Lakers fan’s celebrated the NBA championship victory last Sunday night in downtown L.A. and stole irreplaceable vintage sneakers that were on consignment. Just about a block away from Staples Center, Holy Grail vintage shoe store lost over $100,000 worth of merchandise from the riots and looting that night.
Photo by: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times
Holy Grail carries new and vintage sneakers like Nike, Puma, New Era, Estate LA, Supreme, 10Deep, Mishka, 7union, True, Leaders1354. The owner, Richard Torres, opened the shop near the Staples Center to take advantage of the foot traffic after games. Unfortunately there was a little too much traffic this time. Vintage is hot and these rioters singled out the store and knew the value of the goods.
You can check out Holy Grail’s online store at store.holygrailgoods.com A window will pop up that says: “Due to rioting, we are temporarily unable to process orders, only donations via pay pal. Thank you for understanding.” You can still browse through the website and the store on 604 W. Pico Blvd in Downtown LA should be up and running by next week.
Written by: Sasha Milena
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