PrettyLittleThing's Melrose Showroom, FaceGym Opens, Maisel Day, & More of Uncover L.A.'s Top Stories of 2019

And see what was the hottest story of the year.

Just like last year, we're rounding up the stories that earned the most clicks in 2019. We covered everything from PrettyLittleThing's first L.A. showroom and Topshop's store closings to Orly's make-your-own nail polish bar and more — see what else topped this year's most-read list and keep reading below.

10. See Inside Everlane's First Store in Los Angeles Before It Opens in Venice This Week (Aug. 19)

Photo: Courtesy of Everlane

We shared a peek inside Everlane's first L.A. store, which opened in August on Abbot Kinney. The 1,600-square-foot boutique stocks the online-born transparent label's womenswear, menswear, footwear, and accessories collections, and anything not on the shelves can be ordered in-store and shipped for free to your door.

9. Your Guide to the Best Coachella Parties & Events (Mar. 28)

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Year after year, our roundup of the best ragers going down around Coachella attracts party-loving festgoers vying for a spot at both the VIP and open-to-the-public events.

8. Score Drybar Blowouts for $2, Blushington Makeovers for $2.50 During Next Week's Maisel Day (Aug. 8)

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In August, Amazon Original series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel took over L.A.'s most popular locales with mind-blowing throwback prices, like manicures and haircuts for $2 and makeovers for $2.50.

7. Everything Will Be Under $10 at Forever 21's First-Ever Warehouse Sale in L.A. (Aug. 2)

Photo: Forever 21

At the Highland Park-born fast fashion brand's first L.A. warehouse sale in August, shoppers lined up around the block to score up to 90% off already affordable prices.

6. Casper's First L.A. Sleep Shop Houses Dreamy Nap Rooms, Sleek Sheets, & More (Sept. 9)

Photo: Courtesy of Casper

Casper opened its first L.A. Sleep Shop on Melrose Avenue in August, bringing its affordable mattresses, bedding, and more sleep accessories. Customers can also book a 30-minute nap and take a test-snooze on the goods.

5. FaceGym's First L.A. Facial Workout Studio Is Coming to West Hollywood Soon (May 24; update here)

Photo: Danielle Directo-Meston/UncoverLA

The popular London-born facial workout studio opened its first West Coast space at 1 Hotel West Hollywood in October. In addition to offering its full menu of noninvasive facelifts that incorporate gua sha contouring and electric muscle stimulation (to name a few techniques), the modern skincare haven also houses a Make It Bar where clients can customize their own Skin Boost.

4. Topshop Is Closing All U.S. Stores Soon — See The Deals at The British Retailer's L.A. Sales (June 19; update here)

Photo: Danielle Directo-Meston/UncoverLA

After its parent company filed for bankruptcy, Topshop Topman closed all of its U.S. standalone stores, including its locations at The Grove, The Americana at Brand, Santa Monica, South Coast Plaza, and others. Nordstrom is operating the U.K. fast fashion brand's outpost at The Grove, which will remain open until next year.

3. You Can Create Your Own Nail Polish at Orly's Newest Mani Bar in L.A. (Mar. 11)

Photo: Courtesy of Orly

The 12-free and vegan nail brand opened its first manicure bar across from The Grove in March. Guests can create their own nail polish color, too.

2. Did the Lisa Frank Hotel Room Rip Off Colorful L.A. Designer Amina Mucciolo's Home? (Oct. 23)

Photo: @studiomucci

Supporters of Studio Mucci designer Amina Mucciolo — known for her pastel-powered aesthetic — did a double-take after seeing the Lisa Frank Flat that popped up in Downtown L.A. in October. Adding salt to the wound was the fact that the room was located at the same Downtown property where the L.A.. illustrator lives. Mucciolo accused the building's landlord of evicting her as a result of the seemingly copycat hotel, while superfans of the '90s brand who visited the pop-up faced backlash online from the designer's social media followers.

1. Photos: PrettyLittleThing's L.A. Office Houses A Unicorn Lounge, A Beauty Bar, & More (Feb. 21)

Ashley Graham, Umar Kamani, and Khloe Kardashian cut the ribbon at PrettyLittleThing's headquarters during the brand's grand opening party on Melrose Avenue Wednesday, February 21, 2019. Photo: Courtesy of PrettyLittleThing

Following the previous year's teasers, PrettyLittleThing opened its massive and pink L.A. offices on Melrose Avenue. Decked out with a beauty bar, a photo studio, and selfie-friendly corners, the chic and pink private showroom is only open to influencers and media.

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