Stockist Spotlight: Friendmart // Los Angeles, California
What's the name of your shop? Where are you located? Tell us about y'all!
Our shop is called Friend Mart. We're located in Los Angeles, California in the Chinatown neighborhood. We love being tucked away in a quiet plaza because it feels like a sweet surprise to come across our space and it's perfect for throwing events.
What made you decide to open? How long have you been around?
It's always been a goal of mine to have a store and after we hosted a string of pop-ups around Los Angeles, we decided that it was time to anchor ourselves. We opened August 2016.
What's your favorite thing about being a small biz owner?
Paying artists for their work.
What's your favorite thing to buy for your store? How has the shop allowed you to discover new artists/product?
We love carrying things that other shops can't or won't carry. No boss, no rules! We are the bosses.
Why did you want to open your store? What was your mission/intention?
We put an emphasis on artist owned businesses, giving the money directly to the source and offering something unique to customers.