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Artisan Flea Market

1010 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, CA


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, […]

Website: http://artistsandfleas.com

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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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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

Website: https://www.openingceremony.com/

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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 […]

Website: http://www.wildwingsla.com/

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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.

Website: http://www.bodyelectrictattoo.com/

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Day Spa For Men

1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, CA, 91106

(626) 585 6414

For those guys who want to destress without the rose petals, Chuan Spa at the Langham Huntington hotel in Pasadena provides executive class relaxation. At the secluded wellness center, you’re unlikely to run into a naked coworker (which can happen too often at the overcrowded Wi Spa in Westlake). Bliss out in a hot tub […]

Website: http://www.chuanspa.com/en/Pasadena/

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Denim Jackets

1132 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA, 90291

(424) 291-3300

Offers easygoing military styles as well as the longer, short-sleeved Trucker jacket, with its forgiving ’80s shape

Website: http://www.currentelliott.com/

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Facials For The Allergic

3206 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90039

(323) 665-3869

Custom facials, technicians not only use paraben and fragrance-free products, they address all allergy and skin sensitivity issues when tailoring treatments

Website: http://www.dtoxdayspa.com/

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929 S. BROADWAY, Los Angeles, CA, 90015


A floral and botanical design shop (and DIY terrarium bar) in the historic box office at the Ace Hotel theater

Website: http://birchandbone.com/

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Foot Spa

11384 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA, 91604

(818) 763-8988

A bland Studio City strip mall setting belies the comforts that await at Pampered Foot. After your feet are soothed in a hot water bath, strong hands administer a full-body massage as you relax (fully clothed) on a small sofa. Indicate even the slightest fear of bruising, and the staff respond accordingly. The $25 per […]

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Gaucho Pants

357 N. Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA, 90210

(310) 734-3472

The pants-meet-skirt hybrid is notoriously difficult to pull off: Too often it can appear wide and bulky. Not so at COS, where the cuts are right (flattering) and the fabrics seasonally appropriate (cotton, denim, leather, wool). The styles range from tailored office-ready to laid-back pull-ons

Website: http://www.cosstores.com/us/

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Kids Furniture

14444 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91423

(818) 783-3055

From storage bunks to princess dressers to racecar beds, most of them built by local carpenters using nontoxic materials

Website: http://www.kidscottagefurniture.com/

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Kids’ Dance Duds

2509 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90034

(310) 271-3664

The organized shop carries sweet tutus in a half-dozen colors for dancers as young as two

Website: http://www.thedancestore.com/

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Men’s Jewelry

1511 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA, 90291

(310) 450-7840

The raw diamond and forged metal pieces, wedding bands of carved jade, sterling-and-sapphire belt buckles, and chain-link bracelets that are the hallmarks of this jeweler to the stars.

Website: http://toddreed.com/

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Men’s Shoe Boutique

2818 Rowena Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90039

(323) 660-0723

Whether it’s a lace-up Red Wing work boot, a sleek suede Puma sneaker, or a strappy Birkenstock, the stealthily hip brands look as good as they feel

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Men’s Polo Shirts

1308 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA, 90291


Long a destination for preppy sportswear, GANT and its namesake polo remain summer staples. The updated classic, the Diamond G, is favored for its flattering fit and three- button placket, while the piqué polos in stripes and hibiscus patterns capture a beachy vibe. Just please don’t pop the collar.

Website: http://gant.com

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