Life has changed so much over the past few months. Kahana has shifted gears and is now focusing 100% of his efforts on the thing he’s always wanted to do. Along with his friend and business partner Billy Wickens, Kahana is developing a surf inspired lifestyle brand and retail space in the heart of North Park – San Diego. The video above documents Kahana’s trip up to Oregon to salvage a bunch of wood for the interior of the space.
I’ve always encouraged him to start something of his own and we’re so fortunate and blessed for this to be happening. The best part about it is that I get to offer up a few of my talents (shopping and styling) to help facilitate the vision for the space. As the vintage buyer for the shop I scour estate sales, thrift stores and rag houses for a specific selection of vintage oxfords, boots and leather handbags, in addition to the occasionsal woven gem. Here’s a peak at a few of my most recent findings.