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These pop-ups, drops and art events got you covered for spring

side by side photos of store interior and artwork
(Peter Christiansen Valli / Saks Fifth Avenue; June Edmonds / Luis De Jesus Los Angeles)

Miss Dior Avenue pop-up comes to West Hollywood

Sometimes you need a 1960s-inspired style adventure. You're in luck thanks to the new immersive Miss Dior Avenue experience that has popped up this week on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. ( The pop-up event isn't too far from the Pacific Design Center and the WeHo park where Elton John AIDS Foundation's annual Academy Awards viewing party will be held Sunday.)

In the colorful Miss Dior space, visitors will find a La Parfumerie celebration of the new Miss Dior Parfum, which was created by brand perfume creative director Francis Kurkdjian and has floral, fruity and woody notes. (The original Miss Dior perfume from designer Christian Dior dates back to 1947.) Also, guests will get a chance to check out the Miss Dior campaign starring Natalie Portman at the Diorama Cinema or have a snack at the Miss Dior cafe before venturing back into the world. There also will be exclusives and goodies as well as a special Miss Dior flower shop — a tribute to the love of flowers that Dior and his sister Catherine shared. Make a reservation soon, because this pop-up is only from Friday morning through Sunday evening. 8626 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, dior.com

Saks Fifth Avenue opens women’s store in Beverly Hills

Still miss the old Barneys New York space in Beverly Hills and its Regency-style marble staircase? Well, you’re in luck. Luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue, a longtime staple of Wilshire Boulevard, moved its women’s store to the space at 9570 Wilshire Blvd. Called a reimagined West Coast flagship, this revived building is stocked with well-known luxury labels (think McQueen, Loewe, Celine, Brunello Cucinelli, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and Dries van Noten), beauty items, footwear and goods from emerging designers spread over 130,000 square feet of space. Louis Vuitton, Dior, Gucci and Chanel have dedicated main boutiques in the store. As a bonus, there's an expanded Fifth Avenue Club with an outdoor terrace. 9570 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, saks.com

Burberry pop-up lands at South Coast Plaza

The revered British brand is settling into a stateside visit at luxury shopping center South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. This interactive pop-up, billed as a celebration of the brand's heritage, offers a showcase of new clothes and bags as well as the beloved trench coat, including new styles in checks and prints from Chief Creative Officer Daniel Lee’s Spring 2024 collection. Shoppers at this Orange County event will find Burberry's tent-like, outdoor-inspired setting along with furniture that takes its cues from camping. The pop-up is open through March 14. 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, burberry.com, southcoastplaza.com

Jaime Muñoz solo exhibition and capsule collection with Huf

L.A.-born artist Jaime Muñoz’s solo exhibition, “The Meaning Is the End,” at John Doe Gallery explores commodity and consumerism as well as the effects of modernity through a series of diagram drawings that look like auto repair manuals. To commemorate the exhibition's opening, Muñoz and the L.A. skate and streetwear brand Huf, the exhibition presenter, dropped a new capsule collection, including a hat, T-shirt, short-sleeve shirt and sweater. The pieces are available through Huf’s website. The exhibition is open through April 7. 107 E. 11th St., Los Angeles, johndoegallery.com

Prada Mode presents the Double Club Los Angeles

This weekend, artist Carsten Höller will indulge the minds of visitors at a private club escape, the Double Club Los Angeles, in the Arts District inside the warehouse complex occupied by the Drake-backed amusement park exhibition, “Luna Luna: Forgotten Fantasy.” (On a side note, Höller, who's known for his experimental installations and sculptures, visited the original Luna Luna art amusement park featuring the works of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Sonia Delaunay, David Hockney and others in Hamburg, Germany, in 1987.)

This exclusive downtown L.A. event is presented by contemporary cultural series Prada Mode in partnership with Luna Luna, and will focus on Höller’s “signature tropes” such as “the principle of division and the machinery of fun within carnival aesthetics,” according to a media release. During their visit, guests will be able to interact with nine individual spaces as part of the Double Club, which originally opened in 2008 in London, commissioned by Fondazione Prada. March 9 and 10. Ace Six, 516 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles. Admission to the Double Club Los Angeles is free with the purchase of a Luna Luna ticket.

‘Scratching at the Moon’ comes to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

During the summer of 2020, L.A.-based sculptor Anna Sew Hoy started dreaming about an exhibition of Asian American artists with ties to L.A., and that eventually led to a new exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Dubbed the first focused survey of Asian American artists in a major contemporary Los Angeles museum, “Scratching at the Moon" is a celebration of the work of an intergenerational group of 13 artists who were born in the United States or who emigrated from Asia, New Zealand and Canada. They are Patty Chang, Young Chung, Vishal Jugdeo, Simon Leung, Michelle Lopez, Yong Soon Min, Na Mira, Amanda Ross-Ho, Miljohn Ruperto, Dean Sameshima, Amy Yao, Bruce Yonemoto and Sew Hoy. Through May 12. 1717 E. 7th St., Los Angeles, theicala.org

‘Karla Diaz: Wait til Your Mother Gets Home’ opens

“Wait ’til Your Mother Gets Home,” which is on display at 18th Street Arts Gallery’s Propeller Gallery, is an exploration of American Mexican identity from the 1970s through today via the paper and canvas work of artist Karla Diaz. Called her first institutional solo exhibition in Greater L.A., the exhibition features 37 of the writer, teacher and multidisciplinary artist’s new and recent works. At the heart of the exhibition is "The Silver Dollar" (2021), a work on paper that commemorates Ruben Salazar, the L.A. Times reporter and columnist — the city’s leading Latino media voice — who was killed in August 1970 when a sheriff’s deputy shot a projectile into East L.A. bar the Silver Dollar. Through June 22. 3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, 18thstreet.org

Fashion brand 424 opens a new flagship store

One thing is clear: Menswear designer Guillermo Andrade, founder and creative director of L.A. label 424, wanted a new retail space that would get people talking and posting on social media. The first thing you’ll notice about 424’s newly minted flagship is that it looks as if the cave-like space, with clothes neatly hanging on racks made from industrial beams and footwear placed on floating shelves throughout, came from a postapocalyptic subterrane in a “Blade Runner”-style Los Angeles. The store is a return to an actual physical space for the streetwear brand, which had a Fairfax Avenue space from 2010 to late 2022. 8441 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, fourtwofour.com

The Frankie Shop opens West Hollywood pop-up experience

High-fashion label the Frankie Shop has collaborated with product and architectural design studio Crosby Studios in a pop-up experience called the Meeting Room, at 8580 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. The space pays tribute to a bygone era, taking inspiration from “powerful women of the post-office age,” according to a press release. Here you'll find the Frankie Shop’s latest collection of leather goods and exclusive items set up in a space that looks like the remnants of a once-bustling office. (Think stacks of binders, monitors, office chairs and a broken printer and water coolers.) To commemorate the collab, a new campaign called “The Frankie Shop Goes to Hollywood,” features actor Demi Moore in photos by artist and photographer Collier Schorr. 8580 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, thefrankieshop.com

June Edmonds at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Black strength, endurance, joy and harmony are all qualities found in L.A.-born artist June Edmonds’ work. In her new exhibition, “Meditations on African Resilience,” Edmonds takes a deeper look at the river leaf emblem, a sacred quatrefoil used as a spiritual symbol (unity, balance and protection) as well as a symbol for "the power and regality of kings, healers and deities" in the Kingdom of Benin in what’s now southern Nigeria. Pay attention to the “deep color,” as Edmonds calls it, used to tap “into a part of our psyche linked to an ancient memory that exists within all of us.” Through April 13. 1110 Mateo St., Los Angeles, luisdejesus.com

S.R. Studio. LA. CA. for OTW by Vans collaborate on new sneakers

Having collaborated with designer Raf Simons and fashion brand Calvin Klein, artist Sterling Ruby isn't a stranger to fashion. His own label, S.R. Studio. LA. CA., debuted in 2019, and now Ruby is the first collaborator for Costa Mesa-based brand Vans’ new premium line called OTW by Vans. With this new collab titled Clash the Wall, there's a bold mash-up of four Vans iconic styles — the Style 36, the Authentic, the Mid Skool ’77 and the Sk8-Hi — in full-on neon green and an orange reminiscent of Crush soda, both signature S.R. colors. The sneakers, part of an extended partnership between S.R. and Vans, are $160, and the green version can be purchased at kith.com.

'At the Edge of the Sun' at Jeffrey Deitch

Twelve artists who have known each other through artistic discourse as well as just living, working, surviving and thriving in Los Angeles were brought together for “At the Edge of the Sun” exhibition at Deitch. Focusing on landmarks, memories and communities, the artists take us on a year-in-the-making exploration of the complex realities of life today in L.A.: underground economies, surveillance, youth culture, California landscapes, public transportation, night life and more. The artists are Diana Yesenia Alvarado, Michael Alvarez, Mario Ayala, Karla Ekaterine Canseco, rafa esparza, Alfonso Gonzalez Jr., Ozzie Juarez, Maria Maea, Jaime Muñoz, Guadalupe Rosales, Gabriela Ruiz and Shizu Saldamando. Through May 4. 925 N. Orange Drive, Los Angeles, deitch.com

‘RETROaction (part two)’ pays homage to 1993 exhibition in downtown L.A.

The new exhibition “RETROaction (part two)” revisits and pays homage to the seminal Charles Gaines-led 1993 exhibition “Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism” at UC Irvine, which featured the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Renée Green, David Hammons and other artists. Not only is this Hauser & Wirth exhibition a showcase for early-1990s works by Gaines, Lorna Simpson and Gary Simmons, who participated in “Theater of Refusal,” but it also has on display the works of 10 artists who were selected by Gaines and art historian Ellen Tani: Edgar Arceneaux, Kevin Beasley, Mark Bradford, Torkwase Dyson, Lauren Halsey, Leslie Hewitt, Rashid Johnson, Caroline Kent, Tony Lewis and Rodney McMillian. Through May 5. 901 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, hauserwirth.com

Tory Burch and Humberto Leon open new Melrose Avenue concept store

Designer Tory Burch and restaurateur and Opening Ceremony co-founder Humberto Leon recently celebrated their collaboration on a Tory Burch concept store on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. The façade and interior of the new shop feature the work of German photographer Walter Schels, whose animal portraits are featured in Burch’s Resort 2024 collection. In addition to having the initial drop of the Spring 2024 collection, the Melrose store carries a dedicated capsule collection of T-shirts, sweatshirts and totes that were screen-printed with Schels’ portraits of a bunny and a cat. The concept store will be open through the end of 2024 while the Tory Burch flagship on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills is renovated. 8483 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, toryburch.com

Merrick Morton’s exhibition celebrates photographer's work

The camera of L.A.-born Merrick Morton, the documentary street photographer and film still photographer of more than 90 films, has captured the realities of life from the streets to the sets of films. In “Merrick Morton: Un-Rehearsed” at Eastern Projects art gallery, you’ll find a solo exhibition that shows the barrio and inner city as well as incarcerated people in prisons and the locked wards of a California psychiatric hospital. In the mix on display, there's a variety of portraits taken in Mexico and Cuba as well as of actors on film sets. As a bonus, there’s a special poetry and photo collaboration with actor-poet Richard Cabral called “Life of a Cholo.” Also, this spring, Morton will release the photography book "Clique: West Coast Portraits From the Hood, 1980-1996" (Hat & Beard Press). March 30 through May 18. 900 N. Broadway, Suite 1090, Los Angeles, easternprojectsgallery.com

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.