French General: Kaari Meng | Staff Blog

French General: Kaari Meng

Take one look inside French General and you’ll be whisked away to the French countryside. The shop, located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake, takes residence in a narrow 1926 pink adobe building and is chock-full of vintage glass beads, millinery supplies, ribbon, paper ephemera, and fabric.

Kaari Meng, the shop owner, stocks French General with treasures from her trips to Europe and journeys across the United States. Kaari is currently working on her newest fabric collection with Moda Fabrics (to be released in 2013).

Kaari draws inspiration from scraps of old advertising, fabric pieces, paper snippets, vintage packaging, and photos.

She combines her findings onto inspiration boards, sorts the boards by color, and displays them throughout the store.

For more information about French General visit and Kaari’s blog, The War and the Weft.

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2 Responses to “French General: Kaari Meng”

  1. Just saw the quilt Maison de Garance, but can’t seem to find any info on it. Thanks

  2. What an adorable shop! Everything looks so dainty. I would love to visit sometime, if I ever get to the other coast. Have a super day!