City Chic, an Australia-based seller of plus-size women's clothing, has opened its first Southern California store -- which is also its first in the U.S. -- in Culver City. And there are more to come.
The Culver City boutique, in the Westfield Culver City mall at 6000 Sepulveda Blvd., opened Aug. 1. A second shop is scheduled to open Saturday at the Brea Mall, to be followed over the next few weeks by stores at the Galleria at Tyler in Riverside, Westfield Mission Valley in San Diego, Northridge Fashion Center in Northridge and Glendale Galleria in Glendale.
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10:58 a.m.: An earlier version of this post said that Lucy Hale's appearance at Hollister would start at 10 a.m. on Saturday. It starts at 11 a.m.
They join a growing collection of around 100 City Chic stores in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
The brand offers fashion forward apparel, including special occasion dresses, denim and lingerie. Sizes range from 14 to 24.
Lucy Hale, star of "Pretty Little Liars," is scheduled to meet fans Saturday when she launches her new clothing collection with Hollister. The event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at the Hollister store at Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Malibu Country Mart hosts its 2nd annual summer block party from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. The family-friendly, free event will include music, face-painting and a petting zoo, Tarot card readings and other activities, along with carnival-style refreshments including popcorn, churros, ice cream and more. The shopping center is at 3835 Cross Creek Road, Malibu.
The Grove is offering a "Family Night Out" promotion Mondays through Thursdays through Sept. 30. The package includes dinner from a participating restaurant (Bar Verde, Morels, La Pizza or Maggiano's), movie tickets and valet parking. Tickets are $35 for adults, $22 for children 2-12, under 2 free. Tickets must be purchased as a package with at least one adult and one child. For more information, check the shopping center event page here.
Superga, the Italian maker of fashionable sneakers, has opened a pop-up shop in L.A. -- the brand's first free-standing store on the West Coast. The shop carries shoes for men, women and children, including the brand's collaborative collection with Leandra Medine of the Man Repeller blog and seven styles that are exclusive to this location. The pop-up is scheduled to be open through Sept. 28 at 143 Larchmont Blvd., adjacent to KicksLA. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Black Halo has scheduled a warehouse sale from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 648 Mateo St., Los Angeles. Cash and credit cards only.
Apolis Common Gallery has set a sample sale for noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday at 806 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles.
Co-Op 28 Handmade.Vintage.Home plans a sidewalk vintage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday outside the store at 1728-1730 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. The sale will be cash only.
Urban Outfitters is relocating its Westwood shop into two neighboring stores at 1038 Westwood Blvd. The new location is scheduled to open Thursday, with one shop dedicated to men and music and the other to women.