Designers Make Appearances in the Race to Summer Style at The Shops

The heat is on, not only in a meteorological sense, but also in a sartorial campaign to make the full-on transition into haute summer style. Get to The Shops at Montage Laguna Beach like they’re going out of fashion. Summer wardrobes in Southern California are saving face with boutique items from emerging designers at The Shops.

Fresh faces, multifarious talents and established brands alike plan to make an appearance. Look for  Valerie Belsky with Vicky La Jolla, Valeria Perez with Wrap Up Robes, Ruthy Bailey Emsallem with Bailey 44, Susan Kenward from Flora Napa, Kathleen and Nicole Tracy from La Bella Donna, Ron Robinson from APOTHIA, Amahlia Stevens with Vitamin A, Nathalie Sherman of Sophia & Chloe jewelry, Sean Heiter of Robert Graham and DayNa Decker from her eponymous line. Each plan exclusive designer appearances starting July 3. You’ll even have the chance to catch a personal appearance and receive a one-on-one complimentary color consultation from celebrity colorist Kim Vo on Aug. 14.

Montage Laguna Beach, a craftsman-style resort set on a coastal bluff overlooking the Pacific, features beachfront accommodations, a 20,000-square-foot spa, and destination dining at Studio, all in the heart of Laguna’s vibrant arts community. The Shops at Montage are dedicated to shopping themes reflecting artistic Laguna Beach, from spa and scents to writing papers and resort lifestyle. Intimate two-hour sessions featuring niche brands branching from family-owned businesses will make your weekend afternoons shine, and if top designers don’t do it for you (highly unlikely), then maybe flowing Champagne and sparkling water will.

The sun never sets on So Cal, but special appearances at The Shops come to an end on Sept. 5, so while you have plenty of time to work on your tan and surfing, you only have a few months to acquire all the poolside staples, beachfront fancies and scene-ready tresses under the sun at Treasures Boutique, Spa Boutique, The Art of Living, and Kim Vo Salon. And if you’re really up for the dash to living the summer in luxurious style, reserve your stay at the oceanfront Montage resort in June and you’ll have the chance to receive an exclusive gift from Ermenegildo Zegna, complimentary valet parking at South Coast Plaza, and a day pass to the shopping gallery’s ACCESS VIP suite.

Sun, style, spumante, The Shops at Montage…this is one challenge haute fashionistas are sure to win.


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