Kate and Jack Spade collaborate on Gap Kids collection

A little boy sports a look from Gap Kids' Kate and Jack Spade collection.
(Stefano Azario )

Gap Kids has a cute, cute, cute collection of clothes for kids done in collaboration with Kate Spade and Jack Spade.

The clothes were inspired by the idea of a brother and sister driving to Grandma’s house for Thanksgiving. They’ll be available Oct. 30 to Nov. 14.

The limited edition collection marks the first time the Spade companies have ventured into kidswear. It includes 78 pieces, priced from $19.95 to $130.

EventsSplendid plans to host an evening of shopping and cocktails from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today. Fashion bloggers Catherine Sheppard of the Life Styled, Jen Pinkston of the Effortless Chic and Mara Ferreira of M Loves M are hosting. The Cocktail Academy and Effortless Thyme are providing cocktails and snacks, DJ Haute Mobile Disco will provide tunes, Sweetsugar will provide take-home treats and Christina Prusz is set to show guests how to create a cocktail napkin. Merchandise will be 20% off during the event in the store at 111 S. Robertson Blvd. RSVP to


Cathal McAteer, founder of U.K.-based men’s and women’s clothing label Folk, is scheduled to meet customers at Unionmade at the Grove from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Receive a Folk X Unionmade T-shirt with purchase, one per customer. The Grove is at 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. Hors d’oeuvres, drinks and valet parking will be provided.

The 25th annual High Tea and Fashion Show benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach. A VIP reception follows from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased by calling Orange County Ronald McDonald House at (714) 516-3669.

Mark your calendars for the Love Your Body Fashion Show, scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, 11461 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. The event is free and besides a fashion show, is to include a boutique, Women’s Wellness Corner, massages, manicures, yoga classes, free products, food and beverage tastings and a kids’ corner with arts and crafts. The event is focused on empowering women to love their bodies. To attend, register here.

Junk Food Clothing, at 1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, is offering 20% discounts on merchandise and complimentary Halloween-themed treats when you bring in kids in costumes Oct. 26-Oct. 31. The store is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Sample sales

Designers including Objects Without Meaning, Desiree Klein, House of 950, Kieley Kimmel, Osei Duro, Shaina Mote and the Palatines are participating in a sample sale from noon to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 719 S. Los Angeles St., Suite 726, Los Angeles.


Diane von Furstenberg’s first free-standing “wrap shop,” specializing in the iconic wrap dress, has opened at the Americana at Brand, 889 Americana Way, Glendale. Check the mall website for hours.


Rag & Bone has opened a new store at 1118 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. The 3,500-square-foot space offers women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, jeans, accessories and footwear. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.

Made-to-measure men’s shoe brand the Left Shoe Company has opened a pop-up shop at the corner of Canon Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills. It’s to be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday through the holidays. The company also has a regular store at 8473-D Melrose Ave., Los Angeles.

Activewear brand Lole has opened a Brentwood store at 13050 San Vicente Blvd. The store, on the second floor of Brentwood Place, is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Skingraft has opened a flagship in downtown L.A.'s historic core in the Great Republic Lofts building at 758 S. Spring St. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.


Intermix has opened a boutique at the Promenade at Westlake, 100 Promenade Way, Westlake Village. The new store is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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