Fifth grade theme song: “Electric Youth,” by Debbie Gibson. High school sound track: the Pixies’s Trompe le Monde. And your college anthem? “We Will Rock You,” by Queen.
Today you hum along to new Atwater boutique Individual Medley.
Owners Monica and Justin Boyes styled the shop (named after Justin’s best race as a competitive swimmer) to the tune of the desert’s sun-bleached sophistication. A well-edited vintage collection harmonizes with clothing, housewares, and knickknacks for a seductive ballad of laid-back living.
Cheap Monday denim and Bridge & Burn button-downs sing on the racks alongside one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. And Herschel Supply Co. bags and backpacks and potted succulents provide a just-rustic-enough backdrop for men’s lines like Charlie Noble and Life After Denim. Embroidered pillows and dolls from Coral & Tusk entice kiddos, as well as a canvas tepee, which hits a crescendo with tots and grown-ups alike.
Unsure whether to make the trek?
Individual Medley, 3176 Glendale Boulevard, between Madera and Garden Avenues, Atwater Village (323-665-5344 or theindividualmedley.com).
Photo: Crystal Meers for DailyCandy