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The new Devon store in Beverly Hills feels less like a fashion boutique and more like an airport hangar. But the striking 10,000-square-foot space — which features concrete-and-steel décor, lighted up by huge graphic glass panels — is the first outpost for one of fashion's most distinctive lifestyle brands.


FOR THE RECORD: The headline on an earlier version of this article misspelled Devon as Devvon.


Founded by Scott Devon — a lifelong student of architecture, art and design — the 3-year-old company was originally formed to create next-generation products in industrial design. Its first offering, in 2007, was the Devon GTX supercar, which set the one-lap world record at Laguna Seca. Innovative custom motorcycles followed, as did the Tread 1, a $15,000 watch that uses a system of moving belts to display digital numbers.

Devon Motorworks led to the creation of a high-end leather driving jacket. And as with his cars, watch and cycles, Scott Devon tapped a highly lauded (but slightly underground) talent, leather designer Agatha Blois — who's known for her custom leather pieces worn by numerous music stars, including Billy Idol and Jennifer Lopez.

Devon was so pleased with the collaboration that he asked Blois to design a selection of one-off leather jackets, along with a comprehensive denim collection — the latest release for the multifaceted brand. The aesthetic for all Devon-branded clothing is sports-car-sleek, from its tailored-to-the-teeth silhouettes to its top-of-the-line fabrications, which include selvedge denim and black leather covered in swishes of actual tar.

The new denim line, which is priced from $240 to $350, features sexy rocker shapes (i.e. low-rise cropped styles for women and dark and tight jeans for guys), and bold details such as brass buttons on the fly and waistband, decorative stitching, exaggerated belt loops and a proprietary fabric that allows a plaid pattern to bleed through the textile.

9378 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 432-0490. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

http://www.devonworks.com

OPENING

Vans by Thalia Surf Shop: Iconic SoCal brand Vans has partnered with cutting-edge surf boutique Thalia Surf Shop on a new store concept, Vans by Thalia Surf Shop, now open in Laguna Beach adjacent to Thalia Surf Shop. The vibrant store carries Vans' surf footwear and apparel — including the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing collection and signature Joel Tudor apparel — as well as special merchandise created especially for the outpost.

911 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. (949) 497-3292. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

vans.com or thaliasurf.com

Feal Mor: This new menswear boutique — owned by brand designer J.P. Plunier, Ben Harper's manager for the last 15 years — stocks the six-year-old Feal Mor menswear collection (designed by Plunier), which is steeped in classic Breton-striped sweaters, long-sleeved T-shirts, fitted pea coats, button-front shirts, slim-cut trousers and cycling-inspired knit caps. Prices range from around $90 to $900 for the Feal Mor line. The boutique also features vintage U.S. and French military parkas with fur-lined hoods, custom-made Gato Heroi surfboards, vintage restored bicycles and Amsterdam wetsuits, among other offbeat gems.

165 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 939-6600. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

http://www.fealmor.com

Blood is the New Black pop-up: L.A. T-shirt brand Blood is the New Black, which is famous for its collaborations with edgy artists, has launched a holiday gift-centric pop-up shop featuring tees, zines, flannel shirts and toiletries by Portland General Store, art books, jewelry from Species by the Thousands, Dark Matter and Alex & Chloe and kids fashions from Izzy Wolf.

1825 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through January 1.

bloodisthenewblack.com

EVENTS

Mondette and L.A. Vintage Exchange Holiday Spree Saturday: Local style website Mondette and vintage fashion wholesaler L.A. Vintage Exchange will co-host a shopping event, "Holiday Spree, Gifts Under $50," at Space15Twenty, featuring a tightly edited selection from 17 L.A.-based artisans and designers, including Joey Grana from the Scout boutique, Chic & You Shall Find and Gabriela Artigas jewelry.

1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fendi Spring Collection trunk show Thursday: Peruse Fendi's spring collection, defined by voluminous frocks, drawstring-waisted jackets and travel-ready separates.

Neiman Marcus, 9700 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, Couture Salon. (310) 550-5900. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

http://www.fendi.com

Bulgari watch trunk show Thursday through Dec. 22: Bulgari's Beverly Hills boutique will host a trunk show of its newest watches, priced from $14,000 to around $1 million. Swanky styles includes the Grand Complications, the Diagono X-Pro, the Gerald Genta Octo Tourbillon Retro and the Daniel Roth Il Giocatore Veneziano.

Bulgari, 201 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 858-9216. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

http://www.bulgari.com

PROMOTIONS

Alice + Olivia Toy Drive through Dec. 31: Fashion brand Alice + Olivia has teamed up with kids nonprofit organization Baby Buggy for a month-long toy drive in which customers will receive 15% off all full-priced merchandise in Alice + Olivia stores when they bring in a toy, a package of diapers or books to donate.

Alice + Olivia, 134 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 247-0120. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

http://www.aliceandolivia.com

Paint Shop Beverly Hills Mistle-Toes pedicure special through Dec. 31: Swanky mani/pedi outpost the Paint Shop is offering a special $44 "Mistle-Toes" pedicure, which includes a soak, cuticle and general foot grooming, a cranberry-scented scrub and a mint-lotion massage.

7938 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, (323) 658-1930. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

paintshopbeverlyhills.com

SALE

NSF Clothing warehouse sale Friday and Saturday: Sporty contemporary brand NSF (oversized flannels, collegiate jackets and tailored cargos) is throwing a two-day 70%-off warehouse sale at the Cooper Building.

860 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

http://www.nsfclothing.com

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