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Now that LA traffic has migrated to the desert, the idea of driving to the Westside isn't be totally insane. If you decided to sit out Coachella this weekend, tomorrow's the perfect opportunity to explore what's new over in Venice.
Since our last play date on Lincoln Boulevard, a crew of new kids have cropped up on the block. Below, find your guide to exploring the laid-back shopping stretch, including where to find sleek essentials, where to shop your festival FOMO away, and more.
Start your day at Superba Food & Bread (1900 Lincoln Blvd.), an Eater LA-faved resto known for their tasty toasts. We're fans of their avocado toast, which offers a perfect morning pick-me-up with pickled fresno pepper, radish sprouts, and cilantro. For a side of sweetness and caffeine, we recommend ordering the Nutella Latte.
Once you're stuffed and caffeinated, walk over next door to Bassike's first US boutique (1918 Lincoln Blvd.) Given that festival-ready style has been dominating stores over the past few months, the sleek Australian label's avant-garde silhouettes are quite a refreshing sight. Here, find the brand's organic cotton basics, linen dresses, and denim vests alongside State of Escape's neoprene bags, Plus Equals's luxe leather accessories, and more.
If you're really feeling the Coachella FOMO, channel your woes over at Christy Dawn (1930 Lincoln Blvd.) At the model-turned-designer's dreamy corner shop, you'll find a range of vintage-inspired dresses made from cool deadstock fabrics. From off-the-shoulder numbers to wrap wonders, there's a style for every type of festival style star.
Now that you've gotten your fix of Bassike's minimalist style and Christy Dawn's indie vibes, head over across the street to LCD (1919 Lincoln Blvd.) Formerly known as Lust Covet Desire, the online-turned-IRL shop offers an inventory of indie labels, like jeweler Gabriela Artigas, avant-garde designer Shaina Mote, apothecary brand Grown Alchemist, and more. Don't forget to visit the cactus corner out back, which was curated by furniture and decor shop Merchant (located further down the street at 3002 Lincoln Blvd.)
Need another caffeine kick? Hop in your car (or take a nice long stroll) and make a pit stop at Flowerboy Project (824 Lincoln Blvd.), which serves up Vittoria Coffee. The concept cafe and flower shop houses a retail collaboration with DTLA's Alchemy Works, which has stocked the shelves with luxe leather bags by Vere Verto, totes by SF's Joshu+Vela, perfumes by Fiele Fragrances, stationery by Public Supply, and more.