Shop Local: 3 L.A. Boutique Owners on How to Balance Comfort with Sophistication
Luxe looks that will take you from the couch to dinner.
Here at Coveteur, we’re shining a light on incredible boutiques across the country that provide their customers with an innovative mix of designers and highly curated shopping selections. This month we’re heading to Los Angeles to chat with three of our favorites: Mohawk General Store, LCD, and Just One Eye.
After an initial period of nothing but sweats, many people began to find their WFH style groove. Through trial and error, we discovered ensembles that looked somewhat put together without sacrificing comfort—a non-negotiable thing these days. Nine months later it seems we’ve fallen off the wagon. If you’re like us, your creativity within this narrow realm of elevated loungewear is wavering or you’re simply re-wearing the same three outfits. So we thought we’d call in a little help from the experts. Three Los Angeles boutiques have each curated three looks to get you out of your comfort-meets-cute style rut.
If you want to snag items from cool, emerging designers before they’re too popular, head to LCD, whose focus is on discovering the coolest young (international) talent. Founded by former music industry exec Geraldine Chung, LCD’s curation questions the typical confines of fashion with ultra-modern silhouettes and gender-neutral styles—think Eckhaus Latta, Rachel Comey, and more.
Look 1: ’90s Color Clash
“It never gets super cold in L.A., but mornings and evenings are chilly enough to warrant a cozy cardigan. We love Re/DONE’s space-dyed wool cardigan for a cool ’90s oversize fit and paired it with Collina Strada’s super-sustainable rose silk trousers (made from rose petals!).”
Look 2: Playing with Proportions
“We just received these amazing one-of-a-kind patchwork dresses from Nigerian-American designer La Réunion and love the idea of bringing a bit of punk/goth vibes to it by pairing it with Eytys combat boots and a soft sweater for layering.”
Look 3: Autumnal Hues
“We love a menswear-inspired look, especially when the garments are intentionally designed to be genderless, as in the case of this incredible full-length Martine Rose coat and structured trousers by Wales Bonner. A bright pop of color always adds a sense of positive energy, especially in the case of this super-high-quality structured hoodie.”
Husband-and-wife duo Kevin and Bo Carney have curated an impressive collection of utilitarian wardrobe staples with a flair. Their pared-back approach to dressing is appealing to not just L.A. natives, but captures the hearts of sartorial stars across the country. In the women’s department (they also carry menswear and home goods), you’ll find everything from Isabel Marant peasant blouses to Batsheva party dresses to Ganni outerwear.
Look 1: Matching Sets Aren’t Just for Summer
Look 2: Elevated Sweats
Look 3: When in Doubt, Go All Black
“Danish designer Cecilie Bahnsen’s playful proportions come to the fore in this elevated yet understated outfit. Add sculptural, chunky hoops from Sophie Buhai to complete this polished look.”
Just One Eye, self-dubbed “the place where fashion and art collide,” is your destination for next-level shopping. Their expertly curated selection spans from fashion to art and ranges from emerging to established designers. They carry everyone from Prada and The Row to Partow and Wales Bonner.
Look 1: Luxurious Comfort
“The reason we selected these looks as part of fall/winter is simply because they are cozy, stay-at-home pieces that are transitional and elevated enough to partake in outdoor dining or outdoor picnics. Designer Mary-Kate described the essence of the line best when she said ‘The definition of luxury is making your life easier.’”
Look 2: Cozy with an Edge
Look 3: Velvet on Velvet
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