LA Up Close and Personal.
In our first instalment of our collaboration
with Freunde von Freunden, we speak
to streetwear boutique owner Chris Gibbs,
who shares his very own view
of Los Angeles and his favorite spots.
A passion for clothing.
Los Angeles based Chris Gibbs is the owner of iconic streetwear boutique Union. Offering readers a personal insight into his city, we find out about Chris’ heritage, life as a young father and his search for a classic car in tune with his personal style in this interview portrait as part of our collaboration with online magazine Freunde von Freunden. Born in Canada and of Caribbean background, Chris’s love of travel and culture was kindled while living and working in New York as a buyer for Union NYC. It is here that he witnessed the rise in popularity of streetwear clothing as a genre, which ignited his passion for clothing.
This experience ultimately led him to establishing a career in the fashion industry and starting a family in Los Angeles.
Eat, shop, relax and drive.
Located in the shopping strip of La Brea, Hollywood, Union is renowned for offering customers “luxury-streetwear”. Chris sources a range of streetwear items from around the world, making several trips to Japan every year. When looking to purchase a car, Chris envisioned a classic vehicle to go with his personal aesthetic. Now the proud owner of a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 250 C, Chris takes us on a tour of LA, highlighting his favorite places to eat, shop, relax and drive.
Read the interview with Chris Gibbs on mb! by Mercedes-Benz.