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Besides booming with a bevy of top-notch art galleries and eateries, design-minded Culver City also boasts a new(ish) neighbor that's been earning the praises of stylish Westsiders since opening earlier this year. Bringing a downtown NYC vibe and an inventory of cult-cool brands to the Arts District is minimalist chic boutique Gramercy York, whose very name is an ode to Manhattan.
The 1,200-square-foot space stocks apparel and accessories from local LA brands like Clare Vivier, Pomme Frites and Graf & Lantz, plus merch from Comme des Garçons, Shipley & Halmos, James Perse and a host of other laid-back go-to labels. "We wanted to create a destination shop to provide style conscious shoppers something they couldn't find in Culver City," says shop owner Henry Ikemiya. "We carefully evaluate what items we want to carry so our customers are getting an eclectic, well-curated variety of merchandise. The best part is that you can visit us and find a $50 shirt or $400 boots, and we have great pieces in most price ranges."
In addition, the boutique plans on giving shoppers first dibs on fresh new merch at exclusive in-store events, starting with their first trunk show for all-American boot brand Wolverine's vintage-inspired 1000 Mile Collection next Saturday, September 14th from 5pm to 9pm.
Gramercy York is open Tuesday through Friday from 12pm to 6pm, Saturday from 1pm to 7pm and Sunday by appointment only. The store is closed Mondays.
· Gramercy York [Official Site]