If you’re in LA this weekend, we’d love to see you! Come join us at our Culver City pop-up store on Saturday for Underpass, a monthly celebration of music, art, and fashion at Platform LA. Sundry will be open and serving refreshments from 6pm – 10pm (oh, and the entire store will be 30% off). RSVP here to attend.
Photo courtesy of @platform_la.
We’ve been thrilled be a part of Platform LA this Summer. Platform is a brand new Culver City complex featuring cutting-edge lifestyle brands + restaurants (including yours truly).
If you’re keeping it LA-local for the holiday weekend, we’ve got your covered. Keep reading for a carefully curated list of activities to enjoy in the city of angels.
Sample the best of LA: The Taste food festival is happening at the Paramount Backlot on September 4th.
Cool off with a cone: Our favorite is Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream in Los Feliz. Try the Pistachio!
Stop by the Sundry Pop-Up: Spend $100+ and get a sunshine-ready “Drift Away” Tank (pictured above) on us! The store will be open Saturday + Sunday, so come on over and say bonjour: 8840 Washington Blvd #104, Culver City, CA 90232.
Brush up on your classics: The Cinecon Classic Film Festival will be screening over 30 classic films at the Egyptian Theatre Sunday – Monday.
End your day at the beach: At five LA beaches, it’s legal to start your own bonfire – in our opinion, the perfect activity for a summer night by the sea.
Time to outfit plan? Click here to shop the Labor Day Sale.
Lately we've been making a conscious effort soak up these last bits of Summer before the season slips away. Of course this endeavor calls for the perfect warm-weather playlist -- here's a mix we've been blasting on end for the past few weeks. Enjoy!
- Real Love Baby - Father John Misty
- True To Myself - Ziggy Marley
- Walk to the One You Love - Twin Peaks
- Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
- Night Owl – Metronomy
- California - Joni Mitchell
- Safe and Sound - Justice
- Honey & I - Haim
- Rise up With Fists! - Jenny Lewis
- A 1000 Times - Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
- Sunshine - Matt Costa
- James Vincent McMorrow - Rising Waters
Click here to stream the playlist of Spotify.
Our dear friend and Sundry ambassador Paola Lopez recently surprised us with some amazing photos of her taken by surf photographer Nik West. Sayulita-based West is known for unique, vibrant portraits of surf culture and beach life. As fans of his work, we were thrilled to see these photos of Paola taking up waves in her Sundry favorites. We hope you enjoy just as much!
The mock-up used to create Kevin Butler's final illustration.
A classic car lover and avid art collector, Matt Leblan (the creative mind behind Sundry) commissioned two of his favorite LA-based artists to create some auto-oriented artwork for his collection. We found the final pieces so delightful, we thought you might enjoy them too.
As a beach brand, we usually find our attention geared toward warm-weather phenomena (beach days, palm trees, and the like). But, when we came upon photographer Richard Johnson’s ice huts series, we felt instantly inspired. The huts are bright and eclectic – each a unique representation of its owner.
Over the course of eight years, Johnson has created an extensive archive of these tiny huts stationed across Canada. Mainly constructed from sheet metal and plywood, the huts are meant to provide only the bare necessities for ice fishermen. Still, with form directly meeting function, their no-frills aesthetic is a true visual treat. Enjoy:
With Summer on the horizon, we're playing new warm-weather anthems on repeat. Here's what we're listening to these days:
- Daydreaming - Radiohead
- I Need A Forest Fire - James Blake, Bon Iver
- Boyfriend - Tegan and Sara
- Left Handed Kisses - Andrew Bird
- When a Woman Is Around - Unloved
- Do It, Try It - M83
- Heaven - Babeheaven
- Pirate Dial - M. Ward
- All My Friends - Snakehips (feat. Tinashe & Chance The Rapper)
- Waves (Tame Impala Remix) - Miguel
- iT - Christine and the Queens
- Casual Party - Band of Horses
Click here to stream the playlist on Spotify.
Still frame from Jules et Jim, 1962
It’s no secret that we love stripes. The versatile, timeless print has been a staple of Sundry collections since the beginning. They’re graphically bold, yet the epitome of simplicity. When in doubt, you can never go wrong with a classic striped tee. It’s any wardrobe’s best friend.
We thought it’d be nice to profess our stripe-obsession here on the blog by honoring some of our favorite striped moments. Happy swooning:
Indoek, a surf-centric site and blog, recently featured our Creative Director Matthieu Leblan's Venice Beach home as part of their Surf Shacks series. Mark Wiesmayr from Indoek (who also happens to be a close friend of Matt's) also sat down with Matt to learn more about his French heritage, life in LA, and the DNA of the Sundry brand. We loved the story so much that we thought we should share it here with you as well:
Early memories (and your accent)?
I grew up in Aix-en-Provence and I spent my childhood summers along the Mediterranean Sea in the South, and in Western France surfing and sailing in the Atlantic Ocean. Spending all this time around the beauty of nature taught me to appreciate sun, sand, and sea and I think eventually inspired me to do what I do now. I draw a lot of inspiration from my family heritage. My grandmother had impeccable style and my mother made all her own clothes. I love to look through vintage family photos for inspiration.