6 New L.A. Shops (And What to Buy at Each)
Get ready for some retail therapy
What’s more fun than discovering a new clothes shop? How about walking out of there with a great piece that you find yourself reaching for season after season? Climb in your car pronto: Here are six new stores that have opened across SoCal--plus our must-have item from each.
What to know: It's a tiny, just-opened boutique in Sunset Junction.
What to buy: We’re crushing hard on this slinky, nude-tone jumpsuit ($175). Wear it with an invisible body stocking for a sexy date-night alternative to a dress.
LACAUSA, 4015 Sunset Blvd.; lacausaclothing.com
What to know: Ornate chandeliers and a regal canopy bed set the pretty-pretty-princess mood in the brand’s new beachside location.
What to buy: Everyone needs a party dress, and this pink paisley one ($168) hits everything on our wish list: flowing, colorful and as comfy as a nightie.
Wildfox, Malibu Country Mart, 3939 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu; 213-484-8650 ext. 168 or wildfox.com
House of Harlow 1960
What to know: Through this Thursday, the Grove hosts a pop-up shop overflowing with Nicole Richie’s boho-cool designs.
What to buy: Silk palazzo pants ($295) are our favorite warm-weather piece. They’re completely of-the-moment, yet über-comfortable, and come in burnt orange and black.
House of Harlow 1960, 189 The Grove Dr.; houseofharlow1960.com
What to know: This cult French label has opened a minimalist home in Old Town Pasadena.
What to buy: Poly-blend Bermuda shorts. (You read that right.) This pair is specially designed to swing a bit when you walk and look neat with a silk jacket and heels or cute with sneakers and a polo shirt.
Cop. Copine, 12 Douglas Alley, Pasadena; cop-copine.com
What to know: Surfboards and wet suits share space with sportswear at the surf brand’s newest Silverlake location.
What to buy: You have to have a perfect sweatshirt to throw on over everything from your hiking clothes to skinny jeans. This is that sweatshirt, now on sale ($58).
Mollusk, 3511 Sunset Blvd.; 323-928-2735 or mollusksurfshop.com
What to know: Blond wood, white walls and a rear-store chill-out area are the vibe at the French brand’s new Silverlake location.
What to buy: It takes a lot of design know-how to make a retro-cut garment that we want to wear, and A.P.C. can always be counted on for that. We’re loving the ’70s vibe of this denim popover, now on sale ($175).
A.P.C., 3517 Sunset Blvd.; usonline.apc.fr