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One of our favorite LA stores, IKO IKO (featured in our Racked38, and mostly recently in Lucky's LA shopping guide), migrated from Echo Park to Hollywood this month. We checked out their newer, bigger digs and asked them a couple quick questions about the move and what's upcoming for owners Kristin Dickson and Shin Okuda.
You had such a great, but a bit out the way old location. Why did you move?
We wanted to have a bigger space with the potential to grow more ideas and pieces. We were also looking for a more pedestrian location within a neighborhood that still touched existing retail spots.

What are you excited about in regards to being in a new space?
The amount of light, white walls, and more breathing room for the work. It's a good new energy here which underlines the potential we feel in our new home. We are very happy!

We've loved your programming with featured artists, workshops and events. Any big changes with IKO IKO programing, etc?
We're continuing to develop new pieces with some of the artists we work with as well as expand on our own makings. There will still be a hefty amount of ceramic practice in our product lineup and also some new wearables, some traditional fiber works from abroad, and then new interior/home accessories and furniture.

Kristin, you design the women's line Rowena Sartin (Shin designs furniture and homegoods under the name WAKA WAKA). What can we expect to see from Rowena Sartin in your new space?
A continuation of season-less pieces with hand pleating and applique effects. There's always a buttondown shirt of some sort and a new smock and everyday dress combination. Subtly twisting what is basic.
IKO IKO is now open at their new location 946 Fairfax Blvd in Hollywood.
· IKO IKO [Official Site]
· Racked 38 [Racked LA]

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