Check Out Todd Reed’s Stunning New California Store

Todd Reed, the Colorado-based jewelry designer whose line has become a staple offering in many luxury jewelry boutiques, has opened a flagship store in Venice, Calif. This is the second stand-alone store for Reed, who also has a shop in Boulder, Colo. 

The three-story, 6,000-square-foot location at 1511 Abbot Kinney Blvd. is nestled in the heart of the eclectic community’s shopping district, which is dotted with fellow powerhouse indies including design shop A+R and jewelry designer Alexis Bittar.

 

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Circular, spinning displays that hover well above the floor underscore the modern rustic vibe in Todd Reed’s new California flagship.

Reed had been looking for a space in the neighborhood for years, says Liz Kantner, marketing communications specialist for Todd Reed, because, “it felt like a good fit to him. Abbot Kinney in Venice is a strong, artistic community. They welcomed us.”

The retail store, which was designed by Tres Birds Workshop, a Denver-based architecture firm, is also a production facility—it now fabricates the men’s collections. 

The open, airy building, with its nearly all-glass facade, boasts a relaxed, art gallery–like vibe.

Spinning, custom-created round showcases (made meticulously from scrap wood) highlight major, one-of-kind pieces on the first floor, while cases lining a back wall display men’s looks. Behind those: a glass-encased workshop where four bench jewelers work.

The second floor houses a bridal studio where couples can peruse rings in pod-like displays that “make for an intimate experience,” notes Kantner. The third floor is reserved for VIPs (de rigueur in SoCal jewelry stores) and stations built for custom-design consultations.

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Modern-feeling consultation stations are backdropped by a living wall, populated by 1,000 live plants.

The indoor-outdoor feel of the store is punctuated beautifully by a 20-foot-tall living wall—1,000 plants growing up and down an expanse of wall—kept alive though a water system built underneath.

“The design and construction [of the new store] has been an enormous [and] thrilling labor of love for me personally,” says Reed. “We wanted an environment that reflected our artisan roots, but with a nod to this incredible Venice lifestyle that combines fashion and design with authentic beach living.”

Mission accomplished. 

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The glass-y facade that faces Abbot Kinney Boulevard

 

JCK Magazine Editor