Black Friday Retail Round Up
Nowhere shops quite like LA. In honour of Black Friday, on 24 November, this is your LUXE guide to the best stores for flexing that plastic. Get up early for the biggest and best day of the retail calendar...
Start with America’s favourite high-end department store, Bloomingdale's, where you can browse an exclusive edit of designer fashion, shoes, accessories, plus plenty more – with sensational slashed prices. The sale will span homewares, men’s clothing, shoes, dresses and handbags.
Warning: Creatures of Comfort will wreak havoc on your bank balance, but you’ll walk away from the experience with some envy-inducing threads, shoes and accessories. Enjoy 30 percent off online and in-store from 11am to 7pm – and expect plenty of ‘where did you get that?’ convos. This New York label aces I-woke-up-like-this cool; prepare to queue.
You can easily lose a whole day in the shiny new Fred Segal flagship store on Sunset Boulevard. Highlights of the 13,000-square-foot retail kingdom include an outpost of San Francisco-based bakery and restaurant Tartine, plus Levi's, Libertine and Buena Park-based designer George Esquivel's footwear line. Sharpen your elbows for the best BF finds.
Add some oomph to your interiors – and wardrobe and jewellery box – by visiting Kelly Wearstler, which stars an eclectic array of Wearstler-designed treats and trinkets, from furniture and furnishings to art works, clothing and accessories. Wearstler’s covetable brand of luxury doesn’t come cheap – except on sale days, when you could save up to 50 percent on select fall and pre-fall garms.
Whether you’re after affordable faux fur, classic tees, chic shoes, streamlined tailoring for both ladies and gents, or sexy tech gadgets, you’ll find it all at OAK, whose bargain-bonanzas are the stuff of real-life legends. From Friday through Sunday, you can buy OAK goodies in-store for half the usual price.
Indulge your wanderlust without leaving the country at Opening Ceremony, which draws inspiration from far-flung lands. In addition to stocking designs by local talent, the shop shifts focus each year to a new visiting country, making the store an evolving marketplace for exotic souvenirs and international talent. Save 30 percent on purchases on Black Friday.
People have been known to board planes for Rebecca Minkoff’s seasonal sales – no wonder, when you can enjoy up to 75 percent off. That said, shopping here is a pretty pleasurable experience all year round: customers can enjoy a glass of bubbly as they browse the latest collections via the interactive video wall, and there’s an expert team of stylists. (In the Black Friday madness, they might not have time to dispense their usual tips and recommendations.)
In honour of Cyber Monday, the Peninsula Beverly Hills has some exclusive gift card offers available 22-27 November. You can get 10 percent off spa gift cards of $300 or more, and 20 percent off spa gift cards of $1,500 or more. Just think of all those massages…
Fancy saving on food and drink at the hotel, instead? Get the same savings on the Peninsula’s dining gift cards, which can be used at any of the hotel’s restaurants, including the Belvedere, the Roof Garden, the Living Room and the Club Bar. You’ll also get free shipping (international and domestic) on all Cyber Monday gift card orders. Because you’re worth it.
Bloomingdale's / 8500 Beverly Blvd / Beverly Grove / +1 310 360 2700 / 10am-10pm Mon-Sat, 11am-8pm Sun / + branches / bloomingdales.com
Creatures of Comfort / 3902 Sunset Blvd / Silver Lake / +1 323 486 7978 / 11am-7pm Mon-Sat, noon-6pm Sun / creaturesofcomfort.us
Fred Segal / 8500 Sunset Blvd / West Hollywood / +1 877 411 5893 / 10am-9pm Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm Sun / fredsegal.com
Kelly Wearstler / 8440 Melrose Ave / West Hollywood / +1 323 895 7880 / 10am-7pm Mon-Fri, noon-6pm Sat-Sun / kellywearstler.com
OAK / 7228 Beverly Blvd / Fairfax / +1 323 965 2779 / noon-8pm Mon-Sat, till 7pm Sun / oaknyc.com
Opening Ceremony / 451 North La Cienega Blvd / Beverly Grove / +1 310 652 1120 / 11am-7pm Mon-Sat, from noon Sun / openingceremony.com
Rebecca Minkoff / 8335 Melrose Ave / Beverly Grove / +1 323 451 7414 / 11am-7pm Mon-Sat, noon-7pm Sun / rebeccaminkoff.com
Peninsula Beverly Hills / 9882 S Santa Monica Blvd / Beverly Hills / +1 310 551 2888 / beverlyhills.peninsula.com