Weekend Shopping: Nicole Richie at Nordstrom; Faith Connexion sample sale; Sperry’s anniversary party

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A few notable happenings for a more stylish weekend:


Faith Connexion Friday and Saturday: Rock ‘n roll-inspired contemporary brand Faith Connexion is moving showrooms and needs to purge its old digs of all past-season gear. Expect discounts up to 75% off retail price on slinky, dark evening dresses and separates. Credit cards and cash accepted.

8428 Melrose Place, Suite A, West Hollywood. (323) 966-2896. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.



GQ’s Sperry Top-Sider party Saturday: GQ magazine celebrates the 75th anniversary of the ultimate preppy shoe -- the Sperry Top-Sider -- at an in-store event featuring drinks, edibles and a live DJ. Stop by to shop the fall collection and get fashion tips from GQ style correspondent K. Cooper Ray.

Nordstrom Santa Monica Place. 220 Broadway, Santa Monica.Men’s shoes department. (310) 752-2700. 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Nicole Richie appearance Saturday: Pint-sized fashion plate Nicole Richie will be promoting her fall collections for Winter Kate (apparel) and House of Harlow 1960 (jewelry and shoes). She will also be signing autographs, so get there early if you’re interested.

Nordstrom Santa Monica Place. 220 Broadway, Santa Monica. (310) 752-2700. Savvy department. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Koh Gen Do Cosmetics launch Friday and Saturday: Japanese skin-care and makeup collection Koh Gen Do, which is free of petroleum-based products, synthetic fragrances and composite pigments, debuts at Barneys New York this weekend. The new counter will be staffed with expert makeup artists treating guests to ‘mini-makeovers.’ Spend $175 store-wide and receive Koh Gen Do’s Cleansing Spa Water and Pure Cotton Pads.

Barneys New York, 9570 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 276-4400. Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 12 p.m to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Helms Design District Vintage Boutique Saturday: Peruse vintage fashion, wearable art, repurposed vintage and designer apparel at this pop-up shop-cum-vintage expo. Organizers hope to make the show a regular event.

LightSpace Studio at the Historic Helms Bakery Building. 8755 Washington Blvd., Culver City. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

--Emili Vesilind