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TOMS Is a Shoe-In on Abbot Kinney

Blake at the launch of TOMS eyewear in Santa Monica. Photo via Getty Images.
Blake at the launch of TOMS eyewear in Santa Monica. Photo via Getty Images.

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TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie is moving in next to his sister on Abbot Kinney. The shoe mogul has decided to open his first TOMS flagship on the retail stretch, close to his sibling Paige's shop Aviator Nation.

There were whispers that Mycoskie had big plans for Venice last month, when the news broke that Lucky Brand had opened an outpost on Abbot Kinney. WWD confirmed those rumors this morning, reporting that TOMS Venice will open its doors next Saturday, December 15th. In addition to stocking the full TOMS range of footwear, the location will also have a cafe and space for music performances, craft classes and movie screenings. Mycoskie envisions the store as a "community meeting place."
· TOMS [Official Site]
· Shop Talk: Joe's Jeans Hits 3... Toms' Venice Flagship [WWD, sub req]
· Lucky Brand Continues the Commercialization of Abbot Kinney [Racked]