Village at Westfield Topanga to open this weekend in Woodland Hills

Village at Topanga

Shoppers stroll around the Village at Topanga, an upscale open-air mall, in this artist’s rendering.

(Westfield Group)

The Westfield Group’s new open-air mall, the Village at Westfield Topanga, is set to open in Woodland Hills this weekend with scores of activities.

The list includes yoga, bocce ball, dancing, story time for kids, cooking demonstrations, makeup applications, entertainment, artists  -- there’s even a doggie fashion show. Events are scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Friday and run through 7 p.m. Sunday. Find a complete list here.

The Village is located at 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., directly across from Westfield Topanga. (A trolley service connects the two centers.)

A robust lineup of retailers, service providers and eateries includes Costco, Williams-Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, Bassett Furniture, Z Gallerie, Sur La Table, Fabletics, Blushington, Burke Williams, Drybar, Il Fornaio, Katsuya, Jonathan Adler, REI, floral studio Fleurish, J. Jill, JET by John Eshaya and others. 


Of note, fashion truck J.D. Luxe is opening a new, stationary flagship at the Village on Saturday. The “truck and mortar” store was built around a 1960s utility truck, staying true to the boutique’s mobile roots. An opening event -- including Champagne, music, a photo booth and prizes -- is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the new mall.

Lifestyle expert Nathan Turner is represented with Nathan Turner’s American Style pop-up, featuring a selection of American-made fashion home decor, beauty and general lifestyle products. It is scheduled to be open throughout the fall and early winter.

The mall also plans to host a weekly certified farmers market on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and it will be previewed each day of the grand opening celebration.

In other shopping news:



Macy’s is planning to present Fashion’s Front Row, a runway show and party, at Macy’s Beverly Center at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 24. Designs from Hello Kitty, I.N.C. International Concepts, Jessica Simpson and Tommy Hilfiger are to be shown on the runway. Other activities during the evening include mini-makeovers by Lancome, manicures by OPI, a photo booth sponsored by American Express, treats from Fancy Pop & Hollywood Candy Girls, juice by Nekter and AquaHydrate water. Samsung is to be showing off its new Gear S2 smart watch too. Special guests Reza Farahan from the “Shahs of Sunset” TV series and actress Lisa Rinna are expected to attend. Customers who spend $75 or more during the event may receive a custom-engraved charm. The event will be on Level 2 of the store at 8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles.

Black Halo designer Laurel Berman and award winning costume designer Janie Bryant (" Mad Men”) plan to make an appearance at South Coast Plaza from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. The pair will present the capsule collection Bryant recently designed for Black Halo. The event, which includes modeling and refreshments, will be on level 3 of the mall, at 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa.

Sample sales

Vince plans a sample sale featuring men’s and women’s merchandise at up to 70% off Thursday through Sunday at Lincoln Creative Studios, 1656 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.


New York-based Pop Up Flea is popping up in California for the first time this weekend, planning to offer more than 50 brands over three days at the Grove. Pop Up Flea brings together a curated assortment of brands for men, including clothing, grooming items, accessories and vintage and home goods, with prices ranging from $50 to $15,000. Hours are 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. The market will be on the Level 8 rooftop at the Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles.

Trunk show


Victorian-inspired jewelry designed in 14-karat gold by Arik Kastan is to be featured in a trunk show at Jaimie Geller Jewelry, 15310 Antioch St., Pacific Palisades from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. 

Beauty, wellness and grooming

Simone Loban, co-founder of Capelli’s Gentleman’s Barbershop in Seattle, has opened a Capelli’s in downtown Los Angeles’ Citigroup Center, at 444 S. Flower St. A grand opening celebration is planned from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 25, featuring a Scotch tasting and appetizers from Mendocino Farms. To RSVP for the free event, visit

Spa Week is coming up Oct. 12-18, a time when spas and fitness studios across the country offer select services that usually run $100-$500 for $50. You can find participating providers and book appointments online at


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