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Weekend Shopping: Madison opens an outlet, Banana Republic opens a women's store at South Coast, Designers + Artists Twelfth Street sample sale and more

July 15, 2010 | 12:09 pm
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Madison has opened a premium outlet behind the Melrose Avenue boutique stocking past season fashion at up to 80% off original retail prices. The shop will carry stock from all of the Madison locations, including Marni, Chloe and Stella McCartney, plus contemporary fashions from Alexander Wang, Elizabeth & James and Vanessa Bruno.

8115 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. (323) 651-3662. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday.  

On Friday, Banana Republic is opening a women’s store at South Coast Plaza with 25% off purchases, with proceeds all day to benefit the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Complimentary cocktails, live DJ and prize drawing for a $500 gift card. RSVP here.

South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


Designers + Artists is teaming up with Racked LA and Hearty Magazine for a sample sale at Space 15 Twenty on Thursday night. Current and past season fashion and accessories will be from 50% to 90% off retail on local labels Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Whitley Kros and Alex & Chloe. The first 20 shoppers will receive a swag bag from brands Blood is the new Black, Foot Petals and Paola Love to Shop. Umami Burger will be offering specials along with free cupcakes by Hello Sweet. RSVP to

1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd. 7-10 p.m.

Coco de Mer is having an annual summer sale this weekend (Friday through Sunday) in store and online. Prices start at $20 and discounts go up to 50% off lingerie from Stella McCartney, La Perla, Princess Tam Tam and others.

8618 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Noon-6 p.m. Sunday.


Thursday, Amica Style presents a 2010 fall jewelry trunk show at Warren-Tricomi with complimentary makeup services by the Luxe Beauty Team, Fake Bake tanning and Warren-Tricomi blowouts.

8327 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. 6-9 p.m.

Also Friday, Sugar Lilie Dessous Prives presents "Tight Lacing: The Art of Modern Corsetry." You can learn how to get in and out of a corset and get a personalized fitting. Also, lingerie in the boutique will be specially priced Friday night only.

8024 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles. (323) 655-0795. 7-9 p.m.

-- Max Padilla

Photo: New looks from Banana Republic. Credit: Banana Republic