Los Angeles-based cult label Libertine is growing in more ways than one. The brand is getting ready to move into its new 7,000 square-foot headquarters in Hollywood’s Arts and Media district. The space, located just off booming Highland Avenue next to Free City, will include the brand’s first by-appointment retail space. “I’ve always wanted to do this,” said founder and designer Johnson Hartig. “I’ll be able to bring in a lot of my artwork and also bring in kids to do art projects and make their own t-shirts.”

Libertine’s business has doubled in the last year, due in part to trunk shows at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus, where Hartig recently made appearances in Dallas and Beverly Hills (San Francisco is next on June 3). “It’s been trunk show mania. They want me to do them every three months, but I need to finish the spring collection in time for New York Fashion Week,” he said. September will also see the release of Hartig’s first book from Rizzoli, titled “Johnson Hartig Libertine/The Beauty, Humor and Inspiration Behind the Cult Label.”

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