DTLA – Third Street Fashion: A busy portion of the Arts District has gotten even more fashionable. Designer Phillip Lim opened a 3.1 Phillip Lim store on Third Street. The roughly 5,000-square-foot shop near Traction Avenue debuted last month. Lim creates goods for men and women, and options include a leather bomber jacket for $1,695, an $895 handbag and drum sandal shoes for $575. According to the website, the store also carries pieces from Patrick Parrish Gallery, Apparatus and other designers.
Coming to 734 E. Third St., (213) 246-2588 or 31philliplim.com.
Readjust Your Eyes: And now time for an actual shop hop, albeit a very short one: The eyewear store Spektakles left its home at 224 W. Eighth St., near Broadway, and has jumped a bit east, to the Spring Street side of the block. The new space at 212 W. Eighth St. is roughly 700 square feet. Spektakles continues to sell frames with a focus on vintage designs. It also stocks sunglasses, hats and other apparel. The store is open seven days a week.
At 212 W. Eighth St., (213) 215-3244 or spektakles.com.
More for Row: The Row DTLA shopping complex continues to add tenants. The massive retail and office hub in the Industrial District is adding three stores. The first, bicycle company Tokyobike, was part of the complex’s two pop-up markets in the last year. A brand new addition is a branch of LCD, a Venice-based clothing, jewelry and home decor store. Additionally, the perfume, cologne and skincare company Scent Bar is opening a shop in the complex. They will join previously announced stores such as vintage clothier Gossamer, eyewear company Ahlem and wine shop Flask & Field.
At 777 S. Alameda St., (213) 988-8890 or rowdtla.com.
New Store, Semi-New Kicks: Downtown Los Angeles has seen its share of stylish sneaker shops arrive over the last year, including Footaction and Nice Kicks. Here’s another: The retail and consignment store The Holy Grail launched its second Downtown location, with a Fashion District outpost called Holy Grail Gallery. The original store near Staples Center is staying open. The new 4,000-square-foot location on Los Angeles Street offers Nike, Adidas and other sneaker brands. Prices vary by make and condition, but expect to drop at least a few hundred bucks if you’re looking for some retro Air Jordans.
At 836 S. Los Angeles St. or holygrailgoods.com.
Giving Back, Through Shoes: A charitable shoe company is setting up shop in Downtown. Yes, you read that right. The new venture Comunity will open at 584 Mateo St. in the Arts District in mid-June. The 3,500-square-foot space will be part-office, part-retail showroom. The initial line of shoes is expected to run $150-$180, and that’s where Comunity’s nature of giving back comes in: $10 from each sale will go to a nonprofit organization based in Downtown Los Angeles. Customers can decide whether they want their money to benefit programs supporting education, the arts or homelessness.
Coming to 584 Mateo St. or comunitymade.com.