The holiday shopping season has unofficially begun. If you prefer to hunt for luxe gifts surrounded by twinkling lights and festive scents (hello, pumpkin spice everything), consider making your way over to Melrose Place. The stylish stretch's boutiques have joined forces for#MelrosePlaceAfterHours, a weekly series of retail therapy soirées in the spirit of Chrismakwanzakkah (or whatever you choose to celebrate).
Every Wednesday through December 19, select stores will keep their doors open until 8pm and treat shoppers to free drinks and bites, gratis beauty treatments, fashion-focused panels, gifts with purchases, and (from what we're told) "many, many Instagrammable moments." Luxe beauty haven Violet Grey will be serving wine from Landmark Vineyards, while stores like The Apartment by The Line, Cotton Citizen, Frame Denim, Isabel Marant, Linda Farrow, Marni, and Rachel Comey are just a few that are extending their hours. (Even TheRealReal down the street is joining the party.)
For shoppers in need of more nourishment beyond canapés, Alfred Coffee (along with its pink sister shop Alfred Tea) and Moonjuice will also be open late.
See the full map of participants below along with a list of the latest happenings and follow @melroseplaceafterhours on Instagram for more news; we'll be updating the sched as more retailers confirm upcoming events.
Wednesday, November 21
The Apartment by The Line: From 4 to 6 p.m., get the scoop on fall/winter wardrobe essentials from LA lead stylist Matthew Gearhart
8463 Melrose Pl., 2nd Fl., West Hollywood, 90069
Jonathan Simkhai: Score exclusive early access to the CFDA-approved designer's end-of-season sale, which promises his fall collection at 40% off alongside free bites by Hustle and Dough. Appointments are required; RSVP to [email protected]
53 North La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069
Violet Grey: From 6 to 8 p.m., enjoy a Tenoverten nail bar with non-toxic manis plus free remover and cleansing cloths with your purchase of two or more of the brand's products
8452 Melrose Pl., West Hollywood, 90069
Wednesday, November 28
The Apartment by The Line: From 4 to 8 p.m., Helen's Wines and Brightland Olive Oils will host a Golden State tasting session featuring red vino and custom-blended olive oils from California.
Violet Grey: From 6 to 8 p.m., learn how to master the cat e#ye with Lashfood founder Faith Kim, plus score free engraving on the brand's products
Wednesday, December 5
Violet Grey: From 6 to 8 p.m., enjoy glitter party looks with Lemonhead LA and get a free mini glitter topper
Wednesday, December 12
Violet Grey: From 6 to 8 p.m., enjoy an evening of wellness with Malibu wellness and fitness retreat The Ranch, which will bring lip scrubs, superfood smoothies, and giveaways of the spa's vegetarian cookbook
Wednesday, December 19
Violet Grey: From 6 to 8 p.m., swing by for a meet-and-greet with Aquis founder Britta Cox and complimentary monogramming and gift wrap