I love supporting local businesses that genuinely work to build a sense of community around it's business and patrons.
Owner and operator Edwin has developed a wonderful community wrapped around his design goods and sneaker shop Gym Standard. I honestly love coming to this shop. Every thing about this store is thoughtfully curated and I have a sound belief it has hustled tremendously to make what it offers accessible to just about any one that walks into it's doorway.
The store is beautifully adored with beautiful ceramics, stoneware and an assortment of pottery to choose from.
A charming assortment of succulents and potted plants to go home with you.
A quality sneaker shop. Everything from Yuketen, Shoes Like Pottery, Birkenstock, Vans, Converse, PF Flyers and more. Gym Standard steadily has a growing selection of wonderful footwear.
Gym Standard is an inspiring space that shares an optimistic reflection on the city and community it serves. It has a rotating selection of magazines and zines published from around the globe. They offer a growing selection of private labeled knit headwear, accessories and apparel from a variety of designers such Dana Lee, BAG'n'NOUN, POSTALCO and more.
I have visited the shop on a number of occasions and not once have I walked out empty handed. Edwin's staff is always incredible sweet and helpful, and Edwin himself is a gem. On the occasions I've stop by his shop while he was at the helm, he always has a warm welcome and radiating positivity about himself. He is always open to a great conversation with his customers about music, the community around San Diego, business, new product and the future ahead. I look forward to the many visits I'll have to the shop and I wish the best for Edwin and Gym Standard.
Thank you, Edwin!