Two blocks of Rodeo Drive and Brighton Way in Beverly Hills claim to contain the largest concentration of luxury timepieces on the West Coast -- and maybe even outside of Switzerland.
For connoisseurs and novices alike, the city of Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive Committee are sponsoring the Rodeo Drive Festival of Watches on Thursday through Sunday, kicking off with a street-wide open house from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Almost 20 boutiques are participating, with product launches, watchmaker appearances, demonstrations and other special promotions.
Participating brands include Breguet, Bvlgari, David Yurman,
The display of Princess Diana's gowns at the Queen Mary is being expanded with 19 new garments that are to be on display beginning Friday through Nov. 1. The exhibit is curated by the Pink Ribbons Crusade, and, in conjunction with
Two local Nordstrom stores are celebrating the retailer's launch of Solow athletic wear with sales events from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Each will be hosted by a yogi and ambassador for Solow and will include refreshments, gifts-with-purchase and the raffle of a Solow outfit worth $143. The participating stores are at the Americana at Brand in Glendale and the Grove in Los Angeles. On Oct. 19, Nordstrom at the Irvine Spectrum in Irvine will host a similar Solow event from 1 to 3 p.m.
Ugg Australia is planning the grand opening of its new store at the Americana at Brand from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday with a shopping event hosted by style writer Brenna Egan. The first 50 customers will be entered to win a pair of classic Ugg boots. Purchase a pair of classic boots, and you can customize them with Swarovski crystals for free. The mall is at 889 Americana Way, Glendale.