Give your wardrobe a boost with luxe basics from these L.A.-based luxury brands.
From top: Amanu The Nakura sandal (left ) and The Sambura sandal
Stylist Anita Patrickson founded Amanu in 2018 to fill a hole in the market for customizable handmade sandals, and since then, the brand has been a go-to for those seeking chic, stylish footwear for any occasion. This spring, head to the West Hollywood studio for new offerings, including sandals with recycled metal and beaded details—the latter are inspired by Patrickson’s recent travels to her home country, South Africa. amanustudio.com
DÔEN Catrinette nightgown in Salt, doen.com
Standing for All Year Round, AYR is known for its streamlined, flattering basics, including the made-in-L.A. bestselling denim (go for Th e Pop style and thank us later). Th e brand— which has a store on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice—has introduced some new styles for spring, including the Plunge Pool blouse in slinky Ecosilk and Th e Secret Sauce, a new midrise jean with a relaxed leg shape and the perfect amount of stretch. ayr.com
From left : AYR Plunge Pool button-down in blue and white stripe Ecosilk and The Pop jeans in Snap Crackle, ayr.com;
Flowy and feminine, DÔEN is the place to go for dreamy dresses and blouses that exude a hint of nostalgia. Visit the brand’s store at the Brentwood Country Mart—or the soon-to-open new shop designed by Nickey Kehoe at the Montecito Country Mart—for feminine picks like the Rose top and the Ischia dress. doen.com
Jenni Kayne 14K solid gold jewelry, jennikayne.com.
A fashion vet for more than 20 years, Jamie Haller launched her line of relaxed, understated and supremely comfortable shoes during the pandemic. The wearwith- anything styles—including the penny loafer, ballet slipper and the soon-to-launch laceup oxford—are handmade in a former Dior atelier in the Tuscan countryside, ensuring made-to-last quality. shop-jamiehaller.com
MOTHER The Tomcat ankle jean in Dunked in Trouble, motherdenim.com
Over the past few years, Jenni Kayne’s eponymous line has grown from offering chic mules and sweaters to a full-scale lifestyle brand, featuring Californiainspired furniture, skincare and more. Shop one of her many L.A. boutiques for new spring pieces, including pony hair strappy sandals, the breezy James dress and Willow blouse, and the JK jewelry line—a collection of everyday heirloom pieces made from solid 14K gold. jennikayne.com
The Kibera sandal, amanustudio.com.
Beyond uberflattering denim in a huge variety of styles and washes, the L.A.-based brand is now offering activewear and an expanded collection of blouses, dresses and jumpsuits. Look out for a second iteration of the MOTHER x Carolyn Murphy (60% MOTHER) capsule collection later this year. motherdenim.com
A go-to for vintage-inspired jeans and the soft est sweats and tees around—in the most delicious colorways—Th e Great. is in the midst of an epic retail expansion, having recently opened a second store on Abbot Kinney and planned outposts in the Valley, Orange County and beyond. thisisthegreat.com