Picks For Fashion’s Night Out Los Angeles

Studio Beauty Mix, Fred Segal Melrose

Tonight’s the night! Exactly a year ago I was in New York during Fashion Week and had an absolute blast during the first ever Fashion’s Night Out. Goodie bags, champagne, cocktails, discounts, free make-overs, cupcakes – you name it. But we’re doing our best here, in LA, so I thought I’d highlight the events going on around town that I would want to hit up.

For the complete listing, just head on over to the Official LA FNO site, which groups the retailers by neighborhood. You can also check out Mondette’s run-down, which expertly and succinctly lists what each store is doing for tonight’s special occasion. The @FNOlosangeles and @FashionWeekLA twitter accounts are also great resources. And while you’re out there on the town, don’t forget to bring your appetite because the food trucks will certainly be out in full force.

I’ll be elsewhere tonight but if I were to make a night out of succumbing my wallet to temptation (and a portal to get me all over town in a jiff), I’d go here:

Custo Barcelona, Beverly Center

  • Free Custo Jelly Bag with $50 purchase. I love Custo’s vibrant designs and mix of fabrics and patterns. Not for gals who are most comfortable with the little black dress.

A Ferris Wheel and surrounding shops, Rodeo Drive

  • I’ve never seen a ferris wheel on Rodeo Drive, so maybe this is just a cheap thrill. Still, Rodeo’s the perfect place to be a tourist in my own city since the price points at many of these shops boutiques shoot my moon. A girl can dream…and canoodle.

Paige Denim on Robertson Blvd.

  • I love Paige Jeans. The store in LA will be giving away a prize every hour on the hour starting 7 PM. If you buy a pair of jeans, you’ll get a Carasoin Spa gift. Refreshments and bites will be served.

The Dandy Warhols play Fred Segal, 8100 Melrose

  • I can’t really argue with putting music in the mix, especially on an occasion celebrating fashion. The Portland alt rock band will be playing a live set. And while you’re there…

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Same Recession Different Weekend: Spur It On, Baby

It’s December in a downward economy so let’s be honest – if you’re shopping you should be doing it at deep discounts. Oh right, and the holidays are coming up so you should be buying for someone other than yourself. Might as well knock off a few presents off that list while you’re at it, right? Good thing you have plenty of options from now through the weekend:

H Lorenzo Tent Sale

Get 50 – 80% off brands like Comme des Garcons, Junya Watanabe, Neil Barrett, DSquared and Raf Simons. This tent sale was actually supposed to end this weekend but fortunately has been extended so be sure to take advantage.

Now until December 13, 2009

Mon – Sat: 10 AM – 7 PM
Sun: 12 PM – 7 PM

8660 Sunset Boulevard (at Sunset Plaza)
West Hollywood, CA 90069

JOIE and Current/Elliott Sample Sale

I love Joie! I love being able to afford Joie even more, actually. Remember those silk cargo pants a few years back? Yeah – I still have mine – complete with ties at the bottom. I love their girly designs. Many Joie styles will be featured including a selection of Current/Elliott denim samples, Joie shoes and Petit Joie on sale at discounts!

Friday, December 4th, 2009: 12 PM – 7 PM
Saturday, December 5th, 2009 – 8 AM – 4PM

4599 District Boulevard
Vernon, CA 90058

Fluxus Sample Sale

Fluxus is known for their uber-comfy knits and simple-yet-sassy silhouettes amongst the celebs. So peep the line Jeffrey Sibelia now is head designer for. Enjoy up to 75% off women’s and men’s clothing at the sample sale.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

9 AM – 6 PM

Siren Studios
6063 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

I’ve actually sworn off shopping (and did a tiny bit of damage at Bloomingdales’ yesterday) so if you like these brands, be sure to take advantage. After all, it’s all about timing! Don’t forget to have a wonderful weekend – shopping, bake sale and all. 🙂

Jeffrey Sebelia For Fluxus: Store Opening Event Saturday


Are you a fan of Project Runway? Personally, I dropped off the grid this latest season on Lifetime but I sure remember Jeffrey Sebelia and his yellow plaid couture gown. He’s definitely one of my favorite designers in the entire series! This Saturday you can see his latest designs in the Fluxus Spring 2010 line – including his exclusive “capsule collection” – at Brentwood Gardens. At the opening of this outpost (they currently have one in Larchmont), you get 25% off the entire line during 1-4 PM so it’s a good time as any to check out the edgy silhouettes and unique-but-breezy fabrics in his line. Fluxus is also introducing new, electric colors so you’ll be ready to “pop” once Spring rolls around – or before.

There will even be featured couture pieces created by Jeffrey so hey – whether you’re a fan of Project Runway or a fan of fashion and shopping, this is the time to preview. Sebelia himself is slated to appear.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

1 – 4 PM

25% off during event

Fluxus at Brentwood Gardens
11677 San Vicente Blvd., Ste. 109
Los Angeles, CA 90049