Monica and Justin’s charming Los Angeles store provides locals and tourists with an eclectic selection of noteworthy, high quality products. Individual Medley is the go-to destination in Atwater Village when you’re searching for a gift, especially if you're looking for locally made items that are one-of-a-kind. They carry everything from clothing for him and her to jewelry, hats, candles, fragrances, soaps, ceramics, and more. Monica gave us the inside scoop on their shop and the Atwater Village neighborhood.
Neighborhood: Atwater Village
Tell us the Individual Medley backstory: The Individual Medley name was chosen to honor the wide-ranging products we carry and the individuals that make those products. It was also inspired by the swimming competition Justin used to race in, also called the Individual Medley. Our logo was greatly inspired by the design of the swimming pool. The “I” stretches along each lane, and crosses mark the ends of each lane for swimmers to tap during the race. Justin swam competitively for 17 years, and the Individual Medley was his best race. Inspiration from our life combined with our business plans brought us to this name.
What tunes are on regular rotation in your shop? Boardwalk, Beach House, Mac Demarco, Father John Misty, Wilco, and Fleetwood Mac.
What’s the best thing about doing business in your hood? We love the community and have so many awesome friends living in the neighborhood. We also have Proof Bakery a few doors down - I am there every day for coffee and/or pastries!
What’s another must-visit spot in your hood? Griffith Observatory!
What’s your fave Bridge & Burn piece (and why)? I love the Colter in Blue Chambray - It’s so comfortable and a classic staple in my wardrobe.
Describe your ideal LA weekend: Morning hike and breakfast at Sqirl, followed by a trip to the beach with the dogs, snacks and wine, and then a dinner outside with friends!
Photos of the Individual Medley store taken by Chantal Anderson.