Santana Row has new opportunities for those looking to engage in retail therapy.
Courtesy of Paige Denim, the chic new Santana Row outpost of the Los Angeles-born fashion house named after founder and former denim model Paige Adams-Geller, I know what to call these split-knee jeans that look like they’ve been torn apart by a teething tiger cub: destroyed. Okay, that makes me feel a lot better, although the idea of paying over $200 for already frayed jeans is a little hard for this old hippie to accept.
Geller launched her denim line in 2004 and seems determined to create a pair of jeans to fit almost any role you want to play, from Colette Crop Petite to Claudine Notre Dame to Sarah Straight Distressed. There’s Chelsea New York boot and Cindy Crop Unplugged, but no Karen. I was drawn to the High Rise Manhattan Boot Joan from Arc, because, yeah, she probably preferred boots to sandals. Want contemporary French? The Claudine Seine culotte-style jeans are super flattering, especially if your calves are sculpted.
The High Rise Laurel Canyon Ocean Blues are oh, so low, and would look particularly appealing to Joni Mitchell. The Flaunt line hugs all curves for women with that classic hourglass figure.
The store also offers adorable silk and cotton garden party dresses that pay homage to Princess Diana, with preppy pastel blouses and tops that show off shorts and look casual under denim jackets and other fabrics. . There is a men’s clothing line with a line of colored jeans, none of which are available in Bombshell Ankle.
Faherty is another recent addition to Santana Row focused on casual wear, with an entire line of surfwear developed in conjunction with expert surfboard designer Paul Schmidt.
Relying on innovation with sustainability in mind, Faherty uses non-toxic dyes and fabrics like hemp, alpaca and cashmere to create everyday clothing for the hot summer months. The Legend pullover shirt or a cashmere blend button down would make a great gift for the guy in your life who needs to look polished for the Wednesday Zoom call. For women, adorable gingham dresses, cotton-gauze tops, twill jumpsuits and matching linen striped pants and shirts make putting together pretty painless.
For those looking for furniture, CB2, brought to you by the Container Store, long a Santana Row staple, aims to fill your space with practical yet stylish furnishings and accessories, from sectionals to ottomans and ottomans. Classic leather sofas, especially tufted ones, are available, or choose one with channels for a modern look.