Downtown By Way of Brooklyn: GQ + Northern Grade’s Pop Up Shop for Men

Gentlemen’s Quarterly is bringing goods, food, and music to the Arts District

Early next month GQ and Northern Grade will open a pop-up shop for guys filled with clothing and goods made in the U.S.A. and handpicked for Angelenos. The shop—which marks the second collaboration between the men’s magazine and the consumer goods company and will feature brands like Pierrepont Hicks, Iron & Resin, and Quicksilver Originals—will make its Arts District debut after a successful showing in Brooklyn.

“We love the Arts District as we have gotten to know it through our social media feed, watching shops like Poketo and Apolis all the way from Brooklyn,” said Northern Grade co-founder and creative director Katherine McMillan when asked about the event’s migration west. “Old warehouses being taken over and transforming into intriguing and creative meccas is always a good thing.”

Also a good thing: having something to eat and listen to while you shop. Local restaurants Free Range and Ceviche Project will serve selected dishes from their menus and Passion Pit’s Ian Hultquist will work the turntables.

The pop-up shop opens on October 4-5 at the CNTRLstudios in downtown Los Angeles.