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At Racked, we’re very gracious party guests. So when we received an invite to an art opening/party at new(ish) boutique Code C, in the Sunset Plaza section of West Hollywood, we thought it would be polite to get an introduction first. The boutique has been open since August, and there is no good reason for our tardiness. Code C is beautiful. It’s 3,000 square feet of thoughtfully curated chic, but it’s not fussy, stuffy or pretentious. If you go to the party tomorrow night (see RackedWire for more info), you will probably have the urge to hide away in a dressing room so you can “accidentally” get locked in and stay the night in the store. It is that gorgeous, no hyperbole.
And it’s a perfect setting for the clothes. Code C just carries a few lines, but they’re eclectic and well-selected. You’ll find Diesel and Mike & Chris in one room, and Marchesa, Louver by Louis Verdad and Koi Suwannagate in another. (They also stock California favorites like 12th Street by Cynthia Vincent and A.L.C. by Andrea Lieberman, among others.) The find of the day was a line called ReCollection, featuring reconstructed vintage pieces—army jackets made refined and feminine, old Levis reborn into perfectly distressed glory, and a dreamy-soft cashmere sweater that was fitted with a jacket lapel. Another new favorite was Nandini: lots of breezy black gauze shirts and tanks with girly, interesting embellishments.
There is so much incredible stuff in this store—even the dressing rooms are little masterpieces—that you may have a hard time remembering that there’s art on the wall. But there is! Code C’s first installation features multimedia work from Israeli artist Gal Harpaz. We recommend multiple visits, so you can take in all the details.
· Code C [Official Site]