By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief
As the first month of 2024 came to an end, Caruso’s Palisades Village prepared for a couple of tenant changes.
FRAME and Cuyana have closed their stores in the development, while Golden Goose and Cult Gaia have revealed plans to open soon.
Cuyana, which opened alongside the development in September 2018 as one of the original tenants, closed on January 28. Cult Gaia is slated to open in its place between Bonjour Fête and ANINE BING.
Cuyana operated with a “fewer, better” ethos, meaning “each piece is made with premium quality, smart design and sustainable production,” according to its website. The brand offered a selection of bags, clothing, leather goods and accessories.
“Our mission is to provide a fewer, better wardrobe,” the website continued, “a smart system of pieces that is so easy to style, it gives you more time to focus on what you love.”
Cult Gaia, which is currently slated to open in summer, according to a representative from the brand, has grown from accessories to “full-fledged lifestyle,” selling “everything from ready-to-wear to shoes.”
“Cult Gaia designs heirloom pieces that will live in your closet forever,” the Palisades Village website read. “The cornerstone of Cult Gaia’s DNA has been forged with the ideal of creating objet d’art that makes you look twice.”
FRAME closed its Swarthmore Avenue store, located between Angelini and Vince, in Palisades Village effective January 25. The FRAME brand, with headquarters in Los Angeles, was first launched in 2012. It is best known for its denim jeans and hand bags.
The Palisades Village iteration marked the seventh FRAME store at the time, but the brand had since expanded to 16. It opened in a Palisades Village space previously occupied by Rachel Zoe, who opened with the development with a “retail residency.”
Golden Goose—a “luxury fashion and accessories brand founded on the value of Perfect Imperfection”—is slated to open in the previous FRAME space on May 3, according to a representative from the brand. It will offer a “Venice-inspired” collection of sneakers and accessories, “for men and women and the world of Co-Creation.”
“The brand has become synonymous with high-quality materials made to last, meticulous attention to detail, an iconic lived-in signature aesthetic and bringing the Italian art of hand-made tradition to the rest of the world,” according to the Palisades Village website.
The brand encourages people to “immerse themselves in the Golden World through Co-Creation,” which will be available daily at Palisades Village.
“This highly unique customization experience gives customers the opportunity to participate in the design of one-of-a-kind sneakers together with Golden Goose Dream Makers, who ultimately translate each story into walkable art,” the website continued.
The representative said the brand is “thrilled to grow its Golden Family in Pacific Palisades,” with the opening marking its further expansion within California and the U.S.
Other recent changes at Palisades Village include the opening of Jemma Pizzeria, with Palisades-native Jackson Kalb at the helm, in a space previously occupied by ROCA Pizza.
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