Beijing-Based Art Toy Giant, Pop Mart, Makes its U.S. Debut at South Coast Plaza

Beijing-based pop culture and art toy company Pop Mart just made its U.S. debut at the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Its new 2,148 square-foot space features a bevy of art toys, or designer toys—collectibles created by artists and designers that are either self-produced or made by small, independent toy companies—based on classic characters by designers like Kenny, Pucky, Ayan, Skullpanda, along with Pop Mart's original creations like the Dimoo, Labubu, and Molly series. Shoppers can also expect to find Pop Mart's collabs with Disney, Warner, and Marvel.
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Hunker Opens Tri-Level Experiential and Showroom Concept in Venice, 'Hunker House'

Home design site and media brand Hunker has opened a mixed-use experiential and showroom concept called Hunker House on Abbot Kinney. Following the success of the first Hunker House in 2019—a small event venue and content studio—the brand has expanded on the original concept with a strategy that marries its core brand pillars of storytelling, shopping, and hospitality.

Get a Forever Bracelet Welded Onto Your Wrist at Cult Brooklyn Jeweler Catbird's New L.A. Pop-Up

Nothing lasts forever unless you get it welded on, which is a viable option thanks to Catbird—the beloved Brooklyn-based demi-fine jeweler whose pieces are made from 95% recycled 14k gold. Zapping—the term Catbird uses to describe its process of custom fitting and welding a solid gold claspless bracelet directly onto you—and more are offered at the label's new Platform pop-up in Culver City.

Inside Charli and Dixie D'Amelio's First Social Tourist Pop-Up on Melrose

Charlie and Dixie D'Amelio are bringing their '90s-inspired style to Los Angeles. After soft-opening on Memorial Day weekend, the TikTok sisters' Social Tourist fashion label has officially opened its first-ever pop-up shop on Melrose Avenue. #SocialTouristMelrose stocks the Hollister-backed brand's affordable collection ($20 to $80) of retro crop tops, baggy...

Wolf & Badger's First L.A. Store Is a Treasure Trove of Independent, Sustainable Fashion Brands

In 2010, brothers Henry and George Graham opened a small fashion boutique called Wolf & Badger in Notting Hill to help largely undiscovered luxury fashion and design brands easily sell directly to consumers. Two years later, the duo expanded to a second location in Mayfair. With a steady cult and celeb following and high global demand for independent design, they replicated their physical retail concept with an online platform.

Experience BTS' 'Proof' Anthology Album at the Group's New L.A. Pop-Up Shop

BTS' highly anticipated album anthology, Proof, has arrived, and with it a pop-up in Los Angeles. The massive space brings the album—which has sold more than 2 million copies since dropping on June 10—to life through immersive audiovisual installations, "oversized sets" for photo and video opportunities, and new album imagery and merch. According to one Instagram user, merch includes posters, T-shirts, and hoodies (some of which pay homage to L.A.) ranging from $18 to $125.

Kotn Brings its Better-for-the-Earth Basics and a Bit of Egypt to L.A.

Kotn, the fourth-highest ranked apparel B Corporation in North America that hails from Toronto, has made Highland Park its first forever home in the U.S. Located in a historic building with an original façade, the community-focused store stocks Kotn's cult-favorite everyday basics for women and men as well as homewares like its best-selling linen bedding collection—all of which are designed in Canada and ethically made in Egypt and Portugal.