Takashi of Kapsoul
Downtown is a place where you keep on bumping into the same faces and you develop actual conversations that might last up to a year. Takashi Masuda is one of those friendly characters you will see roaming around the streets in fashionable attire. Of course the fact that most of his goods are also sold at his vintage store, Kapsoul is of no consequence.
Takashi carries a wide range of vintage finds, everything from fedoras to eyeframes to vintage MCM leather attache bags. His store, Kapsoul is one of the original new stores to have cropped around downtown the last few years. I know business isn't as breezy as it would've been had he opened up a shop in Los Feliz or Silverlake but I think he tapped in right when the timing was right. Art Walk, an event that takes place every second Thursday has insured a steady flow of customers entering his store. Downtown Los Angeles is steadily growing and small businesses like Takashi's Kapsoul are creating real momentum for this burgeoning community.
For more on Kapsoul, go to www.kapsoulstore.com