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No. A has been open for almost a month, but what better way to say, "Hey, we mean business!" than with a party. The boutique took over the old American Apparel space on 2nd and Central, but it's been completely gutted and remade.
They've created a gorgeous space for clothing (women's and men's) and accessories. It's the kind of stuff that often gets described as streetwear—brand like Rojas, Dime Piece, Blood is the New Black, Blank Denim, and Kill City—but No. A offers some really sophisticated, pretty clothing. We were loving the skirts and dresses from Australian brand My Pet Square, with their funky ruching, unexpected zippers and asymmetric layers. And the shop's own label has some strong looks, too, like a motorcycle-jacket shape with sequins all over it.
The prices are reasonable, too. Our favorite item, the nude-ruffled My Pet Square skirt (in the pictures) was about $125. It's well made, flattering, and you'll be the only girl on your block to have one, since No. A is their exclusive US dealer.
Since they're right at the epicenter of Little Tokyo, street parking is hard to come by. If you can, take a the subway (at least during daylight hours); if not, suck it up and resign yourself to circling the block for a while. No. A. will definitely make it worth your while.
· No. A [Official Site]