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Weekend Update: Jean Paul Gaultier for Target, Moods of Norway event, Blowfish sample sale, Urban Pet grand opening

March 5, 2010 | 10:53 am

JPG_TARGET_4Jean Paul Gaultier is a true Parisian couturier, who became a household name after Madonna wore his conical bra on her “Blonde Ambition” tour. Gaultier is also the house designer for Hermès.

On Sunday, the Jean Paul Gaultier for Target collection hits the racks, featuring Gaultier’s trademark looks such as a tattoo-print stretch T-shirt ($26.99), dress ($29.99) and leggings ($24.99).

Key pieces include a gingham bustier top ($29.99), trench coat ($59), black strapless dress (also $59) and leather moto jacket ($199.99) plus a pinstripe jacket and short set ($49.99 and $34.99) that really channels the Material Girl circa "Express Yourself." Jean Paul Gaultier for Target is available through Apr. 11.


Today, Recess nail spa, which features nontoxic treatments, celebrates its two-year anniversary with $20 Manicures & Martinis happy hour every Friday this month. Complimentary valet parking. 

8408-B Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles. (323) 782-9919. 4 to 8 p.m.

On Saturday, Moods of Norway’s owner/designers Simen, Stefan and Peder launch their youthful spring sportswear collection with music, cocktails and Norwegian waffles. There’s also a live art installation by Popeone plus a Korean BBQ truck parked outside. RSVP to:

113 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 271-7172. Noon to 6 p.m.

US382c-PE307 Buy your pet a matching fuzzy sweater for those chilly mornings. Silver Lake’s Urban Pet is celebrating its grand opening on Saturday featuring cocktails (for those over 21 with I.D.), hors d’oeuvres and an in-store pet disco. Urban Pet promises to do for pet supply stores what “Whole Foods did for supermarkets.” If you’re a neighborhood hipster, check out Zack & Zoey’s dog jumpsuit. A silent auction will be held to benefit Downtown Dog Rescue plus product promotions and special discounts. Complimentary valet.

4475 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 664-4700. 6 to 9 p.m.

Sample Sales

On Saturday, Blowfish Shoes holds a sample sale taking up to 50% off footwear and bags for women, juniors and girls -- prices start at $15 for flats -- with 100% of  proceeds to benefit the Santa Monica Boys & Girls Clubs' Beachsiders Keystone Club for teen leadership. You can also shop for Haiti by buying one pair of flip flops for yourself and another to be donated to the Red Cross.

1728 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. (877) 725-6934. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

-- Max Padilla

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Photo: Jean Paul Gaultier for Target bustier top ($29.99) and shorts ($34.99), Zack & Zoey dog jumpsuit. Courtesy Target and Zack & Zoey.