After one of the most exciting, whirlwind and rewarding weeks, our LA Autumn Pop Up Shop is officially up and running! Eeek. Our LA Team had only four days- from conceptualization to completion before our sweet doors opened up to visitors on the lovely Abbot Kinney Boulevard. But a little imagination can sure go a long way (especially when there are endless amounts of green juice involved).
Leanne and the team painted a pink chalkboard community wall, hung our favorite quotes and turned fencing wood from Home Depot into tables. We searched search high and low for the most unique, inspiring pieces that we hope you guys will love as much as we do, including a beautiful whitewash vintage window that took builders three hours to cut out of an estate and now showcases some of our favorite Insecta Shoes and Brooklyn Candle Factory Candles!
To extend the VAUTE message outside the storefront, local artist The Art of Chase came by to paint an amazing mural out front that poses the question “When Whale It End?” He finished it in ONE day, while everyone walked by saying HI CHASE HI CHASE. It was so much fun to see him work!
We’re beyond excited to share this finished masterpiece with you firsthand, and are so looking forward to seeing friends new and old! VAUTE LA is open daily from 11am-7pm, Monday through Sunday. Even if you’re not a local to Venice, CA, you can read on to get a behind-the-scenes look at our buildout experience and photos from our Grand Opening Party!
Starting from scratch! We arrived to an empty shop and had fun brainstorming and envisioning what the Venice store should look like!
With dreams of VAUTE LA in mind, the team set out on Home Depot runs, sourced some gems from vintage yards and even had our own painting party :)
Putting the build in buildout!
The finishing touches! Victoria photobombing our brand new LA logos on the last day of buildout
Grand Opening Weekend!
What an amazing experience! Live music spun with a DJ out front while guests snapped some pictures with Leanne and our amazing mural, and enjoyed some and the most delicious treats from Courtesan Cupcakes!
We welcomed our doors with wide arms to some of the sweetest, most inspiring fans and friends in the beautiful Abbot Kinney neighborhood. So much love to everyone who came out and celebrated with us, and new friends - we can't wait to meet you!
With love from the West Coast,
The VAUTE LA Team