J.Crew, the preppy clothing line that's a First Family favorite, introduces its new resort store -- called J.Crew-at-the-Beach -- at the just-opened Malibu Lumber Yard open-air shopping center.
Taking a cue from its coastal environs, J.Crew-at-the-Beach features a beachy color scheme, salt-air weathered brass fixtures and sun-bleached floors made from reclaimed oak. The store also carries limited-edition surfboards and has customized offerings such as the Malibu houseguest survival kit -- a monogrammed tote with flip-flops and swimwear. (On opening day Tuesday, it will be giving out neon Capri flip-flops as a gift with purchase.)
The Lumber Yard store stocks the crème de la crème of J.Crew's women's collections, including cashmere knits, jewelry and made-in-Italy shoes and bags, plus resort gear and the "crewcuts" kids clothing line -- but no menswear (a stand-alone men's store is being considered). The store also houses a shop within the shop that will showcase exclusive lines such as LemLem for crewcuts.
LemLem, the 2-year-old hand-woven children's clothing line (prices range from $80 for a scarf to $175 for a girl's party dress), is designed by Liya Kebede, the Ethiopian-born model and UNICEF International Goodwill Ambassador, and features embroidery and other accents from her native country.
3939 Cross Creek Road, Malibu. (310) 456-6760. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.jcrew.com
Archive Agency Today: The popular weekend sample sale featuring high-end designer stock is back. Lines on offer include Whitley Kros ($45 tops, $75 dresses), Project Alabama and Rory Beca, plus Elyssa Bass 18-karat gold jewelry ($89 to $180, reduced from regular prices of $300 to $500), runway looks from Christian Lacroix ($400, regularly $3,000) and shoes by Marni, Alexander McQueen, Alaïa and Moschino. For admittance: rsvp@archive agency.net.
530 N. Larchmont Ave., No. 3, Los Angeles. (323) 951-1066. Noon to 5 p.m.
T Luxury Thursday and Friday: Women's lifestyle brand, founded in Laguna Beach, is holding a warehouse sale of its current and previous season casual looks in premium fabrics. Deals to be found: Cashmere knits for less than $100, tanks and T- shirts for $20 and up, silk tops and dresses for $50 to $100 and nubby and cotton jersey tops and dresses for $25 to $80. Credit cards accepted.
760 W. 16th St., Space K, Costa Mesa. (949) 515-7711. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. tluxury.com
Madison Thursday through April 26: Luxury boutique holds a designer label blowout at its Melrose Avenue outlet after opening a 7,000-square-foot store off Robertson. Deals include: $287 Stella McCartney wood wedges (regular price $1,145), $103 Missoni bathing suits ($410), $219 Matthew Williamson star button-down tunic ($875).
The new Madison/Diavolina flagship has separate storefronts. One features Madison's collection of luxury and contemporary labels such as Yves Saint Laurent and Elizabeth and James. Another offers Diavolina's edgier fare (Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Charlotte Olympia).
Sale: 8115 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 651-3662. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.madisonlosangeles.com
Tous: Barcelona-based luxury jeweler alights in the Valley for its second California location. Tous carries men's and women's gold and sterling silver jewelry (priced from $150 to $1,500), watches and accessories -- luggage, belts, scarves, sunglasses and handbags. The store will also showcase singer Kylie Minogue's collaboration with the Spanish brand for a line of baubles and bags.
14006 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks. (818) 380-0110. 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. www.tous.com
Try it on for the Cure at Coldwater Creek Today: The women's basics chain is raising funds for breast cancer education and research. Try on any garment in the store and Coldwater Creek will donate $1 to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure fund (no purchase necessary). If you decide to buy one of the chain's affordable new looks -- $39.95 colorful knit wraps, $40-$50 cropped pants, $49.50 bandanna shirt, $29.50 lace-trimmed tanks -- Coldwater Creek will donate 10% of the total purchase price.
3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. (714) 668-9338. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. www.coldwatercreek.com
Zachary's Smile Wednesday: The New York-based women's collection is celebrating Earth Day with a one-day 50% off sale this Friday on its Remake/Remodel lines (prices range from $48 to $228), featuring reworked and select vintage pieces, along with 25% off its new White Label line ($98-$288).
4014 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 668-1900. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. zacharyssmile.com
Vintage Fashion Expo Saturday through April 26: Eighty-five vintage clothing dealers descend on the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium offering styles as varied as Victorian and New Look dresses and bell bottom jeans. The expo boasts collectible fashions from vendors stocking European designers (Schiaparelli, Chanel) and classic American designers (Bonnie Cashin, Claire McCardell, Bill Blass). Admission is $10, $20 for early buyers (9 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday); students free on Sunday with student ID.
1855 Main St., Santa Monica. (707) 793-0773. 10:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. vintageexpo.com
Ole Henriksen Ongoing through May 10: How's this for a good-neighbor policy: Buy a Mother's Day treatment at this Danish skin care guru's spa ($115 for an eight-step complexion treatment) and get $100 off a purchase of $500 or more at nearby Catherine Malandrino, including shoes and accessories.
8622 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 854-7700. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. www.olehenriksen.com