Friday, October 28, 2011

Tavin in WGSN Article

Article  By Andrea Bell, WGSN

Tavin, Los Angeles 

"Owned and operated by Erin Julie Tavin, this concept boutique presents a cleverly curated collection of vintage clothing, redesigned vintage clothing, modern avant-garde designer pieces, books, lifestyle products and object d’art.The inspirations behind Tavin are as varied as the boutique itself - Parisian boutiques, photography, European flea markets, Big Sur, nature (namely green forests, waterfalls, the wild sea and dark skies) and Erin’s own childhood in New York City.
Tavin says the small-town feel of the community is one of the reasons for choosing the store's location."There are many artists in the area and the shop has a communal feel. If you’re going for location,Robertson Boulevard would have been a better location with all the foot traffic and actresses, but then I would not have this great community here."Popular with stylists, designers and international jet-setters, Tavin's store is stocked purely according to her tastes as she is the only buyer and is about her merchandise."I choose items by colour and fabric (the feel is very important) and texture - patterns and of course the drape and shape of the piece. Sometimes I shop by label - for instance, I love anything Cacharel, especially the old cottons."Erin is also responsible for the vintage and reworked vintage clothing, which is in high demand for her clientele. "A big aspect of the work is that I redo many pieces in the shop, so I’m always looking at a piece of clothing with that in mind. Can I modernise this piece? Can it be cool and hip and easy to wear? Will it look fresh and work as a piece?" Erin tries every item of clothing on before she purchases it, ensuring a proper fit and feel. 
She cites "overall look and feel" as the most important aspect of buying. The shop has garnered accolades for its eclectic VM, which Tavin is also responsible for.  "I am very, very particular about what sits next to what in the shop and exactly where it is displayed. The inspiration is my own visual world that I have very clearly defined in my mind at all times.It’s also knowing how to mix the vintage with the more modern in such a way that will surprise the customer and they’ll not have to classify everything. It’s very important that things look fresh and in vogue in terms of the display." Tavin holds community events frequently, with the most popular being the in-store Little Birds reading series curated by LA Times writer Steffie Nelson."  

 - Andrea Bell…er/2011/July/westcoast_retailroundupsilverlakeboutiques/tavin.html 

1543 Echo Park Avenue
Los Angeles 90026
Tel: +1 213 482 5832

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Fall Window and Items in at TAVIN!

Stop by and shop with us anytime!

Tavin's Dress and a Lovely Wedding

Steampunk Wedding in Point Reyes Station

Congrats to Australian Musician Savannah Jo Lack, and Owner of the San Francisco Weinstein Gallery Rowland Weinstein who celebrated their unique Wedding & featured a dress purchased from Tavin! 

To see more from their Wedding click on:
Point Reyes steampunk wedding
Point Reyes steampunk wedding
Point Reyes steampunk wedding

Thanks again and Happy Nuptials!
Reception Pink Vintage Dress by Tavin Boutique & TavinShop on www.etsy/

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tavin Featured on The Local Rose

The Local Rose
Treasures at Tavin 
october 5, 2011

" Tavin Boutique is a gem of a store in Echo Park in the old Show Pony store front which was Kime Buzzelli's store and gallery. Erin Tavin has such an incredible eye, that I literally gave a little gasp when I entered her inner sanctum filled with unique vintage and local artisan pieces. There is a unique eclectic mix of South Western ponchos, Victorian lace dresses and gorgeous folk dresses from Afghanistan. Erin tags all her items with little stories which add to the magic! "

A  big THANK YOU to The Local Rose for being a Tavin Fan!  
You can view more at

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Meet the Ladies who Love Tavin from

Beatrice Valenzuela
Closet VIsit : Beatrice Valenzuela
Beatrice is wearing an Afghanistan dress from Tavin Boutique!

Beatrice Valenzuela is a shoe designer and hair stylist. She lives and works in Echo Park in Los angeles with her boyfriend and their adorable daughter Astrid.

What are your favorite places to shop? 
Creatures of Comfort
Ooga Booga
South Willard
Yard sales 
Pasadena Flee Market
Estate sales

Hilary Walsh
Hilary Walsh is a photographer who lives in Silver Lake.
She can wear a denim overalls and look effortlessly cool. 

What are your favorite places to shop?  Scout, Tavin and Margiela in Los Angeles. Narnia, No. 6 and Assembly in New York.

THANKS to BEATRICE and HILARY for being fans of Tavin.
We Appreciate it! You can see more of Beatrice & Hilary on @