An Inside Look at our Beverly Hills Store

Gabriela Hearst opens its first store and flagship on the West Coast at the Beverly Wilshire, in Beverly Hills, California. The store is located along the street front of the prominent hotel, at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive. You can visit the store at 9502 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90212.

"I have long been an admirer of Gabriela’s work, and her commitment to designing with care for the environment. The new L.A. store reflects the label’s sustainable approach, with hand-crafted elements, a refined palette of high-quality materials, and bespoke furniture that is made from fallen Los Angeles Sycamore.” – Norman Foster, Founder and Executive Chairman, Foster + Partners

“This project has been an incredible journey. It’s the culmination of our collaboration with Gabi, Foster + Partners and Dusk over the past twelvemonths. Starting from photos of Gabriela's childhood home to the creation of this space was symbiotic from the start as Gabriela Hearst’s vision is aligned with our love for wood and craftsmanship. This store holds a special place inour hearts as it has cemented our desire to create Gavron Dumas Studio. As young artists, we want to thank Gabi for believing in us.” – Antoine Dumas and Benji Gavron, Gavron Dumas Studio

“The immense gratitude to once again have the opportunity to work with a master like Sir Norman Foster, a pioneer in sustainability, design and architecture that doesn't compromise beauty, intelligence and timeless quality.The joy of seeing the remarkable talent of Antoine and Benji from Gavron Dumas Studio bloom to heights never imagined, successfully exploring their creativity with the values of reclaimed, local and craft. This is not a store, it's a home for us, which was done by many hands that believe beauty is intrinsic to the soul but with the respect of our fellow human and mother Nature. It is the true result of collaborative work. Of everybody having a say and being respected for their talent and knowhow. What you get is excellence, I couldn't be more proud.” – Gabriela Hearst

Gabriela Hearst collaborated with architect Foster + Partners led by Norman Foster to design the store, the second one designed for the brand by the practice following the London flagship. The brand commissioned designer-makers Benji Gavron and Antoine Dumas of Gavron Dumas Studio to design a collection of bespoke furniture. This furniture collection, called Nomad, is a culmination of a year’s-long work, which is featured in Gabriela Hearst’s retail spaces in SouthKorea as well as in past retail installations in Paris, Chicago and New York.

Gavron Dumas Studio’s Nomad furniture collection was born from three design principles:the timber must be sourced sustainably, the timber must be sourced locally, and the furniture must be hand made by local artisans. The furniture and fixtures were sustainably made from Western Sycamore that grew within the city of Los Angeles and were previously destined to be turned into wood chips. Working with local sawyers, Gavron Dumas Studio had these trees milled into the special timber. The pieces were then built by the talented and thoughtful artisans at DUSK, a furniture studio based in Los Angeles known for working with extraordinary timber.

With an emphasis on natural materials and quality undertaken with a utilitarian perspective, the store takes inspiration from Hearst’s family ranch in Uruguay, where she grew up. The soaring vaults also speak to the city’s vernacular architecture and the work of Paul R.Williams, the architect who designed many of L.A.’s most iconic buildings – including theBeverly Wilshire – and was part of the team that conceptualized the Theme Building at LosAngeles International Airport.
Moving away from the current standard pre-fabrication technologies, and echoing its own ethos of craftsmanship, the brand chose to build the vaulted ceiling that envelops the space with traditional materials and manual technics including time-consuming hand-application of finishings in Roman Clay, an eco-friendly plaster.

The collection of wall-hung shelving, seating, and freestanding furniture by Gavron Dumas Studio was conceived in close collaboration with Foster + Partners. The fine and freckled grain of the timber acts as a foil to the minimal white walls. Every detail of the store has been thoughtfully considered – from the rose gold aluminum door handles, which are a modern take on Gabriela’s family ranch’s logo – to the bespoke rugs and wall hangings, which have been created based on drawings of the Brooklyn-based artist, Eli Tamarkin.

The flagship will sell the entire range of Gabriela Hearst men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections, fine merino wool and cashmere knitwear, footwear, accessories and handbags.The location will be the exclusive retailer for Gabriela Hearst handbag collection on theWest Coast, including the Nina, the Demi, the Diana, and the Baez among others.

Store Details

9502 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90212
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM