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Shopping: Swimwear by Matthew Zink, trunk shows galore [Updated]

May 10, 2012 |  1:37 pm

Charlie Collage
Swimwear designer Matthew Zink — former design director at Victoria's Secret — is hosting a trunk show of his line, Charlie by Matthew Zink in Los Angeles next week. The show is scheduled to take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kitson, 8590 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. Women's suits start at $210 and men's at $100. Besides Kitson, the collection also sells at Barneys, Intermix and online at Net-a-Porter.

 Oscar de la Renta

A trunk showing of  Oscar de la Renta's autumn-winter 2012 children's collection started Thursday (it ends at 6 p.m.) and continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Oscar de la Renta boutique at 8446 Melrose Place, Los Angeles. The collection may also be seen by appointment by calling Angela Howenstein at (310) 702-1081. [Updated to clarify that it is children's wear.]

Cobra Society

Cobra Society, the luxury boot and bag line launched last year, is planning a trunk show. Designer Alex Davis will be on hand at the event, scheduled for noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at 5410 Wilshire Blvd. Items from the fall 2011 collection are up to 80% off and from the spring 2012 collection up to 45% off. RSVP to


Madewell's Denim Road Trip rolls into Santa Monica on Saturday. The brand will set up its customized Airstream trailer at Santa Monica Place for denim fittings by stylists, who will also help customers choose other pieces to go with their jeans. There will also be a braid bar, scavenger hunt and sweepstakes entry. The event is scheduled for noon to 5 p.m. at Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica.


Luxury nail salon Bellacures has opened its eighth Southern California location, this one in Pasadena. The 2,400-square-foot salon is the chain's largest. It is located at 40 Mills Place, Pasadena. Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Call (626) 264-8616.

Barbara Tfank

Designer Barbara Tfank will preview her fall-winter 2012 collection with a trunk show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Neiman Marcus, 9700 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.


Scandinavian label Sand has opened its first North American flagship in Los Angeles, offering high-end ready-to-wear for men and women. The store, at 8620 Sunset Plaza, is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday though Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. (310) 657-5469  

Jason of Beverly Hills

Jeweler Jason Arasheben of Jason of Beverly Hills has opened a store at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire. Here clients can create their own custom pieces or select from seasonal offerings. The store is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.


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Photos: Some looks from Charlie by Matthew Zink.