How a Former Celebrity Stylist Launched Her Own Sustainable Boutique in L.A.

Former celebrity stylist Dechel McKillian went from working with clients like Drake, Nicki Minaj, Fergie, and Lionel Richie to opening her own sustainable boutique in DTLA. Having travelled the world with some of the biggest artists in the world, Dechel saw how fashion can negatively impact people and our beautiful planet. She was inspired to use what she learned as a stylist to present fashion without sacrificing the environment and launched GALERIE.LA.

With a mission to bring socially conscious fashion to the masses, Dechel has built a community of like-minded designers and actively participates in talks to promote sustainable practices. Her boutique uses a highly curated process that fits within their six core values: artisan, eco-friendly, ethical, local, recycled and vegan. Even more, Dechel and her team always disclose where the items are made and the materials used to create each one.

GALERIE.LA has proven that sustainable products still have the elevated and timeless design that we’re all seeking in the brands we currently shop. The boutique carries womenswear and accessories ranging from bags, jewelry, dresses, swimwear and more. It’s hard not to find something unique so we put together a list of our favorite items exclusively at GALERIE.LA.

$195 Fiona Bag In Mustard

How it’s sustainable: made from Vegan leather and recycled plastic bottles. You can’t tell, right? We didn’t think so either.

$55 Mock Neck Rib L/S Sage

So simple. So comfortable. So sustainable. It’s made with a special fabric that has a brushed treatment to ensure it feels good on your skin.

$68 Mama Hoopies

How they’re sustainable: made with organic mother of pearl, ethically sourced & made by women communities in Southern Cebu, Philippines.

$230 Jenny Shirt Dress

Power moves all the way through. This dress is made from strong 100% organic GMO-free cotton, was ethically Produced in Lithuania and uses recycled paper tags printed with water based ink.

$320 Indigo Denim Motor Jacket

A beautiful use of repurposed fabric, this one-of-a-kind jacket is made from vintage denim that has been broken-in to perfection. GALERIE.LA calls it couture denim because it’s made at an atelier in Downtown LA and created into sustainable luxury.

$240 Belt Bag In Cerulean

This beautifully designed bag is crafted from Italian man-made leather, recycled plastic and organic cotton twill lining. It also has recycled plastic thread, recycled plastic zippers, natural rubber rope, recycled cotton label, and vegan adhesive. The best part? 10% of profits are donated to Mercy For Animals.