A CONTAINER FOR ONE THING: Remember that "Absolutely Fabulous" episode, where Eddie shows up at her minimalist pal's place, and the wine she brought doesn't fit the decor? We often long for that character's no-fuss flat, a place where one item could stand out. This Container for One Thing says simple, and beautiful. Hang it, and then place a special object inside. $26 via Branch
BANANA REPUBLIC SALE: The store is making the stories today. First, the walk-on "Mad Men" contest; now, a tweet from The Grove. Visit the Banana Republic at The Grove any time from August 6th through August 9th, purchase two sale items and get sale one item gratis. Is there something you've had your eye on? A top you've been visiting during lunch hours?
1928 BOUTIQUE: Magnolia Boulevard gained another interesting, pass-the-afternoon shop just over a month ago with the arrival of the 1928 outlet. You know this jewelry; it's got old-fashion flair, a bit of costume-y pizzazz, big stones and shiny droplets and curlicues of all kinds. Statement stuff, for a song. We mentioned this is an outlet? So the discounts are deep. 3412 W. Magnolia