Shop Visit: Mohawk General Store in Silver Lake

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March 7, 2011
Originally published in Cheap and Chic
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  Kevin Carney, Bo Carney, and Ellen LeComte of Mohawk General Store and Amsterdam Modern.

    Kevin Carney, Bo Carney, and Ellen LeComte of Mohawk General Store and Amsterdam Modern.

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  The Mowhawk General Store + Amsterdam Modern is located at 4011 West Sunset Boulevard in the Sunset Junction neighborhood of Los Angeles.

    The Mowhawk General Store + Amsterdam Modern is located at 4011 West Sunset Boulevard in the Sunset Junction neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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  Kevin describes the shop—and its ever-evolving and rotating inventory—as “a public gallery of where we’re at in architecture, fashion, and music.”

    Kevin describes the shop—and its ever-evolving and rotating inventory—as “a public gallery of where we’re at in architecture, fashion, and music.”

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  In 2008, Kevin and Bo Carney launched Mohawk General Store on Los Angeles's Mohawk Street. Two years later they moved to the heart of Sunset Junction. "We've created a big living room for people," Kevin says.

    In 2008, Kevin and Bo Carney launched Mohawk General Store on Los Angeles's Mohawk Street. Two years later they moved to the heart of Sunset Junction. "We've created a big living room for people," Kevin says.

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  The shop has something for everyone: furniture, lights, ceramics, glass, clothing, books, and music. "The guys go straight for the stereos," Kevin says.

    The shop has something for everyone: furniture, lights, ceramics, glass, clothing, books, and music. "The guys go straight for the stereos," Kevin says.

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  The creative couple—Kevin also owns and runs Generic Man and Bo has a background in fashion marketing—partnered with Ellen LeComte of Amsterdam Modern for the move to the new location. “It’s not the normal mid-century stuff,” Kevin says. “It’s things most people here haven’t seen before.”

    The creative couple—Kevin also owns and runs Generic Man and Bo has a background in fashion marketing—partnered with Ellen LeComte of Amsterdam Modern for the move to the new location. “It’s not the normal mid-century stuff,” Kevin says. “It’s things most people here haven’t seen before.”

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  The store sees three types of customers: "There's the person who only sees furniture and the person who only see clothing, shoes, and jewelry. Then there’s the shopper who takes it all in and says, 'Wow, I’ve never seen all of this in one place,'” Kevin says.

    The store sees three types of customers: "There's the person who only sees furniture and the person who only see clothing, shoes, and jewelry. Then there’s the shopper who takes it all in and says, 'Wow, I’ve never seen all of this in one place,'” Kevin says.

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  Mohawk features a mix of American and international brands, such as A.P.C. from France and Comme des Garçons from Japan. "Everything goes through our filter," Bo says. "It's stuff we actually like and wear, not just stuff we want to sell and get rid of."

    Mohawk features a mix of American and international brands, such as A.P.C. from France and Comme des Garçons from Japan. "Everything goes through our filter," Bo says. "It's stuff we actually like and wear, not just stuff we want to sell and get rid of."

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  "Our house is exactly like this, only smaller," Kevin says.

    "Our house is exactly like this, only smaller," Kevin says.

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  The coolest finds, Kevin says, are vintage McIntosh amplifiers. The stock changes frequently—"We get new furniture from Ellen every week or so," he says—so it's worth regular visits to for an ever-evolving walkthrough.

    The coolest finds, Kevin says, are vintage McIntosh amplifiers. The stock changes frequently—"We get new furniture from Ellen every week or so," he says—so it's worth regular visits to for an ever-evolving walkthrough.

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  Up next, Kevin and Bo hope to create more specialty pieces with designers. "It’d be a creative outlet for us and another reason for everyone else to check out our store," he says. Visit Mohawk General Store in person at 4011 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, or online at mohawkgeneralstore.net.  Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our  FREE app from iTunes, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!

    Up next, Kevin and Bo hope to create more specialty pieces with designers. "It’d be a creative outlet for us and another reason for everyone else to check out our store," he says. Visit Mohawk General Store in person at 4011 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, or online at mohawkgeneralstore.net

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