It took about a year but husband and wife team Michelle van der Heijden and Emmanuel Todorov finally found a new brick-and-mortar Silver Lake location for their much beloved jewelry and home décor store, Mush.
After being located in Little Armenia for about six years, Mush had been wall-less for several months, having had to leave their old Hollywood Boulevard store when the building’s owner decided to renovate. Mainly selling their wares online and at flea markets, the couple finally found a new home for their business on Silver Lake Boulevard and opened in June. And though the upheaval was tough, Michelle, with a background in design, really enjoyed her time selling at flea markets like The Rose Bowl. It was there she found like-minded individuals who were also constantly on the lookout for the next cool vintage treasure trove.
It seems nothing makes her happier than uncovering a great find. The jewelry, gifts, pretty much everything in the store, according to Michelle, “tell a story.” And as part of that flea market vibe and mentality, she says she has kept her prices fair and reasonable. “I hate overpaying for anything!” so her customers don’t either.
To celebrate their finally settling in to this new locale and summer, Mush started a Summer Sale Saturday, where all their jewelry, vintage and new, is 50% off.
1617 Silver Lake Boulevard, Silver Lake
Cynthia Greenburg-Dunlop is a blogger and TV writer.