Summer is a time for rebirth and renewal. Maybe you’ve been thinking of sprucing up your outdoor spaces now that you can entertain again.
BY Linda Immediato June 14, 2022
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Shopping districts around the nation were hit hard by the pandemic, and many businesses were forced to shutter. Beverly Hills, while not immune, fared far better than most; many boutiques along our famous thoroughfares remain open—and some are even expanding. Online shopping might have been a life-saver (literally) during the height of COVID-19, but aren’t we ready for the tactile experience of shopping in-person again?
Summer is a time for rebirth and renewal. Maybe you’ve been thinking of sprucing up your outdoor spaces now that you can entertain again. Or you think your Zoom-appropriate wardrobe could use some livening up.Or maybe you just want to treat yourself to something a little extra. We curated this collection of splurge worthy items to inspire you to ditch your sweats and get out of the house and shop.
Crisp and striking, understated yet elegant, this striped silk shirt dress from Prada is perfect for casual gatherings from backyard birthdays to brunch. $2,350 at Prada, 343 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-278-8661 and prada.com
The “Farah” sunglasses by Tom Ford have been a long-standing bestseller for the designer. With their oversized retro vibe, they’re virtually flattering on everyone. $495 at Tom Ford, 346 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-279-9440 and tomford.com
Always have a bouquet on hand with the rose gold, emerald, and ruby “Frivole” eight-flower ring by Van Cleef & Arpels. $11,800 at Van Cleef & Arpels, 300 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-276-1161 and vancleefarpels.com
These days men can usually forgo a sports coat, but when the occasion arrives for something a bit spiffier, a lightweight cashmere sweater jacket by Loro Piana will do just the trick. $3,625 at Loro Piana, 313 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-860-0765 and loropiana.com
Give your patio a palatial makeover with these RH ornamental planters, made of honed travertine gathered from quarries outside of Rome. Starting at $2,471 at RH, 8564 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310-652-0323 and RH.com
hoever said you have to suffer to look good? The “Lido” mules from Bottega Veneta have a padded inner sole for comfort and come in 13 different shades—from vivid hues to neutral tones. $1,300 at Bottega Veneta, 320 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-858-6533 and bottegaveneta.com
Diamond pave gold stud earrings from Elsa Peretti’s latest “Bean” collection for Tiffany & Co. are subtle enough for everyday wear and add just the right amount of sparkle when the stars are out. $4,800 at Tiffany & Co., 210 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-273-8880 and tiffany.com
Decorative throw pillows are the easiest way to transform an outdoor seating area. Add a pop of color with these Eastern Accents polka dotted versions from Neiman Marcus for a little extra flare. $160 each at Neiman Marcus, 9700 Wilshire Blvd., 310-550-5900 and neimanmarcus.com
Aloha! Gucci gives a nod to Los Angeles with its twist on the classic summer menswear staple—the Hawaiian shirt. And what barbecue is complete without one? $1,150 at Gucci, 347 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-278-3451 and gucci.com
A conversation starter or ice breaker, either way Tizo’s cheerful rainbow colored Lucite domino set from Gearys practically begs your guests to start a game. $150 at Gearys Beverly Hills, 351 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-273-4741 and gearys.com
Sandals aren’t for every man. When it comes to warm weather footwear you can’t go wrong with a pair of Louis Vuitton loafers. If shocking orange is outside of your comfort zone, the style also comes in black, white, and tan. $1,675 at Louis Vuitton, 295 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-859-0457 and us.louisvuitton.com
Run errands with your pooch in style with this lemony-yellow leather pet carrier from Maison Goyard. The tote has an adjustable buckle to provide amble space for your furry shopping buddy. $1,700 at Maison Goyard, 405 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-237-5745
This bold geometric pattered pareo skirt by Tory Burch might be great for a quick wrap aprés-swim, but it’s so stylish you might just keep it on all day. $248 at Tory Burch, 366 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-274-2394 and toryburch.com
Gold bangles are like the white T-shirts of jewelry—they can be deceptively sophisticated. You’ll want to add a few of these diamond-studded bracelets from the latest “HW” collection by Harry Winston to your stack. Starting at $8,600 at Harry Winston, 310 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-271-8554 and harrywinston.com
Ditch your old baseball cap for this reversible (and packable) bucket hat by Fendi. It’s a look that says “sporty, summery and chic” and not “I just came from the gym.” $770 at Fendi, 201 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-623-3420 and fendi.com
An Hermès scarf is eternal, conjuring images of women in convertibles driving along coastal roads in Capri with silk swaths, tied around their heads, billowing in the breeze behind them. Need we say more? $495 at Hermès, 434 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-278-6440 and hermes.com
Huge handbags have their purpose, but if you’re looking to downsize, a sleek tomato red Louis Vuitton crossbody purse packs a punch while toting just the essentials. $6,750 at Louis Vuitton, 295 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-859-0457 and us.louisvuitton.com
Call it Christmas in July if you need a reason to put this Cartier “Libre” watch bracelet on your wrist. Oozing with Old Hollywood glamour, the dual-sided piece features enough diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires to make Gloria Swanson swoon (in fact it was modeled after one worn by the screen legend). For more information, including pricing, contact Cartier, 370 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-275-4372.
We guarantee you’ll be the envy of the shoreline with these beach accessories by Dior Maison, part of the fashion house’s “Dioriviera” capsule collection. Prices upon request at Dior, 319 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-247-8003
Leave it to La Perla to create a line of swimwear designed to make you look your best while wearing very little. This one-piece swimsuit features underwire, light padding, and major tummy-tucking Lycra. $560 at laperla.com
You won’t wear this to the beach, but you can take a bit of the sea with you in this one-of-a-kind coral, sapphire and diamond tassel necklace by David Webb. It’s as breathtaking as most sunsets. For more information, including pricing, contact David Webb, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., 310-858-8006 and davidwebb.com.
The iconic “Cosmograph Daytona” by Rolex was named in honor of the Florida racing track famous for its long straight beaches, where the sand is packed harder than cement—and land speed records were broken. $17,950 at Gearys Rolex, 360 N. Rodeo Drive #1, 310-887-4200
L.A.-born artist Kenny Scharf, in collaboration with Vilebrequin, infused the brand’s iconic tortoise motif with a little cartoonish humor in these classic-style swim trunks. $315 at Vilebrequin, 9519 Wilshire Blvd., #2, 310-205-9087 and vilequebrin.com
Made of recycled nylon and emblazoned with palm trees this Saint Laurent trifold wallet will make you feel like you’re on holiday every time you have to pay the check. $345 at Saint Laurent, 469 N. Rodeo Drive, 310-271-4110 and ysl.com