“Tavin, a colorful gypsy caravan of a shop that opened in Echo Park in July, feels like it was plucked from an old cobblestone street on Paris’ Left Bank and transported to Los Angeles.” Says L.A Times writer Steffie Nelson. The Tavin boutique is a dreamy pocket of a shop, boasting a rich collection of vintage and redesigned vintage clothing, new avant-garde and ecofriendly designer pieces, lifestyle products, ephemera, unusual books, children’s clothing, gift items and object d’art. The boutique attracts a creative crowd of Hollywood fashionistas, A-list celebrities, models, stylists and designers (Karen Olson, Tara Subkoff and Chloe Sevigny are all regular shoppers). With monthly cultural happenings, holiday parties, weekly apéritifs, and personalized styling services, Tavin is LA’s new go-to style destination.
Meet Erin Tavin
The boutique is owned and operated by New York native Erin Julie Tavin who has 12+ years experience as a vintage and contemporary clothing buyer, stylist and costumer. From an early age Tavin established a connection and love for theatrical clothing. Later, she began to scout vintage and contemporary fashions and outfit actors, musicians, celebrities and locals, from Britney Spears and Michelle Trachtenberg to Gina Gershon. With a very strong eye, a real love of history and a modern sensibility, the Tavin Shop is an expression of her unique style, passion, humor, quirkiness and love of travel.
The Tavin Collections
Tavin’s collection juxtaposes the ultra-modern with the nostalgic. Whimsical, flowing, bohemian pieces with a real sense of history found in markets the world over, hang alongside experimental wares of cutting-edge and earth-friendly designers like Wren, Susan Cianciolo and Rebellion Dogs. The collection appeals to woman of varied generations and genres, from 15 year-old trend-setters, to stylish Baby Boomers. At Tavin, 60% of the inventory sells for under $100. New vintage and designer pieces come in every day. A recent estate sale find has brought in dozens of never-before-worn 1930’s silk lingerie, 1900’s Victorian dresses and a chic selection off 70’s dresses. Always full of inspirational clothing that leave women feeling beautiful, not broke, Tavin transports women, even just for a moment into a different time and place. Erin Tavin’s redesigned vintage pieces that are available exclusively at Tavin, transform vintage pieces to make it fit the modern woman’s aesthetic --these pieces define the unique essence of the store. * A very special area for designers and stylists is also available. *Personal appointments also available with Erin Tavin for personal styling. TAVIN ONLINE SHOP TAVIN Etsy.com/shop/TavinShop READ TAVIN Blogbytavin.blogspot.com SEE TAVIN Flickr: lifebytavin
Designer Clothing Redesigned Vintage Rebellion Dogs* Tavin Redesigned Vintage** Park Vogel** Elfland** Antonio and Florence Compai** Wren* Josh and He Yang** Samantha Pleet Minnow** Susan Cianciolo* Amour Sans Anguish Kite and Butterfly* Church and State Anzevino and Florence Ossie Duro Bridal collection from Victorian through Today
Select Vintage & Ethinc Pieces on a rotating basis include: Comme des garcons vintage* Yojhi Yamomoto vintage* Valentino vintage* Cacharel Vintage* Sonia Rykiel Vintage* Diane von Furstenberg Vintage* Christian Dior vintage* 60â€™s & 70â€™s Era Boho Batik collection* 1900 to 1940s estate pieces* Nomad-style vibrant pieces from Afghanistan Designer Accessories & Jewelry Reinhard Plank hats* Baltazar belts* Cape clogs Forest Bound bags* Nola Bird headpieces* Has Beens (Swedish boots) Repetto Shoes
* indicates eco-friendly collection * indicates local collection
Vintage & New bijoux Select Vintage Accessories include: Faded and rustic leather boots* Special collection of chunky Vintage leather belts* Native-American turquoise pieces, Antique hair accessories, Jeweled silver from India flowers & ribbons Unique handmade fiber & beaded necklaces Antique hair pieces & McTega (award-winning resin necklaces)* feather accessories* Alchemy Jewelry Vintage Leather Bags Miss kk* Vintage Leather Wallets Luxe revival** Vintage Luggage Little Relics Lifestyle Items Peter Shire Pottery* Una Essential Oils* Pillows and blankets from India Art & Design books, photographs & Zines* Zyanya lotions, Gells & Soaps** Big Sir Country Soap Vintage kitchen ware Papaya Cards Pillows & Blankets from India & Afghanistan Children’s Clothing Willow Dean Children’s Booties* Cool, handpicked children’s vintage clothing Retro Rascals (deadstock childrens clothing from the 1960’s--think Madmen!) Peas and Carrots* - handmande baby clothes French Cotton Dresses Art Exhibited & Sold on a Rotating Basis Currently Exhibiting: Audrey Stone, Brooklyn Fiber Artist * indicates eco-friendly collection * indicates local collection
About The Space
About The Space
Fall, Winter & Spring windows at Tavin
With a cool D.u.m.b.o meets 20th arrondissement feel and a striking urban-rustic interior, the boutique is not simply a shopping venue, but also a place for people to congregate, peruse design books, speak to friends, search for treasures, listen to music, shop and get inspired in a creative, stimulating environment not often found in Los Angeles. The boutique feels rustic and lived in, giving anyone who enters the feeling that the shop has been there for years. The space was designed and constructed by Erin and team of local designer friends including designer Ovid Pope and her husband, Nathan Stein, using mostly reclaimed materials, utilizing discarded windows, ballet bars and doors to create the old-time meets modern feel. The shop was devised to compliment the natural beauty of the space, uncovering hidden brick and enhancing the natural light, while still treading lightly on the environment.
Tavin Reading Series: “Little Birds”
Reading events co-curated by L.A. Times writer Steffie Nelson bridge fashion and literature. Local intellectuals, students, and fashionistas crowd into Tavin to have glass of wine and be captivated by the setting and the stories. Writers like Julia Chaplin, author of Gypset Style and Jessica Hundley reading from her newly published Taschen book Dennis Hopper: Photographs, 1961-1967, “Big Love” actress Grace Zabriskie reading from her book Poems foster the local community and bring intellectual curiosity to the boutique.
Tavin Themed events Tavin hosts monthly thematic gatherings at the shop. With themes ranging from circus to basque, each event offers food and music and features an artist, designer or crafter. See website for event calendar.
Every Sunday afternoon, be greeted at Tavin with a glass of cool RosĂŠ, fun off-beat tunes and a relaxed Sunday vibe.
Tavin in Print
“One of L.A’s top 10 vintage stores” -blackbook magazine
“An opulent, eclectic collection of vintage and designer clothes” -LA Times
“Tavin is definitely worth a trip across town” Beth Ziegler, Apartment Therapy
“I love the European look of the store.” Elle Magazine
“A feast for the eyes” Lisa Dionisio, Refinery 29
“Vintage fashion is modern vogue chic. Fashionistas dig their heels in deep to scour through a greatest hits collection of the best of fashion’s past” Kara Lynn Hoppe.
“Tavin brings a bit of Paris to Echo Park” Erin Magner, Racked LA
echo park ave.
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We look forward to meeting you at Tavin!