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Fashion & Style News: TJ Maxx Opens in Santa Monica

June 1, 2010
Photos: Gucci handbgas, Chloe shoes, Yves Saint Laurent bag, and a Prada tote.

TJ Goes to the

Fashion Maxx!

TJ Maxx opened it’s doors in Santa Monica on Sunday, May 30th. The new store will feature its standard departments, but the Santa Monica store has unveiled a new concept, aptly titled The Runway at Maxx.

The new department is filled with exclusive high-end designer and couture labels for up to 70% off. Some of the top designer brands I saw: Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Chloe, Prada, Mint, 12th Street by Cynthia Vincent, John Galliano, Yves Saint Laurent, 7 for All Mankind and a ton of others.

The store is two levels and is typical of the TJ Maxx format. The housewares section features bedding from luxe designers such as Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren. If you’re in search of designer duds and accessories  at a discount, this is the place you want to be. Ultimately The Runway and a larger handbag section give this store a grade of A.

TJ Maxx

1251 4th Street @ Arizona (Entrance is  on Arizona Street)

Santa Monica

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Fashion & Style News: Prada & Miu Miu Land on the West Coast

April 29, 2010
The interior of Miu Miu at the Crystal Center.

The Prada Group Inc. has two good reasons to celebrate. The launch of their new West Coast boutiques Miu Miu and Prada will be welcomed by luxury label-obsessed fashionistas. Miu Miu touched down in Sin City with its grand opening at the Crystals shopping and entertainment complex in the prominent City Center. The 4,500 square-foot store  features elaborate gold tones, sure to be a winner among the high-roller set. The store has women’s clothing, shoes and accessories.


Prada will unveil it’s newest store at the luxurious South Coast Plaza (my favorite mall in all of California) with more than 5,000 square feet of shopping space. The store will feature men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections, handbags, accessories and footwear. 

Miu Miu Las Vegas entrance.

With the economy struggling, many wonder if the high end retailers can survive. With Las Vegas being such a high-traffic city, Miu Miu is sure to see dollars from everywhere as visitors flock to the town each year in hopes of trying their luck. Vegas is indeed a high-rolling town and appearances matter.

South Coast Plaza is home to just about every luxury brand under the sun. If you’re shopping in this mall, you can afford to. Prada will be a welcomed addition to this upscale locale in Orange County. There will be no shortage of spending here.

(Photos courtesy of WWD.com)