- November 29, 2017
Malibu Stylish Mélange
There’s an exceptionally stylish new kid on the block at the Malibu Country Mart. The tony cluster of boutiques and eateries has added the Parisian fashion favorite Victoire to the mix, and it’s a heady blend of new designers, go-to wardrobe staples, and collections you can’t find anywhere else. From kicky colorful dresses to artful accessories, there are edited finds to zhoosh up any wardrobe. Its mantra of mixing and matching designers goes beyond traditional fashion thinking and embraces style as an art form, making it both elegant and quirky, and brimming with life. Bienvenue, Victoire!
23410 Civic Center Way, Suite B-2, Malibu, CA 90265
Time for BedHead, Stylish Pj’s for Everyone
If you’ve spotted fun fancy PJs on screen, there’s a good chance they were sourced from Renee Claire Bertrand’s boutique, BedHead. Mindy Kaling practically lives in them on her eponymous sitcom, and they’ve appeared on 2 Broke Girls, Sex and the City, How I Met Your Mother, True Blood, and loads more. Renee Claire taught herself to sew during frigid Canadian winters, and moved to Los Angeles in the 1980s to become a designer. She sensed a market for stylish sleepwear, and BedHead rapidly grew to be sold in more than 1,500 boutiques, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and her WeHo flagship. Pajamas, caftans, shorty sets, and more are made in DTLA with fabrics like buttah, in such original patterns as Santorini Stripe, Frida Kahlo Siesta, and Alice in Wonderland Toile. Most come sized for men, women, kids, and dogs, so there’s your holiday card! By Bradley Lincoln
8336 West 3rd Street
West Hollywood, CA 90048
The Stylish Segal Has Landed
Since the 1960s, retailer Fred Segal has embodied L.A. style. Ask any native Angeleno—if you can find one—where they bought their first pair of investment jeans, and dollars to donuts the answer is Fred’s. Put all the denim this iconic institution has sold end-to-end and it would reach to the moon and back (or at least to the HOLLYWOOD sign). The brand recently opened a labyrinthine flagship store at the corner of Sunset and La Cienega, and it’s a wowzer. The 13,000-square-foot playground has pop-ups and dedicated shop-in-shops for multi-brand apparel vendors like HARTEL and Collective; a new line of Fred Segal–designed basics for men and women; local Libertine’s joyously quirky first brick-and-mortar; Eggy’s extravagant kids’ shop; and denim-denim-denim from the likes of Double RL and Levi’s. Out of the closet there’s Framed EWE’s cultish eyewear, the in-house blooms of Flower Girl LA, jewelry by Mara Scalise and Officina Bernardi, and art and architecture books from Hennessey + Ingalls. Caffeinate and grab a little something at San Francisco’s beloved Tartine outpost, or wine and dine at Tesse (as in délicatesse), restaurateur Bill Chait’s latest eatery. And don’t fret, fans—the flagship still has its ivied facade and red, white, and blue signage. BL
Fred Segal Sunset
8500 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Suited to a T, Minnie T’s Stylish Rules: Uncommon and Independent Style, Natural Fibers, and Artistic Construction
With a collection that combines strong New York and European sophistication with the casual chic of L.A.’s most cosmopolitan women, Minnie T’s has been a fashion trailblazer since its start in 2001 as the first clothing store on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. With more than 60 emerging lines from around the world, Minnie T’s has been an under-the-radar favorite for stylists, celebrities, and artists since day one. In the fall of 2014, the boutique expanded its presence with a move to Santa Monica’s up-and-coming Ocean Park Boulevard, where it continues to honor its founding principle of celebrating timeless yet modern handcrafted goods.
1624 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405