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.
Located in a former acting studio and theater on the stone island ice jackets 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-floor space is a natural architectural extension of the stripped-back aesthetic — and black-and-white color palette — of the avant-road clothes that landed the 5-year-old brand’s founder and creative director Chris Stamp on GQ magazine’s checklist of the best New Menswear Designers in America last yr.
Brooklyn-primarily based architecture 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. Utilizing bare, white walls, exposed wooden ceilings and a floor (and the cashwrap) covered in uncooked travertine tiles, the ensuing space evokes a spare, almost museum-like feeling, an effect heightened by 4 wall-mounted vitrines containing restricted-edition black-and-white surfboards (a hand-painted collaboration with artist Futura, these surfboards will set you back 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 May 7, stocks the label’s full assortment of men’s apparel (assume $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) in addition to gadgets from its ongoing collaboration with Puma. (Pieces from the lately launched women’s collection resembling $55 cropped tees, $seventy five scalloped-hem athletic mesh jerseys and $275 cropped nylon bomber jackets with dangling straps aren’t presently being stocked but may be added to the merchandise combine within the close to future.)
It additionally showcases items from the brand’s newly launched home goods collection, which puts the Stampd stamp on a spread of in any other case mundane household objects including matte black, silicone-rubber-wrapped coat hangers ($20 and $25) and slatted apple crates crafted out of polished white marble as an alternative of wooden (value upon request).
There are also a few restricted-version pieces being bought exclusively at the brand new flagship. They embody a fashionable leather 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 tackle beneath and its geographical coordinates 34.072612° x -118.34387° printed on each sleeve (the Destination One T-shirt, $88).
For those not fluent in longitude and latitude, that places the brand new Stampd flagship at 130 S. La Brea Ave.