Stampd Opens Minimalist-luxe Flagship On La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles-based mostly minimalist-luxe streetwear label Stampd has made an indelible impression on the city’s retail panorama with the opening of its first stand-alone store, a 1,350-square-foot flagship on La Brea Avenue.
Situated in a former performing studio and theater on the so-referred to as guy’s gulch stretch of the street that includes American Rag, Aether Apparel, and the not too long ago opened Stone Island boutique, the second-ground area is a pure architectural extension of the stripped-back aesthetic — and black-and-white colour palette — of the avant-road clothes that landed the five-year-old brand’s founder and inventive director Chris Stamp on GQ magazine’s list of the perfect New Menswear Designers in America final yr.
Brooklyn-based structure and design studio Snarkitecture helped Stamp make his retail imaginative and prescient, one partially impressed by shopping jaunts to Tokyo, Amsterdam and Copenhagen, a reality. stone island patches Using naked, white walls, uncovered wood ceilings and a floor (and the cashwrap) coated in raw travertine tiles, the ensuing space evokes a spare, virtually museum-like stone island patches feeling, an impact heightened by four wall-mounted vitrines containing restricted-edition black-and-white surfboards (a hand-painted collaboration with artist Futura, those surfboards will set you again between $20,000 and $25,000 every), and a white painted brick wall upon which glowing white neon spells out the all-capital-letter mantra: “MADE TO MAKE IT.”
The shop, which officially opened Might 7, stocks the label’s full assortment of men’s apparel (think $70 cotton T-shirts, $ninety five boardshorts and $215 distressed denim) and accessories (examples embody $forty nine polka-dotted canvas totes, $60 snapback caps and $650 pebbled cowhide backpacks) as well as items from its ongoing collaboration with Puma. (Pieces from the lately launched women’s collection resembling $fifty five cropped tees, $seventy five scalloped-hem athletic mesh jerseys and $275 cropped nylon bomber jackets with dangling straps aren’t presently being stocked however could also be added to the merchandise combine in the near future.)
It additionally showcases items from the brand’s newly launched house goods assortment, which puts the Stampd stamp on a variety of in any other case mundane household objects together with matte black, silicone-rubber-wrapped coat hangers ($20 and $25) and slatted apple crates crafted out of polished white marble as a substitute of wooden (price upon request).
There are additionally a couple of restricted-version items being bought exclusively at the brand new flagship. They embody a trendy leather-based sneaker created in collaboration with Amsterdam-based mostly footwear label Filling Pieces ($245) and a black, longsleeve T-shirt with a black-and-white map of Los Angeles screenprinted on the chest with the store’s handle beneath and its geographical coordinates 34.072612° x -118.34387° printed on every sleeve (the Destination One T-shirt, $88).
For these not fluent in longitude and latitude, that puts the new Stampd flagship at 130 S. La Brea Ave.