Steven Alan, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Ports 1961 Open on L.A.'s Westside

Los Angeles is attracting a slew of retailers.

New York–based Steven Alan is one of the most prolific of the designer brands putting down stakes in Los Angeles. On March 5, the company opened a 600-square-foot store at 638 N. Robertson, a few blocks north of the highprofile stretch of retail on the 100 north and 100 south blocks of Robertson.

On March 29, Steven Alan opened another 600-squarefoot store, in the Brentwood Gardens retail center, located in the wealthy Los Angeles suburb of Brentwood. In May, the company is scheduled to open a Steven AlanAnnex boutique at 1601 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Los Angeles’ Venice Beach section. The multi-brand boutique will offer Steven Alan, as well as labels Tretorn, The Generic Man, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Common Projects, EngineeredGarments and United Bamboo.

New York–based (but Southern California–bred) designer Phillip Lim will open a 5,000-square-foot 3.1 Phillip Lim store at 631 N. Robertson Blvd. by July, according to Carol Chait, vice president of Los Angeles–based Stafford Commercial Real Estate. She brokered the deals for Phillip Lim and Steven Alan’s Robertson and Brentwood locations.

Beverly Hills’ Brighton Way will be the address of two designer-store openings. Los Angeles–based Japanese handbag and jewelry designer Shizueacute; will open a boutique at 9627 Brighton Way on April 11. French footwear design house Robert Clergerie Paris opened a boutique at 9636 Brighton Way on March 20.

There are new faces heading for designer hot spot Melrose Place, as well. New York–based luxury label Ports 1961 opens at 8483 Melrose Place on April 9. —A.A.