As we celebrate our one-year anniversary, we turned to a classic…Rodeo Drive, for our Swanky Street. Sharing our passion for the luxe life, exhibiting grace, strength, stamina and staying power, this Swanky Street is a kindred spirit of ours.
Although we all think we know Rodeo and all of the offerings up and down the drive, this famous three-block stretch of swank is an integral part of the iconic city of Beverly Hills, which is consistently refreshing and renewing itself. Exciting new culinary additions continue to define the city as the premiere luxury destination for global travelers, from the long-awaited opening of Celebrity Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s fine-dining restaurants, Georgie and The Garden Bar, at The Montage Beverly Hills, to more casual concepts, such as take-away sweet shop Beverly Hills Beignet. Beverly Hills continues to impress with its wide array of culinary options. It may not reinvent itself on the retail level, quite as often, but on the retail front, expansive developments from international fashion and beauty institutions—from Emporio Armani’s sleek new space on North Rodeo drive, to the opening of Bobbi Brown’s first West Coast beauty boutique—elevate the destination’s renowned sophisticated shopping experience.
Here are a few new happenings that make us swoon for Rodeo and you should too:
Debuted its Los Angeles flagship on Rodeo Drive in July
New boutique spans 1,883 square feet
Features women’s and men’s clothing collections, accessories, and eyewear
Grand Seiko is taking over the former Penhaligon’s space at 439.5 N. Rodeo Dr.
Le Perla expanded and took over the Malo space.
The Goyard store will be taking over the Barbara Bui space next to GUESS Inc.
Harry Winston is going to double in size as they are expanding to take over the 308 Rodeo Drive space (currently they are at 310 N. Rodeo Drive). The store will total approximately 10,000 sq. ft. once the renovation is complete. Imagine all that room for all those baubles.
How to do Rodeo like a star:
Valet/Concierge on Rodeo, in front of the Luxe Hotel
As you are shopping you can have your bags now waiting for you in your car and your car pulled around before you even exit the store. Live it up like a real A-lister. This new addition to Rodeo can be used to either quickly escape the paparazzi or attract the gaze of those strolling by. There’s always such a fine line here in Beverly Hills.
Ralph Lauren Flagship Store
They are taking White Glove to a whole new level over at the New Ralph Lauren flagship where you are able to order lunch from La Scala next door and dine while you shop, or order exclusive cocktails only offered at the Polo Bar in NYC! Talk about an #OnlyOnRodeo experience!
Rodeo is a classic and we gladly toast to her ongoing success as we celebrate ours here at Swanky Retreats. Think of us on your next shopping trip down America’s swankiest street.