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Abbot Kinney, we hardly knew you. After becoming home to GANT Rugger and big-name chain Lucky Brand, it was announced that the "coolest block in America" had been selected for the first-ever TOMS flagship. Other brands are following suit, including Aussie label Flannel.
According to its philosophy page, Flannel attire is "understated, graceful...with an edge of rock-bohemian chic. Paris meets New York for the Australian lifestyle." This will be its first store outside of Australia, where Flannel has five locations—and honestly, it looks pretty cute. The opening party is this Thursday from 5pm onwards; Becka Diamond is DJing the launch. Will you be there?
· Flannel [Official Site]
· TOMS Venice Flagship To Serve Pressed Juicery, Cafécito Organico [Racked]
· Venetian: Abbot Kinney Chain Stores Are Destroying Venice [Curbed]
· Lucky Brand Continues the Commercialization of Abbot Kinney [Racked]