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A Harvard-Trained LA Bag Designer Is Popping Up on West Third Street

Photo: M.R.K.T.

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Following last month's Portlandian takeover, West Third Street welcomes a super-sleek LA accessories brand designed by a Harvard architecture grad (it's just as cool as it sounds). Starting tomorrow, M.R.K.T. (Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger) is bringing its commuter-friendly carryalls to Liberty Fairs's revolving pop-up shop for the month of July.

Founded by designer Tom Pen, the minimalist label is taking over Concept 8366 & 1/2 with its bright and lightweight briefcases ($65 and up), backpacks ($95 to $185), messenger bags ($125), dopp kits ($69), and more. In addition, find the label's limited-edition retro eyewear collab with cult-fave label Raen ($150).

The label will host coffee chats and inspiring meet-ups throughout its residency; hit up the pop-up shop's website for the full sched.

M.R.K.T. at Concept 8366 & 1/2 will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 to 7pm.

Concept 8366 & 1/2

8366 1/2 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA