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Big Kid Collectable Toy Mall & Retro Store

14109 Burbank Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91401

818-785-9208

Expect happy murmurs from the adults as they stroll the aisles of the Big Kid Collectable Toy Mall & Retro Store

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Calypso St. Barth

Brentwood Country Mart, Brentwood, CA, 90402

310-434-9601

The outfits at Calypso St. Barth should come with an invite to a Malibu soiree and an umbrella cocktail

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E & L A1 Upholstery

1215½ Cypress Avenue, Cypress Park, CA, 90065

323-227-7763

In a humble storefront in Cypress Park, E & L A1 Upholstery is a local fixture that’s been operating for almost three decades

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East Meets West Antiques

160 N. La Brea Avenue, Hancock Park, CA, 90036

323-931-0500

Nearly all of the blankets at his shop, East Meets West Antiques, were made before 1950 and range in price from about $400 to $20,000

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Filth Mart

1038 N Fairfax Ave, West Hollywood, CA, 90046

323-848-8613

Maybe you really were in the audience for the 1968 tour that made Led Zeppelin famous. More likely your vintage T-shirt celebrating the show is a knockoff

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General Store

1801 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90291

310-751-6393

Indigo Jewelry from Cave Collective, handmade leather moccasins by Beatrice Valenzuela, tie-dyed scarves, blankets, children’s clothing from Lookout & Wonderland: These are but a few of the standouts at this tribal-chic outpost

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Heyoka Hideout

137 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90290

Daisy Mae Duke would have hit this tiny cottage for Levi’s cutoffs and lace-trimmed Coors tank tops if she shopped Topanga

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Hot Cactus

1505½ Echo Park Avenue, Echo Park, CA, 90026

213-947-3009

The pint-size Hot Cactus in Echo Park encompasses just 350 square feet, but it’s crammed with about 150 sculptural specimens of water-thrifty plants

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Huset

1316½ Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, CA, 90291

424-268-4213

The name means “house,” but Huset showcases contemporary Danish, Swedish, and Finnish objects that are just as appropriate for the office as for the home

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Irene Neuwirth

8458 Melrose Place, Beverly Grove, CA, 90069

323-285-2000

Unlike many fine-jewelry boutiques, there’s nothing stuffy or intimidating about Irene Neuwirth on Melrose Place

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Karmen Aghazarian, Thairapy Salon

815 Fairview Ave, South Pasadena, CA, 91030

(626) 441-2062

When A-listers need a head-turning do, they land in Karmen Aghazarian’s chair for keratin-bonded tresses or one-night-only clip-ins

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Kaye’s Music Scene

19369 Victory Boulevard, Reseda, CA, 91335

818-881-5566

“The lighter the ukulele, the better the sound” is the sort of nugget you’ll hear from George Kaye of Kaye’s Music Scene

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Lotta Stensson Boutique

8372 W. 3rd Street, Beverly Grove, CA, 90048

323-852-0520

The Lotta Stensson Boutique is filled with the bright resort- and beachwear the designer has become known for since moving to Los Angeles from New York 15 years ago

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MadeWorn

7870 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA, 90046

Brad Pitt, Jude Law, and Diane Kea-ton are fans of the handmade clothing and shoes at MadeWorn, Blaine Halvorson’s appointment-only shop in West Hollywood

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Maui and Sons

1415 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA, 90291

310-392-6284

Your flip-flops have gone missing, the bikini needs replacing, you’re eyeing a new skateboard. Maui and Sons has it all

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Metropolis Bikes

4660 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA, 91602

818-506-8144

It’s easy to find a store with pricey carbon-fiber mountain and road bikes. Rarer is the place that invests in commuter bikes

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Mission Workshop

3118 W. Sunset Boulevard, Silver Lake, CA, 90026

323-775-9371

For a carryall as active, versatile, and put together as you are, look no further than Mission Workshop in Silver Lake and its customizable Arkiv transport solution

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MooShoes

3116 W. Sunset Boulevard, Silver Lake, CA, 90026

323-741-8090

Our dusty terrain can present footwear challenges that are well met in the stylish but durable suede desert boot

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