Shop Small 2020: Celebrate the Season

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It seems as if we blinked and now the 2020 holiday season is upon us, bringing with it the joy of giving—searching from store to store (or now website to website) for the perfect gifts. There are few better ways to spread community spirit than shopping at local businesses who need our support now more than ever. So, we’ve put together a variety of options to help alleviate some of your stress so you can keep family and friends safe, healthy, and merry this holiday season.

Don’t forget November 28 has been designated as Shop Small® Saturday, aiming to focus attention on small businesses throughout the community. Fortunately, we live in an area that provides access to great shops full of enticing gifts for this season and beyond.

Family-owned and operated, Dejaun Jewelers started in 1985 and has two stores located in The Village at Westfield Topanga and The Oaks Shopping Center in Thousand Oaks. Dejaun’s commitment to superior quality and personalized customer service is unparalleled, including Master Goldsmiths and GIA Graduate Gemologists on the premises to serve all of your needs. They offer one of the largest selections of sports, fashion, classic, and high-complication timepieces, along with fine jewelry and engagement and wedding rings.

With over 35 years in business, M.Fredric continues to be at the forefront of the chic boutiques in Southern California. Frequented by celebrities, wardrobe stylists, and sophisticated shoppers, M.Fredric is constantly evolving to offer an ever-changing dynamic retail environment, with top-notch service, luxe lines that appeal to the trendy fashionista and edgy males, and moms choosing to avoid the cookie-cutter sameness of many children’s apparel stores.

The Kingdom is the accessory lover’s haven, where you will find every must-have heel, sneaker, and handbag on the market. The premier destination for luxury shoes and handbags, owners David Lipp and Jason Salstein bring designs straight off the runways of Milan and Paris to their stunning store at The Commons at Calabasas. This high-end boutique promises only the finest goods and most-sophisticated styles, with a list of brands sure to appease the chicest tastes.

For the fitness enthusiasts on your list, Lululemon’s locations at The Commons at Calabasas and The Promenade at Westlake offer the latest technical gear for yoga lovers, runners, and every athlete in the pursuit of a good sweat. The luxurious athletic wear and accessories have quickly become a cult-favorite wardrobe staple for men and women alike, with buttery soft, breathable fabrics and workout-ready designs.

Purveyor of “All Good Things,” Feature is a multi-brand concept that houses luxury designers and top-tier footwear brands. From niche labels such as COMME des GARÇONS, Alyx, and Stone Island to staple brands such as Jordan, Nike, and Adidas, Feature has something for everybody that’s in the know. The vibe and aesthetic of The Commons at Calabasas shop are driven by a love for fashion, music, and art.

One of the newest stores in the area is BONJOUR FÊTE–a modern-day party supply shop that carries a curated selection of tableware and party decor. They offer an eco-friendly full -service balloon bar and balloon arrangement deliveries across Los Angeles. If you want to add some flair to your holidays, you’ll be blown away by their unique tableware and beautiful holiday decorations. Full-service event styling and custom installations are also available.

Since 1999, elysewalker boutiques have attracted a global following by mixing heritage brands with new and emerging brands, styling it all together seamlessly. Their personalized stylists connect with you to learn your taste, style preferences, and needs. If you’re unable to make it in, the Memo Program brings their classic head-to-toe looks straight to your door. Currently in Pacific Palisades and Newport Beach, look for The Commons at Calabasas location opening this spring

Discover Sharon Segal | Nina Segal at The Promenade at Westlake Village. The daughters of fashion sensation Fred Segal present a contemporary women’s retailer featuring nothing less than the hottest trends, one-of-a-kind denim, tees, dresses, and cashmere, and a jewelry atrium by Nina Segal. Iconic and exclusive brands as well as up-and-coming designers make their store the premier shopping destination for the many stylish women of the greater Los Angeles area.

Paper Source is the premier paper store for unique gifts, cards, gift wrap, wedding invitations, stationery, crafts, party supplies, paper, envelopes, and more. The store is full of wonderful holiday greeting card sets and also offers many ways to customize your own holiday cards and stamps. You’ll also find out-of-this-world gifts for kin, friends, and teachers, including candles, candy, and bath and beauty items perfect for everyone on your list.

Planet Beauty is a privately owned, upscale beauty retailer founded in Newport Beach in 1992. For over 20 years, they have committed to providing customers with an exceptional one-stop shopping experience for all professional beauty and personal care needs. Planet Beauty offers over 20,000 professional beauty products in makeup, skincare, haircare, styling tools, bath, and fragrance—and it’s the perfect store for holiday gifts.

One of the newest med spas on the Calabasas scene, Skin Bio brings cosmetic dermatology and bio-functional medicine together, focusing on skincare and wellness. Their belief that attaining good skin and wellness is integral to overall health translates through their extensive list of services and selection of medical-grade skincare products curated for every skin type. Give the gift of effortless wellness this holiday with a Skin Bio gift card.

If you are looking for a special slice of history, Beaver’s Den Antiques of Woodland Hills has an incredible stock of meaningful vintage treasures. Collectors and enthusiasts get lost for hours in this historic heaven with a specially curated collection of antiques that hold heritage, warmth, and character of the past. For over 52 years, owner Barbara Cavaleri has specialized in silverplate flatware pattern matching and satisfying every client with individual attention—finding the perfect gift for any occasion.

El Mio Boutique is the friendly little shop on the corner, located in the Regency Salon Suites in Woodland Hills, it’s a well-kept community secret with its discreet location. Carrying a variety of clothes made in the U.S., France, and Italy, El Mio has something for women of all ages for every occasion. Owner Sherry Tamjidi prides her store on offering some of the most chic and comfortable pieces available, with beautiful jewelry, handbags, and accessories to complement your personal style.

If you are looking for a unique, rejuvenating gift, discover The Flower Apothecary—a brand of products that have the power to heal. Flower essences are a botanically based healing system that existed since ancient times and are the least invasive form of subtle body medicine that interact with whatever negative emotions a person is experiencing to gently and safely bring them back into a positive state. Flower essences are not essential oils and, as such, contain no scent or inherent taste and no allergens.

Florentyna’s A Fine Flower Company uses an elite selection of the world’s most extraordinary fresh flowers and foliage. Though each season’s most glorious flowers are hand-selected for arrangements, there is a firm belief that every flower, when used properly, is beautiful. Their designs range from using fragrant herbs and English garden roses in their European garden-style arrangements to clean, sophisticated designs with exotic leaves, orchids, and amazing succulents.

One-of-a-kind jewelry pieces by Krysia Renau Modern Jewelry are designed by a 35-year Calabasas resident and social change activist with the heart and soul of the fashion-forward residents of our beloved community in mind. Representing the beautiful California lifestyle, each piece is infused with inspiration from breathtaking nature using incredible natural gems and unique stones. From bold, colorful necklaces to dainty jeweled rings, Krysia Renau has the perfect selection of holiday gifts.   Agoura-based massage therapist Michelle Rozzen Massage & Oils is a favorite amongst Hollywood elites and top athletes alike. With over 14 years of experience, Michelle developed a powerful, unique ability to listen to each body and its path for healing, rebalancing, and aligning. Her line of natural massage oils and body care products is made with the most effective ingredients, guaranteed to provide comfort, offering the perfect gift of luxury and healing.

Another simple idea for self-care and wellness lovers is purchasing a gift certificate from CQ Nails in Calabasas. Who doesn’t enjoy a relaxing manicure, spa pedicure, or both? Men and women are pampered by expert nail technicians in this luxurious salon. And gift cards, available in all denominations, are thoughtful gifts for friends, co-workers, teachers, or anyone to show how much you care. 

Kalmaya Skincare leads the way in the balanced clean beauty industry. Their ingredients are USDA organic and EcoCert approved, vegan, clean, and all natural. With lines from Anti-Age to Calm Your Senses, there is something for every skin craving. Kalmaya is about a calm, clean, and natural lifestyle with sustainably sourced, healthy ingredients for transformative results. The locally owned and operated skincare line is currently available online.

Nothing Bundt Cakes
brings joy and brightens days for every guest who visits their bakeries. If you want to take dessert up a notch, Nothing Bundt Cake uses only the freshest, natural ingredients, including real eggs, butter, and cream cheese to achieve the perfection of every decadent, melt-in-your-mouth bite. Whether you’re enjoying a bundt cake, bundtlet, or a bundtini one thing is certain—perfection is all they offer.

Treat yourself to the finest European cakes and pastries from L.A.’s premier artisanal bakery.  Since 1962, Emil’s Bake House has been acclaimed for traditional recipes and unsurpassed quality. You will delight in luscious arrays of traditional cakes, artisan breads, and pastries and be amazed by their intricate holiday gingerbread houses, Yuletide logs, croque en bouche, and huge, delicious arrays of holiday cookies.

Best wishes for the happiest of holiday seasons from our Calabasas Style family to yours.