n opening her first retail location, designer Lizzie Mandler wanted to create a holistic experience for her clients, one that would contextualize her worldview and represent the narrative of her brand, both aesthetically and energetically. The flagship store, which officially opened last week, is located in the much buzzed about Sycamore district of Hollywood, and sits among renowned retailers, talented brands and thriving galleries.
"Whatever their journey was that brought them to my brand, I wanted a way for them to fully step into our world- and create a space that lets the best of the bespoke process unfold."Lizzie Mandler
Marked with an intimate dinner catered by local eatery, Gigi’s Hollywood, the celebration of the official launch of the 1,600-square foot space was a reflection of how the designer intends to utilize the space; the venue will serve as more than a luxurious retail outlet, it will also be a vibrant space for creative collaboration and developing community.
The designer also looks forward to working with clients on bespoke pieces in an environment that is an accurate expression of her creative approach, “The process is so intimate and personal,” she says of working on custom projects, “I wanted a space that I felt supported and matched that process. Whatever their journey was that brought them to my brand, I wanted a way for them to fully step into our world- and create a space that lets the best of the bespoke process unfold.”
A Los Angeles native, Lizzie relied on local talent to help bring her vision to life. She collaborated with designer Lauren Feiner in designing the space, and the sleek white and brass jewelry cases were custom fabricated by local LA makers Hanson Works and De Winter Metalworks and mimic the warmth of 18k gold used in her collections. The wall-to-wall carpeting pays homage to traditional European ateliers, while its off-black color is a playful nod to the offices of diamond dealers, which are typically outfitted with black carpet to aid in quickly finding dropped diamonds.
Thoughtful touches like the fluting detail that plays throughout the space speak to some of the signature elements of the designer’s work, and serve as intentional displays of an edited selection of home goods and books she’s collected from around the globe. With a background in jewelry that began when she was just 16, Lizzie studied traditional goldsmithing extensively in both Los Angeles and Italy, and her reverence for the craft is evident in the depth of consideration applied to all touch points of her bricks and mortar location.