Yesterday was haircut day for us. We went to the only place we ever go: Rudy’s Barbershop in Silver Lake. It’s our favorite barbershop in town and they do a great job for their price point. The space is super great, too. It was different yesterday because there are a lot of new things–namely a little pop-up shop and a pop-up coffee space. What makes getting a hair cut better? Drooling over vintage clothes and coffee.
The pop-up is broken into two parts: the retail and the coffee. When you walk in, you notice the retail. The retail area is a floating military tent (that totally smells like gun oil and such) and hangs from the ceiling as an extension from the already embedded retail area that they have at the back of the store. We initially thought it was just hair care products and more but there are new candles, bags, hats, small containers, coffee beans, and lots of really affordable vintage clothes. As our barber Danny said, the clothes there are super nice–and they are actually quite affordable. A vintage Levi’s shirt? $30! A vintage Pendleton sweater? $70! Deals all around!
The other part of the pop-up you see when you turn around from the tent: there’s a coffee station that all goes to charity. This is Caffe Villa, which is basically a proof of concept of the space that is going to open on the corner of Sunset Drive and Sunset Boulevard. They have all the coffee drinks that you could want at a very low price and with all proceeds going toward art and athletic non-profit Coachart. There are no non-coffee drink options here but people were absolutely gagging over the (coffee) drinks when we were there.
This little pop-up is totally holiday related (so said Danny) and we’re assuming it is around through the new year. According to Rudy’s, Caffe Vita is being sold through January 1 and the clothing pop-up is something that they’ve done in New York and likely to go on the road from here. If you need a haircut and want to casually buy gifts or goods for yourself, go to Silver Lake’s Rudy’s.