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Earlier this month, we revealed longtime Abbot Kinney resident Minnie T's was packing up and moving to Santa Monica. This past weekend, owner Barbara Phillips unveiled her bigger space on Ocean Park Boulevard, where her avant-garde boutique has settled in quite nicely.
Boasting exposed brick walls, dark gray flooring and lighting made from recycled brass gas caps from Paris, the roughly 1,300-square-foot (and dog-friendly!) shop stocks a curated collection of clothing, shoes and accessories from a mix of hard-to-find and well-known local and global brands. Expect to find artfully-crafted merch from LA's own Enza Costa, Cydwog, Calvin Rucker and DUUYA alongside Italy's Fiorentini & Baker and Le Cuir Perdu; Japan's Saisei and Tsumori Chrisato; France's Marc Le Bihan, Cali-bred/Paris-based/LA-bound designer Rick Owens and much more. As an homage to her original location, Phillips even rescued and upcycled her former home's 100-year-old dormer windows and incorporated them into her new shop's decor.
"[I'm] excited to watch [the neighborhood] grow and be part of its renaissance," Phillips tells us. "Minnie T's was the first better women's retail store on Abbot Kinney. Now we are doing the same, on Ocean Park."
Minnie T's is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 7pm and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm.
· Minnie T's [Official Site]
· Abbot Kinney Shop Minnie T's is Moving to Santa Monica [Racked]