A new Bloomies flagship. A hotel ballroom filled with Diane von Furstenberg on sale. Jeans and cocktails in Santa Monica and jeweled flip-flops in the Palisades. The spring shopping scene is in full flower.
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Opening Ceremony Along with a well-edited selection of home goods and indie magazines, the New York-based store's L.A. outpost also stocks jewelry, and the fantastic Opening Ceremony house label of forward basics for men and women. In addition to a handful of New York and L.A. brands, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon feature threads from one specific locale a year. Last year it was Brazil, this year it's Sweden, next year it's California — and they have a head start on that with L.A. brands Band of Outsiders and Hansel From Basel. 451 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 652-1120, openingceremony.us. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
Lola Et Moi May 1: The vibrant girls' clothing label, known for colorful fabrics, is opening its first U.S. store in Beverly Hills. Lebanese designer Rania Thome, drawn to children's fashion after having twins, Lola and Rea, creates clothes for girls 6 months to 12 years. Look for A-line dresses and vintage-inspired coats as well as accessories and gifts. 238 S. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills; (310) 276-5652; http://www.lolaetmoi.com. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
MAC Malibu April 27: The cosmetics force is opening a store at the pastoral Malibu Country Mart. We're sure that at least one person besides us will be happy about the new digs — Malibu resident and MAC spokeswoman Pamela Anderson. 3835 Cross Creek Road, No. B2, Malibu; (310) 854-0860. 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Sun.
Avita Co-op May 1: Drive a Prius? Married to Larry David? Cherish life on this Earth? Then this new store is for you. Avita, an eco-friendly fashion brand made from materials such as organic cotton, recycled cashmere and bamboo, is opening its flagship store on a row saturated with chic boutiques. View their earthy-colored fall line at the in-store fashion show planned for the grand opening. 8213 W. 3rd St., West Hollywood; (323) 852-1716; http://www.avitastyle.com . 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Normal store hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza May 4: Bloomingdale's opens a Southern California flagship store at South Coast Plaza with upscale apparel and accessories for men, women and children, as well as home accessories, cosmetics, fine jewelry and a bridal registry. With a new Bloomies and a new H&M, South Coast Plaza has Fashion Island shaking in its Manolos. 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa (714) 824-4600. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sun.
Lily Holt Footwear and Accessory Collection Trunk Show Tuesday: Jewelry designer and shoemaker Lily Holt splits her time between Argentina and Palm Beach, and maybe that's why her high-end sandals brilliantly combine the feel of sultry South America with a preppy sensibility. The spring collection features thongs laden with her signature semiprecious stones and mother of pearl encrusted heels, stilettos with crystal embroidered straps, and exotic alternatives such as python leather sandals. Prices start at $200; a Stephanie Johnson cosmetic bag is included with every shoe purchase. 738 Almar Ave., Pacific Palisades; (310) 664-0600, Ext. 3; http://www.lilyholt.com . Tues., 2 to 9 p.m.
Exclusive Diane von Furstenberg One Day Sale Saturday: Billion Dollar Babes, the superlative sample-salers, are hosting an exclusive DVF sale at the W Hotel in Westwood. Pick up one (or a few) of the Belgian beauty's hallmark pieces featuring bold colors and retro prints. Seriously, the one-woman empire has done a lot more since that vintage 1973 wrap dress hanging in your closet, which is either museum worthy or Dumpster worthy. It's time for something new. 930 Hilgard Ave., Westwood; (323) 933-8850, Ext. 111; http://www.billiondollarbabes.com . 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat. (general admission at 10 a.m., RSVP is mandatory and closes Fri..)
50% Off Sale at P.J. London April 26-29: Perhaps the deal of all deals, this Brentwood consignment shop is offering 50% off its already discounted, lightly worn designer duds. From Gucci to Juicy Couture, P.J. London is strictly current resales — almost nothing is more than 2 years old. Chanel jacket, $200? We're there. 11661 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood; (310) 826-4649; http://www.pjlondon.com . 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thu.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Sun.
The Gemstones of Tiffany April 25-29: World-renowned jeweler Tiffany & Co. is celebrating its history by displaying the colored gemstones it introduced during the last 150 years. The spectacular exhibit, which is traveling to select stores, will feature tanzanite, kunzite, morganite and tsavorite. The collection will be on view for five days at the Beverly Hills store. Pieces will be on sale to the public, though exclusive items from the archives such as that dazzling kunzite choker, circa 1910-14, designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, are for display only. 210 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills; (310) 273-8880. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wed.-Sun.
L.A.'s Top Designer Shopping Event April 26: As if shopping for designer jeans with discounts up to 60% wasn't enough, this Glamour magazine-sponsored event also offers mini-spa treatments and complimentary cocktails (you must be 21 to attend). Score denim by any one of 75 designers such as 7 For All Mankind, Grail, Primp, Hudson, Joe's Jeans, Rock & Republic and Habitual. Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. General admission $10, advance $20, VIP entry $35 ($30 at the door with no RSVP). Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica; (310) 205-9316; http://www.topbutton.com . 6 to 9 p.m. Thu., VIP entry at 5 p.m. Sample Sale Supreme Through April 28: In the former studio of Bala Yoga you'll find designer goods like handbags by Bella Bolsa, clothing by Narciso Rodriguez, Calypso and Paul Smith, designer jeans by labels like Chloé and Paper Denim & Cloth as well as shoes, T-shirts and jewelry, all listed at wholesale or better. Plus free parking. 145 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles; (213) 840-1664. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily (except noon to 5 p.m. April 22).
— Lizzie Garrett