New Men’s Boutique in L.A. Mixes Designer Fashion and Sex Toys

Joakim Andreasson, familiar in the fashion world for handling licensing for the Tom of Finland Foundation and for helping transition Helmut Lang into the art world, has opened a new by-appointment CultureEdit store in Hollywood geared to the LGBTQ community, mixing high-end designer fashion with sex toys, erotica and home decor.

Specializing in “queer and sex-positive designers,” the store is in the same space as the Tom of Finland Store website fulfillment. It’s an outgrowth of his Andreasson’s work, offering lots of Tom of Finland goods, including a recent display of $2,000 carpets, alongside Marilyn Minter art pillows, and his edit of apparel by Comme des Garçons Homme Plus, CDG Play, JW Anderson, MSGM, Walter Van Beirendonck, and Nigerian brand Orange Culture; Bernhard Wilhelm and Henrik Vibskov graphic knits, art books, gifts and hundreds of sex toys. The shop even has its own c–k ring “bar.”

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