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Shopping, Boutiques Downtown
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Photograph: Courtesy Austere

With a focus on Scandinavian design, this lofty store is more like a gallery space, home decor store and gift shop all rolled into one. At first look you won't know that Austere is actually a retail store, open to the public—there's even a large Volvo smack in the middle of the two-story space. Shop for everything from pots and pans to skincare products, cameras to artisanal coffee, all created by hand-selected designers, made of them being Swedish, of course. The focus here is on innovative design and community—there are monthly events, lectures, screenings, dinners and more.


Venue name: Austere
Address: 912 S Hill St
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 11am-7pm; Sun 11am-5pm
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The concept is interesting, because it’s introduced as a store with, mostly design and lifestyle pieces, but then it surprises you with a gallery vibe. 

Some of the space, can be used for pop up exhibitions, and now there is one with The Impossible Project. 

A nice place to go, and if the door is closed, just ring and someone will come. They leave you to contemplate the pieces and are available for any questions. 

In DTLA, it’s a good place to go see some inspiring pieces.