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Shopping: West 3rd Street's holiday block party; Whitney Port fashion event; Babakul at Fred Segal; Bar Noir's retail respite

December 7, 2010 |  2:07 pm


A few notable happenings for a more stylish week...

West Third Street's annual holiday block party Thursday: Shop West Third Street's annual block party, where stores including Petro Zillia and Hillary Rush are discounting merchandise and offering cocktails and holiday cheer.

West Third Street, between Fairfax Avenue and La Cienega Blvd. 6 to 9 p.m.

Whitney Port event Thursday: Reality star-turned-designer Whitney Port will be  offering styling tips and giving an exclusive look at her new collection, Seamless, at this in-store shopping event, featuring discounted fall looks from Port's other collection, Whitney Eve.

 Hillary Rush Boutique, 8222 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles. 6 to 9 p.m.

Babakul shop-in-shop grand opening party Thursday: California lifestyle brand Babakul (founded by True Religion co-founder Kym Gold) has debuted a shop-in-shop inside Fred Segal Santa Monica and is inviting you to the grand opening party. Nibble on hors d'voueres and sip cocktails while checking out the cool new space and the brand's latest collections. RSVP to

Fred Segal Santa Monica, 500 Broadway, Santa Monica. 5 to 8 p.m. 

What Goes Around Comes Around holiday party Thursday: L.A. vintage purveyors What Goes Around Comes Around (which also designs the vintage-inspired WGACA collection ) is throwing a holiday bash at its Space15Twenty digs hosted by model-turned-actress Jamie King and Donovan Leitch, and you're invited. Leitch will be DJing, Moonshine bevvies will be served and the WGACA Fall collection will be discounted up to 60% off. RSVP to

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

Retailer's Therapy at Bar Noir Ongoing: Take a break from the feverish holiday shopping this season with cocktails at Maison 140's Bar Noir. Mention "Retailer's Therapy" at the bar and nab two cocktails for the price of one — from Dec. 1 to Dec. 30. Score!

140 S. Lasky Drive, Beverly Hills. 9 to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday only.

--Emili Vesilind

Photo: A corner of the new Babakul shop-in-shop. Credit: Babakul.