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Shopping L.A.: 'Housewife' Kyle Richards opens Beverly Hills shop

August 01, 2012|By Susan Denley
  • Clothes are displayed on mannequins, hangers and shelves inside Kyle Richards' new Kyle by Alene Too boutique in Beverly Hills.
Clothes are displayed on mannequins, hangers and shelves inside Kyle Richards'… (Courtesy of Kyle by Alene…)

Kyle Richards of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" has partnered with Lizzy Schwartz and Debbie Weisman of Boca Raton boutiques Alene Too to launch a new store, Kyle by Alene Too, in Beverly Hills. The new boutique carries luxury brands, including Matthew Williamson, What Goes Around Comes Around, Haute Hippie and Ramy Brook. The shop also features personal shopping services. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. It is at Brighton Way and Bedford Drive.

Moncler, the Italian brand known for sleek, warm outerwear that's suitable for a day on the slopes in any chic cold-weather playground, has opened a store in Beverly Hills. The boutique was designed by architects Gilles & Boissier and offers men's and women's clothing and accessories. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. The store is at 328 N. Rodeo Drive. 

Brazilian brand Carmen Steffens opens its West Coast flagship at Hollywood & Highland with a grand opening celebration starting at 7 p.m. Thursday. The store carries a wide range of sophisticated women's accessories. Regular store hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. The store is located at the entrance to the Awards Walk at the shopping complex, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood.

Stuart Weitzman is opening a new store in the Beverly Center on Thursday. Besides Weitzman's signature shoes, the store will carry the brand's new handbag line. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The center is at 8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles.

Roberta Roller Rabbit, an offshoot of Roberta Freymann's label,  has opened its first Orange County store at Fashion Island. The resort-inspired lifestyle brand offers clothing for men, women and children, accessories and home furnishings, all produced with artisans in India. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The shopping complex is at 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

EVENTS

Jordin Sparks and Karmin are slated to perform at 7:30 tonight in the last of The Grove's free summer concert series. Concerts are in the park at The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles.

Earlier this year Raul Ojeda consolidated Willie's Shoe Service, which had been making bespoke shoes for Hollywood's elite since 1956, with its offshoot, a more modern custom shoe operation called Don Ville. The venture includes several levels of custom shoe making, plus repairs. To celebrate, Don Ville is hosting a "shoe open house" on Saturday, including a hosted tequila bar, finger foods and tunes from DJ Ten Foot Rabbit. Guests are invited to drop off major shoe repairs for estimates and a 20% discount. The open house is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, with a shoe care workshop from 3 to 4 p.m. The shop is at 113 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles.

SALES

Rachel Pally's summer sale continues this weekend, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. An extra 25% off will be given on merchandise purchased from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. The sale is at 2301 E. Seventh St. C100, Los Angeles. Cash, Visa and MasterCard only.

Esquivel shoe sample sales are planned from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Aug. 9 through 11. Prices will range from $250 to $450 a pair for men's and women's styles. The sales will be at Esquivel House, 8309 W. Third St., Los Angeles.

The Way We Wore biannual sale starts Saturday and is slated to run through Aug. 26 featuring a large selection of vintage clothing, including items from YSL, Missoni, Mugler, Versace and Beene.  People who sign up on the store's website for its mailing list will receive passwords entitling them to additional discounts. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. The boutique is at 334 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles.

TRUNK SHOWS

Colombian handbag designer Nancy Gonzalez is planning a trunk show, hosted by brand president Santiago Gonzalez, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 8 at Neiman Marcus at Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. 

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