Since then, several celebrities have given the made-in-Italy footwear a spin. (Miranda Lambert, for instance, wore Palter DeLiso's "Fiancé" clear PVC + rose metallic leather, platform sandals to perform at the 2014 Country Music Awards in November; Minnie Driver chose the Valentina pump for a pre-Emmys party in August; and Abigail Spencer showed off the Stride black lizard skin heels at a luncheon honoring Carolina Herrera in September.)
Now the brand has taken another step forward, opening a flagship boutique in Beverly Hills in late November. The 450-square-foot selling space includes a 100-square-foot "shoe closet" with brass and Lucite shelves and custom LED lighting. There's also a 1,250-square-foot design studio and corporate headquarters.
The store is at 9631 Brighton Way. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Australia-based fitness-wear brand Vie Active had planned to mark the opening of its new store in Venice with a celebration Tuesday. But the weather didn't cooperate. Because of heavy rains the event was postponed and is now set to take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The party will include wine, light bites and music in the store at 1218 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Figat7th launches a series of three free outdoor concerts on Friday. Raquel Rodriguez is the headliner Friday, to be followed by Ethio Cali on Dec. 12 and Subsuelo on Dec. 19. The events begin with happy hour at 4 p.m., a DJ at 7 p.m. and the show at 8 p.m. The concerts will be on the Taste level of the mall, at 735 S. Figueroa St. in downtown L.A.
Figat7th also has a clever take on Santa photos this holiday season. The jolly old gent will be available for selfies on the Taste level from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through Dec. 20. But you aren't limited to photos on Santa's lap. You can take pictures of yourself and Santa eating pizza or noodles, for instance, posing in front of Gold's Gym or otherwise cruising the mall.
Wares from Trina Turk, Cynthia Vincent and more than 20 other designers are to be featured in the Holiday Boutique and sample sale benefit for Ivanhoe Elementary school this week.The sale is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the school auditorium, 2828 Herkimer St. in Silver Lake.
Luxury handbag label Thale Blanc is hosting a fashion event for charity on Sunday. Earlier, Thale Blanc put on a workshop to teach children about design and philanthropy. The kids made bracelets inspired by Flutter of Hope, a line of Thale Blanc clutches that are sold to benefit Children's Hospital Los Angeles. On Sunday the children will co-host the event to sell their designs. All proceeds are to be donated to the hospital. The event is scheduled from 4 to 9 p.m. at 645 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood.
Shinola, the made-in-Detroit purveyor of watches, leather goods and bicycles, and Mollusk are teaming up for an event from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday featuring a holiday card workshop, musical acts and a barbecue (which begins at 4 p.m.). The event will be in and behind the Shinola store at 3515 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles.
Sumi's in Los Feliz plans to host a trunk show from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday featuring three jewelry designers: Carla de la Cruz, Arivka Jewelry and Jivita Jewelry.The shop is at 1812 N. Vermont Ave. RSVPs are requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warehouse and sample sales
Clover Canyon plans a sample sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at 834 S. Broadway, 12th floor, Los Angeles.
Rachel Pally is having a three-day warehouse sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 201 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. Items from Pally's contemporary collection, White Label collection and Rachel Pally Baby will be 60% to 75% off retail. Women's sizes range from XS to 3X and baby clothes are 0 to 24 months.
Junk Food Clothing Co. plans a sample sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 5770 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles. Men's, women's and kids' T-shirts will be available for $10 for one, $15 for two.
Accessories brand Bando plans to host a holiday pop-up shop in its Los Angeles studio from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. The event will feature an assortment of jewelry, tech gadgets, hair accessories and other giftable items, along with refreshments and more. The studio is at 1483 Havenhurst Drive, West Hollywood. Enter through the lilac door in the back.