Under Armour opens first California retail store
Performance-wear label Under Armour has opened its first West Coast “brand house,” the Baltimore-based company’s name for its retail stores, at the Americana at Brand shopping center in Glendale. The 10,000-square-foot space, which opened its doors on March 2 next to the Free People store, carries the label’s full range of men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories as well as a dedicated wearables area to showcase devices that work with its Connected Fitness platform. This store joins a handful of stand-alone factory stores in Southern California and a Las Vegas brand house that bowed earlier this year. Under Armour Brand House, 837 Americana Way, Glendale.
Kendra Scott takes a SoCal road trip
The Austin, Texas-based Kendra Scott jewelry and accessories brand is taking a custom Airstream trailer on the road for a swing through Southern California with local stops planned for the Weddington Way pop-up shop at 314 N. Robertson Blvd. in West Hollywood from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 17 (think of it as a pop-in to a pop-up) and at the Grove shopping center in Los Angeles from noon to 6 p.m. March 18. The 2016 Jewelry Tour will include the option to customize earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings as well as shop the latest collection with a portion of tour proceeds to benefit the Council of Fashion Designers of America/CFDA Foundation’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign. More information, including additional tour locations, is at www.kendrascott.com/jewelrytour.
Battistoni to bow in Beverly Hills
Italian luxury label Battistoni has chosen to make Beverly Hills the home of its first U.S. stand-alone store, which is set to open its doors on Wilshire Boulevard on March 16. The Rome-based tailored clothing label, founded in 1946, has a long history with Hollywood, having dressed Humphrey Bogart and Marlon Brando and, more recently, funnyman Will Ferrell. Previously, Barneys New York was the only place stateside to find its high-end suits, shirts, footwear and leather accessories. Battistoni, 9536 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.