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Breaking News: Aesop Cosmetics and Tanner Goods from Portland Coming to Broadway in Downtown LA

Two very exciting retailers, Tanner Goods and Aesop, will take up the corner of the beautiful art deco Ninth and Broadway building in Downtown LA

Two very exciting retailers, Tanner Goods and Aesop, will take up the corner of the beautiful art deco Ninth and Broadway building in Downtown LA

Ninth and Broadway is on fire! I have confirmed with ANJAC, the downtown-based entity that owns the gorgeous art deco Ninth and Broadway historic edifice, that the two corner retail spaces on the ground floor (next door to UMAMIcatessen) have been successfully leased out to two very exciting retailers. The space directly at the corner of 9th and Broadway, where a check cashing center used to be, will become a beautiful new Aésop cosmetics store. The space adjacent to Aésop will become Tanner Goods, which is a high-end apparel store from Portland, Oregon. Both spaces are just over 1,000 square feet each.

Even more exciting is the fact that neither Aésop nor Tanner Goods have corporate retail locations anywhere in Los Angeles. For both retailers, the new Downtown LA flagship stores will be their debut into the LA market. For Tanner Goods’ case, this will be their first store outside Portland. And although Aésop cosmetics, originally from Melbourne, is sold in high-end department stores like Barney’s New York and other select stores around the country, there are only three cities in the U.S. that actually have a their “Signature Store” retail presence: New York, Boston, and San Francisco.

Aésop and Tanner Goods, both slated to open in early 2014, join a strong growing list of other amazing businesses opening near 9th and Broadway, making this intersection the epicenter of the Broadway revitalization effort. This list includes: Ace Hotel, Acne Studios, Urban Outfitters, Sparkle Factory, angelo:HOME, UMAMIcatessen, Two Boots, Om Nom Organics, and Kinfolk Studios.

Update 9/27/13: Apparently, two other Aesop stores are opening soon in LA as well including one on Abbot Kinney and one in Culver City. We went from zero to three stores in LA overnight. Not bad.

A view of the beautiful 13-story art deco Ninth and Broadway building built in 1929 in Downtown LA

A view of the beautiful 13-story art deco Ninth and Broadway building built in 1929 in Downtown LA

The corner of 9th/Broadway looking north up Broadway

The corner of 9th/Broadway looking north up Broadway

Aésop New York (Photo: Aesop)

Aésop New York (Photo: Aesop)

Tanner Goods Portland (Photo: Tanner Goods)

Tanner Goods Portland (Photo: Tanner Goods)

15 Comments

  1. Alan H. says

    Excellent news! I’ve wondered what guests of the soon-to-be-open Ace Hotel would think of that stretch of Broadway without better retail options.

    • raymond3000 says

      Don’t forget the Ace is suppose to have its own specialty retail/ eateries including a new restaurant.”LA Chapter”, it just keeps getting better n better! When Palmer finishes his project across from ACE this area will be in very high demand! I wonder which way will other retailers go: east or west along 9th? or continue on Bway from 7th to Olympic? Time will tell!

    • His gallery has been gone for awhile now. Not sure if he’s planning to open another one up. The space he had I believe was provided gratis?

    • Don Goldberg says

      A note on the window at Gary Leonard’s gallery says to watch for his new space around the corner.

  2. Aesop is Australian, so it’s perhaps worth noting that they have lots of Signature Stores outside of the U.S.

  3. Don Goldberg says

    There also seems to be a coffee shop under construction in the Blackstone building on Ninth.

  4. blackstone resident says

    That coffee shop in the Blackstone building has been “under construction” for the entire year I have lived there. I heard the original tenants who began construction walked away from the project. They’ve recently put up new window coverings (indicating construction), so maybe they’ve found a new tenant. We need a good coffee shop in this neighborhood!

  5. Thomas Buttstein says

    the “coffee shop” is a cigar shop and they’ve defaulted on their lease.

  6. Tanner coming to the City is good news. The last time I went crazy buying way too much Japanese denim I bought a really nice belt from them. With the other Next time I talk to a certain developer I need to ask what Palmer is doing.

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