by Stephen Garner


L.A.-based contemporary brand Stampd hosted a private cocktail celebration at its new 130 S. La Brea flagship location on April 1, followed by an intimate dinner at The Chateau Marmont, in anticipation of the April 9 official opening of the brand’s first brick-and-mortar store.

Stampd founder Chris Stamp partnered with Snarkitecture, a Brooklyn, NY-based architecture and design studio, to transform a former theatre and acting studio into his brand’s new flagship. The 1,350-square-foot store features flooring made from raw Turkish travertine, re-contextualized walls made to feel museum-like, and stripped-back ceilings allowing the original polish to highlight the space.

“After looking at locations for over a year and half the S. La Brea location was the first space that genuinely caught my attention and got me excited about going into retail,” said Stamp. “S. La Brea is the epicenter of men’s contemporary fashion in L.A. and home to brands I personally have a lot of respect for and who have already been paving the way in L.A.”


“The space is strategically placed on the second floor suggesting a more intimate, ‘need-to-know’ vibe,” continued Stamp. “Many of our design aesthetics that we’ve incorporated into the details are adapted from my recent travels to Copenhagen and Tokyo; being two of my favorite destinations, it was important I brought those aesthetics into the vision.”

In celebration of the new store opening, Stampd will debut store-exclusive collaborations that include: Stampd Home Goods that feature marble and classic wood pieces for modern homes; a limited-edition Stampd Destination t-shirt with the store’s coordinates, 34.072612° x -118.34387°; a Futura and Stampd monochromatic, hand-painted surfboard; and nubuck colored sneaker collaboration with sneaker brand Filling Pieces.

Added Stamp: “A lot of our ready-to-wear pieces are already inspired from architecture and product from around the world; being something I’ve been interested in doing for a long time, it felt like the right time for us to expand into those categories.”