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When we showed up for Kucoon's trunk sale this past week in Glassell Park, we checked the address twice. Actually, we checked it three times. Just down the street from neighborhood favorite Verdugo Bar, designer Andrea Spratt's workspace/showroom/shop is on one of those formerly adorable streets where you can totally see awesome little boutiques and restaurants popping up (if it wasn't for the fact that LA is filled with countless streets like this, and thankfully, the East Side is not Brooklyn), but at the moment it looks a little worse for wear.
Fortunately, there's a sign perched on the side of a salmon-y colored building to let us know we're in the right place. We enter, and are almost immediately surprised. Spratt has eked out a charming and light space for herself and her line. She takes us through her collection...very Rick Owens meets Kitson with its soft jerseys and knits in languid and relaxed shapes. Drawstrings and other adjustable aspects make the line wearable for multiple heights and body types. Stripes, heathers and solids mix and match for coverups, Saturday pants and drapey layers. Most successful are the easy but sophisticated dresses, which can be belted or worn loose.
It's definitely worth the trek. And, if you go to check it out and don't want to leave, maybe you can move in further down the street.
· Kucoon [Official Site]