Barker Black Brings Old England to L.A.
British shoemaker Barker Black, established in 1880, recently opened its second U.S. store on North Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles. The new store’s decor highlights the brand’s heritage with walls of wooden shoe lasts and its signature skull-and-crossbones motif. Its skull-and-crossbones logo comes from the 17th Century Lancers, once England’s best-dressed regiment, and the inspiration for some of Barker Black’s shoe styles, which range from $775 to $5,500. “Our shoes walk the line between being old-fashioned and avant-garde,” says creative director Derrick Miller.