We drop unique releases of imported & curated inventory on a first come, first serve basis. Drops take place as inventory permits, no two drops are the same. Our drops are announced to our community via Instagram, email, and text message, and our website. We only open to the public when drops occur.
how it works
What is a drop?
How do I shop?
There are two ways to Shop the Drop: in-person at our Atelier in Los Angeles, or online via our website. In-person and online drops take place on differing days and drop dates are announced to our community via Instagram, email, text message, and our website.
What are your prices?
We offer fairly priced objects. What do we mean by ‘fairly priced’? “Fair (adj.): without cheating or trying to achieve unjust advantage.” Put simply, we’re striving to offer access to one-of-a-kind, special, and ‘of age’ objects, without the inflated markups. Our objects range from $25-$1000+
Where do you source your Objects?
Olive Ateliers sources thoughtfully from Turkey, India, Indonesia, Greece, France, China and more. We prioritize sourcing vintage, antique, and one-of-a-kind objects made from reclaimed and natural materials. Most of our objects have lived many lives, and therefore come with unique patina, character, and wear.
When is the next drop?
Our next drop dates are always communicated on our homepage. Future drops are also announced to our community via Instagram, email, and text message. We only open when drops occur. Sign up to get notified and never miss a drop.
When can I shop?
We host In-Person Drops roughly every other week, when inventory allows. Open only when drops occur. Our next In-Person Drop date can be found here.
Where is your Atelier?
Our flagship Atelier is located in the iconic Arts District of Los Angeles: 1210 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA, 90021. Entrance to the Atelier is up the driveway. Abundant street parking is available.
How does the line work?
Customers line up as early as 3 hours before each drop. The line forms in our secure parking lot accessible via the alley behind our building at 1210 Mateo St. Doors open at 9am sharp. On days with inclement weather, the line forms under cover indoors. If capacity is reached we employ a one in, one out system as needed to ensure a manageable shopping experience. No holding the line for others.
Where do I park?
Abundant street parking is available to the north of our location on Mateo Street, on 8th Street, and surrounding streets. Additional overflow parking is available at parking lots located at 826 Mateo St and 1250 S Santa Fe Ave.
How do I reserve items?
Tape, hold tags, and markers are available upon entry. Label any large or heavy items with your name to secure them as your own. Carry any smaller items with you while shopping. There is no need to mark items in your immediate possession.
Do you offer shipping or delivery?
For local deliveries of heavy and large items, a third party delivery professional is available on-site to provide quotes on request. Please connect with any of our team members to be directed to receive a quote in real time.
Nationwide* freight can now also be quoted for orders exceeding $5,000. As always, shopping must take place in-person and all sales are final. Quotes will be provided within 3-5 working days of your purchase. Freight, materials, and handling costs are the customer’s responsibility.
*Nationwide freight excludes HI, AK, PR, GU.
Do you offer returns or exchanges?
We do not offer returns or exchanges at this time. All sales are final and all items are sold as-is. Most of our objects have lived many lives and therefore come with patina, age and wear. Please inspect your items before leaving the Atelier.
Do I need to RSVP for Drops?
No, you do not. Arrive to the Atelier on Drop day, and let your object(s) choose you!
Do you offer private appointments?
We offer limited private appointments to the public via our Early Access program. Additionally, we offer private appointments to approved brand, trade, or wholesale partners. If you are a designer or retailer and would like to apply for our trade program please click here.
How can I book Early Access?
We release limited private appointments before each Drop, creating the opportunity to gain Early Access to Shop the Drop. Early Access appointments receive complimentary one-on-one design guidance by our talented showroom team. And should you require, we facilitate quotes for local and nationwide delivery.
Early Access appointments are limited and first come, first serve. Appointments are released via an online booking portal and announced via email and Instagram. A $500 deposit is required to secure your appointment, and your deposit will be credited toward your final purchase.
Appointments are valid for one person and are non-transferable. Cancellations or no-shows will be subject to a cancellation fee.
How do you support shoppers with special needs?
If you require special assistance, please email email@example.com so we can accommodate your needs on drop day.
When can I shop?
We host Drops roughly every month when inventory allows. Online Drop hours are 5pm - 9pm PST and mimics our first come, first serve model. Our next Online Drop date can be found here.
Will the Online Drop offer the same assortment as the In-Person Drop?
The Online Drop will offer a limited assortment of what we sell In-Person at the Atelier. To experience our full assortment, and to hand select your objects, please visit our Los Angeles Atelier for an upcoming In-Person Drop or via an Early Access appointment. We can help facilitate long-distance, nationwide* freight for orders placed in-person over $5000. Nationwide freight excludes HI, AK, PR, GU.
Can I pre-order objects?
We are first come, first serve, and do not offer pre-orders.
How long can I reserve an object in my cart?
Similar to our In-Person Drop, the Online Drop will be a “blink and you miss it” experience. All purchases are first come first served.
Do you offer shipping?
We offer nationwide* sustainable ground shipping for all orders purchased via the Online Drop. Shipping cost is calculated at checkout. *Nationwide shipping excludes HI, AK, PR, GU
How much does shipping cost?
Shipping cost is dependent on the items in your order and the destination of the delivery. Shipping cost is calculated at checkout.
Do you ship internationally?
We currently offer nationwide* sustainable ground shipping for all orders purchased via the Online Drop. Shipping cost is calculated at checkout. *Nationwide shipping excludes HI, AK, PR, GU
When can I expect my order to arrive?
We exclusively offer ground shipping as it is the most sustainable shipping service available. Orders that are shipping via ground shipping typically arrive in 5-7 business days following dispatch.
Do you offer returns or exchanges?
We do not offer returns or exchanges at this time. All sales are final and all items are sold as-is. All of our items are one-of-a-kind and most of our objects have lived many lives and therefore come with patina, age and wear. At checkout, you will be asked to agree to our final sale policy, acknowledging you understand your objects to be one-of-a-kind and likely to differ from the image shown. If you prefer to hand select your objects, we recommend visiting our In-Person Drop experience.
Do you offer Early Access shopping Online?
Our Early Access program is exclusively available via our in-person Drop experience.