It is Abbot Kinney, tobacco baron, who imagined Venice Beach. In 1905, he created in this part of Los Angeles a relaxation and pleasure area with canals reminiscent of the Italian Venice. This is not to talk about this man that I write but to make you discover the boulevard that bears his name. According to GQ magazine is « the coolest block of America » and I quite agree! There is a mix of young designers, crafts, design, fashion and street art in a relaxed seaside vibes. Here are some places that I particularly liked…
It is a real jumble where you can find vintage items or plastic chickens
1108C Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice
A great design shop that can be found online
1121-1 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice
This is beach clothes shop by excellence! I wanted to buy everything: T-shirts with vintage graphics, Mexican-inspired jackets through the pop colors sweaters.
1224 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice
This small shop is full of limited edition sneakers. I found my Puma by Hussein Chalayan whose I’m totally crazy.
1225 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice
For those who prefer young designers rather than surfing clothes.
1335 ½ Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice
Their t-shirts and hoodies will make great memories of LA
1624 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice
If the food truck parked in the street, it’s not your taste, this is the perfect place for quick lunch. Their sandwiches with pork meatballs are a true delights and kale smoothies are small Detox bombs.
1427 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice
For a real coffee made by baristas
1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice