Best Global Goods, August 2012
The Craft and Folk Art Museum's gift store, aka the Shop@CAFAM, is otherworldly. In this mass-market age, here's a warm and inviting space that celebrates handmade and fair trade items from overseas. Kudos to manager Yuko Makuuchi, who is a friendly font of information. Everything from Russian matryoshka dolls and Cambodian cotton scarves to African finger pianos and Indian purses are attractively displayed like works of art. » 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Mid Wilshire.