Summer shopping season is in full swing, and if there’s anything to make a shopping frenzy inescapable, it’s Wolf & Badger. Los Angeles is especially in for a special treat, as the platform brings a traditional shopping experience to the West Coast.
That’s right – the global platform for over 1,800+ independent designers that provides an effortless way to shop sustainably and ethically-produced pieces, is making its way to the West Coast with the opening of its first LA store, and its second US location, on June 3rd!
Wolf & Badger has become a go-to for stylish consumers and celebrities alike, who value quality, uniqueness and authenticity. This new single-level West Hollywood store, which occupies 1,600 square feet on Melrose Avenue, will allow LA customers to shop the platform’s array of sustainably and ethically-produced jewelry, fashion, accessories, homeware and beauty products in-person — for the first time ever. The space will also play host to a series of ongoing activations, including workshops, product launches and styling events.
The store’s design itself is of balanced restraint, drawing inspiration from W&B’s London and NYC flagship stores while reflecting the uplifting mood of LA. Greenery fills the space, offering a sense of calm, while the store’s open layout and minimalistic design lends full attention to their selection of brands that showcase the finest talent from around the world. W&B’s core values of ethics and sustainability are at the heart of the store. Tables, countertops and millwork have been created utilizing recycled post-industrial waste materials from Durat Palace and Plasticiet, while cork and natural wool fibers have also been utilized in the bespoke furniture items installed throughout the space, including benches and sofas.
This opening follows a year of tremendous online growth in the US, with sales surpassing $100M. What’s more, W&B has delivered a 100%+ compound annual growth rate from 2017-2021 and continues to see YoY sales growth in the high double digits.
About Wolf & Badger
Wolf & Badger is a B-corp certified global platform for independent designers that provides an effortless way to shop sustainably and ethically-produced jewelry, fashion, accessories, homeware and beauty. Founded in 2010 by brothers, George and Henry Graham, Wolf &Badger aims to foster a community for local brands, who produce in small batches, to create a more human-centered approach to retail. W&B emphasizes the creators, the stories behind products and their uniqueness, rather than framing products around trends. The site is home to over 1,800 independent brands and the retailer’s unique model offers innovative online and offline creative spaces to showcase the finest talent from around the world; customers can follow the journey of an item and even interact with its creator through in-store events. The platform also offers informative and truthful editorial, highlighting the reasons why they work with the brands they do, and why they offer the products they offer. W&B is beloved by consumers and celebrities alike, counting Gigi & Bella Hadid, Elsa Hosk, Leona Lewis, Madelyn Cline and more as supporters.