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Worldly Treasures

Step into Cheyann Benedict’s new eponymous boutique and it’s easy to see that the designer and co-founder of C&C California has been jetting to far-flung places during the eight years since she sold the popular line to Liz Claiborne.

Near and Far Cheyann Benedict inside her new La Brea boutique, stocking locally made and imported clothes, accessories and home goods.

Time spent globe-trotting across India, Northern Africa, Thailand, Europe and Mexico inspired the San Diego native to create a new namesake line of modern basics with a twist. The collection is housed in a light-filled, 1,400-square-foot space on La Brea that blends the clean lines of midcentury modern design with the warm tones and textures of Benedict’s Native American roots. The store is also filled with custom-made furniture she designed, leading guests to “feel like they are shopping in my living room,” Benedict says. The robust collection and store’s interior share an understated chic aesthetic. Caftans, slouchy pleated silk trousers and oversized multicolored knits woven from Loro Piana cashmere yarn—all made in L.A.-sit alongside scarves, shawls and leather bracelets from Mexico. “If you really want to know yourself, travel,” says Benedict. Until then, this one-stop shop will satisfy your wanderlust this spring. 318 N. La Brea Ave., L.A., 323.936.2600, cheyannbenedict.‌com