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French Import

If there’s been a boutique more desperately craved by L.A.’s fashion cognoscenti than one helmed by Isabel Marant, we’ve forgotten it amid the jubilation at the opening of the French designer’s new outpost. Marant’s second store in the U.S. and first on the West Coast, the Melrose Place boutique covers 1,335 square feet and houses the main line, the more accessibly priced Étoile collection, and her covetable accessories, including the jewelry that launched her career nearly 20 years ago. For those not familiar with the Marant aesthetic, think haute-bohemian staples boasting ethnic prints and handcrafted details, paired with ankle booties and worn with tomboy-ish ease. Marant marries Parisian-chic and Californian-cool in her light-filled space whose location she fell for while stranded in L.A. due to the eruption of an Icelandic volcano. Natural disaster notwithstanding, it’s a love story with a très fashionable ending.

8454 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, 323.651.1493