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Southern California - August 2023 Newsletter

Greetings Retail Design Institute Southern California Chapter members!

We hope everyone survived the hurriquake of August 2023 and are making plans for their Labor Day Weekend. Three-week countdown to our next in person event on Larchmont Blvd, we hope you can make it! We’ll be visiting such stores as Rothy’s, Beyond Yoga, Topdrawer, Buck Mason, Thirteen Lune and capping off with drinks and refreshments at Faherty. Be sure to stop by the farmers market too. And try to grab a gooey cookie at Levain’s!

Did you know the Southern California Chapter includes the regions of Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Hawaii? It’s true! If you know any innovative store experiences, retail companies, or consultants in any of these areas please let us know! We’d love to spotlight them in this series.


Upcoming Events

Larchmont Village Block Walk September 13, 4:00-6:00 pm PT

We are excited to host a unique retail walking tour of the shops of Larchmont Village! Come explore the stylish boutiques and dining destinations that make this historic neighborhood one-of-a-kind as we make our way around the block. The walk will start promptly at 4:00 pm in front of Rothy’s and we’ll visit several of the shops, new and legacy, and learn their stories as well as the history of this fascinating and pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. After the tour, we’ll have time to mingle over light refreshments thanks to our friends at Faherty and Silvestri!

N. Larchmont Blvd between Beverly & W 1st Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 4 – 6 pm

Registration is now open on the RDI website. This event is free for members, and $15 for non-members.


Coco Republic Showroom Tour November 2, 4:00-6:00 pm PT

Coming up in November, we will host a showroom tour and panel discussion at Australia’s leading furniture brand, Coco Republic, that recently opened its Culver City showroom in partnership with HD Buttercup at the Helm’s Bakery District. This will be an evening event with food and refreshments provided.

3225 E Helm’s Ave, Culver City, Los Angeles Thursday, November 2, 2023 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Registration will open in September.



Retail Design Institute Southern California Chapter has a few openings on the board and are looking for a Chapter Secretary as well as a Communications Chair. The Chapter Secretary will be in charge of monthly meeting minutes and our communications and announcements through various platforms as well as being an active board member that participates in quarterly board of directors meetings with the International Office. The Communications Chair will be heading our marketing and PR, managing and maintaining our web and social media presence and collaborating with the Secretary on external/internal communications.

If you or someone you know is interested in either position, please drop us an email at


“Thank You” To Our International Sponsors!

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