Jun 07, 2018 | By Samuel Trotman
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Following the successful launch of their debut store in LA’s burgeoning downtown district, vintage enthusiasts Lot, Stock and Barrel continues their expansion with their second concept space in the nearby Art District.
When it comes to vintage denim, LA has some of the best second-hand boutiques in the world. From bargain local thrift stores to designer vintage meccas and of course the infamous Rose Bowl Flea, the city has no shortage of quality vintage shopping. One new store that is pushing the envelope of how to shop old favourites is the newly launched vintage concept, Lot, Stock and Barrel (LS&B). Founders Benjamin Phillips and Florence Tang are setting themselves apart in the vintage scene with their specialist retail concept that offers refurbished, customized and cleverly curated vintage goods, coupled with with creative collaborations with local artisans in the city. Whats more the space also functions as a design studio (LSB-Designs) focusing on brand packaging, concept design, graphic design, interior design and visual merchandising. Both Ben and Florence both have creative backrounds at iconic American brands including Levi’s and Ralph Lauren, and they continue to work with high profile denim clients like like Levi’s Vintage Clothing, Levi’s Made and Crafted, Adriano Goldschmied AG, True Religion, Hollywood Trading company Italy and Charlie’s LA.
Earlier this year LS&B opened their first concept store in LA’s upcoming downtown district, but their quick success and need for bigger space lead the duo to upgrade to a bigger store in the nearby Arts District. Like the previous store, the new expansion features an impressive and eclectic array of archive pieces curated with the inspiring narrative in mind. Take a look through their latest collections and you’ll find on point stories like 70s folk-inspired Native Funk and Flash, the all-American blues LA Freeway, or Desert Solitaire a homage to the lost American frontier.
Through this conceptual and design-minded perspective, the LS&B team are able to share their passion and expertise directly with their customers as well as creating a more straightforward shopping experience. Currently LS&B are collaborating with local craftsman The Chain Gang on a selection of refurbished and customised vintage pieces. Industry veterans Tommy D, Tul Jutargate and Ed Hernandez have hand crafted their amazingly colourful, textural and dynamic examples of custom chain-stitch embroidery and chenille patches on a selection of varsity sweaters, letterman’s, military and denim jackets with lines like “That’s all Fucks” and “Dance with Death”.
Interested in finding out more then read our previous interview with the Lot, Stock & Barrel team here or head down to the new store to speak with the team:
801 1/2 Traction Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Open Tuesday – Sunday; 12-7 pm
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