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Five years after bringing cool giftables to Silver Lake, Hemingway & Pickett has jumped over to Echo Park. The boutique recently opened at the quiet corner of Echo Park Avenue and Duane Street, where it moved into a historic building that once housed an old-school drugstore and more recently, Otherwild (which relocated to Los Feliz).
"I'd looked at this building back before we opened on Sunset—it just so happened to be available then too—and loved it, but felt we needed a spot with heavier foot traffic to launch the store," founder Toby Burke Hemingway tells us. "We had that back in the day with Dusty’s and Food Lab, both popular eateries right next door to us. That changed over the years as they closed and now we feel able to stand on our own two feet a bit more and I was happy to choose a more laid-back spot."
As far as the goods, H&P 2.0 will offer the same mix of charming accessories, artful home goods, stylish stationery, and more. Expect to find bags by Herschel Supply Co., leather wallets by Minor History, dainty jewelry by Trois Petit Points and Beleen, skincare by Herbivore Botanicals, Sophab lighting, and cards by Ashkan, among others.
The boutique's open from Wednesday through Sunday from 12 to 6pm; shoppers are also invited to celebrate H+P's fifth birthday and grand reopening this Saturday. Swing by from 3 to 6pm to enjoy gratis vino from Union Wine Co., a complimentary Jungmaven hemp tee with purchase, and Deepnature's organic and foraged florals ($20 to $40) just in time for Mother's Day.