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Upscale Men’s Retail Shop, Wittmore, Opens in Downtown LA Arts District

Wittmore is now open at One Santa Fe in Downtown LA's up and coming Arts District selling unique men's clothing and accessories (Photo: Wittmore)

Wittmore is now open at One Santa Fe in Downtown LA’s up and coming Arts District selling unique men’s clothing and accessories (Photo: Wittmore)

After years of delays and construction, it’s so good to see One Santa Fe filling up not only the 438 apartments upstairs with new residents but also the retail spaces downstairs on the ground level. The quarter-mile long Michael Maltzan-designed project sitting along the train tracks by the LA River on the eastern edge of Downtown LA’s Arts District is finally opening its first new businesses providing a glimpse into the exciting new shops and restaurants (a total of 25 stores) coming to this massive mixed-use project. In late March, the very first new business to open was popular vegan eatery Cafe Gratitude (you can read our review here). And now, upscale men’s boutique Wittmore soft opened just last Friday becoming One Santa Fe’s first new fashion retailer to open.

With two main entrances — one facing Santa Fe Ave and one facing the internal courtyard — the 1,100 square foot store is a beautiful new addition to the growing upscale shopping scene forming in the Arts District. Selling trend setting clothes and accessories for men, this is LA-based Wittmore’s second location in Los Angeles (the first location is still on West Third Street near Joan’s on Third).

Unique and avant-garde brands and collections include Officine Generale, Universal Works, Mollusk, QWST, Oliver Spencer, La Paz, Smith & Wykes, Reigning Champ, Max N Chester, Folk, Creep by Hiroshi Awai, Levi’s Vintage Clothing and reworked vintage goods from 7th Calvary Dry Goods. Grooming brands include Prospector Co and Ursa Major. Accessories and gifting items include ceramics from Studio Arhoj, BTW Ceramics, and Robert Siegel Studio, Three Potato Four home objects, and Maxx & Unicorn.

A 300 square foot section of the store facing the Santa Fe Ave entrance will be dedicated as their pop-up shop within a shop concept that will allow for temporary gallery installations and short-term brand collaborations. The first pop-up to debut at the store will be Levi’s Photo Exhibition featuring unique photography and a limited selection of one-of-a-kind 501CT vintage jeans that Levi’s sourced from around the United States, which have been customized, tapered and specially packaged and numbered.

Wittmore will be open daily from 11 am to 7 pm.

Stop on by!

Wittmore is now open at One Santa Fe in the Arts District in Downtown LA

Wittmore is now open at One Santa Fe in the Arts District in Downtown LA

Wittmore's new boutique faces Santa Fe Ave across from SCI-Arc

Wittmore’s new boutique faces Santa Fe Ave across from SCI-Arc

This is Wittmore's second location in LA with the first one on West Third Street

This is Wittmore’s second location in LA with the first one on West Third Street

Wittmore has opened a new 1,100 square foot boutique at One Santa Fe

Wittmore has opened a new 1,100 square foot boutique at One Santa Fe

The 300 square foot pop-up shop within a shop carries short-term brand collaborations

The 300 square foot pop-up shop within a shop carries short-term brand collaborations

Wittmore's apothecary and accessories section

Wittmore’s apothecary and accessories section

Wittmore carries unique brands like Weiss, which are handmade-in-LA watches

Wittmore carries unique brands like Weiss, which are handmade-in-LA watches

6 Comments

  1. Sebastian says

    Glad to see these spaces fill up, but I’m still bummed about why they didn’t revamp that part of the river, during the construction face. I thought there was a law about that.

    • Luke Klipp says

      What do you mean, revamp the river? One Santa Fe is on a space owned by the LA Metro, and in between that space and the river is a rail maintenance yard and several additional tracks of active railway. One Santa Fe is close to the river, but it’s not actually along it.

  2. aardvark says

    Very exciting stuff! I love their w 3rd st store and this is a great addition to the AD. The Grow Market in the same building by Cafe Gratitude is moving along quite quickly too.

  3. Sebastian says

    Well I think out of the box. I would have added an elevated park over the railway yard, and have the trains run under it.

  4. HLJ says

    Sebastian, and this would have been paid for how?

  5. Alex C says

    I wonder how the rental units are doing? I stopped by to visit my friend who moved in there a few months ago, and wasn’t impressed. The building is hard to traverse, and the pool lost sunlight by 1pm (they put it immediately east of a gym structure with a large roof overhang – do developers not understand how the angle of the sun works??). The only nice part was the hottub facing the city, but it took a 10 step explanation of how to get there, involving 3 elevators!!

    The units were very “basic” and looked like my old college dorm. With carpets throughout, that already looked gross and dirty from 2 people (albeit 27 yr old males) living there for only 3 months!

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