Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Zainab Boutique: Amazing. (**And There is a Great Sale**)

Zainab Sumu grew up in beautiful Sierra Leone. She was schooled in London, and worked in the arts and in fashion in Paris and New York including several years with Comme des Garcons. Now living in Los Angeles, Zainab has created a very unique, and intimate appointment-only shopping experience in a historical Hollywood building with exposed brick walls, 14-foot high ceilings, and a huge imported black Italian chandelier. It is a very European feeling--perfect for her collection of African art and an edited selection of apparel, accessories, and shoes from designers including Azzedine Alaïa, Azzaro, Balmain, Lutz, Galliano, Junya Watanabe, Richard Nicoll, and Jasmine Shokrian.

Zainab at work in vintage Comme des Garcons. Photo: Eddie Peel

If you love Paris-based Mariage Frères teas as much as I do, you'll be happy to know Zainab is the only place in Los Angeles to carry the line. Housed in beautiful tins, the teas are the perfect hostess gift.

We just had Zainab in the LA Times last Sunday and on as well. Click those links to read more.

**Through Aug. 31, there is a huge 50% to 70% off sale on amazing clothing and shoes (the Alaïa belts, dresses, and shoes are a must for seasonless wear and investing in fashion as art).**

1843 N. Cherokee Ave., (Buzz 411 @ the door) Hollywood 90068
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Aug. 31. After that, by appointment only. 323.469.3848

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is this shop still around?