By  on November 27, 2017

Things appear to be going well for Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel. Within the last year, Mansur Gavriel’s collection of handbags and shoes, done in minimalist lines and prices that sit at the minimalist end of luxury, has expanded into a full see-now-buy-now line, driven by mostly outerwear and knits, for fall, with two retail spaces of their own in which to showcase it. The company opened a pop-up on Madison Avenue in October and a space on Wooster Street in SoHo in November 2016, which also debuted as a pop-up, but has been extended indefinitely.

Now they’re bringing retail to the West Coast with their first Los Angeles store opening next month at 8475 Melrose Place. Finding the location was “semi-serendipitous,” said Mansur. “In summer 2016 we happened to walk by the space. We had been considering where to open our first retail store, and the space immediately spoke to us. It felt very on brand — private from the exterior, warm and intimate once you entered. There was an opportunity for an interesting relationship between architecture and nature with the quiet patio and indoor interior garden open to the sky.”

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