Dover Street Market's West Coast début is nigh, and if you're anything like us, you're probably feeling pretty hyped about the legendary designer boutique's arrival in Los Angeles. As previously mentioned, the cult-cool retailer is set to open Saturday, November 3 in the DTLA Arts District— and we now know that the doors will welcome luxe fashion and streetwear devotees starting at 11am sharp, complete with exclusive collabs by Nike, Off-White, Palace, and more.
DSM has revealed even more deets surrounding its LA outpost on its website, including how to cop that limited-edition merch. (Don't think you can just waltz in and pick 'em up off the shelves — but more on that in a bit.) Located at 606-608 Imperial St., the 19,500-square-foot avant-garde fashion mecca will stock founder Rei Kawakubo's Comme Des Garçons as well as a mix of established and emerging luxury and streetwear labels including Balenciaga, Brain Dead, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, Doublet, Gucci, Idea, Jacquemus, Maison Margiela, Marine Serre, Melitta Baumeister, Molly Godard, Noah, Palace (we hear that its Ralph Lauren collab will be in the mix), Pat McGrath Labs x The Met, Off-White, Nikelab, Sacai, Raf Simons, Simone Rocha, Stussy, Undercover, and much, much more.
Accoutrements aficionados will also find fine jewelry from Chanel, makeup artist-turned-designer Lisa Eldridge, Hunrod, Sophie Buhai, Suzanne Kalan, and high-end designers as well as hats from milliner Stephen Jones.
View this post on Instagram
The space will also house Rose Bakery and Toronto-based streetwear designer Avi Gold's Better™ Gift Shop as well as serve as the launchpad for actor Eli Russell Linnetz's new label ERL in the form of a capsule collection with Nike. There'll be exclusive collaborations and limited-edition drops to commemorate DSM's LA arrival, including items designed by Bianca Chandon, Clot, Dreamland Syndicate, Emotionally Unavailable, IDEA, Nick Cave, No Vacancy Inn, Paradis3, Westfall, and others. Other exclusives include IDEA hats and bags, a Bamford Watch Department timepiece designed by artist Jonas Wood, exclusive jeweled barrettes by Simone Rocha, and vintage Nike items customized by Cactus Plant Flea Market.
Streetwear fanatics will need to enter a raffle to in order to purchase select highly anticipated DSMLA merch in store: Yep, that means you'll have to enter online by 2pm PT today right here if you're eyeing Nike's retro graphic tees and Cortez Nylon kicks, Virgil Abloh's Off-White hoodies and tees, Palace's three-piece hoodie collection, Stüssy's capsule, and Better Gift Shop's Lakers- and Dodgers-inspired caps and shorts. (You'll be notified by 5pm PT if you made the cut.)
In a statement on DSMLA's website, Kawakubo explains that she wanted "to create a kind of market where various creators from various fields gather together and encounter each other in an ongoing atmosphere of beautiful chaos; the mixing up and coming together of different kindred souls who all share a strong personal vision."
From what we can tell on the retailer's Instagram for its LA outpost, Kawakubo's vision of "beautiful chaos" translates to white subway tile-covered walls, edgy-chic chandeliers dreamed up by Gary Card and Stuart Haygarth, and a sculptural hat rack made of white chairs, for starters.
View this post on Instagram
Stoked? Watch DSM friend and artist Rose Schlossberg's very Between Two Ferns-esque interview with Brain Dead designer Kyle Ng here, see the full lineup of exclusives and collabs here, and enter that raffle here. (Good luck, btw.)
Oh — and stay tuned for more inside Dover Street Market's LA flagship (keep your eye on our Instagram Stories all afternoon for a sneak peek).
Dover Street Market will be open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 7pm and Sunday from 12 to 6pm.
Dover Street Market LA
606-608 Imperial St., Los Angeles, CA 90021