L.A. Times best describes it as: “a treat, a temple to the avant-garde in a former church. The white carpet inside the front door is intentionally soiled with footprints leading to a pyramid of champagne glasses displaying Margiela’s famous split-toe Tabi boots and shoes. This accessories area is bordered by a row of chairs pushed together and encased in a single white slipcover. Paris-based interior designer Eduardo Dente created the space, which opens into a large selling floor, photo-printed to look like hardwood. There are trompe l’oeil moldings on the walls, and a TV monitor flickers with the latest runway show.”
You will also find tailored classics, the limited-edition handmade Artisanal line, and white-coated Margiela staff.
Martin Margiela, who took over the women's ready to wear at Hermes in 1996 before his line was bought by Diesel, continues his influential career and international development while presenting his Haute Couture line in Paris.
Martin Margiela's second store in the U.S. is located at 9970 South Santa Monica Blvd in Beverly Hills. Call (310) 284-8093 or click the title link for more info. Or just ride by to see the sparkly sequined exterior.