Cool Is an Understatement at Landers
Written By: Jane Adler
Photographed By: Ari Moshayedi Landers Supply House
If your go-to color is black and your favorite accessories are a bolo tie and a glass of whiskey, there’s a Costa Mesa brand you’ll want to get yourself acquainted with: Landers.
“We’re trying to build a lifestyle brand,” says Chance Owen, president and CEO of both the Landers Supply House and the restaurant, Landers Liquor Bar. The inspiration behind his two booming business endeavors is Landers, the desert city that is among the final frontier of old western towns. It’s yee-haw meets outlaw and serves as the catalyst for Owen’s ultra-curated, SoCal-centric collection of goods. Landers Supply House is a space that sums up Southern California—from the surf to the sand to the snow.
The Landers Supply House is a vintage shop that’s a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll. From the Harley Davidson on display to the belt buckles and boots, this place is the definition of fringe with benefits. They sell previously loved pieces paired with a collection of gift-worthy gizmos and gadgets. From pins to prickly plants, this place is worth poking around. You can create a one-of-a-kind outfit from their incredible (and seemingly unending) array of inventory that is suitable for a backyard barbecue, a rowdy rodeo or even a posh party. The Supply House receives new products every single day, so there is always something unique and exciting to check out.
“We want to be an authentic Southern California brand,” says Owen.
Owen strives to create apparel that is functional and fashionable. Many of the items sold in the shop are small-batch creations, using high-quality materials and classic designs. When asked about the merchandise, he explains that they’re “actually taking inspiration from vintage and cutting new. The whole idea is that these pieces we’re finding in the vintage world should be replicated.”
After you’ve worked up an appetite shopping, check out Landers Liquor Bar, which is within lasso range just a few doors down. The Harbor Boulevard bar and kitchen gets you in the groove immediately with their disco ball decor and downright dangerous drinks. The interior is small but mighty, and their bar menu packs a punch—speaking of punch, get the Desert Scramble for an extra-boozy beverage that can only be described as “if a Mai Tai went to Coachella.” When it’s time to add some bites to your buzz, their menu of very craveable culinary treats doesn’t disappoint. Their edible options are your favorite comfort-food classics, such as mac and cheese and a fried chicken sandwich, but elevated. The charcuterie board has a cult following of its own, and the subtle Italian influences are a nod to the Head Chef Shane Freeland.
Owen has really created something special with his Supply House and Liquor Bar, adding a little bit of cool to Costa Mesa.
Landers is proud to host a super exclusive ticketed dinner called Supper Club featuring an upscale multi-course menu and alcohol pairing. They are planning the next one for the end of March.
Parking is a huge plus for patrons and Landers bar + kitchen allows its customers to utilize the supply shop lot which has close to 40 parking spots just a few doors down from the restaurant.
Chance and his team are excited about sponsoring more events like their motorcycle ride up to Neptune’s Net in Malibu. Be sure to check out their calendar on their website and their Instagram account to keep up with Landers’ happenings.