LA’s Best New Fashion Stores – WWD

Who said physical shopping was dead? Los Angeles has seen a string of fashion openings in recent months, from luxury flagships on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills to independent destinations in Echo Park.

Here is a sampling of hotspots to visit.

Loewe

The Spanish luxury brand led by Jonathan Anderson opened its long-awaited first flagship in Los Angeles in November. Lined with palm trees, with a hand-glazed ocean-blue ceramic tile facade, a huge skylight letting in Californian light, and an art gallery, the 3,700-square-foot LA store has plenty of local touches, including a bust of Justin Bieber by American artist Paul Pfeiffer.

There are 1970s wall chargers by Peter Voulkos, who established the ceramics departments at the Los Angeles County Art Institute and the University of California, Berkeley, and rows of colorful glazed earthenware tiles by the late artist from Southern California, Doyle Lane.

The retail space features playful men’s and women’s clothing by Anderson, including a military green canvas anorak with a silly string rainbow fringe collar, a glove-print jersey bodycon dress, a blue jeans, tank tops and hoodies with the house’s anagram logo; the latest monochrome bags inspired by the art of ancient Chinese ceramics, the popular puffy Puzzle and Goya bags, and the cult shoes with balloon heels and nail polish.

327 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

The LA Loewe store.

Courtesy of Loewe

Loro Piana

Italian luxury cashmere brand Loro Piana is emphasizing its footwear with a Rodeo Drive pop-up open until January 23, especially its white-soled shoes.

Comfortable and chic suede styles for men and women include Open Walk slip-on ankle boots (fur lined for winter), Summer Walk loafers and mules designed for resort life.

The store also offers Loro Piana sneakers, including the Weekend Evo running shoe, and ultra-lightweight 360 Colorama with merino wool uppers.

The minimalist space also has a selection of accessories to give away, such as Extra Pocket bags and baseball caps that can be personalized with embroidery.

323 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

Loro Piana Rodeo Drive popup window.

Todd Snyder

New York-based menswear designer Todd Snyder has landed on the West Coast with a 3,300 square foot location at The Grove mall.

It features Snyder’s complete collection of rugged and refined American classics, workwear and utility-inspired streetwear, including his signature suede Dylan jackets. There’s also a selection of third-party brands and exclusive collaborations with Champion Sportswear and DS & Durga, plus rare vintage watches and jewelry from Foundwell, mules and bags from King Kennedy Rugs, and exclusive reworked Todd Snyder denim. by New York-based quilting expert Eva Joan. and Moscot glasses. The store also offers shoes from Birkenstock, New Balance, Vans, Converse, Alden and many more.

For apothecary products, Snyder turned to Aēsop for a shop-in-shop. Additionally, the brand partners with Los Angeles-based Mr. Goodboy on a selection of rare vinyl, making the store a one-stop-shop for men’s gifts.

198 The Grove Drive, Space H20, Los Angeles

Wyeth

Damsel in Dior no more, Los Angeles-based influencer and author Jacey Duprie has launched her own fashion brand and retail store called Wyeth at Platform LA

The label is rooted in Californian classics, including boatneck sweaters in navy stripes or “Yosemite moss” green, barn jackets, cotton tees, sweater dresses, poplin shirts and shorts. , from $78 to $306.

In addition to her fashion sense, Duprie has chronicled her home renovations online over the years, including a Lake Arrowhead project. She enlisted interior designer Martha Mulholland for this and for the Wyeth store, which has a Spanish Colonial feel, with warm stucco walls, reclaimed brick floors, a fireplace, a custom chandelier made from native plants, flowers and cotton bolls (a nod to Duprie’s roots as the daughter of a Texas cotton farmer).

In addition to Wyeth, the store offers curated vintage chandeliers and ceramics by Mulholland, as well as a selection of third-party products, including wooden jewelry by Sophie Monet, velvet headbands by Jennifer Behr, denim by AGolde, dresses from Merlette, boots from Aeyde and Suite.

8830 Washington Boulevard, Culver City.

Apt. 4B

It’s not often you can walk into a store and feel like you’re in a 90s apartment in the heart of Queens, New York. But that’s what happens when you cross the threshold of Apt. 4B, which recently moved to Row DTLA in downtown Los Angeles.

The 1,200-square-foot space showcases made-in-LA streetwear from Moon and Monique Moronta alongside vintage ’80s and ’90s clothing curated by Crystal Robles and Ricky Li of Tried and True Co.

777 South Alameda Street, The Row DTLA, Los Angeles

Arcade
Also at The Row, fans of hugely popular vintage clothing fairs A Current Affair (IRL and on Instagram) will want to visit Arcade, Richard Wainwright’s brick-and-mortar co-op selling clothing, jewelry, accessories and homewares sourced from the best dealers.

The space is huge at 2,800 square feet with high ceilings and large display cases, and there’s plenty to see, including on a recent visit, a 1950s sequined cashmere sweater for $198, a Jean Paul Gaultier button-down tuxedo jacket for $498 and an Yves Saint Laurent velvet suit for $898.

A Current Affair started 12 years ago and was held in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, attracting a crowd of vintage enthusiasts including Ulla Johnson, Alia Shawkat, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, B. Åkerlund and Dita Von Teese. The next fair will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Cooper Design Space in Los Angeles.

777 South Alameda Street, The Row DTLA, Los Angeles

A preview of the new Arcade Shop.

DTLA Courtesy Line

Lisa says Gah
Lisa Says Gah, a San Francisco-based sustainability brand and independent online store loved by Gen Z, has opened its first physical store in the trendy Echo Park neighborhood.

Lisa Bühler, the company’s founder, is known for her eclectic, vintage-inspired pieces loved by Gen Z and Millennials, including denim midi skirts ($188), plaid fleece Sherpa jackets ($158 $) and plaid slipdresses ($158).

She chose LA for her store because she produces her collection in nearby factories and there is more access to unsold fabric, which is an important part of her clothing collection. She also uses recycled fabric, organic cotton and bamboo.

Small-batch production is kept between 65 units and 300 units for top-selling styles, while keeping most prices under $200.

2147 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles

Spirit

Remember Esprit, a name that seemed to be everywhere in the 70s and 80s, then disappeared from the US commercial scene in 2012?

The brand is back, under new Hong Kong-based owners, and has planted its first US retail pole in LA

“We chose LA as the location to do a pop-up and to do the first store because it was originally a Californian brand,” said William Pak, CEO of Esprit from the San Francisco-based brand in 1968 by Doug and Susie Tompkins. .

The Esprit boutique comes alive with colorful lighting that matches the white walls to showcase the collection of sporty and casual wear with a California vibe, including logo sweaters, polo shirts and t-shirts. In 2023, the store will move to a permanent location across the street.

156 South Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles

Esprit pop-up on Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Esprit opened a pop-up store on Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles after a 10-year absence from the United States

Joel Marasigan

Anine Bing

LA designer Anine Bing has landed on Melrose Avenue in the heart of West Hollywood’s shopping district, opening a huge 2,400 square foot flagship store selling her popular Kaia blazers, Charlie studded boots and Sonia leather pants that have become must-haves for all influencers.

“We’ve seen 45% growth,” said Annika Meller, co-founder and chief strategy officer at Anine Bing, of year-over-year revenue. “We are profitable. So we continue on this trajectory for next year. We’ve put a lot of emphasis on brand marketing this year, and we’ll continue to do so next year.

By the end of 2022, the brand will have 18 physical stores worldwide. Four new doors are opening in 2023.

8211 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles

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