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May 02, 2016
Style Platform

Achingly hip new Culver City retail and resto space Platform on Washington Boulevard offers oodles of space for shopping and socialising. It’s home to innovative new-in-town merchants, fashion, art and culinary talents, housed in a cluster of three-storey buildings in the former industrial Hayden Tract.

Eyewear enthusiasts can wrap their peepers round luxey London optical designer Linda Farrow’s first US store, offering sexy own-line sunnies plus cool collaborations with Dries van Noten, Oscar de la Renta, 3.1 Phillip Lim and The Row. Or for cult skin, hair and body care, head to Melbourne-born apothecary Aesop, famous for creating raw, beautiful stores in tandem with local designers. Their travel and gift packs are the bizz.

LA-born bison leather accessories label Parabellum has opened a tightly edited concept store, perfect for picking up handbags, man bags, belts and wallets. Meanwhile, men's streetwear store Kilter sports activewear, tees, hoodies and trackie bottoms; and Magasin stocks more preppy Nippon-Italian shirts, jackets and shoes. Former Bloomingdale’s Fashion Director Josh Peskowitz curates its under-the-radar looks from Massimo Alba, Engineered Garments and Feit.

Nest-featherers will love Tom Dixon x Curve, an interiors-meets-womenswear flagship including lighting and furniture by the famed Brit design star and fashion by Nevena Borissova’s lifestyle multilabel. It’s Dixon’s first US store, with a cafe serving English tea and light bites.

Finish your spree with snacks at mod taco cutie Loqui (viva Baja California!), or beer-and-butcher-focussed The Cannibal, home to an airy patio.

8850 Washington Blvd / Culver City / +1 415 342 4089 /