For a pocket in Downtown LA known as the Fashion District, it’s definitely surprising that there’s a definite lack of retail outlets for the modern, stylish and on-trend man to indulge their sartorial senses in. Thankfully, an oasis for this market appeared in the form of Seven Points, a retail space that houses everything from outstanding brands, trend-setting pieces, a full-service barber and more. With such a carefully curated roster of clothing and tremendously designed layout and vibe, Seven Points was easily a shop we wanted to know more about and highlight. We recently sat down with the store’s manager, Jamaal Carroll, along with owners Adam Redhead and Eric Martin, to get the in-depth on such a unique shop such as Seven Points.
When did Seven Points open?
What was the original concept you had when deciding to create Seven Points?
When we started Seven Points, downtown was really becoming an trendy part of LA. That said, the creative and vibrant community the area is known for was seriously underserved when it came to clothes for young, stylish gents. We wanted to create a space that catered to that demographic, which we are very much a part of!
Why did you choose your current location in Downtown Los Angeles and also, what was the specific concept behind the layout and design of the store?:
We love our neighborhood and we’ve done business in the Fashion District of DTLA for years. It’s where a lot of the behind the scenes magic happens in the industry. There are a lot of great brands and showrooms based in the area, but most of them are industry or appointment only places. We wanted to create a casual but exclusive feeling place that is open to the public.
Seven Points is a store that is carefully curated with some unique brands. Can you name some of them and explain why they were chosen for the store?
Deus ex Machina and Roland Sands have captured lightning in a bottle when it comes to the motorcycle demo – those guys crush it and we love having them in the store. Zanerobe and Scotch & Soda have been staples of most guys’ closets for years now, and every season they’ve got the most on-trend collections out. For our YoPro demographic in the Financial District, we’ve got office and cocktail ready offerings from Pocket Square, Goorin Bros, Stance and Tiger of Sweden.
How has the reception been for Seven Points ever since its inception?:
Reception has been great. The neighborhood was due for a legit retail option for real guys, and people appreciate our offerings. Socially, we’ve had full-on parties with live bands, sidewalk grill outs, charity events and all sorts of stuff at the space. The good vibes have been contagious.
For those not familiar with Seven Points, how would you describe the shop and its overall experience?:
Seven Points is a hub in the middle of the Fashion District where you can come in and immediately feel at home. You’re going to pick up some great threads that you aren’t going to find at other places. We curate our inventory based on quality and style, so you’re going to see brands you recognize along with brands you haven’t seen anywhere else.
What does the future hold for Seven Points?:
We’re nestled inside of a much larger space that has a lot of opportunity for symbiotic businesses. Right now we have a full showroom in the back, a bad-ass barber shop on the mezzanine, and even more room to expand. We are looking to foster that growth with unique offerings in the physical space. Online we’ll be rolling out some exciting campaigns with our favorite artists, musicians and models in the near future, and we expect to see that side of the business continue to grow.
Photos by: Alvidee