Summit LA19 takes place November 8—11, 2019. It is the annual flagship event for Summit, bringing together an international group of 2500 people for a series of talks, immersive art installations, culinary experiences, and performances. For the occasion, we’re guiding those in town to the best shopping Downtown Los Angeles has to offer.
Located in the former L.A. Termina Market, ROW DTLA is a shopping destination and economic hub housing multiple creative offices, 15 eateries, and 100 curated retailers. Visitors can easily spend the whole day browsing shops like A+R and Shades of Grey, attending workshops and events, enjoying outdoor green spaces, and viewing art displays, murals, and installations.
Whitewaller recommends: Attending Smorgasburg on Sundays.
Founded by former music industry executive Geraldine Chung, LCD (Lust Covet Desire) is a boutique focusing on new designers, inspired by street culture, contemporary art, and the beach. The store offers a curated selection of the best in emerging designer fashion and also has a selection of pieces by established local designers and rare international brands.
Whitewaller recommends: Shopping here for your holiday gifts.
LVIR specializes in refined, multigenerational womenswear that adapts to the attitude of its wearer. Visitors in the boutique can expect to find natural clothing that employs simple colors and comfortable, modern, stereoscopic silhouettes appropriate for a number of settings and occasions.
Whitewaller recommends: Treating yourself to something new to wear.
Shades of Grey
Micah Cohen’s Shades of Grey offers contemporary, wearable, and timeless basics for both men and women. In the store, a simple, earthy palette is complemented with natural elements like wood, stone, and a display of cacti, creating calming setting for a series of chromatically ordered garments.
Whitewaller recommends: Adding several wardrobe staples to your cart.
After more than a decade working with celebrities like Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Lionel Richie, stylist Dechel Mckillian founded Galerie.LA. The boutique offers a thoughtfully curated range of styles, highlighting sustainable fashion and emerging brands who focus on vegan, artisan, local production.
Whitewaller recommends: Browsing the beauty products in the Apothecary section.
Located inside the Art House Lofts’ historic manufacturing building, RVCC Intersect is a multifaceted space designed to give the downtown Los Angeles community a platform to blend culture and ideas. The 6,000 square foot establishment is home to a café, a lounge, a barbershop, and a tattoo studio.
Whitewaller recommends: Admiring the custom Timothy Oulton furniture.
Offering collaborations with brands like Alexander Wang and Fendi, Gentle Monster is a luxury eyewear retailer with locations worldwide. Conceived by the brand’s in-house design team, the 5,000 square foot downtown Los Angeles flagship features commissioned works by Jung Uk Yang and Misu A Barbe and also houses space for on-site installations and exhibitions.
Whitewaller recommends: Checking out the exhibition “Harvest In The 13th Month.”
Dover Street Market
Based on the concept of beautiful chaos, Dover Street Market LA is a 15,000 square foot retail space designed by Kawakubo. Visitors at the location will experience a community of creatives, designers, and artists housed under one roof, including names like Maison Margiela, Jacquemus, Marine Serre, and Comme des Garçons.
Whitewaller recommends: Viewing works by artists like Warren Muller and Bjorn Dahlem, displayed throughout the space.