…one of my favorite things to do on the weekend is to take a walk with my bf and our doggy down melrose to a little cafe for breakfast – well, I should actually say brunch because I tend to be a bit of a late sleeper. We live right off Melrose place, so there is plenty of boutiques to catch my eye and make me think about shopping rather than where we are going to eat…you can imagine how much my boyfriend loves that. One shop in particular that always gets my attention is Beckley – it’s a must shop every time!
With a modern and eye catching store front, this boutique is just as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. Set on the corner of Melrose and Huntley, Beckley has an open and airy feel as the ceiling to floor windows let the natural light fill the store. That light leads the way to plenty of gems just waiting to be found…Elizabeth and James, 10 Crosby by Derek Lam, Cut25, Vena Cava, Sass & Bide, Cosabella, along with an ever so perfect selection of jewelry, perfumes, books, candles…there are so many things always grabbing my attention.
But my latest obession is the Beckley by Melissa collection – I love it and want it all especailly those leather leggings! Oh they are so tempting! Debuting only a few months back in October, the collection is fun and feminie, yet exudes a very sophisticated vibe. I feel like I could buy five pieces from the line and have something to wear everyday.
With two successful stores (LA and Vegas) and a noteworthy collection, Beckley owner Melissa Richardson Akkaway definitley knows the equation for keeping her clients happy. Now if only she could explain to my boyfriend why I’m always late to brunch.
beckley: 8620 melrose. west hollywood. ca. 90069. 310-652-3500. www.beckleyboutique.com