gianvito Rossi Opens First West Coast Boutique at South Coast Plaza

    Gianvito Rossi, a favorite shoe designer of Kate Hudson, Miranda Kerr and Khloe Kardashian, is opening his first boutique on the West Coast at the South Coast Plaza on April 24. 

    The shop is his third U.S. store, following his New York and Miami boutiques, and will feature his upcoming pre-fall collection.

    3333 Bristol Street, Suite 2219, Costa Mesa CA 92626


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  • Tobi Tobin Drops By Bloomingdales Century City

    There's more than one way to treat yourself when you're out shopping, and there's really nothing like a truffle at the end of a long day spent flexing your spending muscles. 

    On April 22, chocolatier/fragrance maker Tobi Tobin, whose line of candles and chocolates are favorites of Taylor Swift and Leonardo DiCaprio, will be on hand to meet guests between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Century City store to celebrate the launch of her fragrances at the cosmetics counter.

    Westfield Century City, 10250 California Route 2, Los Angeles, CA 90067


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