Much like a butterfly collection or a loose transdimensional tesseract, a family portrait is best kept secured behind a protective pane of glass. Entrap a memory with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $100 worth of custom framing at FrameStore, with 10 locations in the Los Angeles area.
FrameStore's team of framing aces conduct their image conservation services with an artisanal level of care and detail. Patrons are free to capture and cage wild memories in any of more than 2,000 modern and traditional moldings. A professionally trained designer carries out a 16-point inspection process for each project, ensuring treasured paintings, portraits, and other wall adornments are encased in frames that meet high craftsmanship standards and can recite the Greek alphabet. Prices vary based on size and design, but an 8"x10" double-matted custom frame with UV-protecting glass generally costs around $100.
FrameStore offers a permanent half-off coupon on more than 500 mouldings; this Groupon is valid with those mouldings.
Six Yelpers give the FrameStore in Brentwood an average of 3.5 stars. Seven Yelpers give the store in Manhattan Beach a 3.5 star average, and three Yelpers give the Culver City location an average of 5 stars. The Santa Monica and Studio City locations also earn five-star averages from five Yelpers each.
- The variety and quality of frame styles available at this store surpasses all other frame shops that I have done business with. – janet b., Manhattan Beach location, 8/31/10
- I never felt pressured or rushed to decide; in fact, we considered dozens of combinations in order to put together something attractive and affordable. – Z. H., Brentwood location, 1/12/10
FrameStore's craftsmen have created more than 250,000 custom frames in the store’s 35-year tenure, designing pieces that now adorn the walls of prestigious institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Ritz-Carlton, and the Walt Disney Company. Professional designers guide FrameStore’s clients through the 2,200 moulding options that can accent paintings and treasured items while adding style and elegance to rooms. The store’s craftsmen then fashion pieces to patron specifications, outfitting frames with classic or museum-quality glass that blocks UV rays from bleaching out images or censoring pictures of the moon. Every piece goes through a 16-point inspection before it is given to patrons, and the team averages a seven-day turnaround on all of its projects.