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Above the Fold

1257 3rd St. Promenade, Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-393-2690

Need more proof that print is alive and well? Check out the rows of periodicals from around the globe at Above the Fold.

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Antique Rug Co.

928 N. La Cienega, Los Angeles, CA, 90069

310-659-3847

“Restoration requires not only technical ability—it’s an art,” says Barry Amiri, co-owner of the Antique Rug Co.

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Arcana: Books on the Arts

8675 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90232

310-458-1499

Scrambling for a last-minute gift to satisfy the boss’s Ruscha fetish or scouting inspiration for your nine-figure blockbuster…

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Artisan Flea Market

1010 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, CA

310-900-9987

Classic-rock posters, woven baskets, crocheted dinosaurs, and geometric planters are just a few of the wares that beckon at ARTISTS & FLEAS. The Brooklyn-born market specializes in vintage pieces and artisanal goods from L.A.’s up-and-coming craft talents. The no-admission, no-attitude gathering is staged Saturdays at the corner of Traction Avenue and 3rd Street downtown and, […]

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Audio High

605 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

323-939-3000

When your former best bud, DJ Sticky Fingers, has split with your cans and you need a pair quick, run to the Turntable Lab in the Fairfax District for gear that can cost as little as the change in your couch or as much as several Franklins.

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Baby Gifts

10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

310) 559-2665

A basket filled with, say, Dr. Seuss tales from CHILDREN’S BOOK WORLD will stand out among the flood of pastel onesies and booties at any party. The savvy staff create custom packages and pride themselves on choosing classic yet surprising titles (I Took the Moon for a Walk instead of the ubiquitous Goodnight Moon). Baskets […]

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Barneys New York

9570 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90212

310-276-4400

Barneys New York has the requisite breadth of classic footwear staples that you’d expect from a luxury retailer.

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Baxter-Northup Music

14534 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91403

818-788-7510

At Baxter-Northup Music, an L.A. institution since 1906, owner Ed Walker can hook up tone-deaf parents with name-brand vintage instruments.

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Biannual Clothing Sales

451 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA, 90048

(310) 652-1120

Pro shoppers know to wait for the final 70 percent price slash, when Proenza Schouler handbags and Kenzo embroidered lace pants can be had for a song

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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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Birding Supplies

4337 Woodman Ave, Sherman Oaks

(818) 995-0022

The emphasis at Wild Wings is to bring the birds to you, though the owners also lead periodic walks to avian-rich locales in Los Angeles County. The Sherman Oaks operation stocks backyard feeders and birdhouses that encompass a wide range of species, from woodpeckers to bluebirds to owls. The seed mixes are blended specifically with […]

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Birthstone Jewelry

8458 Melrose Pl, West Hollywood, CA, 90069

(323) 285-2000

an aquamarine-and-tour-maline pendant makes us wish for a March or October birthday, though December offers temptations such as tanzanite cabochon bracelets

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Body Jewelry

7274 Melrose Ave, Hollywood,, CA, 90046

(323) 954-0408

From tiny black diamond studs to thick gold rings, BODY ELECTRIC TATTOO offers an array of jewelry for clients of chief piercing artist Brian Keith Thompson. Patrons here include Beyoncé and Rihanna, who are in good company with the body jewelry from heavyweights like Industrial Strength and Body Vision.

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