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After debuting a cool pop-up in 2013 and a successful e-shop last year, LA's The MiA Project is ready to bring its Made-in-America essentials to the masses IRL. Set to be unveiled to the public on Friday, April 3rd at 4628 York Boulevard in Highland Park, the indie retailer's first brick-and-mortar will feature both up-and-coming and heritage brands spanning all major fashion and lifestyle categories, including home, apparel and lingerie, accessories, apothecary, and art.
Founder Micha Thomas says that this is one of many planned openings across the country, offering locals shopping, events, trunk shows, and art exhibits. Merch highlights include LA's own The Squad, Shiva Rose, Hedgehouse, and Gabriela Artigas, and standout lines from around the U.S. such as Manready Mercantile, Imogene + Willie, Shwood, and more. "Many of the designers and vendors featured in the store have a light footprint in Los Angeles," the company tells us. "The MiA Project store will be acting as one of the primary places to locate some of these brands in the city."
Uupcoming events include Minnesota's Hackwith Design House featuring apparel designed just for The MiA Project store, a Mother's Day ceramics exhibit with local artists A Question of Eagles and BKB Ceramics, a trunk show with New York's philanthropic jewelry house Joan Hornig, and an art show with Joshua Tree-based artist, stylist, and costume designer Kime Buzzelli.
The MiA Project store will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm to 7pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. Closed Mondays.