ISSUE 49  |  An English Christmas

Shopper’s Diary: g. Colton (formerly Standard Goods) in Los Angeles

December 07, 2011 9:45 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

Oklahoma City native Garrett Colton, the owner of g.Colton (formerly Standard Goods) on Beverly Boulevard, headed West to work in the music industry, then put in a stint at the fashion label Band of Outsiders. “For me, it’s about carrying timeless products,” Colton says of his shop. “My wares range from local goods made by my friends to brands that have been around for a hundred years in Europe but haven’t caught on in the US. I try not to sell things that are in every other shop.” Among his not-seen-everywhere offerings: menswear from the Swedish designers Our Legacy, ceramics from Tracy Wilkinson, and linen beach towels from NYC’s Deck Towel. Colton’s latest project is a guest buyer series featuring products curated by people that inspire him; to learn more, go to g.Colton.

N.B.: You can catch Colton and his wares (including homemade jams by Kevin West, West Coast editor for W Magazine) at the Remodelista Holiday Market in LA this Saturday, December 10, at Big Daddy’s Antiques.

Please note that Standard Goods have changed their name to g.Colton. Same store, different name.

Above: Colton found the oil paintings in Oklahoma City.

Above: The shelving unit was built by Knowhow Shop in Highland Park. On display: Tourne Fruit Bowls ($24), Serving Bowls ($55), and Cups ($18), plus West Sweet Preserve Jam ($11).

Above: Among the tomes on offer: L.A. Object and David Hammons Body Prints (Tilton Gallery, 2011), which chronicles the rise of African-American installation art in the 1960s and 70s; $65.

Above: Vintage magazines plus a Tracy Wilkinson hanging pot.