It’s all good news for Venice residents and those of us who just like to visit Venice’s hottest shopping strip, because the incredible Alternative Apparel has opened their first retail space on the West Side. While the main draw is the AA clothes—sustainable, eco-friendly, comfy, and cute—the store is so beautifully appointed and well designed that you’ll definitely want to check it out between trips to the dressing room. We love the spring-ready printed dresses in the front room, and well-worn button-up T-shirts, as much as the outdoor spaces that provide shoppers with free WiFi and a place to hang and sip on Intelligentsia coffee (it’s just next door!). It’s definitely the coolest new edition to an already awesome neighborhood hot spot.
Alternative Apparel, 1337 Abbot Kinney Boulevard (at Andalusia Avenue)