WELCOMING THE BIGGER, THE BETTER, THE NEWCOMERS.
The brand new Gucci store.
The master of organization creates custom closets and storage solutions for every area of the home. 73-470 El Paseo, Suite F. 800-274-6754; californiaclosets.com
Sports-minded sneakers and clothing with urban edge. Discover rare styles wrapped in an exclusive retail experience akin to those found only in Los Angeles and New York. 73-130 El Paseo, Suite H. 760-404-0331; dropitps.com
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
Another fabulous excuse for dinner out with friends: prime seafood and steak, handcrafted cocktails, and nightly live jazz in the lounge. 73-040 El Paseo. 760-340-9455; eddiev.com
House of Lolo
Eight years of success in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon, prompted the opening of a second small boutique for owner Laurie Moulton’s edited collections, with the addition of home décor and interior design services. 73-655 El Paseo, Suites J & K. 760-610-1259; houseoflolo.com
Kitchen 86 + Bar
This locally owned gathering spot highlights farm-to-table organic ingredients with modern flair. Eclectic but approachable fare includes a tableside cheese wheel, pasta, and shareable small plates that join house-made curry, ramens, wood-fired pizzas, and continental cuisine. 73-130 El Paseo, Suite I. 760-890-1586; kitchen-86.com
Inside expertly lit glass cases and cabinets, the new era of cannabis shows off its iterations. For every level of enthusiast, a knowledgeable team provides education to accompany product. 73-740 El Paseo. 760-568-5323; leafelpaseo.com
The juicy colors and playful patterns that have been a Southern sensation for more than 60 years have splashed their carefree sensibility — and an array of shift dresses — across this new outpost. 73-400 El Paseo, Suite B-7. 442-666-3250; lillypulitzer.com
The Shade Store
Custom window treatments, from ripple-fold drapes to motorized cellular shades, are handcrafted in the U.S., as they have been since 1946. 73-080 El Paseo, Suite 2. 760-851-0277; theshadestore.com
Home of the seamless, lightweight, one-size-fits-most tee has reopened. Same ultra-comfortable tees, leggings, tunics, dresses, and skirts in a store as flattering as the fit. 73-515 El Paseo, Suite 1702. 442-227-4357; teesbytina.com
Moved and Improved
Since 1966, Bottega Veneta has paired noble materials with the soulful touch of the human hand. A new home at The Gardens on El Paseo presents leather goods, handbags, shoes, eyewear, fragrance, luggage, and jewelry. 73-585 El Paseo, Suite A-1102. 760-836-0459; bottegaveneta.com
Gucci El Paseo
As one of the oldest Italian luxury houses nears its 100th anniversary, a new address at The Gardens on El Paseo says Gucci is forever. Aqua walls are a backdrop for polished nickel and aged brass fixtures, Gucci Décor paneled screens, wicker chairs, vintage oriental rugs, and herringbone oak wood flooring. It’s not surprising that it’s all quite surprising. 73-585 El Paseo, Suite 1112. 760-340-1468; gucci.com
Other New Locales
Bud Johnson Design, Lorna Jane, Nicole, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Susie’s.
Denim jacket and high-waisted pleated jean, Gucci . Sunglasses, Gucci. Tank, model’s own.
Paisley Thurston blazer and Clyde trouser, Mr Turk. Sweater, Eleventy, Saks Fifth Avenue.
Photographed at The Leaf.