Minnie T's has been a fashion retail trailblazer in Venice on Abbot Kinney since 2001. Owner and buyer Ba... read more
Minnie T's has been a fashion retail trailblazer in Venice on Abbot Kinney since 2001. Owner and buyer Barbara Phillips' tiny storefront there has been an under-the-radar favorite for stylists, celebrities and artists since day one. With an eclectic collection that combines a strong New York / European sophistication along with the casual chic of Los Angeles' most cosmopolitan citizens. Minnie T's' only rules are–uncommon and independent style, natural fibers and artistic construction. Phillips personally collects her pieces from Italy, France, Japan and Los Angeles from designers not represented in the U.S..
A year ago, Phillips used her same instinct for location and potential as when opening in Venice to launch Minnie T's in Culver City - a bastion of art and food but a retail wasteland. This store, about three times the size of the Venice shop, is beautiful, raw and very personal–entirely designed and outfitted by Phillips, herself a style icon.