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Clarins, Macy's launch 'Gift with Purpose'

April 11, 2013|By Susan Denley
  • Clarins is teaming with Macy's to give a "Gift with Purpose."
Clarins is teaming with Macy's to give a "Gift with Purpose." (Courtesy Clarins )

It’s become common for upscale beauty brands to offer a gift with a purchase. Now Clarins is taking that idea, mixing in a dose of philanthropy and turning it into what the company is calling a “Gift with Purpose.”

From now through April 20, Clarins has partnered exclusively with Macy’s on the deal: when a consumer purchases two Clarins items (one of which must be a skincare product) at Macy’s, 10 school lunches will be provided to needy children through model and activist Lauren Bush’s FEED program.

And on top of that, the customer will receive a beauty gift bag.

Clarins has been working with FEED since 2011 and reports it has already surpassed its initial goal of providing 1 million meals over two years.  The new goal is to provide 2.5 million meals over the course of two years.

Events

SpiritHoods -- known for its animal-inspired, faux fur hoods -- plans to host a multimedia gallery showing of portraits of endangered animals by artist Vishvakarma (aka animator Dave Zaboski) during Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk on Thursday. The artist will be selling his work and working on a new painting during the event, at the Exchange L.A. Gallery, 618 Spring St., Los Angeles. In addition, SpiritHood merchandise will be available, including special T-shirts by the Mountain.  The Bumbys, a fashion-oriented performance duo, will entertain. The event is open to the public from 8 p.m. Thursday to 1 a.m. Friday.  RSVP@ spirithoods.com

Splendid is teaming with Bri Emery of DesignLoveFest to host a party launching its Earn Your Stripes loyalty program at the Splendid store at the Grove from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Emery and her team are designing backdrops and props to be used in Smilebrights photo booth, there will be drinks and snacks from Whoa, Nelly and Kristen of Moon Canyon Design is scheduled to create bouquets and hair ornaments as party favors. Receive a free clutch with purchases of $125 of more. The event is free and appropriate for all ages. The Grove is at 189 the Grove Drive, Los Angeles.

Openings

Jewelry designer Kendra Scott is scheduled to open her first Orange County boutique April 15 at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. Cameron Diaz, Sofia Vergara, Rachel Bilson and Eva Longoria are among celebrities who’ve been spotted wearing Scott’s bold and colorful pieces. The new store will include a counter where customers can create unique pieces, selecting from 26 gemstones and 23 settings. The mall is at 401 Newport Center Drive.

Z Collection, offering women’s apparel from a number of labels including Kimberly Ovitz, Loeffler Randall and Cut 26, has opened at the Crystal Cove Shopping Center at 7876 East Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

British fashion house AllSaints has opened a Beverly Hills flagship at 328 N. Beverly Drive. The 5,500-square-foot store offer men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessories.  The store includes a performance space for live music events as well as a area for celebrity guests and VIP customers. This is AllSaints' third store in the Los Angeles area.

Lush cosmetics has opened at Fashion Square Mall in Sherman Oaks. The mall is at 14006 Riverside Drive.

Pop-ups

The W Los Angeles is launching Mobile Fashion, a pop-up set to take place on the second Friday of each month from April 12 through Aug. 9. Hotel guests and locals alike will be able to browse items including handmade jewelry, handbags, designer tees and vintage fashion at Le Fashion Truck. A dressing room will be available for trying on. The hotel is at 930 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles.

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