Shops – Vivier and Bentley Opens Today in Silver Lake!

(When I arrived, Bentley had recently finished painting the “rug” on the floor, inspired by a book of Navajo rugs from the 1970′s)

It’s no secret that we’ve been anticipating this one—the opening of Vivier and Bentley, the boutique/showroom/studio space of très chic, eco-minded handbag designer Clare Vivier and  jewelry designer Kathryn Bentley, whose handcrafted, organic pieces are truly one-of-a-kind. I stopped by the Silver Lake shop yesterday afternoon, nestled in at 1404 Micheltorena Street (323-665-2476; Mon-Sat 11am-6pm), and felt that consumer surge come over me—there were so many items in a relatively small (but expansive) retail space (it’s about 2/3′s studio and 1/3 retail) that I would’ve loved to have taken home! Clare Vivier totes and clutches in a rainbow of warm and bright hues, Kathryn Bentley’s Dream Collective bead necklaces are candy for the eyes, Beatrice Valenzuela‘s leather woven sandals, and even decorative items from Heather Levine ceramics and art courtesy of Taylor De Cordoba gallery… (More merch after the jump.)

(Vivier’s colorful clutches come in myriad sizes)

(Kathryn Bentley’s bead necklaces, rings, and earrings, plus Vivier’s red Mini Sac)

(Clockwise from top left: Vivier’s white Mini Sac set against Levine’s ceramics; art from Taylor de Cordoba; Beatrice Valenzuela’s sandals and booties for women and kids)

(Another look inside…)

(…and out)

Related Posts:
Shops – Countdown to Clare Vivier and Kathryn Bentley’s New Silver Lake Boutique / Effie+Lucile
Shops – Handbag Designer Clare Vivier Opening Shop in Silver Lake! / Effie+Lucile

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