When it comes to sheer elegance, James Perse is a man of many talents. It hardly matters what he designs—ladies’ or men’s fashions, furniture, or sports equipment. His preferred colors are white, gray, blue, and natural tones, and he typically works in soft cotton and linen. Beach life and California’s surf culture serve the native Angeleno as inspiration for his high-end leisure wear. So it comes as no surprise that his flagship store features a patio with sand and dune grass.