Friday, August 22, 2008

RETAIL PORN : los angeles in august


when we went and picked up the pups from doggy "bootcamp"
(they are so much more attentive, relaxed, and good dogs. maybe i should go.)
we spent a rather sun-drenched glorious los angeles day
catching up on retail . . .

where to begin . . . where to begin . . .



luckily, the gift card fairy (faerie?), patron saint of the gays, giver of all things good,
sent us a sign.

a red sign.


regardless of if you purchase, sometimes just seeing how things are displayed is an event unto itself.
the mix of fabrics and colors here alone remind me of our second home in chicago,
with its red lacquered walls and chinese tables.

no leopard print skirts, though. that's a new touch.

we kinda loved the new burberry flagship.


the walls were carved limestone ala the burberry check. nice.


and following the suggestion of our friend, the editrice, and ashley furnival,
we hit the martin margiela flagship.
(maison martin margiela)

out of the way? yes.

divine? oh. god. yes.

the exterior is covered in white paillettes.
see the pic:



feel the video:


video

6 comments:

Jim said...

So that's what that store is! I LOVE that wall and decided long ago that if I ever have a house with a pool, that wall is going next to the pool. Very Sparklettes.

Dr Zibbs said...

"gift card fairy" - tis a good one.

editor said...

i LOVE the giftcard pic.
jim's right, it IS very sparklettes. that is not the right thing to be thinking about though, and it isn't in person. but i can see how it is.

Leonesse said...

That is awesome! I love visiting LA, but unless I get some prime beach real estate, I don't want to live there.

designerman said...

i didn't know there was a margela in LA! go figure...
didn't forget your drawing, just haven't gotten to the PO yet.

Serg Riva said...

Landis -

There's a shout out to you on my blog today. Check it!

(well, it is to you and to French 75s in general)