JLo and A-Rod are leaving Malibu, at least for now, because we’ve learned they just sold their beach house. The house is right on the sand, smack dab in one of the best areas of the ‘Bu. They sold the house for $ 6,775,000. The house is 4,400 square…
This weekend, Fred Segal will unveil its third L.A.-area store in Malibu, a 4,000-square-foot, sun-filled shop that is designed to be a beacon of SoCal style, down to the branded beach buggy parked outside. Never mind that Fred Segal the man is long retired, and that most of the clothing in the new store bearing his name isn’t even from here. Revealed just last week, the retail chain’s third new owner in seven years is counting on the fact that the name has a life of its own, conjuring palm trees, sunsets and surf — at least in its stores on the other side of the world.
For some in L.A., the Fred Segal name conjures only memories. Segal ushered in L.A.’s first designer jeans craze in the Sixties, creating a denim bar concept that welcomed The Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Jackson 5, then pioneered the shop-in-shop phenomenon at his retail centers on Melrose Avenue and later in Santa Monica. When the ivy-covered Melrose Avenue landmark was the temple of cool in the Eighties and Nineties, it was name-checked in films such as “Clueless,” “Legally Blonde” and “Less Than Zero,” and became the de-facto wardrobe department for such influential TV
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LOS ANGELES — We’re sitting in plastic chairs around a podium that reads Malibu Rehab Center, surrounded by beautiful clothes, skateboards, surfboards and oh, yes, a $ 2 million Ferrari F40.
It’s a group session led by Alan Sutcliffe and Jeff Skene, founders and owners of Local Authority. The Malibu brand, founded in 2014, has built a following among celebrities and those with impeccable taste for a little bit of attitude served with a focus on details and craftsmanship. The brand grew up at Maxfield, but counts 80 accounts of tastemaker retailers. In October, it soft-launched the Local Authority footwear, spearheaded by footwear design director Mike McGlaflin, who was most recently working with Zegna, and before that, Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent. Footwear’s global launch is slated for Dec. 13.
The soft launch that exclusively brought the shoes to Maxfield, the brand’s first account, came with a now-concluded pop-up in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s main store on Melrose. The space, designed to serve as a reflection of the brand’s various facets, featured vignettes such as a nod to rock concerts with a section of a wall covered in show fliers, an homage to Rodeo Drive, skateboarding and then the reference to
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth lost their home to a California wildfire, but the famous couple have their sights set on rebuilding not just their house but also their community.
Mariah Carey is in Malibu this summer and she’s living in luxury! The singer is renting a home through Airbnb for $ 10,000 a night.
The California home that supermodel Cindy Crawford and her husband, Rande Gerber, bought last summer is back on the market — and looking great.