the transformation of downtown los angeles into a alluring shopping zone has yet to see a slowdown, and the arrival of mykita in the neighbourhood is new proof. the berlin-based cult eyewear brand has picked a ground floor unit of the eastern columbia building, a thirteen-storey art deco structure from the early 1930s. although spacious, the sleek interior design, comprising of a palette of understated materials, such as grey terrazzo flooring, rubber-coated tops and tempered press wood panelling, creates a strong sense of intimacy and seclusion. the furnishings, captured by concrete volumes and an expansive, curved eyewear wall as a contrasting backdrop. mykita aptly marks the opening of the new boutique with a special edition frame that's based on the miki + shades set, a classic, round aviator model with an acetate front that comes with a tailored sunglass clip-on made of stainless steel. the so-called mykita dtla edition comes in the customised colourways nassau / black or antigua / glossy gold, and is available exclusively at the new store. location: 847 south broadway [downtown].