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Pskaufman's Tired Soles Score an Industrial-Cool Home in DTLA

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Footwear designer Paul Kaufman made a name for himself at NaNa, the legendary punk rock boutique that was among the first to outfit American outsiders in Doc Martens. The rebellious retailer and boot brand closed its doors in 2001, but its spirit lives on through Pskaufman, the designer's edgy line of women's and men's shoes that caught our eyes on the LAFW runways several seasons back. Last fall, Kaufman took over the 7,000-square-foot basement of a '20s-built hotel near DTLA's buzzing 8th and Broadway for his first brick-and-mortar since NaNa.

Tucked away in the alleyway at 8th Street and Werdin Place, the massive space includes a 1,400-square-foot industrial-chic boutique stocked with the former Opening Ceremony- and Chloë Sevigny collaborator's full line of handmade steppers, all crafted luxe leather, recycled tires, and other upcycled materials. In addition to housing his brand's underground storefront, studio, and offices, Kaufman tells us the massive space will soon host art shows and other events. Up ahead, take a visual tour of the incredibly cool space.

Pskaufman is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 7pm, Sunday from 12pm to 6pm, and closed Monday.