While Olive Ateliers may have just opened its new flagship studio in Los Angeles' iconic Arts District, you've more than likely seen this beloved lifestyle brand on your favorite celebrity's Instagram, or heard about it from interior designers in the know. Started in 2021 by Kendall Knox, Ben Knox, and Laura Sotelo, the innovative trio reworked the traditional brick-and-mortar retail experience by offering "drops" of highly curated goods exclusively sold in-person on a biweekly basis.
Starting as early as 7 a.m. (for a 10 a.m. opening), design industry professionals and savvy consumers can be found lining up alongside the matte black exterior of the brand's new 22,000-square-foot atelier to get a first pass on the latest drop. Happening biweekly on Saturdays, drops occur in-person only and are announced to Olive Ateliers' Instagram and TikTok followers, as well as through email newsletter, and text message, which consumers can sign up for on its official website.
Once inside the soaring DTLA location, shoppers are immediately enveloped within a perfectly rustic warehouse that has been converted into an organic sensory dream. A more than century-old olive tree, lovingly named "Odette," stands prominently at the center of the space and is flanked by what Olive Ateliers has coined, "Objects with Old Souls." Imported from Turkey, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Greece, and more, all of the goods offered ladder up to Olive Ateliers' mission to "inspire curious living by creating access to one-of-a-kind objects, awe-inspiring spaces, and innovative experiences."
This mission, alongside the outright quality and amazing aesthetic of the pieces sold, has exploded in popularity among the design community and celebrities. With social endorsements from design icons like Leanne Ford, viral influencers like Danielle Bernstein, and celebrities such as Kristen Bell, Melissa McCarthy, Kendall Jenner, Elsa Hosk, and Kim Kardashian, it is no surprise the brand's repeated drops have continually sold out.
Every piece offered is genuinely unique and hand-selected by the Olive Ateliers team, with prices ranging from $15 to upward of $5,000, depending on the object's age, material, size, and origin. According to the brand's "Pricing" story on their Instagram, ceramic vases and wooden benches can range from $35 to $200, traditional ceramic olive vessels and stone troughs can range from $245 to $1,450, while larger pieces of furniture, onyx side tables, and antique marble sinks can range from $900 to $5,000.
Olive Ateliers' next drop is slated for Saturday, January 28th, so you may want to consider a chill Friday night-in beforehand, as you'll have to be up early to peruse the best assortment of objects imported for the sale!
Although pieces purchased are not able to be returned or exchanged, measuring tapes are available for customer use to ensure sizing, and a third-party delivery professional is on-site to provide quotes on local delivery for larger purchases. More information on Olive Ateliers, its new location, upcoming drops, links to its social channels, and more, can be found on its official website.
Olive Ateliers, 1210 Mateo St., L.A., 90021; Biweekly on Saturdays beginning at 10 a.m.; (310) 853-0519