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Shopping: Vera Wang's all-red bridal collection comes to L.A.

April 23, 2012 |  6:40 am

Vera Wang

Vera Wang showed her entire spring 2013 bridal collection in shades of red at New York bridal week a few days ago. This week, local brides will have a chance to see and shop the collection in L.A.  Wang looked east toward China for inspiration, creating the gowns in shades of cinnabar, cherry, scarlet and burgundy. Brides can choose those hues or traditional whites or ivory. The collection will be on view this Thursday through Saturday at Vera Wang Bridal House, 8445 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. For an appointment, call (323) 602-0174.

Diesel sample sale

Diesel's spring-summer sample sale is scheduled this week and will include men's and women's clothing and accessories priced 75-80% off retail. The sale will be  2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at 662 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood. Cash only.

South Coast Plaza

More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the 23rd annual Southern California Spring Garden Show at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa this week. The show will be in the part of the mall that's anchored by Macy's Home Store and Crate & Barrel, at the corner of Bear Street and South Coast Drive (old-timers know this as the former Crystal Court section). Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. (800) 782-8888. Admission is free.

In the main building at South Coast Plaza, at 3333 Bristol St., Diane von Furstenberg opened a boutique and luxury shoe purveyor Roger Vivier opened its West Coast flagship this month. Diane von Furstenberg is located on the first floor near Macy's and Roger Vivier is on the first floor near Nordstrom. 


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Photo: A look from Vera Wang's collection for spring 2013, all in red. Credit: Vera Wang.