Originally Posted by rssmsvc
Is the Beverly Hills Polo store worth the visit ? I was thinking of Purple Label Suits maybe on sale.
Where is the Cabazon outlet ?
Anything in Santa Barbara ?
RL may be worth the visit, but the sales staff aren't very knowledgeable, and the design of the store is off-putting to me for browsing. The rest of Rodeo is worth it, though --- it's always hard for me to decide between watching people, the stores, or the cars. If you like your high-end jeans, there are lots of places to check out, too.
Cabazon is towards Palm Springs, perhaps 90 minutes from LA on the freeway, or about 100 miles. I haven't been there, but I'm sure someone can tell you more (Jan?).
Santa Barbara, where I live, is a sartorial desert. We have a decent premium jeans store here (Blue Beetle), but that's about it. Most tailored clothing is low-end, old-man stuff, with a limited selection of badly made fashion forward things at the Saks. However, on the way up to SB, you'll pass by the Camarillo outlets, about 45 minutes from downtown LA, and you may find some interesting stuff there.
If you come to SB, email or PM me. I'd be happy to recommend restaurants or answer questions about our town. We have some really amazing Mexican food, and some decent fusion food.