The pants-meet-skirt hybrid is notoriously difficult to pull off: Too often it can appear wide and bulky. Not so at COS, where the cuts are right (flattering) and the fabrics seasonally appropriate (cotton, denim, leather, wool). The styles range from tailored office-ready to laid-back pull-ons
For unique finery and a voyage to match, point your prow toward buried booty and don’t forget your compass.
When those off-the-rack Billabong shorts just don’t cut it, there’s only one solution: a pair of custom drawstring board shorts from Hydro Lab, a stylish den of surf fashion with retro tendencies…
From jeggings to bathing suits, Justice has the styles your not-so-little girl wants—and you won’t veto.
Neighborhood: West Los Angeles
The Kitson name may be tarnished by too much publicity and Ms. Lohan. But when there’s a newborn, a four-year-old girl, and a 12-year-old boy on your list, Kitson Kids delivers.
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Everything is 20 to 75 percent off at the Lisa Kline Outlet, but the array of sizes and the helpful service make the discounts even sweeter…
Long dresses in simple cuts ($140) are glam and comfortable but not too formal; dupioni silk minidresses ($185) have the touch-me texture appropriate for beer-addled dancing…
Among the city’s many jeans discounters, Nordstrom Rack stores countywide offer the best prices and largest selection of labels, including Joe’s Jeans, DKNY, and Paige Premium Denim…