EL SEGUNDO—We previously shared our excitement about new retail/lifestyle compound The Point (850 S Sepulveda Boulevard), which counts SoulCycle, Athleta, and True Food Kitchen as some of its current occupants plus many more on the horizon. Thursday evening the complex's shopping scene officially adds a Michael Stars shop to the list with a grand opening celebration. From 6-8pm the brand that perfected California-casual christens its latest location with a Rose Wine Bar, frozen treats from Hannah's Bananas, tress touch-ups courtesy of Hush Hush salon, and a 20% discount on new fall merchandise. Additionally, a portion of all sales made during the event will be donated to local philanthropic women's organization Sandpipers.
SILVER LAKE—A few weeks ago, we reported the opening of Valerie Suter's collection of paintings at Sunset Junction's cute Cali-centric gift shop Los Angeles County Store (4333 W Sunset Boulevard). Though the exhibition of literary-inspired works comes to a close this Saturday, the store will simultaneously offer a trunk show of fashions by the artist. Suter's handmade, hand-painted silk and cotton dresses will make their debut (and be available for purchase) from 12-2pm. This is the first ever clothing collection by the New York native (now living in LA) who originally began designing garments out of frustration from trying to find the kind of pieces she wanted to wear.
BEVERLY HILLS—It doesn't get much more luxe than the iconic Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons (9500 Wilshire Boulevard), so it's a safe bet that any fashion brands the hotel aligns itself with must also be delightfully indulgent. Enter Maison de Papillon, an apparel and loungewear line best known for its use of sumptuous fabrics like silk and cashmere. The brand's Fall collection—which heavily utilizes the latter—can be seen and shopped at a trunk show hosted by the hotel this Friday and Saturday from 11am-4pm. Guests will also get the chance to meet designers Danielle Salinas and Shriya Bisht at the grand event.