Sales, Weekend Update: Sonia Rykiel pour H&M, Surfer Santa at Malibu Country Mart, Ports 1961 trunk show, more sample sales


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Sonia Rykiel is a treasured French institution, much like Yves Saint-Laurent and Chanel. In the 1970s, Rykiel, famous for her striped knitwear, and fellow designer Saint-Laurent launched the Rive Gauche -- a Left Bank casual day look adapted from menswear -- knits, trousers, tuxedo jackets. The red-haired designer, who currently designs with her daughter Nathalie, has collaborated with H&M for a lingerie collection in stores on Saturday. The collection ranges from $12.95 for a rosette bra to $34.95 for corsets and teddies to $69.95 for a silk kimono robe in Rykiel’s signature multi-colored stripes plus slippers, pillows and headbands. The Sonia Rykiel pour H&M knitwear collection debuts in February.

Available at Sunset Plaza, Beverly Center, Westside Pavillion, and Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade, for hours go to H&M‘s website.


Sample sales

Thomas Wylde Saturday and Sunday: Paula Thomas, who worked with Julien Macdonald and catwalked in Alexander McQueen’s show, holds a blowout sale at Smashbox. The line named after her grandparents has been worn by Lindsay Lohan, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Prices start at $10.

8538 Warner Drive, Culver City. (213) 617-1458. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fluxus Saturday: Los Angeles-based line, which collaborated with Project Runway winner Jeffrey Sebelia, is having a sample sale offering up to 75% women’s and men’s clothing. Siren Studios, 6063 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 231-8988. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Surfer Santa at Malibu Country Mart Saturday though Dec. 20: Beginning Saturday, shoppers can take a photo with Surfer Santa and his sexy helpers every weekend from noon to 4 p.m. Carolers will stroll the open-air shopping center from 3 to 5 p.m. and the mart will also hold wine tastings for adults. There will be special shopping deals at Madison Gallery (10% off of purchase price promos), Ralph Lauren (25% off), Planet Blue (10% discount), Juicy Couture (25% off accessories) and other shops.

3835 Cross Creek Road, Malibu. (310) 317-0117. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Trunk shows

Dakota Collective Trunk Show Tonight: VIP shopping party featuring EcoSkin’s sustainable bamboo knits (at 25% off) and complimentary organic wine. The store is also offering 25% off Corpus and BB Dakota plus a sample sale featuring WeSC and Generic Man shoes is held next door.

1640 Pomona Ave., Costa Mesa. (949) 515-2200. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Ports 1961 Spring Trunk Show ongoing through Saturday: Pre-order pieces from the Japan-inspired spring 2010 collection and take 30% off current season styles. Mimosas and croissants will be served.
8483 Melrose Place, West Hollywood. (323) 951-9696. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Photo: Sonia Rykiel pour H&M. Credit: Sølve Sundsbø courtesy of H&M