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Today's retail news is clearly brought to us by the internet. Although Need Supply Co. is most famous as a sleek e-shop stocked with cult-fave designer and indie labels (A.P.C., Assembly, and Clare Vivier, to name a few), it actually began as vintage shop in Virginia. Over 20 years later, the cool online retailer is finally making moves in the brick-and-mortar world and plans on opening its third global boutique in LA next year. Yes!
As WWD reports, the Richmond-based company's husband-and-wife founders relocated to the City of Angels "to better monitor the company's Japanese stores while also overseeing a new men's and women's apparel line called Need," which launches next spring in-stores and online. Need recently opened a shop in Tokyo's stylish Shibuya shopping district, and we expect the LA outpost's interiors to feature the same minimalist aesthetic.
No word yet on when or where the grunge-obsessed retailer is opening; we'll share any news when we get it.