French Lessons

The allure starts with the Montana Avenue locale—the backyard of arguably the Westside’s prettiest neighborhood. Celebrities might stroll the street, but this dress shop has no pretensions, just smartly chosen pieces from Trina Turk, Rebecca Taylor, Diane von Furstenberg, and others. You’ll find cocktail numbers that don’t sacrifice comfort for style. Terrific daytime dresses from Bailey44 are priced so attractively, you’ll be even more inclined to splurge on a designer outfit.