“Books, knick-knacks, candles and other things that you didn’t know you needed and suddenly find yourself needing them, ya, this store will do that to ya”…Founded in 2003 by husband-and-wife team Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, Poketo is a lifestyle brand and purveyor of design-driven wares meant to instill art into everyday living. Over the years, Poketo has grown from an upstart creative enterprise to an online destination with two retail locations in Los Angeles: The Poketo Flagship in the Arts District of Downtown LA and Poketo at The LINE Hotel. Both locations regularly host art exhibitions, workshops, and more, acting as hubs for the local creative community. In addition to collaborating with over 200 international artists on exclusive products, Poketo has worked with notable companies and brands including Nike, Target, SFMoMA, De Young Museum, Disney, and Nordstrom.
I popped onto Yelp and read these loving reviews littering the listing for POKETO, the LA Arts District-based retailer. “Best place to get a unique gift for a friend. Stationery, travel items, candles, housewares…everything you need!” “Point is, I never walk out of here empty handed. It’s trouble, but the good kind.” “Theres one thing that keeps me coming back… The Awesome Customer service.” and “Precious store.” It is that sentiment that makes us so proud to partner with a shop like Poketo.
Richer Poorer has worked with them since the early stages of our company and we consider them like ‘family’. This past December, we had the opportunity to collaborate with them on a co-branded capsule collection of socks that embodied their branding and fun-loving aesthetic mixed with our vibe. We were able to party with them for the release and there were lots of smiles, hugs and cocktails to go around. Not a bad way to bring everyone together.
So next time you find yourself exploring the Arts District or passing through the Koreatown neighborhood of DTLA, make sure you take the time to visit our friends at Poketo. You’ll be amused, welcomed warmly and most likely leave with a few gifts for yourself or a loved one that was unexpected but well worth it.
820 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
M–F // 12–7 PM
Sat–Sun // 11–7 PM
Poketo x The Line
3515 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
213 – 537 – 0751