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It's spring: Shopping is in full bloom

April 15, 2007|Lizzie Garrett

A new Bloomies flagship. A hotel ballroom filled with Diane von Furstenberg on sale. Jeans and cocktails in Santa Monica and jeweled flip-flops in the Palisades. The spring shopping scene is in full flower.

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Opening Ceremony Along with a well-edited selection of home goods and indie magazines, the New York-based store's L.A. outpost also stocks jewelry, and the fantastic Opening Ceremony house label of forward basics for men and women. In addition to a handful of New York and L.A. brands, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon feature threads from one specific locale a year. Last year it was Brazil, this year it's Sweden, next year it's California -- and they have a head start on that with L.A. brands Band of Outsiders and Hansel From Basel. 451 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 652-1120, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.

Lola Et Moi Today: The vibrant girls' clothing label, known for colorful fabrics, is opening its first U.S. store in Beverly Hills. Lebanese designer Rania Thome, drawn to children's fashion after having twins, Lola and Rea, creates clothes for girls 6 months to 12 years. Look for A-line dresses and vintage-inspired coats as well as accessories and gifts. 238 S. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills; (310) 276-5652; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday April 15, 2007 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 0 inches; 35 words Type of Material: Correction
Lola Et Moi opening: A list of store openings in today's Image section gives an incorrect date for Lola Et Moi, a Beverly Hills girls clothing shop. The opening has been delayed to May 1.

MAC Malibu April 27: The cosmetics force is opening a store at the pastoral Malibu Country Mart. We're sure that at least one person besides us will be happy about the new digs -- Malibu resident and MAC spokeswoman Pamela Anderson. 3835 Cross Creek Road, No. B2, Malibu; (310) 854-0860. 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Sun.

Avita Co-op May 1: Drive a Prius? Married to Larry David? Cherish life on this Earth? Then this new store is for you. Avita, an eco-friendly fashion brand made from materials such as organic cotton, recycled cashmere and bamboo, is opening its flagship store on a row saturated with chic boutiques. View their earthy-colored fall line at the in-store fashion show planned for the grand opening. 8213 W. 3rd St., West Hollywood; (323) 852-1716; 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Normal store hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza May 4: Bloomingdale's opens a Southern California flagship store at South Coast Plaza with upscale apparel and accessories for men, women and children, as well as home accessories, cosmetics, fine jewelry and a bridal registry. With a new Bloomies and a new H&M, South Coast Plaza has Fashion Island shaking in its Manolos. 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa (714) 824-4600. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sun.


Lily Holt Footwear and Accessory Collection Trunk Show Tuesday: Jewelry designer and shoemaker Lily Holt splits her time between Argentina and Palm Beach, and maybe that's why her high-end sandals brilliantly combine the feel of sultry South America with a preppy sensibility. The spring collection features thongs laden with her signature semiprecious stones and mother of pearl encrusted heels, stilettos with crystal embroidered straps, and exotic alternatives such as python leather sandals. Prices start at $200; a Stephanie Johnson cosmetic bag is included with every shoe purchase. 738 Almar Ave., Pacific Palisades; (310) 664-0600, Ext. 3; Tues., 2 to 9 p.m.


Exclusive Diane von Furstenberg One Day Sale Saturday: Billion Dollar Babes, the superlative sample-salers, are hosting an exclusive DVF sale at the W Hotel in Westwood. Pick up one (or a few) of the Belgian beauty's hallmark pieces featuring bold colors and retro prints. Seriously, the one-woman empire has done a lot more since that vintage 1973 wrap dress hanging in your closet, which is either museum worthy or Dumpster worthy. It's time for something new. 930 Hilgard Ave., Westwood; (323) 933-8850, Ext. 111; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat. (general admission at 10 a.m., RSVP is mandatory and closes Fri..)

50% Off Sale at P.J. London April 26-29: Perhaps the deal of all deals, this Brentwood consignment shop is offering 50% off its already discounted, lightly worn designer duds. From Gucci to Juicy Couture, P.J. London is strictly current resales -- almost nothing is more than 2 years old. Chanel jacket, $200? We're there. 11661 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood; (310) 826-4649; 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thu.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Sun.


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