Finding designers in LA who care deeply about their customers is difficult. Micah & Jenny Cohen's exclusive collections are forged out of this very mindset - customers first. Shades of Grey is committed to foregoing middle-man retailers and instead selling directly to the people. This allows the boutique to spend time creating pieces focused on what customers want; not what the retailers demand to fit the styles of their shelves.
Fashion that feels feminine yet contemporary can be hard to find in Los Angeles at an affordable price. That's where Mar Vista-based boutique, Whimsy + Row, comes in. Founder and creative director Rachel Temko is committed creating an eco-friendly brand that designs flirty and effortless clothing for the modern lady. Temko's team sources sustainably made collections in DTLA specializing in handmade and ethically made goods.
Located in one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Gingerly Witty provides quintessential California fashion. The Echo Park-based boutique curates a stunning selection of clothing, accessories, and objects. Founder and clothing curator Erin Lally is genuinely committed to hand selecting each item for her customers. She strives to promote an eclectic mix of cultures while maintaing a curated point of view. The Gingerly Witty Team works with designers that are mindful about ethical production and the use of high-quality materials.
Co-founded by Golriz Moeini and Joya Yadegar, Brigitte & Stone is a clothing and jewelry boutique that showcases ethical fashion from established and emerging designers. The shop carries brands made in LA or the US and has a sustainable approach to the products they sell. Some of those brands include Flynn Skye, Stone Cold Fox, Tina + Jo, and their own line of ethically made jewelry.
In a town full of fast-fashion fixes it can be hard to source clothing from quality sustainable designers. That's where downtown-based boutique, GALERIE.LA, comes in. Founder and celebrity stylist Dechel McKillian (she's dressed everybody from Drake to Nicki Minaj, Fergie, and Lionel Richie) is committed to having a positive environmental and social impact that is not at the expense of style. Dechel's team sources intriguing designers who are designing locally using sustainable production methods that reduce their environmental footprint.