Retailer Report: The Latest from Beverly Hills’ Haute Spots

by The Daily Front Row

Before we jetted to the West Coast for our second Fashion Los Angeles Awards, we checked in with two of our favorite Beverly Hills retailers: Ron Robinson and Neiman Marcus.

RON ROBINSON
You
always have a zillion new things happening. What’s the latest?
The arrival of Jeremy Scott x Melissa Shoes. We have styles for women and for kids, all of them are limited edition—very colorful, very pop culture, very Ron Robinson. The launch party will be in our Santa Monica flagship concept store. Then in April, we are launching Co + Co by Coco Rocha. Coco is coming for the launch event on April 7, and she’ll be signing her book Study of Pose: 1,000 Poses by Coco Rocha. In May, we are collaborating with the Morrison Hotel Gallery and displaying a photo series from famous rock photographer Ethan Russell. His limited-edition prints will be for sale in the store for the whole month of May. I haven’t decided which one I am bringing home with me—maybe all!

Best sellers from the new spring collections?
Our Missoni Home pieces are selling like crazy. And I have to admit, my new Apothia fragrance, Bronzed, is doing extremely well; it smells like a warm summer night near the beach!

NEIMAN MARCUS BEVERLY HILLS
Gretchen Pace, VP And general manager

What’s new in the shoe department?
Our shoe department is twice the size it was previously, and has been transformed into more of an environment to spend time in. One of our most popular additions is our champagne bar, with a curated list of choices to enjoy.

What’s the latest at Mariposa?
The Mariposa restaurant has become even more of a destination than it was before. The renovation created intimate booths, some casual seats, and added a bar with seating as well. Our amazing chef, Francis Dimitrius, is constantly coming up with new specials and menu items based on seasonal ingredients.

What’s your favorite way to spend a day at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills?
It would start with a facial in one of our spa rooms, followed by a color application from one of our beauty lines, a trip to Avery Fragrances (our curated perfume collection), lunch with friends at Mariposa, followed by champagne! We would then shop the row of new handbag shops, which would land us in the beautiful new precious and designer jewelry areas. That only covers two floors!

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