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Inside Roots' Sweats-and-Leather Mecca on Abbot Kinney

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Photos by Elizabeth Daniels

This week, celebrity-beloved Canadian lifestyle brand Roots open its second store on the West Coast. Nestled in a charming structure at 1505 Abbot Kinney, the hut-like space is chock-full of the company's famed sweats and handcrafted leather goods.

While inventory is a definite draw (we have our eye on suede totes and varsity jackets), the store's decor is particularly fetching. Designed by Roots design director Diane Bald in collaboration with artist Jim Budman, the duo's foremost priority for the storefront was to maintain the integrity of the neighborhood while also staying true to the original house, which was built in 1921. The brand tells us that various materials were reused and repurposed throughout the renovation, such as lath taken from the original plaster walls and used to panel an area of the new interior.

Additional design highlights include lighting fixtures and furnishings combined with vintage mid-century and pieces from Roots' own Home collection. We're also loving the open door wall that opens the space to the street, providing a cool, indoor/outdoor vibe. Check it out Monday through Saturday from 10am to 7pm and Sunday from 11am to 6pm.
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