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Le Magnifique Sample Sale

Saturday, June 26
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
1197 W Sunset Blvd (Sunset and Marion)

Sample sales happen all the time downtown where it can be hard/expensive to park. It’s nice when Echo Park gets to play host to some fashionable discounts.

Le Magnifique is an LA-based and -made clothing line designed by French designer Nils Kock. Graphic and limited editions T-shirts (for men and women) will be available for up to 70% off retail price. Prices start at $5.

The company also has a pretty cool blog on its website.

Another Mishka L.A. Lunch Truck day this weekend! Sunday, June 6, from 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm.

This is a great opportunity to check out the Mishka store and try those mobile food trucks you never seem to get to. Dosa Truck (Indian sourdough crepes), Mandoline Grill (Vietnamese cuisine), Lomo Arigato (Japanese cuisine), and Coolhaus (ice cream sandwiches!) trucks will be parked outside Mishka.

Mishka L.A. is located at 1547 Echo Park Ave.

Warwick, an Echo Park vintage store, has moved from its location at 1461 ½ W Sunset Blvd to a larger space at 1205 Sunset Blvd.

Tomorrow (Saturday, April 10) the store is holding a sort-of grand opening called “Flash Flea” in which local vendors will be featured. There will be a DJ, merchandise for sale, and good company, so check it out from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. View the Facebook invitation here.

Here is something for all the female Dodgers fans out there. Victoria’s Secret has launched a baseball-inspired line of casual ware. Yes, other teams are included. Prices range from $22.50 – $54.50. Shop online here.

Upcoming shows:

Friday, February 26th @7pm
CorridorEstelle Raskina

Saturday, February 27th @ 12 noon
Brunch with The Mother Hips

Sunday, February 28th @7pm
Benjamin Hoste Photography Showing SNAP!

New and restocked music as listed on their blog:

Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf – Raquel 7″
Dam Funk – Toaechizown 5 LP Box Set
J Dilla – Donuts
Judee Sill – S/T
Madlib – No. 1: Before the Verdict with Guilty Simpson
Mayer Hawthorne – The Ills 7″
Myron & E / The Soul Investigators – It’s a Shame 7″
Peanut Butter Wolf – Straight to Tape 1990-1992
V/A – Psych Funk 101
We Are The World “Clay Stones” 7″
#1 in a series of 7″s from the LA Collection on IAMSOUND
Joanna Newsom “Have One On Me”
Shout Out Louds “Work”
Holly Miranda “The Magician’s Private Library”
Four Tet “There Is Love In You”
Efterklang – Magic Chairs
Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here
Gil Scott-Heron – Me And The Devil 7″
High On Fire – Snakes For The Divine
Hockey – Learn To Lose 7”
Hockey – Too Fake 7”
Hot Chip – One Life Stand
Meat Puppets – II (reissue)
Pantha du Prince – Black Noise
Shearwater – The Golden Archipelago
The Big Pink – Velvet Remixes 12″
The Morning Benders – Promises 7″
The Rocket Summer – Of Men and Angels
Titus Andronicus – Four Score and Seven 7″
Tune Yards – Hatari 7″
Tune Yards – Real Live Flesh 7″
tUnE-yArDs – BiRd-BrAiNs
V/A – Harder Shade of Black
Ween – The Pod (Reissue)

And these restocks:
Fever Ray – S/T
Fucked Up – Couple Tracks
Hunx and His Punx – Gay Singles
Kurt Vile – Childish Prodigy
M83 – Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
M83 – Digital Shades Vol. 1
M83 – Saturdays = Youth
Mission Of Burma – Vs. (The Definitive Edition)
Pixies – Doolittle
Ratatat – Classics
Ratatat – LP3
St. Vincent – Marry Me
The Growlers – Are You In Or Out
The Horrors – Primary Colours
The National – Alligator
The National – Boxer
The XX – VCR 7″
The XX – XX
Vampire Weekend – S/T
Yo La Tengo – I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
Yo La Tengo – I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
Big Star – #1 Record
Big Star – 3rd (Sister Lovers)
Chris Bell – I Am The Cosmos
Dam Funk – It’s My Life 7″
Elliott Smith – XO
Faust – So Far
J Dilla – Ruff Draft
Mayer Hawthorne And The County – Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out (Heart Shaped 7”)
My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything
My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
Nico – Chelsea Girl
Nina Simone – The Amazing Nina Simone
Otis Redding – Pain In My Heart
Public Image Ltd – Second Edition
Serge Gainsbourg – Aux Armes Et Caetera
Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot – Bonnie & Clyde
Spacemen 3 – Performance
Television – Marquee Moon
The Cure – Three Imaginary Boys
The Kinks – United Kinksdom
The Seeds – S/T
The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat
V/A – Dublab Presents Echo Expansion
V/A – Forge Your Own Chains: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads and Dirges 1968-1974
V/A – The Funky 16 Corners
Wire – Chairs Missing

They have new t-shirts, too.

Origami Vinyl
1816 W. Sunset Blvd. Echo Park, Ca

Mon – Noon ’til 9pm
Tues – Noon ’til 8pm
Wed – Noon ’til 9pm
Thu – Noon ’til 9pm
Fri – Noon ’til 10pm
Sat – Noon ’til 10pm
Sun – Noon ’til 8pm

There’s this lovely little community that’s formed over the past year or so underneath the Sunset bridge. It includes a gallery (Artillery & Ammo), a vintage and modern clothing boutique (Haute Olive) and a clothing store (Them Atelier). The business-owners and their friends just hang out in their respective spots and wait for people to stroll in and browse, purchase or have a nice conversation.

We walked in through Haute Olive‘s open door and Paul was taking a nap on the couch. But once we started to jiggle some hangers, he was awake and asking us what size shoe we wore. He was watching the store for the day while the owner, Amara Wilson, was out auditioning. She’s a working model and used to be a buyer for Sirens & Sailors. You can tell that she’s got some experience in the fashion industry as every piece is obviously chosen with care and can only be described as fabulous. The place is just littered with dresses, blouses, shoes, bags and collectibles. Amara’s store is located at 1176 Glendale Blvd and is open most days from 11 to 6. And they’re open late at night “whenever there’s a party,” according to Paul. So stop in on your way to or from Dub Club!

A few weeks back we created a post for the Echo Park Art Hop and received some angry comments from someone named “deryke.” He verbally wagged his finger at us for posting an event that he feels just flat out ignored some of the neighborhood’s art galleries. That’s one way to get your gallery noticed. Deryke curates all the shows at Artillery & Ammo and Henry is the owner. They are two of the friendliest and most enthusiastic people I have met in Echo Park. They want to create a serious art scene in east LA that focuses on local artists. And they run a very tight ship, hosting twelve shows in twelve months. A new show opens on the 13th of each month and closes on 6th of the next month. They’re located at 1162 Glendale Blvd.

Everything that I write about Them Atelier is going to be vague and diaphanous which may be the best way to describe this brand/store/collection of designers and artists. The first time I visited them, I spoke with Brian Kim, the founder of the brand. However, the two subsequent times I went to clear up some details, the only one there to greet me was a friendly black cat. I know this much is true: the brand existed before the store and specializes in ready-to-wear and custom denim pieces available at lower prices than most designer jeans. The atelier (French for workshop or studio) sells both Kim’s work and that of other designers. Lately, the space has become a focal point for other types of artists as is reflected in the Them Atelier autumn/winter 2010 catalog. It features both Them Atelier clothing and the artwork of Leslie Shows the former obviously influenced by the latter. Kim has also founded a magazine that features his fashion as well as the art of his friends and co-conspirators: Them Rag. It debuted last November and is scheduled to be released bi-annually. Them Atelier is located at 1160 Glendale Blvd. I’m not sure what their hours are or if they even have regular hours. If anyone knows the answer, feel free to email us or put the info in the comments.

PS – What’s the deal with Front St.? I couldn’t even find it! I thought it was supposed to be right next to Them Atelier. Again, if you readers have any info, please let us know.

I know, I know. We were supposed to be a little bit further into this series by now than just two posts, but don’t we all have projects that get put on the back burner for just a tad too long? Well, I’m back, I’m bad and I’m unemployed, so let’s do this!

This time we’re going to be telling you a little bit about those three little but awesome places that occupy the strip in between The Echo and the travel agency: Future, Origami Vinyl and Two Boots.

Future just moved into their current spot at 1814 Sunset this past November. I really can think of no better way to describe this place than to use the owner, Will’s, own words: “good times and cool clothes.” When I went in they had a screen and a projector set up with which to watch skate videos. They gave me two free Bill & Ted’s trading cards. They have a bench out front emblazoned with lines from 80s films for their friends to skate on. They have an impressive selection of VHS for sale. And in their store I found the most mouth-watering (maroon, leather, Jordache!) jacket I have ever seen.

Check out their blog and their online store. Or, if you would like to actually go there, they’re located at 1814 W. Sunset Blvd. They’re open from noon to 1 am, Monday through Sunday.

There isn’t much to say about Origami Vinyl that hasn’t already been said. Every person I spoke with before going to visit them told me about Neil and how his and Sean’s store made the neighborhood an awesome place to live. They exclusively sell new vinyl and re-issues, so don’t go there looking for second-hand or vintage records to hang on your wall. To paraphrase Neil, there are just too many great new releases and re-issues to fit anything else into their small space. But he obviously adores every square foot of his little store. They get new stuff in once every couple of days, and there are shows there about once a week. Be sure to check out what’s going down on their blog.

Do you like pizza? Do you live in or near Echo Park? Well, then you should be eating at  Two Boots on a regular basis!! This goes double if you’re an east coast transplant and crave the kind of pizza that you find everywhere on the right side of the country. Oh, that delicious cornmeal-coated crust (not the type that you have to dip in ranch dressing)! Hurray for their carefully-planned-out topping combinations! Behold the pizza angel that adorns their wall! It’s not as cheap as La Pizza Loca, for example, but it’s worth every penny. And they’re open until midnight every night and 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays. You can order online here.

We just picked one of these lovely pieces created by Chandra Abel from Warwick in Echo Park. We’ve been eyeing them for a while, and they are GORGEOUS.


Ours was only $50 and is nicely sized at about 12-13″ in diameter. Each “plant dome” is unique, and there are other vase shapes available at Warwick, including larger dome-shaped items for about $200. We were very excited to find a place on our coffee table, and so will you!

Click here for Chandra Abel’s website, and here for her blog.

You can shop online at Warwick by clicking here.

Oh and, to do her justice, here are some better photos from her website:

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The LA Times is doing neighborhood gift guides for the holidays and Echo Park establishments such as MediaNoche are mentioned. Echo Park is referred to as Silverlake’s “dicier sister to the east”. What do you think about that?

In Silver Lake and Echo Park, gift-giving is all grown up


You Shop. Warwick donates!

50% of all proceeds when you shop at Warwick this Sunday will benefit TNT & The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. You can also donate online here.

For more information on The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society please click here.

Special Event at Warwick
1461 ½ W Sunset Boulevard (between Little Joy and The Short Stop)
Sunday, November 15 @ 1:00pm – 7:00pm