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Weekend Shopping: Unique L.A. show; Vince charity event; Alexis Bittar Mother's Day deal

May 6, 2011 | 10:32 am


A few notable happenings for a more stylish weekend:


Unique L.A. design and gift show Saturday and Sunday: Score goodies from over 300 local designers and artists including Loomlab and Love Nail Tree at the nation's largest independent design and gift show.

California Market Center, 110 E. 9th St., Los Angeles. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Vince charitable shopping event Friday: The Robertson Boulevard Vince store hosts a night of shopping where 20% of proceeds benefit the Animal Advocates Alliance. There will be a drawing for a $150 gift card, with no purchase necessary. RSVP to

112 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. 6 to 9 p.m. (310) 247-8299.

Alexis Bittar Mother's Day deal Through Sunday: Bring your mom into accessories haven Alexis Bittar and get 20% off any purchase over $250. The store will be serving free bellinis and will have a drawing for a $500 shopping spree.

Two locations: 8383 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles. (323) 951-9803. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 1612 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. (310) 452-6901. noon to 8 p.m. Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Petra Strand Target appearance and pop-up Friday and Saturday: In honor of Mother's Day, Target hosts makeup artist and Pixi cosmetics creator Petra Strand, who will be leading a team of makeup artists in hosting a pop-up makeup shop offering makeup touchups. Strand will be in-store Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., but the pop-up runs through Saturday night.

6801 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

--Emili Vesilind

Photo: A photo from Vince's fall 2011 campaign. Credit: Vince.