Opened in 2009 in the bohemian enclave of Los Angeles' Echo Park, TAVIN Boutique is a colorful modern day gypsy caravan of a shop carrying well curated vintage clothing from Victorian era pieces through to present day, with most notably a strong collection of 1960s and 70s pieces. Tavin specializes in vintage bohemian and Gypset lifestyle clothing with an earthy bohemian and romantic vibe. The boutique serves fashion designers seeking inspiration for their next creation and stylists looking for unique pieces with a strong point of view.
The boutique also carries a selection of designer favorites such as Sonia Rykiel, APC, Christian Dior, Koos Van Den Akker, Yves Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant, Cacharel, Martin Margiella, Comme Des Garçons, Agnes b and Marimekko.
In addition, Tavin carries a stunning line of hand embroidered Baluch dresses from Afghanistan, as well as Vietnamese indigo pieces including pants, dresses, jackets, skirts and scarves. The boutique also carries hand picked vintage jewelry including a large selection of turquoise silver pieces as well as local designer jewelry.
Tavin also carries accessories such as Vintage shoes, boots and belts all with a modern day sensibility as well as books and candles from Tatine in Chicago, body oils from Portland, lip balms -soaps from Big Sur and locally made lotions and incense. Gift items include beautiful dream catchers made locally by Pottery Tree and hand made pottery as well by Jenn King.
The boutique also carries vintage children's clothing such as adorable vintage OshKosh B'Gosh overalls, vintage Levi's jackets, suede fringe jackets, vintage kids cowboy boots and a selection of white Victorian baby and child's dresses that are wee and beautiful!
Tavin represents a woman who easily identifies with Laurel Canyon / Morocco and the Parisian Gypsy in all of us.
Sophisticated, hip, romantic, playful, whimsical and earthy clothing that combines all of these elements into a colorful pastiche of modern day ware with an ever changing selection of vintage one never knows what they might find on any given day.
Erin Tavin began her career as an actress on the East Coast and transitioned into costuming and styling for film shortly after moving to Los Angeles.
In 2009, she opened her boutique, Tavin, in Echo Park. She has been most inspired in her life by traveling; whether it's an unknown city or into wild nature. Growing up in New York City, she was very influenced by the theater, museums, literature, art books, and films.
The opening of Tavin Boutique stemmed from her desire for there to be a place in Los Angeles that one could simply lose oneself in; not just to shop, but to get lost as in a dream, the way she did in her Paris visits years ago or her wanderings throughout the city as a younger woman... a place to exchange ideas, thoughts, and laughs with a strong feeling of community... a place to relax in beauty.
For Erin, it is a visual poem reflecting a lifestyle of easy laid-back gypsy living... A bohemian lifestyle with a California flavor... a Lauren Canyon or Big Sur of the 1960's with a touch of European influences.