A Visit to the Mohawk General Store

After my trip to the Rose Bowl flea I headed over to check out the recently relocated Mohawk General Store on Sunset Blvd in Silverlake. The shop is owned by Kevin Carney (who is also co-founder of Generic Man) and his wife Bo. The menswear and vintage stereos are Kevin’s responsibility the ladies clothing is handled by Bo and the furniture is courtesy of Amsterdam Modern. Mohawk creates a unique mix of European mid-century modern furniture and a strong selection of good menswear from brands like Post Overalls, Engineered Garments, Tellason, Baxter of California, Tanner Goods, Our Legacy, Eastland Shoe, Earnest Alexander, The Hill-Side, Gitman Bros. Vintage, Yuketen, Moscot and of course The Generic Man. I really wanted to buy a set of Dutch stacking chairs that are set up near the entrance, but I erred on the side of owning less chairs. Especially since I have been so successful on Craigslist recently. If you are in LA, check out Mohawk’s new space and maybe pick up some Dutch stacking school chairs or a pair of jeans; whatever you may need or want. [Mohawk General Store]

Mohawk General Store | 4011 West Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, Calif. USA | (323) 669-1601

Comments on “A Visit to the Mohawk General Store

    Ramalhonion October 18, 2010 @ 12:43 PM:

    It has a kind of a homey felling to it. I love the furniture, and the stereo… I recently bought one, but it doesn’t work… there’s some kind of apparently very important part missing… lol…
    Congrats on being one of the five more influential style bloggers.. !!

    Larryon October 18, 2010 @ 1:27 PM:

    Too bad you weren’t there to see J.W.H. land in store, I hope we do well there, store looks AMAZING and Kevin has been a great person to work with!

    Jamie Herzlingeron October 18, 2010 @ 1:43 PM:

    Fabulous fabulous work! So inspirational. I am new to your blog and enjoy the insight and the work you share. Wonderful.

    Jamie Herzlinger

    Gordon Ye Ole General Storeon October 18, 2010 @ 3:31 PM:

    Cool store, great selection, tasteful displays. Michael, beautiful photos. What was on the table, under the glass domes?

    CWWon October 18, 2010 @ 6:13 PM:

    Rad shop, nice people.

    Sheldonon October 18, 2010 @ 7:18 PM:

    They used to be right down the hill from my Abuela who lives on Mohawk St. in Echo Park. I feel like the name made a little more sense back then. I do understand their need for more space. I’ll just have to drive to get there now.

    Mitchon October 18, 2010 @ 9:58 PM:

    Does that sign really say “Eastman” shoes? That is not the right name, is it?

    Jameson October 18, 2010 @ 10:02 PM:

    I met Kevin and Bo and got to check out the store finally while I was out there last month (also another cool shop right across the street, Driftwood) and of all the shops I’ve been in (NYC and LA), this is easily the most “retro” shop in terms of the feel of the store and what they’re about. Good peeps doing great things.

    M.Ridleyon October 19, 2010 @ 1:37 AM:

    I love those old Marantz receivers, and it’s great that they sell Advent speakers too. They pair wonderfully, not least because those Advents require a lot of juice and the Marantzes can really kick it out.

    Adrianon October 19, 2010 @ 2:22 AM:

    Wow, when it was this tiny store off Sunset, I found it a little cramped. Now it looks incredible! Sunset Junction is getting such a fresh infusion of great shops and eateries…I can’t wait to pay a visit.

    DSon October 19, 2010 @ 10:28 AM:

    Wow. I hate LA and this makes me want to go there. Need to find out where I can get one of those leather key hook thingies. My girlfriend had an awesome one but we lost it in Minneapolis along with all of our keys (car keys included – long story) about a year ago. Have never seen one as cool until now. Great editing in the whole shop btw. I like the “generalness” of cool stuff – not just furniture, not just clothes.

    Daveon October 19, 2010 @ 3:53 PM:

    I hope you got a minute to check out our two shops (Secret Headquarters & Vacation Vinyl) while you were in the neighborhood. They’re about 1 block away from Mohawk and Driftwood…



    Kon October 19, 2010 @ 6:05 PM:

    The indigo shibori looks amazing!

    chadon October 20, 2010 @ 3:40 PM:

    I have always wondered if these guys used to do Generic Costume way back in the day? Mohawk is a great shop, and a great blog too. I love all the old Hi-Fi’s.

    Larryon October 20, 2010 @ 5:29 PM:

    Hey DS:

    Mohawk has a really nice online store, they might have them there.

    I was just in Philly at the store (http://www.artintheage.com/) Art In the Age of Mechanical Reproduction and they had some really cool options too.

    I also just developed one for J.W. Hulme (although I am in Minneapolis… I swear it’s not yours!) that should be on our website this in November (or you can call me directly to order).

    Happy shopping! I carry one everyday, such a great invention.

    matthijson October 21, 2010 @ 9:18 AM:

    they don’t only have dutch stacking chairs, but also a map of a dutch province (picture 3). the store looks great and i have been following this blog for ever and it only seems to get beter. great job!

    Justin Sullivanon November 1, 2010 @ 6:01 PM:

    I love mohawk general store! It’s my favorite place to stop in and say hello anytime I’m at sunset junction. Brilliant taste, great people.

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