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A few months ago, we noted that Pull My Daisy co-owner Sarah Dale was seeking to sell her eight year old boutique. No suitable buyer materialized, but Dale came up with a new plan in the meantime—find a roommate to help share the workload. We learned through a tipster that half of Dale's Silver Lake space has been given over to Grey, a new accessories boutique founded by veteran handbag designer Allison Burns and business partner Caprice Grey.
Grey's premise? Rock star style at regular-person prices, says Burns, herself a recovering Maxfield addict. This translates to Burns' own raw-edged lambskin bags and clutches, plus a selection from Cynthia Vincent (where she's currently a bag designer); feathered headpieces by Laura Kranitz; and jewelry by local designers like Joseph Brooks, Sid Vintage and White Trash Charms (which finally has a neighborhood home again after its Hillhurst closure earlier this year). "Our stuff can be very girly, so to have a darker edge is cool," says Dale, who adds "I never really stocked accessories before, and this gives our customers a much more complete experience."
Admittedly, many marriages like this eventually fall prey to "creative differences", but Dale assured us that the new family is almost bizarrely in tune with each other. "When [Silver Lake boutique] Edna Hart closed down, it really upset me—she was sharing her space but it didn't work out," Dale says. "But we're all beyond compatible, and I feel so lucky. Creative partnership is really the way to go if you want to survive in this market."
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