- October 24, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Please join us for an afternoon of shopping at the fabulous Elyse Walker boutique, towne (15257 Palisades Village Lane, Pacific Palisades). And then 7pm dinner at Beech Street Cafe 863 Swarthmore Ave (please also make sure to RSVP directly to [email protected] if joining for dinner).
ABOUT ELYSE WALKER
Elyse Walker, CEO and owner of elysewalker and towne by elysewalker, is one of fashion’s most powerful retailers. Over the last 20 years, ElyseWalker’s name has grown synonymous with LA fashion. A hybrid of astute stylist and fastidious entrepreneur, Elyse Walker is serious about the business of fashion while never taking fashion itself too seriously. What started as a small business in 1999 has grown to include five storefronts, the new concept shop for men and women towne by elysewalker, elysewalker private label, and numerous exclusivecollaborations and partnerships.
In 2012, Elyse Walker partnered with FWRD.com. As the Fashion Director and face of FORWARD by elysewalker, Walker’s aptitude for high-end retail, her buying expertise, and access to high-end retail, her buying expertise, and access to the world’s most coveteddesigners, combined with FORWARD’S online expertise make FORWARD by elyse walker the premier online destination for luxury designer fashion, carefully curated for the modern woman. When she’s not traveling on business, Elyse can be found at home, spending time with her husband, sons and two dogs, or on the sales floor of one of her stores.
Elyse Walker has been curating high and low, from near and far, decades before it became the industry norm. Mixing heritage brands with new and emerging, the stores style it all together seamlessly. Since 1999, the elysewalker flagship, tucked on an unassuming block in Pacific Palisades, CA, has attracted a global following. With a second store located in Newport Beach, CA, 150 + designers and a team of stylists to rival all others, elysewalker is a fashion tour de force.
About towne by elysewalker marks a new and refined concept – shops accommodating both men and women, where they live, and how they dress during down time. towne by elysewalker captures California cool, effortless dressing with a focus on luxury basics. With stores in Pacific Palisades, Bel Air, Newport Beach, and Calabasas opening soon, towne by elysewalker satisfies the customer’s desire to stay relevant, look put together, and always feel at ease. “Walker has long wanted to grow her basics business, but has run out of floor space in her flagship. She said she still relishes discovering new jeans and T-shirt brands as much as ready-to-wear designers, and plans to carry a mix of high and low in towne, which also marks her return to men’s wear retail. “I really think it’s the future of retail, and there’s unlimited potential for it to grow around the country in any neighborhood, tailored to that community’s needs and tastes,” Walker said of the concept.” — WWD
“Towne is for every suburban man and woman who does not want to leave the house in their sweatpants, but who wants to look relevant and simply styled with ease. Our goal is to capture one lifestyle and to present a carefully curated selection of those essential key pieces,” Walker noted in a release on the opening.” — PYMNTS
Elyse Walker is taking extra care to meet the welcome wagon. The fashion mogul values the community around her store as much as the space itself – which isn’t to say that the space isn’t completely breathtaking. From the hand-picked art on the walls to the tufted velvet sectional smack-dab in the middle of the store, Walker’s number one priority was creating a retail space that felt as intimate and personal as her home.
“When you come into the store, the biggest compliment I can get is ‘Elyse, I feel like I’m going in to your home,’” she says. From the racks (on racks) of McQueen and Saint Laurent, to the shiny new fine jewelry section, to the walls adorned with original works of art hand-picked by Elyse herself, we think we speak for everyone when we say we wish *our* homes looked like this.” — The Coveteur