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Weekend Update: Reformed Pop-Up store, Esquivel shoe sample sale and more

October 22, 2009 |  5:54 pm

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-- On Saturday (Oct. 24), Reformed Pop-Up store at Space 15Twenty opens. The Reformation’s Yael Aflalo and Chi Bui are launching their Reformed collection for Urban Outfitters at Space 15Twenty with a cocktail reception. The temp store will carry the affordable Reformed collection ($48-108) plus the Reformation's one-of-a-kind pieces and leathers from Veda. RSVP to

1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles. 7 to 10 p.m.


-- Tonight (Oct. 22) and Saturday (Oct. 24), celebrate the launch of Peter Lamas Chinese Herb organic hair care ($20-45) at Fred Segal Beauty Mix. Legend Lamas, who coiffed Jacqueline Onassis, will greet  shoppers. Product samples and nosh provided. RSVP to

500 Broadway, Santa Monica. (310) 394-8509. 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

-- Friday (Oct. 23) through Sunday, Westfield Topanga Style Tour lands in center court starring "Project Runway" finalist Laura Bennett and Tori Spelling. At 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, Bennett doles out style tips. At 1 p.m. Saturday, Spelling hosts makeovers for shoppers. At noon Sunday, beauty consultations will be offered to shoppers.

6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park. (818) 594-8740. Noon to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

-- On Saturday (Oct. 24), Hello Kitty kicks off the celebrations leading up to her 35th birthday with a Super Fan Day. Hello Kitty Super Fan Day starts off with a bento box workshop, followed by Karaoke and happy hour for adults. Meet “Kitty Mama” head designer Yuko Yamaguchi in from Tokyo and Tokidoki’s Simone Legno from Italy who will launch the Hello Kitty x Tokidoki 35th Anniversary collection.

Royal/T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 559-6300. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.


-- Starting Friday (Oct. 23) through Sunday (Oct. 25), Alpha menswear boutique is having a pre-holiday blowout.  Gift ideas on sale include $23 Lexon Mini Dolman Radios (regular price $63), $20 Aquala bamboo bath caddy (reg. $50), $60 Taschen Ingrid Bergman archives (reg. $200), $15 Give and Take charity T-shirts ($55). Also, Alpha is offering through Nov. 27 a “one for you, one for you” promotion: spend $100 or more and receive a $25 gift certificate.

8625 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (310) 855-0775. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

-- On Friday through Sunday, L.A. Eyeworks is having its annual sale on signature designs discounted up to 80% off and starting at $25.

7407 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 653-8255. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

-- Starting Friday through Sunday, Oliver Peoples is having a sale on selected sunglasses and optical styles priced from $79 to $99. Prescription services will also be 30% off.

8642 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 657-2553.10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

3900 Cross Creek Road, Malibu. (310) 456-1333. 10 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. (714) 557-7000.

3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. (714) 557-7000 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Sunday.

Sample sales

-- On Friday  through Sunday, Creative Recreation, the L.A.-based stylish sneaker brand is holding a sample sale in the Sportie LA parking lot featuring men’s, women’s and kid’s styles from current and past seasons. Shoes are going for up to 70% off retail.

7753 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles. (310) 278-7328. Noon to 6 p.m.

-- On Saturday, Esquivel is holding a one-day-only sample sale with “friends & family” pricing on made-to-order shoes, with prices starting at $250.
8309 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles (entrance through Sweetzer Avenue or Flores Avenue).11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

-- On Friday through Sunday, Rock & Republic is having a giant sample sale taking up to 80% off retail prices on men’s, women’s and kid’s clothing, including denim. Credit cards accepted.

Sony Studios, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City (entrance on Overland Ave.). 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

-- Max Padilla

Photo: A look from the Reformed. Credit: Courtesy the Reformed