Sunday, January 22, 2012

Chic in LA: Kendall Conrad

My trip to Los Angeles was so scheduled that I barely had time to breathe but I did manage to find some time to shop.  On Saturday, I met a friend at Brentwood Country Mart which couldn't be cuter. And thanks to the power of twitter, Julia Leach of Chance, alerted me that I had to stop by the Kendall Conrad pop up shop there.  I'm so glad she did too because not only did I love the small store design and wall of black and white photos but the fabulous leathergoods. I'm not a girly girl so I prefer clean lined bags and accessories and sometimes even buy those designed for men.  Kendall Conrad gets my aesthetic and I seriously could have bought one of everything.  The bags feature brass hardware influenced by equestrian accouterments and her Spanish heritage which extends to a jewelry line of rings and bracelets. I ended up buying the Esclava chocolate leather and brass cuff bracelet but I have a feeling that I'm going to be ordering the Maquillaje make up bag in white leather and a laptop case before long. She even designs items for dogs and men.  (I so want to make a joke that they are the same but will refrain.)  I was also beyond surprised to find out that no stores in New York carry Kendall Conrad.  Some chic shop owner needs to get on that! 













Photos courtesy of Kendall Conrad

13 comments:

Erik Perez said...

I'm so glad I had the chance to catch up with you this morning :)

Tish said...

Oh wow! I live in LA and didn't know about this store. It's beautiful! I want all the art AND that desk.

Tish said...

I live in LA and had never heard of this beautiful shop. I am in love with the art...and that desk...and the bags. Thanks for hipping me to such a snazzy place!

Gramercy Home said...

She has a permanent store in Venice on Abbott Kinney that is fantastic! I swing by every time I'm in LA. Her bags are truly great.

Slim Paley said...

Gorgeous shop. One of each, please :)

Lauren and Marika said...

thank you so much for sharing :) i am always in LA and cannot wait to visit next time i am there! great find! xx
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MJH Design Arts said...

Hi Heather--glad that you had a great trip. The bags are phenomenal. We did have great weather in your honor. Mary

Gwen Driscoll said...

What a gorgeous shop! So glad you found it!

vogueno5 said...

i love this shop !

Natasha Simpson * said...

Omigosh what an incredibly AMAZING store! I could live there & the peonies are beautiful :)

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

how funny, I was just shopping at the Brentwood Mart this weekend and didn't see this shop (sadly)! How lovely, and finally a good use of that space (was looking so uninspiring for years).
xoxox

Julie and Lauren said...

This is gorgeous. Love following your tweets while you were in LA- you're hysterical! Such a NY-er ;)
Xx

Delicious Margarita said...

so so chic! love the black and white decoration and the little touch of pink.

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