By Marquita Harris, August 10th, 2010
Just imagine: a gallery-inspired setting, a curated selection of Cali’s finest fashion designers and prices that won’t completely overdraft your Chase account. Welcome to LA’s Echo Park Independent Co-op (aka E.P.I.C). Since opening earlier this year, owners/founders Rhianon and Tristan Scott have made it their mission to support and spread the word about local fashion artists and talents on the come up, so to speak. All items are guaranteed to be locally designed and—in most cases— locally produced (take that American Apparel!). It’s a perfect marriage of Cali chic and community support, and has a killer online boutique for those not on the West Coast (we’re personally craving the Ladyboy Shoes over here in New York).