Los Angeles - Stylistas who love Madison, the chain of specialty contemporary boutiques sprinkled throughout posh L.A. neighborhoods, will adore Madison Gallery, an upscale version of its younger sister. The 2,770-square-feet luxury retail spot opened this month in Malibu Country Mart and houses such high-end labels as Nina Ricci, Matthew Williamson, Marni (YUM), Derek Lam, Zac Posen and tons more, plus emerging designers like Erin Fetherston, Thomas Wylde, and Sari Gueron (love, LOVE her ladylike designs - click here to see them). Make room on your credit cards before showing up at this Malibu location because prices range from a (meager - HA!) $668 for Balenciaga jeans to around three thousand big ones for Marni dresses.
Houston - If diamonds are a girl's best friend, then our favorite pal just showed up in Houston's Galleria shopping center. Jewelry brand De Beers opened its fourth U.S. store, marking the first of several openings to take place in the next few months. The 1,353-square-feet space has the same modern look as the other De Beers boutiques, with all those fabulous diamonds on display in freestanding cases (to give us girls a 360-degree view of the sweet, glorious sparklers). Prices for these magnificent jewels range from the low hundreds all the way up into the millions! True friends don't come cheap, do they?