(L.A. Weekly) – Sorry, girls. It looks like that Justin Bieber shop that was proposed for the Grove shopping center in the Fairfax district is a FAIL for now, according to reports. A Bieber spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times “everything had fallen through. It’s not happening.” Read more at L.A. Weekly
Enkeboll Architectural Elements is opening a holiday pop-up store with products never before available in a retail setting. From elegant fireplace mantels to floor mirrors to side table bases to the actual elements–corbels, cornices, moldings, columns, capitals turned legs and much more, Enkeboll elements will be available at a special holiday price–up to 50% off list. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit LibraryPark, the campaign for the City of West Hollywood’s educational, community and cultural center designed in response to the unique needs of the city’s diverse community, slated to open by January 2012. WHERE: 9008 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048 (at Doheny)
The streets and fashion boutiques of West Hollywood will begin the holiday season with The Avenues’ Third Annual Holiday Walk on Friday, December 10, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m, and Saturday, December 11, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Stores in the Melrose Village will be participating along Melrose Avenue from San Vicente to Orlando. On Friday, in conjunction with extending their hours, West Hollywood fashion businesses lining the street of Melrose, such as Alberta Ferretti, Alpha and Beckley, are creating special events for the evening. Enjoy entertainment, carolers, food trucks, refreshments and special in-store promotions and sales. The sales will continue throughout the day on Saturday. The Holiday Walk brings recognition to West Hollywood’s remarkable stores and encourages holiday shopping within the community, while embracing the holiday spirit.
(Los Angeles Times) – A fashionable crowd gathered Wednesday night at the Beverly Hilton for the Divine Design gala to benefit Project Angel Food, a nonprofit that cooks and delivers nutritious meals to people coping with life-threatening illnesses. The gala attracted a glittery crowd, which was treated to a rare runway show of Brooks Brothers’ neo-prep Black Fleece collection, designed by Thom Browne. (Rare because Brooks Brothers doesn’t traditionally show the Black Fleece collection on a runway — anywhere). Continue reading at the Los Angeles Times
This December, Southern California interior design entrepreneur and tastemaker Michael Valles will open a new retail location of his Interior Illusions store in West Hollywood near Beverly and Robertson. The new store will exclusively feature products from the Curator Collection by Calvin Klein Home. The store will be the only destination in the Los Angeles area for consumers to purchase products from the Curator Collection, which includes furniture, bedding, rugs, flatware, tabletop décor and more. “Even with the economic situation, there is still a high demand for furniture and home goods that are classic, modern and luxurious,” said Michael Valles. “With this new showroom, we are giving consumers a reason to come in and visit the new location by exclusively offering the Curator Collection by Calvin Klein Home – something they can’t get anywhere else in the area.”
Park La Brea News reports that “a store called FUK U is preparing to open its doors on Melrose Avenue. Calling itself a ‘Lingerie-Love Shop’, a large pink ‘FUK U’ sign currently hangs above the shop; a picture of a scantily clad woman covers the doors, with a caption beside that reads, ‘coming soon’.” The report says that Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz is trying to figure out a way to force the business to remove the sign. The store is located on Melrose Ave near Curson. Read more and see a photo at Park La Brea News
Gift basket purveyor Harry & David has popped up its Harry & David Orchard concept at 108 North Robertson Boulevard for the holidays, according to Mondette. The store opened this past Thursday. Mondette reports, “You’ll find everything from boxes of pretty pears to myriad sweet and savory treats. Go by the store, and sample away on truffles, malt balls, trail mixes and the like… ”
Racked LA reports that the Fred Segal/Ron Herman sale started on Friday, and it’s chugging along at an amiable pace. They say that there’s a good collection of clothing and shoes priced at 50% off. Of course, in the first few days, it’s hard to get too frenzied, since the discounts deepen as the sale goes on. Racked says that they’re going to wait it out until the sale hits 75% off, but there is some good stuff there now. Read more about the sale at Racked LA
Fashion’s Night Out took over the streets everywhere you looked on Friday, not only in West Hollywood, but the surrounding areas as well. Bobby Trendy accepted over a dozen invitations to events, and the journey was captured in this photo gallery provided courtesy of The Trendy News. Bobby hit a number of parties “in full regalia” including Channel, Hermes, Salvatore Ferragamo, Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Phillip Lim, Beckley, Alexander McQueen and many more stores. He was joined by Aiden Skye and Kat of Kat Tales TV (see her video from Phillip Lim after the gallery below.
Trying to sort through an avalanche of events happening for Fashion’s Night Out? Perhaps you can get some ideas from celebrity stylist Marcellas Reynolds, who shared the top picks from his Fashion’s Night Out itinerary with Weho Daily. Events will be held in numerous locations on Friday night from 6pm to 10pm. (More info on the events can be found here.)
KICKING OFF: “I’m going to the Beverly Center to meet the Mayor, shop at Club Monaco and then see how the Wil.i.am vs. Perez Hilton feud plays out as they are both scheduled to appear.” ESSENTIALS: “Well, nothing beats Beverly Hills for the spectacle of a four story tall ferris wheel, though Andrew Christian’s underwear clad models playing Twister in West Hollywood are a close runner up.” FASHION STOP: “I must stop to say hello to Christos Garkinos at Decadestwo, one of the best vintage stores in the world. I want to have my dates, Sara Rue and Amanda Garrigus, model a lil vintage couture.”