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Retail Happenings: Where to find Under Armour, Kendra Scott, Battistoni around L.A.

Under Armour store at the Americana at Brand in Glendale
Under Armour brings a “brand house” (a.k.a. a retail store) to the Americana at Brand in Glendale.
(Matt Rybczynski / Under Armour)

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

Retail happenings

Caroline Earrings in Amazonite by Kendra Scott.

(Kendra Scott)
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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

Rendering of Battistoni store in Beverly Hills
A rendering of the upcoming Battistoni flagship boutique in Beverly Hills.
(Philip Vergeylen and Evelyn Saenz)

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.

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