LOS ANGELES — It only took 10 trips to Los Angeles but Bandier founder Jennifer Bandier finally found the right location for the company’s West Coast flagship on Melrose Avenue.
The multiuse space opens to the public Friday, giving the company a physical presence outside of New York and Dallas. Los Angeles is now the company’s largest store.
“Truthfully, when I saw this space and it was across the street from one of my most beloved stores of all time, the iconic Fred Segal on Melrose, I knew for Bandier that would be the perfect destination to house everything we have under one roof,” she said.
“Everything we have” would be an understatement.
The 8,800-square-foot space includes a Coffee Dose café — complete with CBD-spiked lattes — and retail on the first floor; footwear, accessories and the fitness studio Studio B on the next level, and a third floor dedicated to events. The assortment will have its roster of exclusives, including a Calé capsule and Hand & Rose, along with Golden Goose styles unique to the L.A. store.
Inside Bandier at 8101 Melrose Avenue.
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For Bandier, the store is the greatest expression of what the company has attempted to do from the onset