tom's flagship store, venice ca

One of the perks of living in Los Angeles is being able to experience a lot of cool pop-up shops, restaurants, flagship stores, and experimental businesses.  I love that TOMS shoes has decided to open their first retail store and community space right around the corner from me on Abbot Kinney in Venice.  I am a big fan of LA's Commune Design, the firm responsible for TOMS as wells as the interiors of The Ace Hotel, The Standard, Exquisite Surfaces, and many other unique commercial and retail spaces.   The 'boho clubhouse" vibe they created at TOMS really brings a sense of community- a place where you want to kick back on one of the eclectic couches and sip your cappuccino while you chat with Venice locals and perhaps peruse the shoes, shades, and apparel TOMS is known for.  If you live in the LA area, you should definitely check it out this weekend. Maybe I'll see you there!


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