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It's all finally happening. After much anticipation, impossibly cool Swedish retailer Acne Studios—globally known for its forward-thinking style and experimental aesthetic—is slated to open its first West Coast store (SF is next) at Downtown's Eastern Columbia Building next week, making it their largest studio ever. (!!!)
Opening next Wednesday, December 18th (just a day before Urban Outfitters' Rialto Theater store) the 5,000-square-foot space will house the cult fave brand's first-ever in-store cafe and an exclusive VIP room for privacy-seeking shoppers. In addition, Acne—pronounced ACK-nay in its native tongue—is releasing a limited edition scarf featuring its new Art Deco abode. We've already heard a bit of buzz on the streets that the rising shopping stretch of 9th & Broadway's looking like LA's own slice of NY's SoHo, thanks to the new addition.
All we can say is, "Välkommen!"
· Acne Studios LA [Official Site]
· Acne to Ross: Navigating DTLA's Booming Retail Scene [Racked]
· OMFG: Swedish Brand Acne Sets Sights on Downtown LA [Racked]
· Ace, Aesop, Acne: DTLA's 9th and Broadway Is Where It's At [Racked]
· Why Acne Is Opening Its Largest Store Ever in Downtown LA [Racked]