ULAH, a men’s clothing and lifestyle store in Woodside Village in Westwood, plans to open a new business geared towards women in fall 2021.
Located two doors down from the men’s store, LUNA by ULAH has been in the works for at least a year, said co-owner Joey Mendez. He and ULAH co-owner Buck Wimberly knew they would need help, which is why they decided to partner with Elise Alexander, one of Wimberly’s interior design clients, for the opening of the new boutique.
Despite being a women’s clothing store, the owners of LUNA want it to be an inclusive space for all genders – and it will complement ULAH, according to a press release.
“It will have an atmosphere similar to [ULAH]”said Mendez.” We want it to be very welcoming and [not] intimidating. Our cash register will be a real bar, so you can sit down after shopping and relax while you ring the bell.
LUNA intends to be a happy medium between trendy, low-cost stores and high-end boutiques, Mendez said, and it will feature some ULAH brands like Sol Angeles and Native Youth. Some items that customers can expect to see include athletic and loungewear, gifts and accessories, and household items.
Mendez said he and Wimberly have been asked – since ULAH opened in 2016 – to create a female version of the store. Now, said Mendez, LUNA will not only help ULAH, but Woodside Village as well.
“[LUNA by ULAH] will help make Woodside Village a shopping destination where you can have a happy hour at Blue Sushi or coffee at La Roasterie and then come shopping, ”said Mendez.