not only was i able to score that amazing frame on los angeles street, i also came across the new home of martinMARTIN clothiers. quiet and lux, these items are impeccably well made with beautiful attention to detail and fabrication. waxed woven coats and delicately gathered dresses make up some of the pieces in the avant garde collection. gorgeous leather boots are hand crafted with italian leathers and nothing is done without imagination and skillful editing. boasting apparel for women and men, the space itself is bright, clean and airy lending itself perfectly to showcasing the stock.
co-owner/designer diane moss martin was very firm in her faith in downtown los angeles as a rising star and proved it by locating their store on the less hip los angeles street. by contrast, spring street boasts a glut of coffee shops, cafes and bars with a smattering of galleries and thrift boutiques. being a dtla resident who is already weary of the hipster overload of spring street, i was delighted in finding yet another jewel off the beaten path. considering that los angeles street still has the beautiful storefronts of the specialty clothing stores of the 40′s, i thought the decision showed the kind of autonomous thinking that will be beneficial in putting los angeles street on the map.martinMARTIN 713 South Los Angeles Street Los Angeles, CA 90014-2105 (213) 624-6244