Rising from the Ashes: Shinola Opens a Flagship Boutique in LA

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Rising from the Ashes: Shinola Opens a Flagship Boutique in LA

Detroit stories come in two different kinds. One is ‘the collapse of the Motor City’, which is the story of a once-great city shattered by unemployment, a declining population and a dysfunctional government. Another, by contrast, is the story of resurgence. It’s about a hope embedded in the city’s motto: ‘We hope for better things; it shall rise from the ashes’. The comeback story is felt deep in the blood and bones of those who have grown up there and glimpsed through the ashes.

Shinola wants to be part of that hopeful story. Using the former General Motors Research Laboratory as its main factory, the Detroit-based brand is dedicated to producing American-built luxury products including bicycles, watches and leather goods.
Shinola has opened its massive Downtown Arts District shop in Los Angeles, bringing its well-made items to Angelinos. The new flagship store is where its women’s collection is exclusively available and also regularly hosts young artists drawing pictures. The boutique should be on the top of your ‘don’t miss list’.

Text by Akiko Fujino

Shinola LA Arts District
Address: 825 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tel: 213-613-1355
Access: Little Tokyo, Arts District
Opening hours: 10AM-8PM (Monday-Saturday), 10AM-6PM (Sunday)
Open every day
http://www.shinola.com
The exterior.
The iconic watches are popular among both male and female customers, and former President Bill Clinton also is a fan of the product. Shinola’s founder is a co-founder of the world-class watch brand Fossil.
The brand shares the huge space with the sandwich shop The Smile’s di Alba and the tattoo store Saved Tattoo.

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