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We really like what Jeannie Lee has done with her new Venice shop. After taking a drive down Abbot Kinney and seeing all the colorful storefronts, she decided to paint the exterior of her second Satine boutique a bright, cheery blue. She also asked a local graffiti artist, Jules Veros (aka Jules Muck), for help decorating—she sprayed two bunnies under the front window, one sitting up and one tilted over on its side.
The thoughtful touches extend to the interior of the 1,000-square-foot space. There's ample room for lounging: the prettily wallpapered fitting rooms all have seats, a big leather chair has been placed directly outside them and Lee's stocked a "bonus" room at the back with "five years worth of my favorite Japanese fashion magazine, Spur" and a couch for extended stays. She has plans to turn an outdoor garden into a hang space with patio furniture.
As for the merchandise, it's similar to Satine on 3rd Street. A mix of high (Preen, Valentino, Erdem) and, well, not exactly low, but more affordable (Charlotte Ronson, Blk Denim, Steven Alan, A.L.C.). In a nod to her beachy surroundings, there are more sunglasses, hats and swim options—including a few very chic wetsuits. Stop in, shop and say hi to the store's two sidekicks, dogs Coco (as in Chanel) and Suno (as in, the brand).
· Satine [Official Site]
· Satine Is Opening Up Shop on Abbot Kinney [Racked]