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The top shops for those looking to spice up their workplace looks
The Italian luxury label remains a go-to for the exec set. Max Mara’s contemporary pieces evoke a sense of timelessness and are made to be worn from the office to evening drinks. Their sharp coats, skirts, and blouses retail for $425 (for a cotton top) to $6,690 (for a cashmere coat) and are available on Maxmara.com as well as at their Beverly Hills boutique, which is located at 451 N. Rodeo Drive. As longtime supporters of Women in Film Los Angeles, the brand’s ready-to-wear line is often favored by guests who attend the organization’s annual Crystal + Lucy Awards. Standout pieces from their fall/winter 2018 collection include their Teddy Bear Icon Coat ($3,590), the Manuela Icon Coat ($2,950), and the 101801 Icon Coat ($3,890). The brand also sells bags, belts, jewelry, and other accessories.
The London-based brand offers high-quality wardrobe staples at reasonable prices. Their minimalist line of clothing includes a broad range of classic designs for men and women including suits, jackets, and trousers as well as pencil skirts and blouses. Their pieces are functional and modern, with their prices varying from $19 for a t-shirt to $350 for a coat. Meanwhile, COS is as convenient as it is affordable as they have a number of Los Angeles locations. Their newest store recently opened at the Westfield Century City Mall, located at 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard. They also have boutiques in Beverly Hills and downtown Los Angeles in addition to the Beverly Center and cosstores.com.
CARUSO’S PALISADES VILLAGE
Located at 15225 Palisades Village Lane in Pacific Palisades, the 125,000 square-foot shopping destination opened just last month with a splashy opening night party attended by Charlize Theron and John Legend. The massive outdoor retail space includes A.L.C., whose playful blazers, jumpsuits, and dresses retail for $350 (for a sweater) to $3,000 (for a coat). The property also includes other beloved clothing, handbag, footwear, and jewelry brands including: Anine Bing, towne by elysewalker, Paige Denim, Cuyana handbags, Jennifer Meyer jewelry, Cynthia Rowley, Rachel Zoe, Tamara Melon footwear, Carbon38, and Zimmermann.