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Los Angeles has more stores than anyone could physically tackle, but somehow we always keep returning to the usual suspects. To break out of the rut, we've asked some local shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around LA that we might not all know about. Cue the Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends.
Curator Yaoska Davila, who put together the windows at TenOverSix last Spring, has high standards when the words “appointment only” are introduced. And with that, she’s introduced us to Maxfield Gallery, a space located right across from the LA landmark that is the vision of founder Tommy Perse (that’s James’ daddy). Step inside?
I';ve worked for fine art projects that have taken place in a Rudolph Schindler home as well as a Maya Lin home. Both have been amazing spaces filled with iconic furniture and art, and both functioned under an appointment only policy. It's such a shame when people get intimidated by a setting like this. Whenever I hear the words “appointment only”, my expectations run high. And this was the case when I came across Maxfield Gallery a while back. The gallery is conveniently located across the luxury goldmine Maxfield and the space is dedicated to brilliant design and artwork. There’s no director, curator, or gallerist, just Tommy Perse's taste for design on view. It is a wonderful example of how fashion and design can be coupled. Currently it is filled with a body of work by Jean Prouve, and I am excited for their upcoming Rick Owens furniture show in the Fall.
Story by Yale Breslin