The most stylish design stores in Los Angeles
1) Just One Eye
Howard Hughes once owned this Art Deco building, and his films Hell’s Angels, Scarface, and The Outlaw were edited here. Today it houses a concept shop that gathers together high fashion (Gucci, Lanvin), art pieces, books, and collaborative projects – one of which was a disaster survival kit that contained night-vision goggles and a cashmere blanket.
2) A + R
After a decade in business, this shop adored by design junkies has evolved from a tiny storefront in Venice to this colorful new headquarters in downtown’s ROW. Founded by design enthusiasts Andy Griffith and Rose Apodaca (the A plus R), there’s wonderful gifts plus furniture, lighting, rugs and more.
3) MOCA Store
The fantastic gift shop that accompanies The Museum of Contemporary Art has artists’ books galore plus exhibition catalogues, and the like, but there are also artist editions of prints (Andy Warhol Flavor Paper on sale!) and something for every price point.
Lovers of mid-century modern design classics will feel right at home in this showroom. For 25 years, this locally owned and operated company has been crafting Case Study furniture. In fact, they use the same machinery used to fabricate the original Eames chairs for their rainbow-hued fiberglass shell chairs.
The modern homewares and gifts at this small boutique are both functional and beautiful – objects that would easily be at home in some of the nearby Neutra homes. There are Comme des Garçons wallets, a gorgeous selection of local jewelers, and whimsical kids toys.
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