Celine opens at South Coast Plaza; Birchbox pops up at the Grove


The new Celine at South Coast Plaza features areas for ready-to-wear and for accessories.


Celine has adapted the concept of its Avenue Montaigne flagship in Paris for a just-opened boutique at South Coast Plaza.

Behind a facade of gray stone and green onyx, the store is divided into two parts. The front specializes in accessories, including bags, leather goods and sunglasses, while the rear has shoes and ready-to-wear clothing.

Furniture and some displays were created by Danish artist Fos.

Celine is on level one of the Nordstrom wing of the mall, at 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.


In other shopping news:


German watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne has also opened at South Coast Plaza. The store is located in the Saks Fifth Avenue wing of the mall and is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Unique Vintage is celebrating the grand reopening of its renovated store with a ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. Friday, followed by a party from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. This is the first major renovation of the space, at 2013 W. Magnolia Ave., Burbank, since Unique Vintage opened there seven years ago.


Jenette Bras is slated to open its first store on the Westside at 11 a.m. Thursday. The shop is the third one for the boutique, which specializes in lingerie for the well-endowed. (Its slogan is “the alphabet starts at ‘D’,” and cup sizes range from D to KK.) The new Jenette is at 11300 Santa Monica Blvd. (at Sawtelle).  Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The other two stores are in Pasadena and on Melrose in Los Angeles.


Birchbox, the subscription service that offers beauty, grooming and lifestyle samples in monthly boxes, is popping up at the Grove Aug. 28-30. Customers will be able to build their own boxes and receive free nail services and astrology readings from Enamel Diction. On Aug. 28, YouTube DIY guru Mr. Kate is scheduled to be on the scene from noon to 2 p.m. and on Aug. 29, Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell is to meet customers from noon to 1 p.m. Hours for the pop-up are noon to 6 p.m. on Aug. 28, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 29, and noon to 6 p.m. on Aug. 30.  The Grove is at 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles.


Update, 11:35 a.m. Aug. 19

This post has been updated to reflect a time change for Mr. Kate and D’Angelo Russell’s appearances at the Birchbox pop-up shop.




Jungmaven, known for its made-in-the-U.S. hemp T-shirts, is throwing a tie-dying event with Wittmore from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Wittmore’s new Arts District shop, at 300 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles. Guests can dye T-shirts and tank tops with indigo dyes. The first 20 guests will receive a free Jungmaven T-shirt, and beer from Angel City Brewery and snacks from the new Edibol restaurant will be served.

Chiara Ferragni of the Blonde Salad blog is to debut her latest shoe collection by making a personal appearance at Nordstrom at the Grove on Saturday. Ferragni is to be there from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The first 25 customers who purchase a pair of the shoes -- pre-sale is going on now -- will have an opportunity to have a photo taken with Ferragni and can have her sign the shoes.  The Grove is at 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles.

Trunk Shows

Designer Stacy Twilley is scheduled to present the latest Twilley Atelier collection in a Champagne trunk show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Curve boutique at Malibu Country Mart, 3835 Cross Creek Road, Malibu. Ten percent of sales during the event, plus $100 per Twilley dress sold, have been pledged to the charity Children Mending Hearts.

Lauren Cecchi New York, which specializes in luxe handbags, is planning a trunk show on Saturday at Palter DeLiso in Beverly Hills. The show will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the store at 9631 Brighton Way.

 Sample Sale

Trina Turk plans a three-day sample sale beginning Friday at 8008 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 



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