It’s been quite some time since we a) have been told by so many friends that we need to check out a new store in L.A. and b) we’ve been excited about actually checking it out. Both of these were the case when we discovered Curio, a new boutique located on 5th Street in the ever- burgeoning Historic Core of Downtown L.A.
We recently stopped by the shop and met with Lora Myers, owner/curator, and instantly liked the space and Lora’s vision for the store. The minimalist decor and white walls open up the space nicely and let the merchandise (mostly black) do the talking. The ceilings are high and there’s an upstairs loft area which is currently being used as a gallery but will eventually host the rapidly growing menswear section.
Lora described her ideal customer as an urbanite with a dark, bohemian aesthetic. With lines like Ovate, Sisters of the Black Moon and Grey City Shoes, she definitely hits the mark. We really liked the new collection of hats by Brooklyn’s Shade and Slouch and we’re looking forward to picking up denim and jackets from Kill City very soon. There’s also a nice variety of lifestyle items like apothecary from Life Aromatherapy and Black Metal greeting cards by Dark and Somber Greetings.
New items are constantly coming in and the goal is to continue to grow and maybe even add a second location in the future. An online shop is also in the works so non-L.A. residents can purchase items from the well curated stock. The shop is a breath of fresh air to what can sometimes feel like a homogeneous L.A. retail scene and if you’re on this site, then you definitely need to check out the store.
Click here for more information on Curio Los Angeles.
125 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90013