Talking Shop With Lauren Alexander
When did you open?
We opened in September 2015.
Tell us about your location.
Dacha is on Highland Avenue in Manhattan Beach.
What do you carry?
New and vintage furniture, art and objects, textiles and pillows, tabletop accessories, books, plants and jewelry.
What makes Dacha different?
We offer a California point of view that’s not necessarily a blue-and-white coastal vibe but an eclectic offering that feels soulful. Globally sourced objects and textiles from Africa, Asia and South America mix with natural elements (stones, wood vessels, coral) as well as vintage pottery and works from local artists.
I’m opening the outdoor space on the side of the store and expanding our plants and garden accessories. My grandparents were from Russia and dachas, a type of summer retreat, are about being outside.