5 New L.A. Boutiques and the Best Items at Each
Say “Hi” to your spring wardrobe
Online shopping, we love you, but sometimes we just can’t wait for shipping. So we're excited for a crop of new, just-opened L.A. boutiques that let us try on--and even better, immediately walk out with--some of this season's best new trends.
Style waits for no woman, so get to these five new shops for spring's must-have looks.
What to know: It’s a glass box filled with sexy shoes by this Brazilian maker, plopped down across from Crate & Barrel in The Grove; in mid-April, it moves to a new permanent location on Beverly Boulevard.
What to buy: These sandals have a little heel that’s suitable for our comfy L.A. lifestyle ($200). They’ve got a classic ponyskin animal print. And they’re rocking the fashiony lace-up bit around the top that would turn your classic LBD into a major 2016 experience.
Schutz, 189 The Grove Dr.; schutz-shoes.com
What to Know: The spring collection of the outspoken stylist has popped up in a white marble outpost through March at The Grove.
What to buy: The off-the-shoulder top with ruffles is not only breezy, it hides a multitude of sins since it’s cut slightly loose in the body. Wear it with skinny black pants.
Rachel Zoe, 189 The Grove Dr.; rachelzoe.com
Stone Cold Fox
What to know: This popular online SoCal brand goes brick-and-mortar on Abbot Kinney.
What to buy: A jumpsuit ($285) in slinky rayon with a retro bell bottom leg and a sexy but totally wearable back is surprisingly versatile. Work it with a blazer and flats for the office or a pair of Chucks for a weekend picnic.
Stone Cold Fox, 1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice; 424-744-8677 or thestonecoldfox.com
What to Know: It’s not exactly new, but this Atwater Village gift shop has gotten a redesign and added dressing rooms so you can try on its groovy clothing.
What to buy: Wide-leg crop pants ($154)--just don’t call them culottes--are a fresh shape, and these have a side zip so they flatten out your tummy.
Individual Medley, 3176 Glendale Blvd.; 323-665-5344 or individualmedleystore.com
Monserrat De Luca
What to know: This Cali brand expanded from supplying Anthropologie to its own sleek Beverly Grove shop with an in-store workspace, so you can watch new bags being cut and sewn while you’re browsing the stock of totes, jewelry and scarves.
What to buy: The fringe accent on this cross-body suede bag ($135) whispers chic without yelling "Coachella." Pair it with a sun dress or comfy denim.
Monserrat De Lucca, 8406 W. Third St.; 323-653-8132 or monseratdelucca.com