Store openings: Tavin in Echo Park
Erin Julie Tavin, a stylist and costumer, calls her new self-named boutique L.A.'s answer to Helena Christensen's Butik in New York. The store, which grew out of a Rose Bowl flea market stall, stocks new and vintage designer apparel, accessories, books and quilts in a rustic setting featuring reclaimed furnishings. Clothing prices range from $20 to $400, with the majority of the collection under $150. Studio services are available.
1543 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 482-5832. Noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. www.lifebytavin.com
-- Max Padilla