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 favourite spots.

Text: David John
Photos: Daniel Trese

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.

Chris Gibbs is the proud owner of a ‘71 Mercedes-Benz 250 C.

This experience ultimately led him to establishing a career in the fashion industry and starting a family in Los Angeles.

Chris Gibbs takes us on a tour through Los Angeles.

Chris Gibbs’ Los Angeles.

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 favourite places to eat, shop, relax and drive.

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