AroundTown LA: House of G&C’s NEW Fashion for Good Store on Larchmont

July 15, 2018

 

Updated 9/3/18

Many great ideas start with just a tiny seed. All you have to do is give it a little water and some love, and who knows what it can turn into? In 2013, I was sitting at a coffee shop on Beverly Boulevard typing up blog ideas, brainstorming how I could start a blog about the things I loved the most: fashion, art and giving back. I started writing blog posts about social good brands highlighting their connection to their “give back” causes, and before I knew it, I was contributing my own fashion for good style column with Conscious Magazine, flying to Lollapalooza to promote Greenola Style in Chicago, and even hosting my own House of G&C Gives Back pop-up events in Beverly Hills.

I knew in the beginning that this journey would be an adventure, and I knew that the “end” would not stop at blogging.

This post has been updated since July 15, and the store is now open every week- hours vary depending on the week. The online store is also up, so please bookmark the the House of G&C Store, where you can shop for good 24 hours a day. The store will be getting new brands every month, with new pop-up brands that look good, do good and give back- some from Los Angeles, some from out of town, and some are made by artisans from around the globe. Check out The Evandalist, our newest local artist from Hollywood. We have The Evandalist original art work for sale as well as limited edition tees for $25.

New Artwork from The Evandalist in Hollywood. Come by to see the artwork, or shop online to make it yours.

New Artwork from The Evandalist in Hollywood. Come by to see the artwork, or shop online to make it yours.

 

Starting every Saturday, we will have Saturday Socials from 12-4pm every weekend to learn more about new brands that give back, as well as have snacks and drinks while you shop. Space is limited, so please RSVP at houseofgandc@gmail.com so we can save you a seat!

What a crazy throwback to 2014- my first year of hosting House of G&C pop-up shops in Beverly Hills. Here with HGC models, Rebecca and Carli at The Phoenix in Beverly Hills for the HGC Gives Back Holiday Party & Fundraiser.

What a crazy throwback to 2014- my first year of hosting House of G&C pop-up shops in Beverly Hills. Here with HGC models, Rebecca and Carli at The Phoenix in Beverly Hills for the HGC Gives Back Holiday Party & Fundraiser.

I reminisce now, thinking about that day sitting in the coffee shop- “2013 Me”, unemployed just dreaming up an idea about the things I love the most.  I never would have guessed that “Me in 2018″ would be celebrating a 5-year anniversary of House of G&C- my fashion for good blog that I started in a coffee shop, and NOW opening a store in Larchmont Village!

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I’m still in shock. It’s really amazing what a little seed can grow into.  The House of G&C store is now open 3 days a week from 10-6pm, and will celebrate a grand opening during the weekend on Friday-Saturday, August 3-4 from 12-5pm each day with treats, food, and FREE gifts with purchase of $75 or more. This event will kick off the store’s full 5 days-a week opening. If you’d like to RSVP, email us at: Houseofgandc@gmail.com + with your name, + number of guests and +which day you are coming. 

at will you find in the store? As an infamous jewelry fiend, I have selected and collected some of my favorite accessories during my travels to Colombia and South Africa, and there are curated collections of global artisan-made jewelry as well as handmade pieces from US based artists. All jewelry and accessories in store are #hgcapproved brands – just to get an idea, you’ve probably seen them in any of the ten House of G&C photoshoots. Prices range from $10-160 USD.

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Another passion I’m excited to announce is a new partnership with S.P.Y., an organization very close to my heart. S.P.Y is (Safe Place for Youth) that is a non-profit organization in Venice, CA, that exists to support homeless youth and at-risk youth. Healing arts has been a creative and safe place for me from childhood to adulthood and the House of G&C Store will be showcasing art work and jewelry created by S.P.Y. youth members. The next S.P.Y. Art Show is slated for Tuesday, August 28th, so save the date if you want to come help out!

One of a kind jewelry made by SPY youth members and volunteers.  Just a sampling of what will be available at the next S.P.Y. Art Show in August 2018

One of a kind jewelry made by SPY youth members and volunteers. Just a sampling of what will be available at the next S.P.Y. Art Show in August 2018

In the meantime, I have my own House of G&C Originals collection, that donates $5 of each purchase to S.P.Y.’s Healing Arts Program. These are easy to wear, and stackable. I personally love having tons of positive affirmations to choose from. My favorites are “Loved” and “Start Today.”

House of G&C Originals, $28 and up. Each purchase donates $5 back to SPY

House of G&C Originals, $28 and up. Each purchase donates $5 back to SPY

Love these stackable House of G&C Originals bracelets (center 2 pieces, Loved, and Brave, $25 each)

Love these stackable House of G&C Originals bracelets (center 2 pieces, Loved, and Brave, $25 each)

The House of G&C Store is now open 3 days a week from 10-6pm. For directions, copy and paste:

564 N. Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90004.

Between Melrose and Beverly. On the same side of the street as Lemonade- Ring our buzzer #100 and come shop for good!

Come see me and say hi! If you can’t make it from 10-6pm, you can email: houseofgandc@gmail.com to place phone orders. We can ship to all 50 U.S. states. Free shipping for orders over $75 USD.

Super exciting, huh? Thank you for your support and please share with anyone who would like to shop, or learn more about joining the House of G&C team.

Much much love and light always,

xoxox

Melissa

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