Shopping: High Low Vintage opens in Pasadena
High Low Vintage, which specializes in men's and women's fashions worn from the 1950s through the 1980s, has opened in Pasadena. The shop also carries antique and collectible furniture and is the exclusive Pasadena retailer for Caterina de Medici perfumes from Italy. High Low, owned by Carolyn Gray, is open from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 1031 E. Green St., Pasadena. (626) 356-0402
British luxury brand Eskandar opened its second U.S. flagship on Monday in West Hollywood. The store offers women's clothing, accessories and jewelry created by Anglo Persian designer Eskandar, who is known for simple lines, signature draping and luxurious fabrications. The designer is to be on hand at the store through Saturday. The boutique, at 8816 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, is open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (310) 246-9800
SwimSpot, which specializes in contemporary and designer swimwear, celebrated the grand opening of its new store at Santa Monica Place on Tuesday. The boutique features fit specialists to help find the most flattering styles and in-store iPads to access the company's website and its "bikini builder," which helps in mixing and matching from an array of brands. The new store is at 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica. It's open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. (877) 684-7946.
SwimSpot also plans grand openings at three other area venues: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Westfield Santa Anita in Arcadia; 5 to 8 p.m. May 22 at Westfield Topanga Canyon in Canoga Park; and 5 to 8 p.m. May 24 at Westfield Fashion Square in Sherman Oaks.
Sandast, which carries leather goods and accessories for men and women, opens its flagship store and workshop on Thursday in downtown Los Angeles. The label is designed by founder Milan Franeta, whose new line of artisan totes and bags will be introduced at the new store. A grand opening celebration is planned from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the store, at 1205 S. Hill St., Los Angeles. (213) 748-1210
Karen Michelle Boutique plans a trunk show with one-of-a-kind jewelry, free neck massages and makeovers from 2 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at 1444 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 777-6700
Sanctuary's sample sale for women is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, with prices starting at $15. The sale will be at 3611 San Fernando Blvd., Burbank. Cash and credit cards only, with a 10% surcharge on credit and debit cards. No strollers. The sale is open to women only.
Rebecca Minkoff's "I Love RM" sample sale is planned this weekend at Confederacy, 4661 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. (323) 913-3040
Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills is showcasing fashion designs from students at Otis College of Art and Design in its windows through May 29. The students were mentored by top designers including Todd Oldham, David Meister, Ron Beattie, Liliana Casabal of Morgan Le Fay and costume designer Dominque Lemieux of Cirque du Soliel. The store is at 9700 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.
-- Susan Denley
Photo: High Low Vintage in Pasadena specializes in fashions from the 1950s through the 1980s. Credit: Carolyn Gray