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.
Just a few weeks ago, the vacant, sometimes-XLarge annex in Los Feliz Village started showing signs of life. We kept walking by early in the AM or late at night and seeing the most amazing skirt in the window—it had a tulip cut, reminiscent of a few recent Alexander Wang pieces, but with a subtle camel and black swirly print on it. Finally, we got lucky last Saturday: we were walking up the street and it was open. We went into inspect the skirt, and pretty much fell in love with 99% of the rest of the wares in the store.
Welcome to the neighborhood, Tiziana's.
We discovered that the skirt was by L.A.M.B., and we found choice trinkets by Tarina Tarantino and House of Harlow, flowy shirts from Division E, bandage skirts from Pleasure Doing Business, skinny leggings from Mark Wong Nark, and purses from Karen Zambos. We're not kidding when we say that every piece in the store is brilliant.
The store's namesake owner has great style, a fabulous eye, and an incredible story: she owned a shop on Melrose during the glory days of the mid-80s through the early 90's. She's dressed Madonna and Cher. She's collaborated with LA designer Mark Wong Nark, whose dresses have graced the frames of Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Carmen Electra, and Courteney Cox Arquette. You see little touches of all this throughout the store: there's a mix of casual but edgy staples hanging alongside dramatic, body-con numbers. Lots of statement pieces that are still wearable. Though the store carries well-known lines like L.A.M.B, they get the unique pieces that you won't find at Bloomingdales. Tiziana is also big on promoting emerging talent (Anni, Heike Jarick, Sena NYC), and it's likely that she'll work with new designers on clothing just for the store.
Tiziana's nicely fills a void in Los Feliz: when you want something edgier than Steven Alan but not so edgy as New High Mart, and want fashionable, quality pieces but don't want to pay $1,000 for a Zac Posen dress at Confederacy. (Don't get us wrong: we love Confederacy and wish we could drop a grand on a dress more often.) We're excited for Tiziana's to be here: the store is already amazing, but in coming weeks, they'll welcome collections from Bing Bang, Young Fabulous & Broke, and Future Heretics. They're open daily, from noon to 8pm. (323-663-3370)
· All Now Open Coverage [Racked LA]