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.
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)
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)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.