I followed our buyers around a for a few days in LA while they were on a research trip. They work fast with a good eye and know exactly what to seek out. We met in the morning around 8am in the Chamberlain West Holiday Hotel and then headed out to our destinations; vintage warehouses, vintage stores, high end boutiques, and cool concept stores to get inspired. We sourced through Sliverlake, Melrose, Abbot Kinney, and of course the Rosebowl and came back with at least four suitcases full of inspiration. The eye of a buyer is quick, business like and to point, they balance out creativity with business well and are always looking for the next thing. Here’s a photo diary of our Buyers trip to LA.
Lunch at Gjelina Abbot Kinney
The Opening Ceremony store in LA is a great concept store. It’s located in Charlie Chaplain’s former dance studio on La Cienega Boulevard in West Hollywood and keeps in tune with the dance studio presence and theme.