bassike, the australian merchants of fine organic cotton, have expanded off shore to venice beach in california. with five stores in australia and an expansive range of organic cotton basics, higher end designer wear, leathers and accessories – the sky is the limit. founded in leafy avalon beach by deborah sams and mary-lou ryan, bassike has always embraced a beach vibe and 'for us, it has always been los angeles. its culture and seasonality are two things we simply love', says ryan. the new space is designed by local creative studio brook&lyn and sydney-based architectural agency akin creative. they have also commissioned a number of other local design independents to work on custom furniture, artwork and store detail – in an effort to create a 'store that feels relevant to its neighbourhood. 'so, working with local creative has been a focus for us throughout the design phase', says sams. the new store stocks the entire bassike range. location: 1918 lincoln boulevard [venice beach].