Acne Studios & Il Caffè: Bringing The Swedish Coffee & Denim Lifestyle To Los Angeles | Coffee News |

Swedish clothing giant Acne Studios has opened its first west coast US store in downtown Los Angeles, at the corner of 9th and Broadway, just across the street from the Ace Hotel. Joining a growing trend of retail/lifestyle/coffee collabos, Acne has partnered with Stockholm-based coffee shop microchain Il Caffè to bring their own take on the café-meets-retail concept in their sleek new space in the historic Eastern Columbia Building.

When I visited on a sunny Monday morning, Il Caffè managing partner Michael Backlinder was chatting away in Swedish with a number of fair-haired customers who stopped in for drinks. “I wouldn’t say there’s a big Swedish community in LA, but we definitely get a lot of Swedish customers who recognize us from Stockholm,” Backlinder told me.