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Aldo for summer

May 17, 2009|Max Padilla

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.

4308 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 665-7490. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.

Vamp Shoes: The trendy shoe store relocates from a Silver Lake strip mall to an airy space in Los Feliz. New styles include Rachel Comey's 1970s-style clog sandal ($345), Kork-Ease gold-leather wedges ($145) and Jeffrey Campbell's "Aztec" thong sandal ($80).

1951 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 662-1150. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.



Zachary's Smile Today: The Sunset Junction boutique holds a one-day sale with 25% off storewide. New looks from the ZS White Label summer sundresses ($188 to $198 before discount) and a silk kimono dress ($168).

4014 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 668-1900. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The News Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: Downtown showroom featuring collections from Maison Martin Margiela, Sophia Kokosalaki and Dsquared has a sample sale of current season women's and men's fashions. Credit cards including American Express accepted.

860 S. Los Angeles St., Lobby F, Los Angeles. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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