Shopping in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills is known for its incredible shopping, whether on Rodeo Drive or Neiman-Marcus along department store row in the Golden Triangle.

But Beverly Hills is also home to some of the most unique boutiques, high-end European designers and well-known brands.

One of the most recent designers to find a home here is Evelyne Chetrite, founder of Sandro. Known for its sophistication and versatility, this ready-to- wear fashion brand opened at 310 N. Beverly Drive amid fanfare that befits its fashion history.

Founded in Paris in 1984, Sandro has always been distinctly French and feminine — at least until 2008 when Evelyne’s son, Ilan, launched Sandro menswear. Now, Sandro’s more than 240 stores worldwide, offer trendy, casual lines for women and men, as well as accessories, bags and shoes to complement every collection.

Founded in London in 1994 by designers Stuart Trevor and Kait Bolongaro, it began as a menswear line, but expanded to womenswear, footwear and accessories. Its Capital Collection handbag line is the perfect leather complement to its clothing line.

For the finest in tailor-made menswear, there is Art Lewin Bespoke on Charlesville Boulevard off Wilshire. The unique relationship between customers and the tailors at Art Lewin Bespoke is created well before the measurements are taken. Tailors and customers exchange ideas and opinions, while the tailor observes the client’s posture and personality, and learns about his lifestyle and aesthetics.

allsaints_02-920x684Bespoke is a full canvas grade clothing, hand-padded and never machine stitched. Each Bespoke item is worked as though it were a single unique piece, with detail that has been passed down from one generation to the next.

Isaia of Beverly Hills combines Neapolitan tailoring tradition with 21st century innovation. The Italian men’s clothing design was founded in the 1920, expanding beyond Naples to Milan, Capri, Moscow, Kiev, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Macau. And it is now in Beverly Hills at 9527 Brighton Way.

The brand’s success has been due to its ability to reinterpret its history with cutting-edge technologies. It was Isaia’s process of industrialization and internationalization that led to distribution of its products around the world.

Of course, no tailor-made suit would be complete without the perfect watch. IWC Beverly Hills, at its new location at 329 N. Rodeo Drive, is just the place to find it.

To commemorate the opening of the Beverly Hills flagship boutique, IWC created The Big Pilot’s Watch Edition, “Boutique Rodeo Drive.” The piece, limited to only 250 copies, is furnished in ceramic and titanium with stunning blue dial combing, the classic functionality of the traditional Pilot’s Watch with state-of-the-art technology, materials and design.

Looking your best is easy in Beverly HIlls. For the perfect hairstyle, visit Drybar where you can’t get a haircut or color, but you can count on a perfect blowout, served with a complimentary glass of wine! Drybar has locations around the country, including one at 452 N. Canon in Beverly Hills.

Or get a hair extension or change your hair color at Udi Salon at 255 S. Robertson Boulevard. A friendly, relaxed atmosphere, Udi will help you find the stunning new look you want.

If you need some makeup to complete your look, stop by Bobbe Joy Makeup Studio at 350 N. Bedford Drive. Believing that makeup must be truly wearable, Bobbe custom-blends orig- inal lipsticks, lip glosses, foundations, blushes and other essentials. Her contemporary line of products allows women to create a look, which is sophisticated, sensual and polished.

Then you can stop at Maud’s of Beverly Hills where “beautiful eyes create the nicest smile.” Maud’s offers faux mink lash extensions, waxing and nails, to send you out smiling. This shop, which owner Victoria Maud Anne O’Brien likens to the era of Greta Garbo and Clarke Gable, is located at 624 N. Doheny Drive