Expansions are the celebratory kind on the corner of 8th and Main in bustling DTLA: vintage-inspired, multi-brand retailer AltHouse opens up shop in DTLA on October 1st, and all in wondrous 1,650 square foot space filled with delicious curations of over 35 womenswear and accessories labels. We’ve already stalked their site and like what we see. The boutique owner and LA lady, Jennifer Althouse, wanted to open up shop where innovation, historic charm and change are still are at work… enter DTLA and all its glory. A few gems we’re gonna definitely take away from this spot are Apiece Apart, Samantha Pleet and Kimem. We also dig what she has to say about her core concept:
“My deepest love and pursuit of fashion was drawn from great designers of the sixties and seventies with my eye towards the future. My store is a reflection of this and a reflection of my lifestyle. I am always seeking that same inspiration as I set out to discover the fashion vanguards of tomorrow. “
*AltHouse will be open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 7pm and Saturday from 11am to 8pm—head there to browse, congratulate and shop.
The sight impaired should look no further. Warby Parker has opened another pop-up shop inside Alchemy Works, a boutique space located in the Arts District featuring surf and Angeleno-spirited style necessities. Besides carrying local designers and perfectly worn leather goods, the store doubles as a conceptual event and gallery space.
The collaboration comes as a much-needed expansion for the Warby Parker presence in LA, with The Standard Hotels in Hollywood and Downtown offering their own pop-up installments of the brand.
For those unfamiliar, Warby Parker offers vintage-inspired quality frames and sunglasses in the one hundred dollar range. And beyond being more reasonable than the rest, they have paired up with charity organizations like VisionSpring to ensure every pair of glasses bought gives a pair to someone in need (read: sans guilt shopping).
The Alchemy Works location offers the brand’s full collection, and is able to do exchanges and adjustments. You will easily spot the section as a glasshouse overhang specifically designed for the brand hovers over all that is hip eyewear. Notable frames that are worth a mention? For the girls, the Banks sunnies in Sea Smoke Tortoise offer a refreshed take on the marble pattern. For the boys, this may be your chance to experiment with a gradient frame, as they offer the fade in multiple styles.
Alchemy Works, 826 E. 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013