Northern Grade Los Angeles, a men's pop-up marketplace offering… (Northern Grade )
Northern Grade, a traveling temporary marketplace stocked with a range of American-made menswear, accessories and grooming products, is set to make its West Coast debut in Los Angeles on April 6 and 7.
The brainchild of Mac and Katherine McMillan (the husband-and-wife team behind Minneapolis-based neckwear label Pierrepont Hicks), the peripatetic pop-up has been popping up across the Midwest for the last four years, bringing a curated collection of domestically made guys' goods to a consumer base that seems to have an ever-increasing appetite for American-made wares.
For its inaugural outing in the City of Angels, Northern Grade has partnered with Los Angeles based menswear line Apolis (the pop-up will be located not far from the brand's East 3rd Street retail space). In addition to those two labels, the roster of participating vendors includes locals -- L.A.-based Imperial Barber Products, Silver Lake retailer Mohawk General Store and Newport Beach's Almond Surfboards & Designs, among them -- and indie-cool and heritage brands from further afield, such as shirtmakers Taylor Stitch (from San Francisco), Chippewa Boots (Ft. Worth, Texas) and Bklyn Dry Goods (Brooklyn).
Other cities on the mobile menswear marketplace's itinerary include Nashville (May 5) and San Francisco (June 1).
Northern Grade Los Angeles, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6 and April 7 at 821 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles. Additional information, including a complete list of participating brands, available at northerngrade.virb.com
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*This post has been updated 4/2/2013 4:30 P.M. An earlier version of this post stated that Chippewa Boots is from Minneapolis. Chippewa Boots is from Ft. Worth Texas.