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EPIC, or the Echo Park Independent Cooperative, is playing host this weekend to New York's LES boutique Convent.

We stopped by EPIC with Convent owner Travis and EPIC owner Tristan to talk shop, pop-up shop, and what Convent brought to sunny LA.

The Convent popup takes up only a bit of EPIC's large space: but Friday night the popup takes over with a party and show by the Black Flamingo from 8-11pm.

Convent is excited to debut the line Miich (women's pieces with simple and elegant cutouts)and Li Torres: a new menswear line from Buenos Aires. We were feeling Li Torres' deconstructed and reconstructed pieces and loved the multi-tonal soft tee from the line. In both cases, Convent, and this weekend, EPIC are the exclusive US retailers of the lines.

Other standouts include (my fave!) Collina Strada beautiful and quirky bags and mini clutch/wallets, and the tough/sweet boudoir-type tops from I Still Love You. For all the adult Twi-hards out there, beautiful dental-inspired necklaces from Triskaidekaphobia and cutely-clever plug rings from Artifact round out the assortment of Dusen Dusen, Cheap Monday, Don’t Shoot the Messengers, Backstage, and Rick Owens’ drkshdw.

Tristan alluded to a possible EPIC invasion of NYC at some stay tuned. (Photos and text by Lizz Wasserman)
· Echo Park Independent Co-op [Official Site]