Congratulations to Mary-Kate & Ashley! Yesterday at 10am they officially opened their first Elizabeth & James store at The Grove in Los Angeles!
Source: Instagram, Los Angeles Racked
LA is the only place (for now) where you can shop both of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s luxe labels, as Elizabeth and James officially opens at The Grove today. Located next door to MAC Cosmetics in front of the fountain, the boutique is the CFDA-approved twin fashion moguls’s first-ever flagship for their contemporary label.
Rather than following the footsteps of their high-end line The Row (which debuted on Melrose Place a few years back), we’re told the Olsens selected the tourist-friendly hub because “it’s an LA institution” where their customers already shop. The 1,200-square-foot space — designed in collaboration with architect David Montalba — is an ode to the twins’s hometown: in addition to stocking E&J’s full womenswear, accessories, and fragrance collections, the shop offers its reintroduced denim line, which was absent from the past several seasons.
The design duo also worked with local shops in curating the shelves and decorating the interiors: expect to find a selection of vintage kimonos, tees, and indigo-dyed textiles from Spanish Moss (Scout shopkeep Joey Grana’s other vintage venture) and Cali-cool seating (not for sale, sadly) from Galerie Half. Additional in-store exclusives include Elizabeth and James’s signature croc-stamped leather bags and pouches, a sleek pink suit set, and linen pants.
Elizabeth and James at The Grove is open Monday through Thursday from 10am to 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 10pm, and Sunday from 10am to 9pm.
To celebrate we’ve got the Elizabeth & James Nirvana Giveaway still going! Only 8 days left to send your 2 favourite candid outfits of Mary-Kate & Ashley & 1 event! Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
02 September 2015: EXCLUSIVE: Mary-Kate Olsen & Ashley Olsen spotted smoking outside their office with co-wokers in New York City.
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You’ve also only got 10 days left to enter the Nirvana competition!
All you need to do is send your favourite outfit from Ashley & Mary-Kate, 1 candid photo of Ashley, 1 candid of Mary-Kate & 1 event.
Send in your favourites to email@example.com
Added a load of HQ candids today along with some events & a shoot Mary-Kate did in 2007, More coming tomorrow, including some very special photoshoots!
Don’t forget you’ve only got 11 days left to submit your entry to the Nirvana competition! Click here for more details!
Along with the new layout, I’ve added 4 exclusive events, enjoy!
01 July 2016: EXCLUSIVE: Mary-Kate Olsen attends the ‘Bodies Exhibition’ private dinner by New York Academy of art in Sag Harbor, New York
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17 May 2016: EXCLUSIVE: Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen attend Sotheby’s Celebration of 20 Years of Design & Single-Owner Sale in New York
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16 May 2016: EXCLUSIVE: Mary-Kate Olsen attends the DeLorenzo Gallery: Conversations on Design featuring Michael Chow, New York
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02 Sept 2014: EXCLUSIVE: Mary-kate & Ashley Olsen attend the Trademark Store Opening at 95 Grand Street, New York
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As you’ve notcied, we’ve added a new layout, thanks to vncs! Not only is there a destop version for those on laptops or computers but there’s also a mobile/mobile device version! You can either view the main site in ‘blog style’ like it used to be or the way it currently is when you enter the site. To view the whole post click on the post title. If you need any help with navagation, do contact me via social media or the gallery.
While the main site was down for maintenance I’ve been uplaoding masses of HQ images, Including an EXCLUSIVE photoshoot & Photocall!
21 August 2009, 11.37am: EXCLUSIVE: Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen are photographed by Beatrice de Gea for The New York Times at ‘The Row Warehouse, New York
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19 January 2008: EXCLUSIVE: Mary-Kate Olsen is photographed by Henny Garfunkel at the ‘2008 Sundance Film Festival
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See most of the batch uploads here:
Click ‘Last Uploads‘ to see them all!