Shopping L.A.: David's Bridal offers new Luxe gown collection
David's Bridal has introduced a new line for brides looking for a lavish gown at a not-so-lavish price.
There are five styles in the David's Bridal Luxe Collection featuring intricate embellishment such as crystals, beads, sequins and trains. The gowns are priced $1,199 to $1,399. Currently they are available in only 30 stores, including Montclair and Long Beach locally. The Montclair store is at Montclair East Commercial Center, 5399 Moreno St., (909) 621-2000. The Long Beach store is in Long Beach Towne Center, 7621 Carson St., (562) 377-5755.
Sunglass Hut is sponsoring a "block party" featuring model Chanel Iman, the Bumbys (a duo of performance artists who humorously appraise fashion), music by DJ Zen Freeman and art by Knitta; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Sunglass Hut store at 1334 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica.
Clover Canyon summer sample sale offering up to 75% off from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at 834 S. Broadway, third floor. Cash or credit cards.
Robert Rodriguez and Robbi & Nikki sample sale offering pieces from Holiday 2011 and Spring 2012 for $5 to $50; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Robert Rodriguez Showroom in the Cooper Building, 860 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles. Cash only.
What Goes Around Comes Around vintage Chanel sale at 10% off, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at 159 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles.
Newbark summer sale offering handmade shoes, boots and bags, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, at 1024 N. Orange Drive, Suite 100, Los Angeles.
Tomtom jewelry sample sale offering up to 75% off 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Cooper Building, 860 S. Los Angeles St., Room 301. Cash only.
Joie, the women's contemporary brand, is scheduled to open its first West Coast store on Friday at Fashion Island, 591 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The store will be open during regular mall hours, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
-- Susan Denley
Photo: An organza gown from David's Bridal Luxe Collection features a corset bodice, delicate lace underlay, beaded rosette and lace details and a cathedral train. It's priced at $1,299. Credit: David's Bridal.