Aldo is a semi-secret fashion shoe closet. An easy go-to store for stylists and models -- Coco Rocha is a fan -- the 37-year-old Montreal-based footwear chain has amassed a following with its affordable, trendy styles.
On Monday, the chain, named for founder Aldo Bensadoun, sets up shop in Beverly Hills' Golden Triangle shopping district. And with Memorial Day a week away, it has rolled out summer-ready styles: $75 gladiators with multicolored straps, $80 drawstring suede flats and $75 flats with studs. The store also stocks $80 cork wedges and $125 canvas slingbacks, as well as pumps, slides and flip-flops.
Men can find $35 espadrilles and $60 slip-on sandals, plus colorful sneaker styles and boat shoes.
404 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 550-7298. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Jenette Bras: Jenette Goldstein presides over this new lingerie store, which specializes in larger cup sizes (the store slogan is "the alphabet starts at 'D' "). The shop's selection of size D to K brassieres, all made in the U.K., is from brands Panache and Freya, including T-shirt styles, sports and strapless versions and push-ups, plus slips and other accessories. Prices: $55 to $80.