Downtown Los Angeles is on a tear, attracting hip, independent retailers to once-forlorn neighborhoods as fast as we can type. Here’s a spotlight on three of our favorites. We say, keep ‘em coming.
Born-and-bred Angeleno Alejandro Rodriguez has opened the flagship for his edgy men’s clothing line Beautiful Fül and the brand’s ’50s-inspired spring collection looks just right in the historic Rosslyn Hotel space. 107 W. 5th St., downtown, 213.614.6861. beautifulful.com
Two blocks away from Beautiful Fül, Sub_Urban Riot, known for its graphic T-shirt designs, opened its first flagship selling locally sewn, Cali-casual men’s and women’s fashion at approachable prices. 111 W. 7th St., downtown, 213.689.3271. suburbanriot.com
Hammer and Spear
In the Arts District, interior designer Kristan Cunningham (of HGTV’s Design on a Dime) and husband Scott Jarrell make vintage-chic look easy with their residential design firm and bricks-and-mortar retail shop, Hammer and Spear. 255 S. Santa Fe Ave., downtown, 213.928.0997. hammerandspear.com