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Chic in LA: Kendall Conrad

by habituallychic

01 . 23 . 12
My trip to Los Angeles was so scheduled that I barely had time to breathe but I did manage to find some time to shop.  On Saturday, I met a friend at Brentwood Country Mart which couldn’t be cuter. And thanks to the power of twitter, Julia Leach of Chance, alerted me that I had to stop by the Kendall Conrad pop up shop there.  I’m so glad she did too because not only did I love the small store design and wall of black and white photos but the fabulous leathergoods. I’m not a girly girl so I prefer clean lined bags and accessories and sometimes even buy those designed for men.  Kendall Conrad gets my aesthetic and I seriously could have bought one of everything.  The bags feature brass hardware influenced by equestrian accouterments and her Spanish heritage which extends to a jewelry line of rings and bracelets. I ended up buying the Esclava chocolate leather and brass cuff bracelet but I have a feeling that I’m going to be ordering the Maquillaje make up bag in white leather and a laptop case before long. She even designs items for dogs and men.  (I so want to make a joke that they are the same but will refrain.)  I was also beyond surprised to find out that no stores in New York carry Kendall Conrad.  Some chic shop owner needs to get on that! 

Photos courtesy of Kendall Conrad

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  1. Erik Perez January 23, 2012 | 1:21 am

    I’m so glad I had the chance to catch up with you this morning 🙂

  2. Tish January 23, 2012 | 1:35 am

    Oh wow! I live in LA and didn’t know about this store. It’s beautiful! I want all the art AND that desk.

  3. Tish January 23, 2012 | 1:36 am

    I live in LA and had never heard of this beautiful shop. I am in love with the art…and that desk…and the bags. Thanks for hipping me to such a snazzy place!

  4. Gramercy Home January 23, 2012 | 2:27 am

    She has a permanent store in Venice on Abbott Kinney that is fantastic! I swing by every time I’m in LA. Her bags are truly great.

  5. Slim Paley January 23, 2012 | 2:43 am

    Gorgeous shop. One of each, please 🙂

  6. Lauren and Marika January 23, 2012 | 3:11 am

    thank you so much for sharing 🙂 i am always in LA and cannot wait to visit next time i am there! great find! xx
    Golden White Décor

  7. MJH Design Arts January 23, 2012 | 9:49 am

    Hi Heather–glad that you had a great trip. The bags are phenomenal. We did have great weather in your honor. Mary

  8. Gwen Driscoll January 23, 2012 | 2:20 pm

    What a gorgeous shop! So glad you found it!

  9. vogueno5 January 23, 2012 | 2:54 pm

    i love this shop !

  10. Natasha Simpson * January 23, 2012 | 7:54 pm

    Omigosh what an incredibly AMAZING store! I could live there & the peonies are beautiful 🙂

  11. Mademoiselle Frou-Frou January 23, 2012 | 9:02 pm

    how funny, I was just shopping at the Brentwood Mart this weekend and didn’t see this shop (sadly)! How lovely, and finally a good use of that space (was looking so uninspiring for years).

  12. Julie and Lauren January 24, 2012 | 4:04 am

    This is gorgeous. Love following your tweets while you were in LA- you’re hysterical! Such a NY-er 😉

  13. Delicious Margarita January 24, 2012 | 12:58 pm

    so so chic! love the black and white decoration and the little touch of pink.