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WHERE NOW / Spring



CB2, new at South Coast

Modern Conscientous Luxury

Plaza in Costa Mesa, is a

New Kestan boutique at the OC Mix, centerpiece of the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa, focuses on ethical labor and ecofriendly initiatives through clothing collections intended “for the fearless and spirited woman.” In the belief that every woman is multifaceted, brother-sister owners Kevin and Stephanie Lin of Irvine offer a wide variety of tops, bottoms and dresses; many reflect a move toward sustainable fashion practices encouraged by Kestan’s organic cotton initiative. Also find jewelry—925 sterling silver, rings, bracelets and necklaces—as well as beauty and bath products including body oils and scrubs. p. 54

The first of its 14 locations

Crate and Barrel spinoff. opened in Chicago in 2000, focusing on modern home design—furniture as well as gifts that aim to be “clever and in the moment ... spare and simple.” Surprising treatments include an acrylic tic-tac-toe set, gold tea infuser, solid brass tape dispenser and the Oil Slick Reactive Luster Teapot. The Venice Studio Collection, a collaboration with Fred Segal, features the brand’s iconic denim designs as well as vintageinspired mixed materials. Accessories include wall and tabletop decor, mirrors, candle holders, planters and botanicals, clocks and other electronics. p. 55

Kestan at OC Mix. (Right) Solid brass tape dispenser at South Coast Plaza’s CB2

THE HAVIANAS AND HAVE NOTS Brazilian flip-flop brand Havaianas is the most popular in the world, with about 150 million pairs sold annually. Many surfwear shops carry them, but the most complete Havianas inventory —an astonishing array of styles, patterns and vibrant colors—can be found at its new boutique at the Irvine Spectrum Center. Created by a Scotsman, the footwear was inspired by Japanese zōris and was the first flip-

flops mass-produced from rubber 55 years ago; the Havianas name comes from the Portuguese word for Hawaiians. Today, styles include flipflops, espadrilles and sneakers for men and women, sandals, wedges and rain boots for women and flip-flops and rain boots for kids. The store, also in Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach, carries accessories such as sunglasses, minibags, towels and key rings. p. 54


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