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If you're a fan of conscious commerce and American-made products, then swing by the La Brea design district's latest pop-up shop, Shelter Half. Founded by Environment Furniture executives Davide Berruto and Camilla Trigano, the 4,200-square-foot temporary marketplace hosts a curated collection of items from homegrown fashion and home decor brands, like LA's Commune Design and NY's Save Khaki.
Although shopping is the main goal when you visit Shelter Half, the staff encourage you to enjoy their lounge-friendly atmosphere by grabbing a cup at their coffee corner and leafing through their rare selection of books from Santa Monica's Arcana. According to the store's website, the space will soon host "open-to-the-public events like movie and music nights, cooking showcases, roundtables and more," so we're hoping this pop-up stays a while.
· Shelter Half [Official Site]