Vivienne Westwood's First Store In United States

02/14/2011 12:21 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Los Angeles Times

After a year of construction and a weeklong postponement of the original opening date -- leaving die-hard fans champing at the bit -- Vivienne Westwood, the storied British fashion label, has finally opened its first U.S. store, on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood.

Housed in a three-story marble-clad corner building that also serves as the brand's U.S. headquarters, the store has an expansive wholesale showroom and a rooftop patio. The shop opened quietly Friday afternoon -- sating those who had been peering into its windows for months.

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