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Posted on: December 19, 2016

Boho Story in Downtown Hollywood Offers Affordable Bohemian Clothing

After working in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years, Cristina Litvin fully embraced her bohemian side and found her inner joy with the opening of Boho Story in Downtown Hollywood.

Litvin and her husband David opened Boho Story, a retail establishment which carries an extensive selection of boho-style clothing and accessories, at 2015 Harrison Street. Daughter Skye also helps out at the store with customers who range in age from 15 to 60 years.

Boho Story’s clothing collection, much of which is unisex and handmade, ranges from extremely bohemian to boho chic. Products for sale include items from the U.S. and all over the world, such as traditional Thai fisherman pants, patchwork skirts and handmade shoes from Nepal. Many of Boho Story’s items are organic, ethical, fair trade and upcycled products, reasonably priced and often under twenty dollars.

Boho Story also carries an eclectic array of unique jewelry for every part of the body that have been handcrafted by local artisans in Hollywood, Thailand and Peru. The store inventory includes hats, purses, yoga bags, tapestries, incense, fragrance oils, essential oils, aromatherapy diffusers and more.

Litvin’s personal “boho story” began when she woke up one day and decided to change the way she dressed, to loose-fitting garments made of breathable natural fabrics.

“I told my husband, ‘I’m going to wear bohemian clothing,’” she recalled. “I couldn’t find them anywhere. I had to go online to buy them. Nobody was serving the bohemian hippie community.”

Litvin first thought about opening a boho clothing store 10 years ago but figured it was just a fad. It wasn’t. Characterized by loose, colorful garments, the bohemian style has been around for more than 200 years, owing its popularity in part to its inherent individualism and comfort.

Prior to opening Boho Story, Litvin had climbed the corporate ladder to become a casino manager. “I reached pretty much the top position I could have,” she said. “It was not filling my soul.”

She cited the foot traffic, younger crowd and competitive rents among the reasons for opening a business in the historic downtown arts, music and entertainment district. Litvin, who was born and raised in Spain, also was drawn to the European vibe of Downtown Hollywood.

“I love the sidewalk cafés and the small-town feel,” she said. “We meet cool people here. We meet tourists from all over the country. There’s a very nice melting pot of cultures.”

Boho Story is open from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 954-701-0448, or visit www.bohostory.net or www.facebook.com/Bohostory.

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