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There’s no boutique opening party like an Australian boutique opening party. A cool crew from Down Under proved that in L.A. on Thursday night, when General Pants Co.’s first stateside shop was officially launched. The Local. 132 by General Pants Co. hosted one of the best-looking crowds in recent history, and it was documented by former club photog fixture Mark “the Cobrasnake” Hunter.
This was no staid, polite to-do with passed Champagne. The only things that were passed by waiters here were sausage rolls and meat pies. The bars at this house party served Coopers Original Pale Ale in logo koozies that said “How ya goin?,” plus Sailor Jerry cocktails such as the Shakin Sheila (Sheila is Aussie slang for chick) and Pash and Dash (pash means kiss). Meanwhile, there was an entire table filled with packages of Tim Tams, arguably the country’s most popular treat, and others featured plates of Anzac biscuits.
Venice hat designer Nick Fouquet, singer and Gigi Hadid’s ex Cody Simpson, former Sex and the City hunk Jason Lewis (now with a ponytail and goatee) and fashion personality Louise Roe, wearing a leather moto jacket paired with high-waisted jeans, were a few of the notables in attendance. They joined Ruby Rose, looking cute in cornrows, and a choker-ed Jaime King in the boutique, which sells denim alongside labels like Insight, Valley, Ksubi and B Cools.
The festivities included DJ sets by musician Soko and singer Hayden James, and the Tijuana Panthers played some vibrating rock ’n’ roll as partygoers lined up for tattoos near the section of Zanerobe men’s joggers. Ink options by Love Letters Tattoo included cartoon-y versions of lips with fangs, a palm tree over a tombstone and a skull and crossbones. It was an appropriate array for the leather and ripped tee–bedecked crowd, which, fueled by cookies and booze, partied into the night.
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