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Shopping: Grove launches Caring Cart. Khloe and Lamar appear in O.C.

June 6, 2012 |  2:41 pm


Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are making an appearance in Orange County to promote their perfume. Keep reading for more. But first:

The Grove
has launched an initiative called Caring Cart that provides a kiosk to a series of charitable, socially responsible brands and organizations to highlight their causes. The first partnership is with Project360, which sells contemporary clothing to raise awareness and fund for nonprofits such as the Alzheimer's Assn. Project360 was created in 2009 by Patrick Schwarzenegger, Nick Sheinberg and Kimberly Barth. Caring Cart soft-launched in May and officially opens with a party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the park at the Grove, 189 the Grove Drive, Los Angeles.

Sample Sales

Raquel Allegra, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at 834 S. Broadway, Fourth Floor, Los Angeles. The pre-spring collection will be available at 60% off retail. Cash only.

Jewelry designer Judith Ripka, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Judith Ripka Boutique, 234 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. Prices are 50% to 70%  off retail. Credit cards and cash only.

LD Tuttle shoes, featuring new and past season styles, noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at 1313 Palmetto St., Los Angeles. prices up to 80% off retail. 

Equipment, Joie and Current/Elliott, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Siren Studios, 1050 N. Orange Drive, Hollywood. Cash, Visa, Master Card, American Express accepted. No handbags or strollers.

Other sales

Splendid / Ella Moss biannual warehouse sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday on the 11th floor of the Cooper Building, 860 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles. Cash, Visa, Master Card and American Express only.

David's Bridal semiannual clearance sale starts Friday and goes through June 18 in stores and online. Prices are up to 50% off, and include bridal gowns as low as $299.99, bridesmaids dresses as low as $29 and shoes about $17.

Helms Design District Vintage Boutique trunk show hosted by Clever Vintage Clothing,  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at LightSpace Studio 8755 Washington Blvd., Culver City. Entry is $5, but free and discounted tickets are available on a first-come basis at eventbrite.

Abbot Kinney Boulevard monthly open-air market (also called the Venice Meet), 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. featuring handcrafts, music from Dustbowl Revival, food trucks and more. The Westminster Elementary play yard will be open for kids and Fetch Pet Care will provide complimentary dog-sitting.


Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are scheduled to make an appearance on behalf of their unisex fragrance Unbreakable Bond from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Perfumania's boutique at the Outlets at Orange (formerly the Block at Orange), 20 the City Blvd., Orange. 

Members of the U.S. women's water polo team will be on hand to share shopping tips from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Athleta at Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Former Los Angeles Times fashion writer Melissa Magsaysay, the author of the new book "City of Style," will host a style event from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 7 For All Mankind,  395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica. The event will include a book signing, style tips, cocktails and a DJ.. RSVP by email to [Updated at 8:10 a.m. June 7 to add RSVP information.]

What's New

Blushington is offering 30-minute makeup classes for teens for $50, offering age-appropriate looks. The makeup boutique is in Sunset Plaza, 8591 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Call (310) 652-5874 for an appointment.


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Photo: Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian arrive at the Race to Erase MS benefit this spring. They are appearing in Orange County to promote their unisex fragrance this week. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for Race to Erase MS