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Shopping haunts like West 3rd Street and Mid-City's La Brea aren't the only menswear meccas in LA. After taking over Aran Cravey's former gallery next to Urbanic Paper earlier this year, Abbot Kinney men's boutique Prize of Venice is already taking to heart the traditionally hippie nabe's rebellious spirit and rolling out a new pop-in retail concept, similar to Liberty Fairs's gents-focused pop-up space.
"We really want to offer a stage to emerging labels, and in turn offer to our own community and neighborhood a fresh take on Venice Beach style," shop co-owner Colin McCarthy tells us. As part of its new "concession model," the streetwear and modern menswear boutique is hosting on-the-rise local and global men's brands at its approximately 1,800-square-foot space. Kicking things off are cool Cali-based lines Freenote and CWST, NYC's Krammer & Stoudt and Outdoor Voices, Japan's Meg Company and Ones Stroke, and Harris Wharf London, which are holing up at the shop for the next month or so.
Up next, New York-based clothing and footwear label Kith will hold down the fort from mid-February to mid-March.
· Prize of Venice [Official Site]
· STAG Provisions for Men's Southwest Cool Arrives in Venice [Racked]