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Supply Sergeant

503 N. Victory Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91502


A good military surplus store should be fun, practical, and a bit spooky all at once.


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Table Linens

9431 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, CA, 90210


Floral patterns that are reminiscent of watercolor paintings, jacquard tablecloths in deep fiery shades, and keepsake linens with delicate cross-stitching and embroidery

Website: http://usa.yvesdelorme.com/

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801 N Fairfax Ave # 109, Los Angeles, CA, 90046

(323) 658-2222

From organic shampoos and conditioners to environmentally friendly beds, kitty litters, and flea control meds, Tailwaggers has an impressive selection of eco-conscious products.


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8425 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90069

(323) 330-9355

If you don’t have the time to figure out the “latest thing,” Ten Over Six does it for you. Seasonal trends in women’s and men’s wear and accessories are reduced to key pieces.


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The House of Intuition

2237 W. Sunset Boulevard, Echo Park, CA, 90026

(213) 413-8300

Those who elect to hike up the 21 steep steps to this New Age shop should think of their journey as a trek in Nepal

Website: http://houseofintuitionla.com


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The Paper Bag Princess

8818 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90211

(310) 385-9036

Consignors don’t sell their goods in hopes of making a fortune, and shoppers don’t go to The Paper Bag Princess to be charmed by the owner or sales staff. They go for the mother lode of couture gowns in a range of styles and for accessories that will turn them into the belle of the ball.


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The Stronghold

1625 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90291

(310) 399-7221

Trying on jeans isn’t a trying experience at The Stronghold. Here’s why.


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The Way We Wore

334 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036


You can easily find a larger selection of scarves than that at The Way We Wore, but none with a clearer point of view.

Website: http://thewaywewore.com/


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189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

For dudes who can’t be bothered with hand washing (or with paying more than 50 bucks for shorts), Topman trunks can be tossed into the machine and cost around $44.

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


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Trina Turk Outlet

1030 Mission Street, South Pasadena, CA, 91030


The new Trina Turk Outlet in South Pasadena is hard to find on any Web site, including Turk’s own

Website: http://www.trinaturk.com

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U-Frame-It Gallery

13630 Sherman Way, Los Angeles, CA, 91405


Simple prepackaged wood frames are a dime a dozen, but at U-Frame-It Gallery there’s a huge stock of ready-to-hang merchandise in a giant warehouse space.

Website: http://www.uframeitgallery.com/


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Veronica M.

Various locations, Los Angeles, CA, 91105


You want trendy but not trashy, youthful but not teenybopper. Veronica Monroy-Ferrer, the founder of the L.A.-based boutique chain Veronica M., understands the difference.

Website: http://www.veronicamclothing.com


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9519 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90212

Suits start at $185 and come in whimsical prints, from Hawaiian to Where’s Waldo?

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


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Wizard of Bras

1530 South Myrtle Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 91016

(626) 358-6216

Despite our culture’s mammary obsession, some cups should not runneth over. When it comes to lifting, separating, and glorifying the bosom, the ladies at the Wizard of Bras are magicians.


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