Barbie world

Padilla is a freelance writer.

Find of the Week:

Visions of Barbie-ness

The plastic fashion icon gets her holiday moment with a pop-up boutique in Fred Segal Santa Monica featuring accessory collaborations by Patricia Field and Tarina Tarantino, plus dolls outfitted by designers such as Diane von Furstenberg and Anna Sui.

The 300-square-foot Barbie-themed nook showcases cute gift ideas in a range of prices: $28 baby tees by Mighty Fine with the message, “Anything Ken can do Barbie can do better”; a $550 coffee-table art book; a $4,800 Layna and Alan Friedman white topaz and diamond pendant necklace surrounded by Barbie butterflies.

Field’s line looks expensive, but the pieces are affordable -- $40 tapestry wallets and a $110 black faux-croc tote festooned with a gold Barbie silhouette.


Tarantino’s collection features chunky pink costume jewelry that the doll herself might wear, including an oversize pink Lucite heart pendant for $150 and a sparkly $500 tiara featuring a vintage silhouette on the crown.

For the fashion-loving pooch, the Friedmans designed a Barbie sterling silver dog tag necklace for $325; there’s also a pink-diamond version for $2,450.

Barbie at Fred Segal Santa Monica Studio, 500 Broadway, Santa Monica. (310) 394-8509. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.



Lola et Moi Today: Need gifts for the little girl in your life? Through Monday, this shop, which sells “couture-like clothing” for girls ages 6 months to 12 years, is having a sample sale with discounts of up to 60% on dresses, jackets and trousers. Or shop online and take 30% off your entire purchase on the same days.

238 S. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 276-5652. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tarina Tarantino Friday through Nov. 30: The pink-haired accessory designer is holding a post-Thanksgiving sale with 20% off everything in her signature boutique. Tarantino’s baubles make great gifts. Check out the wearable collaborations with Kidrobot and Hello Kitty. Shoppers who spend more than $150 will receive a free tote bag while supplies last.

7957 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 651-5155. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Mango Friday through Nov. 30: The fast-fashion retailer from Barcelona, Spain, is holding an after-Thanksgiving sale at its South Coast Plaza location, with a DJ from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday. Take 30% to 50% off already affordable finds (the majority are under $100) such as the Penelope and Monica Cruz collection of little black dresses, coats and menswear-inspired suits.

3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. (714) 549-1582. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Sunday. www

Presse Ongoing: The La Brea boutique for emerging American designers is preparing for the holidays with a sale on select women’s fall merchandise from Vena Cava, Vera Wang and Rose, among others. One item to be on the lookout for is a Proenza Schouler sequined T-shirt for $578 -- a 30% discount. Also priced to move are accessories such as $145 Epice scarves (one for you, one for me).

326 S. La Brea Ave. (323) 937-1560. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. www.presse