WELCOME TO WHERE FASHION REALLY LIVES. FOR V86'S POWERHOUSE FEATURE, WE CHOSE ELEVEN BOUTIQUES THAT REPRESENT THE COOLEST, CAN'T-MISS SHOPPING DESTINATIONS ON THE PLANET, FROM TOKYO TO LONDON TO LOS ANGELES AND BEYOND. MEET THE TEAMS BEHIND THE SCENES WHO TURN FASHION FANTASIES INTO REALITY
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Founder: Paola Russo
Location and date opened: Los Angeles, 2012
What are some of your bestsellers? Anthony Vaccarello, KTZ, Julien David
Which emerging brands are you excited about watching grow in the future? Aurelie Demel, Alexandre Vauthier
What makes you different from every other store? We are a gallery housed in the historic Howard Hughes building, and we carry rare collectible items of clothing, art, rare jewelry, and furniture.
What have been some of your favorite collaborations? Our limited-edition backpacks by Damien Hirst and The Row, which we carried exclusively.
What is the most extraordinary project or feat you’ve attempted since launching? Our digital collaboration with Ed Ruscha
What exciting projects do you have coming up for 2014? A kit that everyone will need in order to survive.
PhotograpHY Roger Davies