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C'est vrai: after getting our hopes up time after time, A.P.C.'s much-anticipated Downtown boutique finally opens this month. The cult-cool French label—which stands for "Atelier de Production et de Création"—confirms to us that the shop is scheduled to open Saturday, May 30th.
We swung by the clean and white-walled space yesterday and construction crew revealed that they'll be wrapping up "in the next two weeks," giving us even more reason to believe it's all finally happening. From the looks of it, the shop will boast minimalist interiors accented by exposed steel beams; given that founder and LA superfan Jean Touitou nodded to our city's Spanish past in the details of his Melrose Place outpost, we wonder what interesting throwback touches he'll add to the DTLA shop.
Located at 123-125 W. Ninth Street just a stroll from 9th and Broadway's growing roster of cool kids, the Kanye-backed brand took over storefronts previously occupied by Aesop's former pop-up shop and Vista Art Gallery. (Wonder if he'll make an another appearance for DTLA's grand reveal.)
About that Silver Lake store: our recent progress pulse check revealed that it'll mirror the same slatted wood exterior as the West Hollywood location, and A.P.C. tells us it's expected to open in mid-June.
This article has been updated with additional details of the Silver Lake store's opening date.