This week's openings and shopping finds


DecadesTwo Now reopened: The sister store to Decades, L.A.'s vintage mecca, is double the pleasure it used to be. After a grueling expansion, the space is 3,000 square feet. This means about 1,000 new items have been added to the collection of 1990s-to-the-present consignment pieces from designers such as Balenciaga, Chanel, Chloé, YSL and Marc Jacobs — often at 80% off the original price. Want specifics? Check out the store blog, After all, it is a 21st century consignment store. 8214 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 655-1960; Monday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., or by appointment.

Theory Now open: Last week the sleek brand that can be worn for just about any occasion opened a free-standing boutique on Melrose Avenue (Theory also has stores in Century City and South Coast Plaza). 8424 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; (323) 782-0163. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun., noon to 6 p.m.

Sample Sales

Robert Rodriguez Spring Blowout Sample Sale Wednesday-Friday: Rodriguez's Spring 2007 line, heavy on neutral colors, functional fabrics and romantic 1940s cuts — is going on sale in a big way. Think tiered lace trim tops and shirt dresses, ideal for the office or a night out, priced at wholesale and below on samples and overstock. So go get yours, but stop by the ATM before heading downtown; this sale is cash only. Cooper Building, 860 S. Los Angeles St., No. 512, Los Angeles. Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

James Perse Summer Sample Sale Saturday: Don't miss this warehouse sale, where you can find tees, tanks, hoodies, sweats and tops and bottoms for men, women and baby at up to 70% off. Sure, it's nice to feel like you're paying a reasonable price for a cotton tee, but why not add to that euphoria by purchasing some of the cashmere line. Siren Studios, 6063 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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