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With the holidays getting ready to broadside us, it helps to know that if you should find yourself in need of a gift for a smart friend -- perhaps an East Coast transplant who's as likely to be checking out NotCot as they are Pitchfork -- Crybaby Presents is there for you. The brainchild of RISD graduates Dakota Solt and Lisa Ziven, the popup that is as much a work of art as anything inside it just opened.
It carries a mix of art, extremely well-designed and maybe a little twee common goods, jewelry, and artsy clothing -- both the look and the price point is similar to Echo Park's International Playground, if that tells you anything. Henrik Vibskov, Illesteva eyewear, Hansel from Basel and Samantha Pleet are just a few of the lines they stock. Some of the things are a little high concept. Or maybe it's just us assuming they are -- like the red see-thru mesh bodysuit for $250, that's got to be some intellectual thing, right? There's also photography and drawing exhibited -- but again, visiting the store is like being inside a work of art.
One of the big ideas behind Crybaby Presents is that it's a shape-shifting popup: it will pop up again, somewhere else, with a different mix in a few months. But for now, the store will remain open until December 20, for all of your gift-giving needs. They're at 171 South La Brea Avenue.
· Crybaby Presents [Official Site]