By  on May 1, 2013

For its sophomore retail effort in the U.S., Stockholm-based Acne Studios is making a pioneering move for a global fashion brand by locating in downtown Los Angeles.

This fall, Acne Studios will open a more-than-5,000-square-foot store, its largest, in the Eastern Columbia Building, a nearly 83-year-old historic Art Deco structure at 849 South Broadway recognized for the turquoise terra-cotta tiles trimmed with gold and deep blue that cover its exterior. The brand gravitates toward eclectic store sites, but chairman Mikael Schiller maintained it doesn’t usually take chances on risky retail geography and just had a “good gut feeling on this one.”

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