Question: Suppose I don’t want to scour the flea market, but want to find a curated selection of vintage instead. Where do I go?
Hypothesis: Highland Park again for the win. Shop Class, founded by a designer-importer-junker team, is a one-stop repository of edited 20th century ephemera. With a masculine lean towards the curious and boffiny (if we do say so ourselves), the store offers up small collectibles to statement furniture and everything in between. But is this another one of those standard overpriced mid-century marts?
Findings: Refreshingly, no. While there is no shortage of vintage shops in Los Angeles, few manage to price their wares fairly. But such is not the case here. Instead, Sally, Ellen and Jeff’s smarts collide to make their collection both fascinatingly rare and unusually attainable. Where else might you find a smoking sailor painting, wooden airplane propellers, a pair of fossilized horns and a lung vessel anatomy model within reach? Or for the more traditional, industrial lamps, collectible books and Danish teak furniture in pristine condition? Additionally, the team hosts a rotating collection of new goods like Camp Provisions by Morgan Sattlerfield.
As for that “class” part, stay tuned for onsite workshops.
5027 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90042