Atwater Village's low-key shopping scene has scored another cool stop, this time by way of a utilitarian-cool label named Avion. After taking flight from NYC to Los Feliz, dancer-turned-fit model-turned-designer Katherine Tsina Bird has landed a sleek space on Glendale Boulevard for her first brick-and-mortar boutique and West Coast studio.
"I think Atwater is a really expanding as an up-and coming-neighborhood on the east side for design and it's an easy place to stroll up and down and spend an afternoon exploring new shops and restaurants on foot," Bird explains. (KCRW audiophiles may be familiar with her musician husband Andrew.)
As far as what's in store, the 1,100-square-foot space stocks Bird's line of luxury unisex shirting (dubbed Avion Clothier) and minimalist made-to-measure womenswear (named Avion Feminin) alongside basics by NY-based Christina Lehr, modern kids apparel by Makié, Eshleman pottery, and handmade textiles from Portugal; beauty and accessories will also be stocked soon.
Avion Clothier is open Wednesday through Friday from 11am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm, and by appointment Monday and Tuesday.