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Dakota Collective sets up shop in a shipyard

November 11, 2009 |  6:00 am


Costa Mesa-based clothing line BB Dakota has managed to stay ahead of the fashion curve by infusing the young contemporary collection with runway inspiration.  Now it's steering right into retail with a 3,200-square-foot store housed in an old shipyard.

The Dakota Collective store will carry the BB Dakota line as well as Cheap Monday, Corpus, books, photography and other knickknacks sure to be on someone's holiday shopping list.  Weary shoppers can get satiated at the stores' coffee bar or gourmet food truck.  The space will also be used for fashion shows and live music events.

But don't be alarmed if the nautical theme seems overboard. A 20-foot tug boat will be installed in the space as decor.

The Dakota Collective store will open Nov. 20 and remain up until the second week of January at 1640 Pomona Ave. in Costa Mesa.

-- Melissa Magsaysay

Photo: Exterior shot of Dakota Collective/BB Dakota