A crop of cool L.A. shops earn the Louis Vuitton seal of approval
Downtown L.A. + Venice
LCD’s flagship boutique is all gorgeous shades of orange, from the terra-cotta jute flooring to the corduroy sofa to the bronze velvet curtains in the fitting room. Geraldine Chung, an ex-Atlantic Records executive who founded LCD in 2012 after moving back home from New York, is on a self-confessed mission to foster the (oft-female) rising stars of independent fashion. One hundred have already passed through her doors, which first opened in Venice. Chung’s unique point of view is also informed by a childhood in Asia and teen years spent in SoCal’s tomboy surf and street culture. Eighties skater style is resurrected in streetwear by Alyx and Perks and Mini. Quirky, cutting-edge labels Priscavera, Henrik Vibskov and Colovos are fit for the music scene. More lady-like sensibilities appear in Rejina Pyo, Charlotte Chesnais and Silver Lake’s Creatures of Comfort. LCD also has an exclusive partnership with Californian leather goods brand VereVerto and was the retail partner for L.A. nonprofit Sexy Beast for Planned Parenthood’s T-shirts, designed by Virgil Abloh x Jenny Holzer.
Row DTLA, 1318 E. Seventh St., Ste. 126, L.A., 213-372-5525; 1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Ste. 2, Venice, 424-280-4132; shoplcd.co.