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!