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Beachy bikes and surfboards at Juicy Couture

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Anyone who’s a fan-bordering-on-collector of Juicy Couture’s ultra-girlie wares will find the new beachy merchandise in the renovated Malibu store pretty drool-worthy. The Malibu and East Hampton locations are carrying limited-edition beach cruisers and surfboards emblazoned with the Juicy Couture logo in bright and splashy shades of teal and hot pink. Bike

Only six bikes and a handful of boards were created, with the bikes retailing around $425. Prices on the boards are provided upon request; the boards don’t seem like something that would ever hit the water but, rather, adorn the wall of a Juicy girl’s (or guy’s) office or bedroom.

The bikes, however, seem a bit more functional and relatively low-key when it comes to logos.

Regardless, it really doesn’t get more summery and Southern California than Juicy-branded beachcombers and surfboards.

Juicy Couture Malibu, 3900 Cross Creek Road, Malibu, CA 90265

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Weekend Update: Order Minx in; Jennifer Aniston fave hairstylist opens Malibu's Safire McMillan Canale, Wanda Soolip Wen schools gift-wrapping

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Need a manicure but don't have the time to leave work, office or home? Or do you simply not want to deal with Saturday traffic? Through May 15, Manicures R Mobile is giving a 20% discount on a Minx applique manicure and pedicure (regular price $160). Ask for "Minx promo" when scheduling an appointment by phone, (310) 859-7379, or e-mail info@manicuresrmobile.com.

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If you admire Jennifer Aniston’s do, you should know that her hairstylist, Chris McMillan, is part of the trio launching Safire McMillan Canale salon in Malibu. Haircuts start at $100 for short hair to $150 for longhair. McMillan charges $600.

3835 Cross Creek Road, Malibu. (310) 456 9973. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Events

On Saturday (April 17), Wanda Wen, founder of A Soolip Weeding, will sign copies of her book “The Art of the Gift Wrapping” at a cocktail reception at her namesake store while expert gift-wrappers  show how to wrap stylishly. Also at Soolip Paperie, there will be demonstrations throughout the day by letterpress printing artist Elizabeth Hubbell, calligraphist Aleksey Shirokov and other artisans giving tips on sewing, bookbinding and sustainable landscaping. E-mail event@soolip.com or call (310) 360-0545 to attend the reception from 5 to 8 p.m.

8646 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. (310) 360-0545. Workshops are 1 to 4 p.m.; book signing is 5 to 8 p.m. 

-- Max Padilla

Photo: Minx appliques. Credit: Minx

Come sale away: Deals at The Way We Wore, Alice + Olivia and more

The Way We Wore -- Through Aug. 16: The vintage clothing shop kicks off its annual summer clearance. Collectible pieces include a $150 Betsey Johnson cherry-print sundress (regular price $295) and a $225 Oscar de la Renta 1980s-era silk frock ($425). Find $75 heels from both Charles Jourdan and Sonia Rykiel. Baubles will be $10 and up; accessories start at $25. Spend more than $100 today and enter a prize drawing. Major credit cards including American Express accepted.

334 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 937-0878. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. www.thewaywewore.com

Keep -- Friday and Saturday: The casual women's and men's sneaker brand takes up to 75% off its regular prices. Sample sale deals include $30 boat shoes, $25 slip-ons and $35 hi-tops.

418 Bamboo Lane, Los Angeles. (213) 620-0148. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. www.keepcompany.com

Zachary's Smile -- Through Saturday: The cool and casual brand is taking up to 70% off summer styles, vintage pieces, footwear and accessories at its Silver Lake outpost. Current season fashions on markdown include an $88 ethnic-print strapless dress (regular price $298), a $128 strapless 1980s number with ruffle-skirt ($198) and $68 high-waist coral trousers ($168).

4014 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 668-1900. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. www.zacharyssmile.com

Alice + Olivia -- Through Saturday: Stacey Bendet's contemporary line takes 40% off spring and summer styles. On offer: warm-weather looks including $132 fringe shorts (original price $220), a $198 mini dress ($330) and a $264 beaded dress ($440).

3939 Cross Creek Road, Malibu. (310) 775-8375. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; 134 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 247-0120. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. www.aliceandolivia.com

-- Max Padilla

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Saturday sale at Oliver Peoples in Malibu

L.A.-based eyewear maker Oliver Peoples is kicking off its sale season with a "summer sessions" event Saturday night at its Malibu location. Then, on July 30, and every Thursday through Aug. 27, it will offer similar sales at its Sunset Boulevard flagship. All eyewear will be priced at either $99 or $119 (regularly $300 to $500) during the events, and there will be complimentary cocktails.

6 to 9 p.m. 3900 Cross Creek Road, Malibu. (310) 456-1333.

6 to 9 p.m. 8642 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 657-2553.

www.oliverpeoples.com

-- Max Padilla

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Alice + Olivia family picnic at Malibu Lumber Yard

Alice-olivia-300 On Sunday, Alice + Olivia kicks off summer by hosting a surfside family picnic at the Malibu Lumber Yard, and neighbors Tory Burch and Intermix are chipping in on the festivities offering kid face-painting, balloon art and jewelry making.

To get the party started, Alice + Olivia will be handing out complimentary lunch boxes decorated by designer Stacey Bendet and packed with healthful sandwiches, pasta salad, fruit and a beverage. Kids can design their own lunch pail, complete with shovel and sunglasses, then snack on Yogen Früz frozen yogurt or decorate a Crumbs cupcake.

Of course, shopping is encouraged, with 10% of proceeds from Alice + Olivia and other participating stores benefiting the EB Medical Research Foundation (www.ebkids.org), which funds research and treatment for the debilitating skin disease epidermolysis bullosa.

Shoppers will find Alice + Olivia beach-ready gear, including $154 shorts, $297 jumpsuits, $198 embellished T-shirts and a $330 puff-sleeved "poet" dress that can double as an aprés-beach cover-up. Little girls can try on a $330 froufrou party dress named after Bendet's daughter Eloise. Picnickers can pick up a $505 cashmere blanket for a fancy throw down.

Bendet says that after she saw "kids running around the courtyard" during the opening of the Malibu Lumber Yard, she surmised the open-air mall would make a great place for a picnic. "Picnics remind me of family time, and I want to share that," she says.

3939 Cross Creek Road, Malibu. Noon to 5 p.m. (310) 775-8375. www.aliceandolivia.com

-- Max Padilla

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Photo: Alice + Olivia puff-sleeve "poet" dress. Credit: Alice + Olivia

Store openings: H&M, Morgane Le Fay, Soffer Ari

Soffer Ari: The jewelry and leather goods designer known for diamond-studded leather pants unveils his Beverly Hills flagship. Gift ideas for rock stars or rock star wannabe dads (Lenny Kravitz and Tommy Lee are fans) include gothic cross or fleur-de-lis silver money clips, key rings, bracelets, earrings and a "Los Angeles" ring -- each less than $250.

850 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 849-9272. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday by appointment. www.sofferaristore.com

H&M Thursday: The Westside and Inland Empire's Victoria Gardens are the fast-fashion chain's two new Southern California outposts. On Thursday, the Westside Pavilion location will offer the first 100 customers an H&M T-shirt and a shopping card valued at up to $250. One shopper will receive a "red carpet access pass" for a sneak peek at the store before it officially opens to the public at noon. Seasonal looks, in stores now, include 1950s-inspired styles and floral prints featuring $24.90 detailed women's blouses and $59.90 men's tailored blazers.

10800 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 474-2304. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. 12410 S. Main St., Rancho Cucamonga. (909) 463-2218. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. www.hm.com

Morgane Le Fay: The airy and romantic brand, founded 27 years ago in New York's SoHo area, opens its second Westside location. The new Malibu store will carry an exclusive cotton-jersey knit line starting at $180, including a "Malibu" short dress ($580). The boutique is also hosting a photography exhibit by Deborah Anderson, to benefit Return to Freedom, a sanctuary for wild American mustangs in Lompoc. 23410 Civic Center Way, Malibu, Suite D-5 (310) 317-4447. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.morganelefay.com

--Max Padilla

This week's sales and events

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Sale Rack: Diving into swimwear specials, Alberta Ferretti trunk show

Pool Party Thursday and Saturday: Swimwear maker throws a traveling event featuring gift bags with purchase -- gifts include sunscreen, spa and yoga coupons -- and locally made Limoncello. New bikinis and maillot styles ($225 to $265) come structured and in earth tones. Enter to win a weekend stay, including discounted dining and spa, at the Parker Palm Springs.

Michael Nusskern, 1630 San Miguel Drive, Newport Beach. (949) 759-5500. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Fred Segal Flair, 500 Broadway, Santa Monica. (310) 451-7178. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

www.poolswimwear.com

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Store openings: South Paradiso, Alice + Olivia

South Paradiso: The handmade, vintage-inspired rock 'n' roll leather collection, designed by Romulus Von Stezelberger and co-owned by Redwood Bar's Christian Frizzell and Joe Walters, opens its first boutique in Sunset Plaza. The local line's leather jackets ($1,100 to $5,000), denim ($600) and accessories, including bags ($400), are an homage to late 1960s and early 1970s rockers.

8533 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. (310) 657-2323. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Alice + Olivia: Stacey Bendet's city chic ready-to-wear collection lands in the Malibu Lumber Yard shopping center. Day-to-evening looks include $84 cropped leggings, $115 tank tops with curved hems, $220 cargo pants and $440 halter dresses. The store also stocks kids wear and Anthony + Mo menswear, plus the affordable (around $38) Alice + Olivia for Payless shoe collection.

3939 Cross Creek Road, Malibu. (310) 775-8375. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.aliceandolivia.com

-- Max Padilla

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