Okay, it’s not LA but Miranda Kerr’s Louis Vuitton scarf certainly does remind us of home… She and boyfriend Orlando Bloom look so in love wandering the streets of Paris. Je t’adore Miranda!
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Tonight from 5 pm ~ 9 pm, Tim Clarke Designs is hosting a holiday party!
2110 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Food by our favorite oyster bar: BP Oysterette . . .
and a special shopping event at Tim Clarke
December 9 – 12th
Featured Designers: Tim Clarke, Art Luna, Seaside Luxe exclusives from Tahiti & India, Gregory Parkinson, Surf Monk, Hinu, Katro, The Woods, Irit Designs, Libbie Lane Totes, Sable & Zac, Sandy Simonian Jewerly, Kendall Conrad, L’Oeil du Vert, Deszo, Irving & Fine, Johnnie O, The Lady & the Sailor, Chan Luu, Jason Dow, Skamandros by Deborah Barnet and Collections from Zvezda
With prices this low, it’s amazing these shops can afford rent at the BCM. Sale starts 9/23 for one week only! Be there or be in your old boring clothes…
The Brentwood Country Mart is definitely a place to see and be seen! This is a popular spot for locals and celebrities alike to stop for some shop and nosh. The atmosphere evokes a mid-western barn, but the stores strictly speak Los Angeles high style. The Mart has a food courtyard with surrounding stores that sell everything from women’s, children’s, and men’s clothes to books, candy, and home furnishings.
The Brentwood Country Mart is one of the first of its kind to have a chic, preppy, yet casual, men’s boutique, called apartment number 9.
For jewelry, there is Broken English and Pippa Small jewelry that both sell beautiful one-of-a-kind looks.
For home and fragrance, we love Calypso Home for gorgeous, unique home furnishings and Marie Mason Apothecary where you can splurge on fragrances, bath, and more.
And probably the most exciting… for women’s clothing, we love Calypso, Post 26, and Jigsaw. Calypso boasts a mix of international accessories and supremely chic pieces from high end-fashion designers including the original designer, Calypso by Christiane Celle. Post26 provides a fun environment for eclectic clothing for every shopper from rockers to bohemians. London-based Jigsaw is a great store for anytime fashion—the weekend, the office, and the evening.
The Brentwood Country Mart: 225 26th Street (corner of 26th and San Vicente), Santa Monica, CA 90402
Our lovely Czech, Radka Opalka, makes us girls feel happy to shop, shop, and shop! Approximately two years ago, Radka opened Clever: a boutique that caters to all women with a stylish, feminine flair. Radka describes her products as “practical and pretty,” with “clever” touches like whimsical patterns, up-to-date styles, and witty uses for home accessories. Clever aims to provide an intimate shopping environment enhanced with unique clothing and designers. But unlike many boutiques that hike up prices for garments of mediocre quality, Clever only sells garments of great quality at reasonable prices. It’s so nice to be able to walk into a boutique and feel like the prices match the fabric, styles, and cuts of the clothing!
So what is in this wonderful treasure chest of a store? Clever carries a wide range of designers from Audrey Acosta (green) recycled silk one-of-a-kind pieces to Single Tease T-shirts that boast pick up lines for women on the front (e.g. “just ask me (out)”). Other popular Clever brands include Haven (long dresses in billowy prints), Pink Tool Belts (for those handy fashion-conscious women), Bungalow 360 (accessories à la beach), Gloveables (the best way to get your dishes done), Funky Urban (our favorite tee says “well-behaved women rarely make history”), Survival (comfortable, cotton essential dresses), 382 (loud, playful prints), and Angry Little Girls (recycled handbags with quirky, fun quips). And for you California visitors and worshipers, be sure to pick up a California-lovin’ tee like “I don’t Go East of the 405.” What’s more Clever has one of the best selections of gifts for all your friends!
Part of what makes Clever so special is that it is a lifestyle boutique. From the moment you walk in and see the Hungarian antique furniture, organic silks, and delicate jewelry (which Radka makes herself!), you feel as if you have walked into an interactive mood board. Radka has taken her idea of the quintessential girly shopping getaway and has turned it into a laid-back home-y experience. Radka even keeps her shop open late on Friday night for a complete “Retail Therapy” evening; she provides cocktails, friendly chit-chat, and, of course, shopping!
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Clever is located at: 2823 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 – 310.396.8108
Yesterday in Venice, Italy – Karl Lagerfeld debuted Chanel’s Cruise 2010 line. We love the throwback to 1990’s supermodel style and the romantic boardwalk themed runway! So fabulous!
Check out some of our favorite looks from the runway:
Once a year, you can shop at your favorite Montana Avenue boutiques ON SALE and that day is coming! This Saturday only, May 16th, you can shop at over 150 stores with deals on items up to 80% off. This notable Los Angeles event has something for everyone, making it the perfect way to spend a leisurely afternoon with family, friends, or significant other.