Category Archives: Venice Beach Shopping

Timbuk2 is Coming to Venice

Timbuk2, a pioneer in messenger bags and urban gear, is opening a spot at 1410 Abbot Kinney. As a personal note, I have 2 of their bags, one of which I got over 10 years ago, and the other about 5 years old. Both are still going strong (and dry) after daily use in the rain forest / ocean environment of Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast over the last 7 years. There’s the unpaid personal endorsement for you, here’s what their PR sent us:

Timbuk2’s new 680 sq. ft. store is located at 1410 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in the sunny Venice Beach neighborhood known for its vibrant, eclectic mix of independent boutiques and trendy restaurants. Timbuk2 has partnered with award-winning architecture and design firm Gensler and LA-based architects Dax Studio to bring the Gensler designed community-oriented vision to life.

The shop will showcase Timbuk2’s entire product line of more than 100 styles of bags and accessories, including an interactive custom workshop where customers can design a one-of-a-kind messenger bag, backpack, shoulder bag, tote or accessory made to order in their San Francisco factory. Timbuk2 Venice Beach will also launch its own in-store bike share program in August.


AUST Markets and Summer Celebration

Tomorrow (Sunday, May 25th) AUST is bringing together Venice artisans and merchants for summer festivities at their location on 1617 Abbot Kinney, from 12-6pm.

The lineup includes:
SOLÉ, offering a special price on their bikes at the AUST. Markets for $250.
PET ADOPTIONS in the afternoon (looking for foster and forever homes!)
Local Venice designers doing a market stall, such as RUBIN’S APRONS and RIALTO JEAN PROJECT.
Food and drink, including freshly cracked coconuts!
And — since a summer celebration really ins’t complete without ice cream — a pop up Ice Cream bar by NICE CREAM.


Epic Yard Sale Weekend | Two Events

If you like yard sales, this weekend is going to be epic for you. Sunday is the second annual Huge Venice Yard Sale (when we last heard from organizer Laurie Woolner, there were 67 73 homes on the map and more coming). And tomorrow, Saturday, there’s a yard sale that promises mint juleps and margaritas with every purchase. Details below!

Huge Venice Yard Sale – 50+ Homes May 4th 9-3pm East of Lincoln – W of Walgrove – S of Rose – N of Zanja Hosted by local Real Estate agent Laurie Woolner aka “Tiny…but Mighty”.  Lots of families & lots of good stuff! Starting point for maps, etc. 2136 Walnut Ave. Directional signs & maps will be posted throughout the neighborhood. More info or call 310.699.0980 Huge Venice Yard Sale Venice Derby Day Yard Sale this Saturday, May 3rd from 9am-3pm!!!! 729 Milwood Ave (between Oakwood and Shell) Mint Juleps and margaritas will be available with purchase!!! We just moved in and have TONS of great stuff that we need to get rid of including: – Furniture (couch, mint condition queen sized mattress, desk & chair, end tables, lamps, nightstands, dressers, etc.) – Women’s Clothing (Free People, Citizens of Humanity, J Brand, Ray Bans, Anthropologie, Baby G, Nike, Urban Outfitters, etc.) – Art – Home Goods (dishes, pots & pans, towels, sheets, wine rack, rug, etc.) – Bose Speakers – Men’s Clothing – Youth Sports Gear – DVDs & Books – Costume Jewelry & Purses All items are only available to purchase starting Saturday morning- NO EXCEPTIONS!