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Scalise Brings the French Riviera to Robertson Boulevard

Scalise Robertson

Just in time for summer getaways, French luxury brand Scalise opens its doors on Robertson Boulevard. The St. Tropez-based label is known overseas for luxe swimwear and offering resort-ready gear all year long, so it’s no surprise that it chose L.A. as the location of its first stateside store.

Scalise

Located in the former Monika Chiang spot, the sunny and bright Scalise store takes inspiration from the brand’s seaside roots. Scalise’s collections include mens’ and women’s ready-to-wear and swimwear as well as offerings for kids, too. Unfamiliar with the line? Think of it as a laid back version of J.

Crew or Vineyard Vines, only with a more French sensibility. You won’t find embroidered pants, but you will find faded chinos and light-as-air linen shirts to wear on and off of your yacht.

The store, which is peppered with reclaimed wood and even has a faux-boardwalk style display, also offers accessories and other beach necessities such as woven belts, canvas and leather bags and colorful bracelets. The L.A. store is also offering limited-edition items that you’ll only find at select locations worldwide, including floral bathing suits and more.

The opening of Scalise is just the most recent in a string of French brands, including the recently opened Iro on Beverly Boulevard (in addition to Maje and Sandro) as well as the expansion of luxe swim line Vilebreqin, which added to its retail presence with locations at the Malibu Lumber Yard and inside the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica.

Scalise is located at 108 S. Robertson Blvd., in Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.scaliseshop.com.

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Shimmy Into our Top Fringed Dresses for Under $120

For holiday parties, there are the standby options of the classic LBD and, if you’re a little more daring, a sequined number. But this year, eschew your go-tos for a dress that’s a little more fun and flirty. How? We’re loving fringe for its high-impact look and its sassy and sexy movement.

Add just a touch with a fringed hem if you want to test the fringed waters or go all-out with an allover look that’s sure to make you the center of attention. Think you’ll look like you’re a few months late to Halloween? Flappers need not apply, because these dresses are thoroughly modern and will make you the life of every party.

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Father’s Day Man Bags that Girls Can’t Resist

Borrow from the boys. That’s what fashion mags — and just about every rom-com we can think of — tell you to do. But wearing a white oxford shirt without much else when you’re, say, going to the office, might raise a few eyebrows. So instead of snagging his button up, try grabbing for one of these bags instead. We think they’re perfect for gifting your dad or any guy in your life, but we won’t tell if you can’t resist and snag one for  yourself.

Ben Minkoff Vintage Nikki messenger

Rebecca Minkoff’s men’s spinoff label, Ben Minkoff, has flown under the radar since its inception, but guys in the know (and every Minkette’s boyfriend) come to the label for bags inspired by military-issue goods. The Nikki messenger is one of the label’s most popular models, but we know a fair amount of ladies who would gladly tote this schoolboy-inspired satchel as an everyday bag. It’s got room for everyday essentials along with pockets inside and out. And we’re just going to say it: “Strong enough for a man, made for a …” Well, you know how the saying goes!

Available at SaksFifthAvenue.com

Saint James for Coach tote bag

Coach hasn’t been known for doing many collabs in its woman’s line, but as for the guys, the American label has been collab-happy for the last few seasons.

Krink, the street artist, has painted Coach classics with his signature dripping paint and before him, ¼ber-popular artist Hugo Guiness scribbled a few sketches onto wallets, totes and tech accessories. This year, Coach has partnered with French brand Saint James (Picasso was a fan) for a capsule collection of nautical-inspired necessities. We think the Breton stripes look best on the oversized tote, which will hold everything from his beach essentials to work necessities. It’s being marketed to the guys, but nobody will bat an eye if this is swinging from your shoulder in sunny St. Tropez or your daily commute.

Available in select Coach stores and at Coach.com

Clare Vivier Adam’s Duffle

Cool girls in L.A. know that Clare Vivier is the brand to go to for cute clutches, but the brand has just introduced their very first guy’s bag: the Adam’s Duffle. It’s made from sturdy canvas, but it’ll hold its shape thanks to a bottom crafted from Clare Vivier’s signature leather. It’s available in three different colors, but we love the all-American red, white and blue, especially when it’s monogrammed. And while monogramming your guy’s initials on his bag might make it a little more difficult to use for your everyday gym needs (or weekend essentials), think of it as a grown-up varsity jacket and show off those initials for the world to see.

Available at ClareVivier.com

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Shop Our Favorite Midcentury Picks

There are a few things Palm Springs is known for: it’s an L.A. getaway, an oasis from the stress of the city; and it’s a haven for architecture and midcentury design buffs. The antique stores and vintage shops are stocked with the best of the best: original Eames pieces, Herman Miller’s most iconic picks and more. Sure, there’s poolside lounging to be done, too, but when you’ve soaked up enough of the sun, there’s shopping to be done. If you can’t make it to Palm Springs, we’ve gathered together some of our favorite picks that draw from architecture, art, kitsch and more. Outfit your home (and add a few things to your closet, too) with these midcentury-inspired options.

Clockwise from top left: Dansk The Burbs Pitcher ($36), Arteriors Zanadoo Chandelier ($3,170), 

World Friendly World Asteroid Ball Wall Clock ($90), Fishs Eddy Party Pitcher ($19), West Elm Mid-Century Coat Tree ($249), Trina Turk Grey Diamonds Pillow ($100), Fred Leighton Bulgari Hoop Earrings ($11,000), Jonathan Adler Marseilles Coaster Set ($68), West Elm Clint Mini Task Lamp ($99), Urban Outfitters Gumball Lamp ($69), Kate Spade New York Hampton Street Double Old Fashioned Glasses ($50), Charlotte Olympia Mid-Century Court Pumps ($1,100)