Taylor King is a working model who muses, “But I should be able to eat fried chicken and deviled eggs whenever I want.” And even though she’s in top model form, in addition to recently graduating from UCSB (majoring in sociology), her new boutique Espionage is a solid Plan A.
With her mother’s guidance (a top buyer for Restoration Hardware), and her longtime obsession with vintage, couture and one-of-a-kind items (think pink, gold and teal Harry Allen piggy banks cast from a dearly departed pet), items here are far from run of the mill.
On the couture side you will find great pieces – everything from dresses to handbags to shoes – from an Yves Saint Laurent fox fur jacket to an Alexander Wang leather-sleeved, baseball-style jacket to a Philip Lim tunic to a 1960s Magnin brocade yellow and silver paisley coat with intricate gold buttons. Some of the other lines that will intrigue you are Kai body lotion, Sprayology homeopathy, Tokyo Milk perfumes and Cult Gaia turbans. Espionage is the perfect place for curious and under the radar shoppers to find unique hostess gifts and of course, self-appreciation presents.