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Last month, DTLA darlings Karen Marley and Monique Aquino of Buttons & Bows announced that it was time to move on to bigger and better things since the designer resale boutique had outgrown its 7th Street abode. Just a few weeks ago, B&B opened the doors to their brand new home in the Historic Core at 6th and Spring. We swung by the new and improved pad.
B&B gave their space a major makeover, building two fitting rooms and tearing out the old linoleum to reveal loft-style concrete flooring. Though the square footage is more or less the same as their old spot, the new shop's got sky-high ceilings, offering more wall space and massive windows for a more open and brighter mood.
"The visibility and the surrounding business is amazing," Aquino tells us, noting new neighbors Sustain Juicery, Haus of Love, Round 2 LA and a bevy of other shops that have made the block a go-to shopping destination.
Flip through our gallery to see what's popping at the B&B 2.0. A few gems spotted at the reopened space included a pair of black patent leather Prada heels for $145, a gray silk Elizabeth & James blazer for $150 (originally $400!), and of course, the usual lot of new and vintage want-it-now pieces.
We hear a grand re-opening bash with the fab festivities like discounts and drinks is in the works, so stay tuned for more deets.
· Buttons & Bows [Official Site]
· The 38 Best Places to Shop for Vintage in Los Angeles [Racked]
· Buttons & Bows Is Packing Up for a Larger Space on Spring [Racked]