Northern California designer Erica Tanov shifted her sights south last month and opened a boutique at retail and entertaining complex the Row DTLA in Los Angeles. The 650-square-foot space is the latest in Tanov’s retail portfolio — her other standalone boutiques are in Berkeley and Marin, Calif. Tanov sells her eponymous fashion, accessories and home pieces, and she also champions the work of other designers such as lingerie brands Vivien Ramsay and Araks, footwear from Officine Creative and fashion from Elsa Esturgie.
For fall 2017, Tanov perpetuates her signature look of delicate, artisanal layers. Colors such as pallid rose and chartreuse are inflected with gold, and prints are inspired by nature. Expect to pay about $400 for a crepe de chine blouse or $1,100 for a metallic tapestry coat with bell sleeves.
The new store is at 1318 E. 7th St., Unit 120, in Los Angeles and will be open on Sundays during October before moving to a daily schedule starting in November.
This story originally said designer Erica Tanov’s new store at the Row DTLA opened in September 2017. The store opened in October 2017.
This story was originally published at 1 p.m. Oct. 13, 2017.
Ksubi X Travis Scott
Los Angeles boutique the Local 132 by General Pants Co. debuted a limited-edition Travis Scott X Ksubi capsule collection on Thursday. Australian fashion label Ksubi teamed up with musician Scott, who’s dating Kylie Jenner, to launch the 10-piece line. Those predicting rapper-stylized bling and bomber jackets won’t be disappointed. There are pieces with flaming skulls and dollar signs; distressed denim jeans and jackets with shredded collars; and faded-looking cross symbols on the “Higher Than Heaven” black bomber jackets. Scott has been posting photos of himself wearing the products to his millions of social media followers, bolstering the hype.
Prices of pieces in the collection go from $120 for a T-shirt to $450 for bomber jackets. For those who might get to the L.A. boutique after the collection sells out, you’re in luck. It is available online at ksubi.com.
Travis Scott X Ksubi capsule collection, available at the Local 132 by General Pants Co, 132 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles and global.ksubi.com
Everything but the House
A Hermès Kelly handbag or Christian Louboutin peep-toe pumps for a dollar?
Sure, it can happen. Online estate sale company Everything but the House, which has headquarters in Cincinnati and Los Angeles, recently invited a selection of Los Angeles designers, stylists, jewelers, owners of antique shops and influencers to bring in their gently used designer clothing and accessories. These pieces are being offered on the website, with auctions scheduled to end on Oct. 16. Keep in mind, last-minute bids will extend sales by five minutes each time.
The sourcing event, which took place in September at the company’s Los Angeles offices, yielded some 134 pieces across fashion, accessory, jewelry and home accent categories, which will all be listed. In addition to Hermès and Louboutin, other brands such as Tiffany & Co., Versace, Emilio Pucci and Saint Laurent are represented in the auction. And, yes, everything will start at a dollar. While getting goods for a buck might sound like a long shot, according to a company spokesperson, there are pieces that don’t get attention and can end up being yours for a steal.
If you’re like many an Angeleno and your colors are purple and gold, Nike has a pair of sneakers for you. Launching this week is the latest women’s style from Nike’s Special Force Air Force 1 collection: a white leather “urban utility” sneaker with purple and gold details, with the “Force Is Female” lettering on the thick laces and “Los Angeles” embroidered on a strap across the ankle. The sneaker ($225) is available now at the recently opened Nordstrom X Nike space at the new Nordstrom store at the revamped Westfield Century City mall.
Also, while you’re in the shopping mood, take a look at the new Riccardo Tisci collection named after a fictional sports team, the Victorious Minotaurs. The sportswear-influenced offering extends to four pieces for men, three for women and several accessories from $40 to $595.
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