We recently read that a new Marimekko Concept Store opened in Florida and being jealous that they have one and Los Angeles doesn't we logged on to the site just to see what's up.
Low and behold we find out from their site that each of their stores are individually owned and operated. A sort of Mc'D's of pattern goodness. So we're begging one of our Los Angeles readers with the pocket change and the drive, to open one of our very own. My vote is for Pasadena or Santa Monica's Abbot Kinney...anyone else? where would you put the store if it were up to you?
If you're not familar with the patterned-guru you can see some of their work here on their corporate site.