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Weekend update: Prada opens at South Coast with an exclusive bag; donate an old dress at Diane von Furstenberg; William Rast and Faith Connexion sample sales

April 28, 2010 |  6:02 pm


Milanese luxury brand Prada opens a 5,000-square-foot full-collection flagship boutique in South Coast Plaza on Saturday, which previously stocked only accessories there. Prada South Coast will carry exclusives such as three handbags in tropical floral prints ($710) along with the Prints capsule collection hitting stores this month.

3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. (714) 338-2200. 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.


Spring-clean your closet and help a woman hit the job market with confidence. On Thursday, L.A. Closet Design invites you to donate a gently worn dress or buy a new one at Diane von Furstenberg, with 10% of sale proceeds going to Dress for Success. Hors d'oeuvres and complimentary wine will be offered.

8407 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 951-1947. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Trunk shows

Stuart Weitzman kicks off its heels with fall 2010 preview trunk shows featuring the latest booties on Thursday and Friday at the Americana.

The Americana at Brand, 889 Americana Way, Glendale. (818) 502-9797. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Beginning Friday, Jami Lyn is having a backroom blowout with deals starting at $20 on Elizabeth & James, Catherine Malandrino, Diane von Furstenberg, Splendid and others.

227 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 657-5887. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Sample sales

On Friday, California Market Center hosts showroom sample sales from brands including William Rast and the Hundreds.

110 E. 9th St., Suite A525, Los Angeles. (213) 439-0001. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Also on Friday and Saturday, Faith Connexion has a sample sale on women’s and men’s fashion, accessories and jewelry in its Melrose Place showroom. Prices range from $10 to $80. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

8428 Melrose Place, West Hollywood. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

-- Max Padilla

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Photo: Prada's South Coast Plaza-exclusive bag, $710. Credit: Prada