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Cool Concept Store

June 14, 2017
3.1 Phillip Lim

The so-now American fashion designer makes a comeback with this lofty, light-filled 5,000-sq-ft flagship in a striking 1930s DTLA low-rise.

Shop the full range of women's and men’s apparel, bags, shoes and eyewear, including the Women’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection with its bold silhouettes, shapes and layering in pretty pink, blue, black, white and tan.

Style fans will get a kick out of the new experimental concept store itself, which reflecting its Downtown Arts District location works a residential/studio/gallery vibe, created with NY retail designer Kate McCullough and MR Architecture + Decor. The tactile, pared-back space celebrates life’s simple pleasures, with seriously credible collaborators on board.

Manhattan’s Patrick Parrish gallery has selected limited-edition items from vintage and contempo talents, including a graphic plywood desk and chair by defunct Minneapolis studio RO/LU, and two of their rare swing chairs in Douglas fir. Parrish also supplied chunky terracotta side tables by NY/Medellin-based Chris Wolston. New York lighting brand Apparatus Studio has custom-crafted two jaw-dropping hand-finished wall sconces, combining horsehair with etched glass and brass.

Avant-garde art titles were curated by NY’s Mast Books, while Li, Inc. studio, helmed by magazine whizz Patrick Li, designed unique stationery, hand-assembling, large-scale notepads from repurposed paper sourced from printers across New York State. One-off pieces, from ceramics to wooden cutting-boards and hand-painted puzzles, come care of BDDW’s Tyler Hays, the sharp eye behind inspiring Oregon/NY store M.Crow.

3.1 Phillip Lim / 734 E 3rd St / DTLA / +1 213 246 2588 / 11am-7pm Mon-Sat, noon-6pm Sun / 31philliplim.com

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