In my world, Elyse Walker is a household name. Whether I am shopping her online store FORWARD or reading my latest “Picks of the Week” email from one of her in-store stylists, I love everything in her world of fashion. But my real guilty pleasure (and what started her chic empire) is shopping her stunning store in Pacific Palisades.
Tucked away on a little side street off Sunset Boulevard, the Elyse Walker boutique started as a 1,000 square foot luxury retail store and now has grown to 6,500 square feet, taking up almost an entire block. And when I say it’s stocked full of ALL your favorite designers, I mean it is literally a destination for noteworthy Louboutins, Givenchy Antigona and Nightingale bags, Balenciaga wedges in a color I have never seen, Isabel Marant Tacy booties – and that is just three steps into the accessories area.
If you can manage to pry yourself away from the shoes, the ready-to-wear and contemporary designers that await are equally mind-blowing. Each collection is noted for reference (I love this), which makes it very easy to find Saint Laurent, McQueen, Victoria Beckham, Stella McCartney, among others, in one section versus Rag & Bone, Equipment, Haute Hippie, Missoni and more in another.
To expand her brand, Elyse recently launched her own shoe collection that includes pony and suede espadrilles, laser-cut heels, studded and fringe boots, and booties. The collection retails from $355 to $995. I am beyond obsessed with the fringe booties as they are a must-have for any girl on the go.
Elyse Walker: 15306 Antioch Street, Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272