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Tommy Perse

Owner, Maxfield

The owner of the cult retailer was one of the first Angelenos to stock fashion-forward designers like Yohji Yamamoto.


Since founding luxury Los Angeles-based concept boutique Maxfield, founder and creative director Tommy Perse has gained international renown for his chic and avant garde aesthetic, represented through hand-picked edits of luxury apparel, rare art books, vintage luggage and real human skulls. 

Launched the store in the early 70’s, Perse pioneered brands such as Giorgio Armani , Yohji Yamamoto and Comme des Garçons in the Californian state, earning instant acclaim and a cult following from discerning local shoppers. The store currently offers high-end labels such as Rick Owens , Sacai, Gucci and Saint Laurent alongside jewellery, watches, furniture and books. The store is regularly frequented by high-profile personalities.

Initially launched in West Hollywood, Perse has since founded a second boutique on Melrose Avenue and another in Malibu.





2003 - Present

Los Angeles, United States


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