Though Animal House started out as a vintage store in 1982, today you'll find a carefully edited selection, 50% old and 50% new. Run by Ronny Kleyweg, the inviting shop is filled with racks of well-priced finds: hippie tops, leather jackets, stacks of fedoras, surfer shirts, cargo gear and their best-selling new line, Vans, a brand that not only makes shoes but clothing for men and women. There’s also an antique display case showcasing unique items like Pierre Cardin scarves, vintage bags and kitten heels. If you’re walking along Venice Beach’s Boardwalk, the store is within easy reach, just a couple of minutes down Windward Street. A-list fans include Johnny Depp, Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale, Anjelica Huston, Jeremy Piven, Michael Richards, Chrissie Hynde and Sienna Miller. Have fun browsing!
This neighbourhood is loved for its eclecticism, which is on full display along the famous Venice Beach Boardwalk with its art stalls, cafes and street performers. The more upscale Abbot Kinney Boulevard offers a Mecca of boutiques, restaurants and galleries.
Animal House | 66 Windward Avenue, Venice | +1 310 392 5411