Compartes Chocolate Opens Luxe LA Flagship

Chocolatier Jonathan Grahm tells us about making his chocolate dreams come true

Jonathan Grahm began working in the world of chocolate when he was 15 years old. Nine years later, he bought the Compartes Company and has overseen its expansion and rise in acclaim since. The original Compartes, in LA’s Brentwood, was a shop and kitchen that spanned about 1,500 square feet. Now, in addition to its Century City location, the brand has opened a flagship chocolate boutique and …

Japanese Brand BEAMS’ First USA Foray

Fred Segal on Sunset Boulevard hosts their pop-up shop

Glowing Japanese lanterns fill a giant window at Fred Segal on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, marking fashion and lifestyle brand BEAMS‘ first physical presence in the United States. It’s an apt location considering Fred Segal was the first retailer to bring BEAMS products stateside back in 2011, and recently launched the BEAMS x Ziploc collection. For the pop-up, the BEAMS team selected items from …

Menswear Label Willem’s Contrasting Artistic Influences

Ahead of the brand's first-ever NYC pop-up, we speak with founder Sean McDonagh

Menswear brand Willem—under the direction of founder and creative lead Sean McDonagh—reimagines staples with contrasting artistic influences. The newest collection, FW19’s Pavement Preacher, includes nods to Dash Snow, Glenn O’Brien, Richard Prince, and silhouettes from Clint Eastwood’s Pale Rider. When investigating “cowboy” style (which comes and goes), McDonagh saw an opportunity to address the root of its most recent resurgence. Brushing aside the trendier traits, …