Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Time for some Storecasting, where we give you the scoop on stores opening near you. See some retail intrigue in your neighborhood? Snap a pic and send the intel our way.
Counter to rumor, Earnest Sewn is not moving into the former Left Coast Galleries Space on West 3rd Street. It seemed particularly unlikely after getting word from Racked NY last night that Earnest Sewn confirmed that it still planned to open its first LA boutique at 7501 Beverly Boulevard at North Gardner Street. Today, a West 3rd Street boutique owner tipped us to Twenty Two Shoes, which just put signage in the old gallery space. We caught up with the label's designer Chris Silverman, who is down from San Francisco to work on the new boutique. He told Racked he and his wife and co-designer, Alexandra, have been trying to get onto the street for the last four years, but have been waiting for the right space to open up. The couple started the men's and women's shoe and handbag label three years ago—having cut their teeth designing at The Gap, Old Navy and others—but have had a boutique in Oakland for six years, where they carried upmarket labels like Sigerson Morrison. They opened a San Francisco boutique a year ago, and now carry only their line in-store. Store is set to open sometime in May, with a grand opening party slated for May 22.
· Rumor Has It: Madison and Earnest Sewn Coming to West 3rd Street? [Racked]