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The liaison amoreuse between the City of Lights and the City of Angels is already well documented, and now DTLA is the latest to score a cool European import. Open as of today, La French Boutique has invaded the Historic Core with its roster of Parisian designers.
Located in the building that previously housed Buttons & Bows and Flamingo Vintage, the 600-square-foot shop exclusively stocks bohemian-cool clothing and footwear from Laurence Bras and luxe handmade accoutrements by Dorette in addition to womenswear by BA&SH, jewelry from Aurélie Bidermann, candles by La Belle Meche, and sweet treats by Le Chocolat des Français.
Co-owner Laurina da Sil tells us she and her husband Dany chose to open in DTLA because of its European vibes. "For us, Downtown is filled with charm—people walk, and there are lots of nice shops and good restaurants," she adds.
La French Boutique is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 8pm and Sunday by appointment.