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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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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

Website: http://www.shopgeneralstore.com

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Gregory’s Fred Segal Melrose

8100 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90048

At Gregory’s Fred Segal Melrose, 90 percent of the footwear requires Italian passports.

Website: https://mygregorys.com

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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

Website: http://www.heyokaleather.com

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Hidden Treasures

154 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90290

310-455-2998

For unique finery and a voyage to match, point your prow toward buried booty and don’t forget your compass.

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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

Website: http://www.hotcactus.la

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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

Website: http://www.huset-shop.com

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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

Website: http://www.ireneneuwirth.com

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Jim’s Exotic Fish

630 N Sepulveda Blvd # 14A, Los Angeles, CA, 90245

(310) 322-3474

Sea anemones gleam with health at Jim’s Exotic Fish, where the saltwater offerings are impeccable and the array of freshwater fish is vast.

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Justice

10800 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

(310) 446-9914

From jeggings to bathing suits, Justice has the styles your not-so-little girl wants—and you won’t veto.

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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

Website: http://www.ineedthairapy.com/

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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

Website: http://kayesmusicscene.com

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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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