Best Steals and Deals on Robertson: Boutique for Bratz - 2008
Even before Robertson Boulevard topped Rodeo Drive as the most star-studded street in the universe, it was a steady style stop for babes with big bucks. The Ivy's $30 salads aside, celebs come to the street for stores like Intermix and Curve, whose well-edited selections of seasonally chic pieces are consistently covetable, and have been since well before the area was shutterbug central. Unfortunately, coveting is about all most of us unfamous peasants can do. But are there any deals to be found on Robertson, ever? The answer is yes. Well, yes for those who can afford department-store price tags, at least. If you're living month-to-month or on a tween-teeny weekly allowance, splurge on a coffee at Starbucks on the corner and watch the paparazzi/celebutards dance around each other all day.
The pink and peppy new boutique of 15-year-old Russian richie Kira Plastinina definitely offers the lowest-priced frocks on the block. Sparkly mini-dresses, hooded pleather jackets in purple and shiny black, and for fall, sumptuous sweaters in powder pink and heather gray, all of it ranging from about $30 to $90. The style statements are all pretty youthful (think Paris Hilton in high school), but the quality is definitely a notch above Forever 21 and Wet Seal. Tees and leggings in trendy shades and animal prints are steals, priced for (and obviously made for) 20-somethings.—Lina Lecaro