Sy Devore Features a Pop-Up Fashion Collection Plus Hot Trends

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The Artisan De Luxe "pop up" collection is vintage inspired fashion for men and women.  Photos: Karen Young

BY KAREN YOUNG Since 1944, Sy Devore has been on the cutting edge of fashion — from the glory days of the Rat Pack and Presidents to the likes of George Clooney and Brad Pitt—and now, to hosting a fashion "pop up" shop in the store with deep … [Read more...]

New Store! No Roses Gallery Showcases Artisan Jewelry and Fine Crafts

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BY KAREN YOUNG Just in time for Mother’s Day, there’s a new boutique/gallery opening in Sherman Oaks on Thursday, May 5 featuring artisan jewelry, as well as other fine craftwork, including limited edition photographs, glasswork, ceramics and … [Read more...]

West Hollywood Boutique Brings Fashion Forward and Budget Friendly to Ventura Boulevard

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BY ALANA BRAGER Melrose style has come to the 818 in the form of Timeless — a hip and budget friendly women’s clothing boutique in the heart of Studio City. Fashionable and funky, this is the third location for the seven-year-old Timeless which … [Read more...]

Bridal Accessories for Less at Erica Koesler

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BY CAROLE ROSNER Valentine's Day has come and gone, but there are surely some new brides-to-be, so to all the newly engaged—congratulations, this one is for you. We all know outfitting a bride can be very expensive. The dress, the shoes, the veil … [Read more...]

Emerald Forest: A Treasure Chest of a Gift Shop

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Bling. Photos: Karen Young

BY KAREN YOUNG Emerald Forest is my Cheers of gift shops. I first found it when I moved back to the San Fernando Valley in 1990. Whether I visit weekly or after a few months, there’s always a warm welcome — and when I leave, it’s always … [Read more...]

The Positive Beauty of Leela Grace Jewelry

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BY CAROLE ROSNER Leela Grace Jewelry is not only eye catching, it’s whimsical, earthy and full of positive energy. Necklaces, earring, bracelets and rings are handcrafted by Jennifer Newton using semi-precious stones, gold wire and Swarovski … [Read more...]

Soto Lifestyle: Affordable, creative, upscale and eclectic gifts

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Left; Center; Right. Photos: Karen Young

BY KAREN YOUNG The Soto brand is starting to feel like an empire — but one built on friendship and exceedingly good taste. Five stores have popped up in just over five years —two of them in the last few months. Soto Boutique, a clothing … [Read more...]

Get crafty at Paper Source; Celebrate the Grand Opening with free workshops this Saturday

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BY CAROLE ROSNER Paper Source, the nationwide chain of creative “paperie” and retail shops, has opened its doors in Studio City and will be introducing themselves to the neighborhood this weekend with a Grand Opening celebration. If you’ve … [Read more...]

The Beauty Box: Luxury products and personal service for men, women and children

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BY KAREN YOUNG Want Lady Gaga’s nail color? Niche beauty products you can’t find in the 818, or some not even in Los Angeles for that matter? How about a good supply of products for men and children? And don’t your brows and eyelashes need … [Read more...]

Miche: The convertible handbag at Two Tomatoes

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BY KAREN YOUNG The Miche handbag  is  one of those "why didn't I think of that" inventions.  It's the  purse  with change, real change — meaning it's convertible.  I nearly flipped when I walked into Two Tomatoes in Sherman Oaks' Moorpark … [Read more...]