Amid the spectacular growth of Downtown Los Angeles, most attention has been paid to the residential and restaurant explosion. Yet the retail scene continues to expand as well, and last year brought additions including Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo and the huge Arts District nursery Rolling Greens.
Expect more growth in 2019, as property owners redevelop aging buildings and the housing and office base continue to expand. Here are some of the stores and related efforts that people are eagerly awaiting.
Grow the Row
The massive Row DTLA complex at 777 S. Alameda St. in the Industrial District has been drawing independent boutiques and major fashion players over the last year, with shops such as Bodega, Hightide and Flask & Field. Expect more arrivals in the new year, including Kinto, a Japanese shop that specializes in tableware, coffee and tea appliances and accessories. Also coming to Row DTLA is The Things We Do, a spa and beauty supply store.