Swedish brand Acne Studios opens their first West Coast store in downtown LA. At over 5,000 square feet, the location comes complete with a coffee shop and occupies a space in the 83-year-old Eastern Columbia Building at 855 South Broadway. Creative Director Jonny Johansson, who works on Acne Studios’ stores with architect Andreas Fornell, originally considered two different concepts for the LA store. The first drew inspiration from the apartments above the store in the Eastern Columbia Building, a signature Art Deco skyscraper designed by Claud Beelman with an exterior covered in turquoise terra-cotta tiles trimmed with gold and deep blue. The second and winning concept views the aluminum structures inside the store as columns forming a contemporary support system buttressing the older building. Make sure to drop by if you’re in town.
855 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90003