When we started Dr. Collectors 8 years ago, our main focus was to build a unique clothing brand that embodied our love for California, the place we've chosen to reside for over the past 15 years of our lives.
From our past experience with our first brick and mortar in the South of France in the 80s, we never had any intention of opening a storefront again. The headache of running our own store was too much of a burden to take on. Our original location was run by myself (Olivier) and my lifetime partner Beatrice, selling dead stock Levi's, vintage military clothing, and other vintage goods. Today, we incorporate those things into the Dr. Collectors brand by running a small family owned business creating and doing what we love day in and day out.
Our son, Teddy Grasset, always pushed us to open another store and envisioned Dr. Collectors to be a brand recognized on a global scale. As we stayed content with only having a clothing brand selling online and wholesaling to different stockist around the world, Teddy's desire to open a brick and mortar only grew as the brand gained traction. Finally, we caved (as most parents do) and decided to open a new concept: The Trading Post Gallery. Combining the Dr. Collectors brand with our love of Native American culture, Japanese aesthetics, vintage finds, the Parisian lifestyle, and of course, indigo which serves as a major component of the brand. This is our perfect combination of all the things we love and are deeply rooted in our DNA.