Mark your cal for these pop–up shops, shows, stylish soirées, festivals, and other cool Los Angeles events.
adidas Originals & HVW8 Gallery's UNCATEGORIZED exhibit (Mid-Wilshire): Get an inside look at the lives of Tupac, Biggie, Nas, and more hip hop royalty at UNCATEGORIZED, an exhibit showcasing the stunning photography of Chi Modu. The show celebrates hip hop's creative energy and honors the impact and the mark these early egends have maintained today. The exhibit will also feature some never-before-seen gems from Modu's photographic archive.
When: Thursday, September 20 through Sunday, September 23 (1 to 6pm)
Where: HVW8 Plana Los Angeles, 5416 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Pop-In@Nordstrom ¡VIVA MÉXICO! (Beverly Grove): Celebrate Mexico's vibrant history and culture with the latest edition of Pop-In@Nordstrom. Get your hands on the colorful collection showcasing stunning home accents, accessories from Mexican artisans, apparel by Mexican designers, and more all shining a spotlight on the country and its makers.
When: Now through Sunday, September 30
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Proof Collective Pop-Up at Malibu Pier (Malibu): Proof Collective has hit the road with their denim designs and will be popping up at locations around LA on their new mobile pop-up, Proof on Wheels. This month the ultra-cool wagon will be parked at the iconic Malibu Pier where you can shop their jean jackets by the Pacific. Keep track of where they'll be next on their Instagram at @proof_collective.
When: Every weekend in September (10am to 5pm)
Where: 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA 90265
Glow Recipe Pop-Up at The Grove (Beverly Grove): Get your skin ready for the holidays with beauty buffs top K-beauty destination, Glow Recipe. The skincare brand will be hosting a pop-up showcasing their innovative and natural skincare products like their Watermelon Glow and sheet masks that'll leave your skin happy and glowy.
When: Now through Sunday, October 28
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Fred Segal Loves Browns (West Hollywood): Cult London retailer Browns has made their way to U.S. soil for the first time offering Angelenos a chance to shop their exclusive and expertly curated collections. The semi-permanent location will be up and running through the end of October giving you plenty of time to shop their wide range of young, promising designers and brands, and get the perfect Instagram at the photo-friendly location.
When: Now through Wednesday, October 31
Where: Fred Segal, 8500 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
David Lerner Pop-Up at Alfred Coffee (West Hollywood): New York-based David Lerner has teamed up with iconic coffee shop Alfred Coffee Melrose Place for a two-month pop-up shop featuring pieces from his seasonal collections. Get your caffeine fix as you shop the brand's signature leggings, knits, silks, and more. Plus, there'll be special events hosted throughout the brand's residency, like a pop-up party on Thursday, September 27 from 6 to 8pm where shoppers will enjoy sweet treats like mini cupcakes, custom embroidery, a live DJ, and more.
When: Now through Wednesday, October 31 (10am to 6pm)
Where: Alfred Coffee, 8428 Melrose Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90069
Thursday, September 20
Outerknown's S.E.A. Jeans Launch at Ron Herman (West Hollywood): Sustainable label Outerknown is celebrating the launch of its new eco-friendly organic cotton denim line S.E.A. Jeans with a discussion on how the collection was brought to life. Creative director John Moore, renowned photographer Todd Glaser, and legendary lifeguard Mark Cunningham will chat about what it was like creating the underwater campaign, which was shot at Hawaii's Waimea Bay. Want in? RSVP at [email protected].
When: Thursday, September 20 (5 to 7pm)
Where: Ron Herman, 8100 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
Friday, September 21
LACOSTE Grand Opening Celebration (Century City): Join the French fashion house as they celebrate the grand opening of their new store at Westfield Century City. There will be plenty of hors d'oeuvres, champagne, giveaways, and gifts with purchase, plus an exclusive performance by Echosmith to mark the occasion. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP here.
When: Friday, September 21 (6pm to 8pm)
Where: Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City, CA 90067
Saturday, September 22
A Current Affair (Fashion District): The cult-favorite vintage fair takes over the Cooper Design Space's 11th floor penthouse with over 70 stylish vendors hawking pre-loved pieces from decades past alongside luxury designer finds. Tickets are $15 for general single day admission, $35 for a weekend pass, and $28 for early 10am entry on Saturday; buy them online at a discounted rate here.
When: Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 (12 to 6pm; earlybird entry available Saturday 10am)
Where: Cooper Design Space, 860 South Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fred Segal's One Year Anniversary Bash (West Hollywood): The legendary LA retailer is toasting its first anniversary at its Sunset Boulevard location with a full weekend of events. There'll be a tarot card reader, a psychic, pet adoption, tequila tastings, balloon animals, face painters, a DIY bouquet station, a launch party with celebrity stylist Kate Young to celebrate her Framed EYE eyewear line, plenty of gifts with purchases, and much more. Follow @fredsegal for the full dates and times for each event.
When: Saturday, September 22 (10am to 9pm) and Sunday, September 23 (11am to 6pm)
Where: Fred Segal Sunset, 8500 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069
Mt. Washington Made (Mt. Washington): Shop clothing, home goods, art decor, ceramics, vintage finds, and more from cool local talents like Jesse Kamm (who'll be holding a sample sale there), Knotwork, Me & Arrow, Pauline Wolstencroft, Ponderosa Cactus, Jujumade, Weepah Way, Chaboukie, and many others.
When: Saturday, September 22 (9 to 1pm)
Where: Mt. Washington Elementary, 3981 San Rafael Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90065
Palisades Village Grand Opening Party (Pacific Palisades): The highly-anticipated luxury lifestyle center's arrival promises a full day of grand opening events, including free monogramming at Paige (2 to 5pm), custom calligraphy at The Little Market, free samples and gift with purchase at Botanica Bazaar, custom monogramming (12 to 5pm) and a designer meet-and-greet (2 to 5pm) at Anine Bing, free rosé & cotton candy and complimentary monogramming on all in-store leather purchases at Cuyana (12 to 5pm), and more.
When: Saturday, September 22 (10am to 8pm)
Where: Palisades Village, 15225 Palisades Village Ln., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Retrocade at Union Station (Downtown): The historic DTLA transit hub will become the ultimate throwback gaming experience when Retrocade takes over the ticket concourse all weekend. The 40 retro arcade games and pinball machines from the '70s through the '90s, including Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Street Fighter, and more. There'll also be a Pac Man tournament from 5 to 7pm both days; the entry fee is $5 and Twingalaxie's official setting will be used. Expect plenty of classic arcade grub and drinks, like '80s candy, soft drinks, churros, nachos, popcorn, and more alongside beer, wine, and specialty cocktails. Plus, gamers can enjoy a day-glow lounge, complete with a live DJ spinning old-school tracks. Entry is first-come, first-serve; get more info here.
When: Saturday, September 22 (11am to 9pm) and Sunday, September 23 (11am to 7pm)
Where: Union Station, 800 North Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Unique Markets September Residency at PLATFORM (Culver City): Unique Markets is heading to the Westside for an exciting two day shopping event at PLATFORM where you can shop goods from over 300 hand-picked, local designers and artists. Known for their shopping events that feature the best local designers, artists, and brands, Unique Markets is helping spread the message of shopping independent and locally. Guests will also enjoy art installations, food, free drinks, music, DIY projects, a photo booth and more. Plus you can RSVP to the free event here and get a free limited edition Unique LA tote bag.
When: Saturday, September 22 to Sunday, September 23 (10am to 5pm)
Where: PLATFORM, 8810 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Wednesday, October 3
Cleo's Winemaker Dinner with DAOU Vineyards & Winery (West Hollywood): Snag your seats early to this exclusive foodie event by LA tastemakers at the ultra chic Cleo Third Street. The evening will be hosted by the founder and CEO of sbe, the proprietor of DAOU Vineyards & Winery, and Cleo's executive chef who will showcase a delightful dinner full of Cleo's favorites accompanied by a pairing of wines from DAOU. Get your tickets now by clicking here.
When: Wednesday, October 3 starting at 7:30pm
Where: Cleo Third Street, 8384 West 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048
—Additional reporting by Natalie Goenaga
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