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Alexander Wang's Day in LA Included a Stop at This Legendary Surplus Shop

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Although many major fashion players hit up places like Maxfield and Decades when visiting LA, there are a few in-the-know designers that flock to our city's best-kept secrets first. Similar to Dries Van Noten's surprising stop at Mohawk Man in Silver Lake during his first trip to our city back in April, cult-favorite designer Alexander Wang recently paid a visit to California Surplus Mart on Santa Monica Boulevard—and the trip played a big part in his latest profile.

Of all the places Wang could have selected for his latest WSJ Magazine shoot, the former Balenciaga creative director selected a local gem that has been in business since 1945. He could have probably purchased the entire store, by Wang's California Surplus Mart spree was rather wallet-friendly: WSJ reveals that he purchased a $54.48 small black flight suit and two black tank tops.

Stay tuned for more Wang x LA moments, since the designer was specifically in town to shoot a portrait series for his company’s 10-year anniversary.

California Surplus Mart

6263 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA