Shop owner Holly Boies opened her Venice Beach clothing store Salt just as Abbott Kinney Boulevard was beginning to flourish into a shopping mecca. Boies stocks her shop with clothing from local as well as European designers, such as Italy's Hache and France's A.P.C. The shop has a laid-back and minimalist feel, similar to many of the styles she carries. The lightweight sweaters, hand-designed T-shirts, and jewelry at Salt tend toward trendy and, occasionally, avant-garde designs. The shop also includes a small section of men's clothing.