I’ve been a vintage aficionado since I was a kid. Yard sales, Goodwill, raiding my Grandma’s closet. Some might say I’ve got some interesting pieces, others have called me a hoarder.
Lot, Stock & Barrel have that eye and a cache that runs deep. Founders Benjamin Phillips and Florence Tang offer up concept design, visual merchandising, branding and more at their shop—and with a history working with brands like Levi’s and Ralph Lauren, you can see why starting their own concept was a natural next step.
- Customization. Ever since I saw my first episode of Laverne & Shirley I thought embroidered, monogrammed clothing was cool—it’s like your initials emblazoned across your shirt are yelling “this is mine!” LSB has perfected the art of the “patch,” and in partnership with East L.A.’s own “Chain Gang LA” they can bring your wildest customization dreams to life. Chain Gang’s chain stitching techniques are hand-created on vintage machines. Every loop, every stitch, made meticulously—an artform that’s dying out, and LSB is one of the few shops to offer this service in the U.S.
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- The Pieces. The collection at LSB features everything from vintage band & Harley Davidson tees, to varsity letterman jackets (many feature Elsby, the LSB mascot), 50+ years worth of denim in all shapes and sizes, flannel shirts, a gorgeous turquoise jewelry collection, and plenty of industrial-esque pieces (mechanic jumpsuits, camo, etc.). Buy ‘em as they are, or get them customized just for you. And face it, upcycling clothing is the way forward, and these pieces are still a strong-look 30+ years on…
- Arts District. LSB is located just a stone’s throw from downtown LA (DTLA), the Arts District is one of those ‘hoods that’s still evolving. Warehouse-y meets young, creative professionals. Walkable, and dotted with interesting concept stores, galleries, cafes, and yum food (including some of LA’s best restaurants).
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