Gifts

Americana at Brand

889 American Way, Los Angeles, CA, 91210

877-897-2097

There’s a playroom full of toys for children, gratis bellhop service to shuttle bags from store to store or to your car, and a concierge staff that helps with everything from printing out tourist visa applications to booking reservations for a round of golf…

Website: http://americanaatbrand.net/

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Bar Keeper

3910 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90029

323-669-1675

If Don draper and Walter White opened a store, you’d expect it to stock the same break-resistant, lab-ready glassware along with boardroom-swanky midcentury bar essentials that are carried here.

Website: http://www.barkeeper-silverlake.com

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Bespoke

3509 Grand Canal, Los Angeles, CA, 90292

Bespoke is a gift basket company minus the baskets; it uses handsome woven pandan boxes, the ones beloved by professional organizers (meaning they’re actually useful)…

Website: http://bespokeboxes.com/

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Coco de Mer

8618 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90048

310-652-0311

Despite the initial greeting—shrubbery at the entryway in the shape of male genitalia—an experience at Coco de Mer is more liberating than mortifying…

Website: http://www.cocodemerusa.com

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Flux Gallery

943 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012

213-621-4011

Jonathan Adler sells an offbeat collection of irreverent, vintage-inspired pottery, and OK has a refined array of Japanese ceramics…

Website: http://www.fluxgalleryla.com/artists.html

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Freehand

8413 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA, 90048

323-655-2607

Since 1980, Carol Sauvion has specialized in carrying American handcrafted designs. She was a potter herself, so ceramics are well represented.

Website: http://www.freehand.com

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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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Gratus

427 N. Canon Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90210

310-276-8200

The low-key boutique has a decidedly un-90210 vibe, with its complimentary soft drinks and baked goods, not to mention an in-house stylist who doesn’t intimidate.

Website: http://www.gratus.com

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Hollywood Magic

6614 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90028

323-464-5610

It’s nice to know that if we are ever in the market for a $750 guillotine, Louis St. Pierre Jr. has one in stock…

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Hollywood Toys & Costumes

6600 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90028

323-464-4444

When we have a hankering to dress like a giant corncob, Hollywood Toys & Costumes is the place we go…

Website: http://hollywoodtoys.com/

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Individual Medley

3176 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90039

323-665-5344

While their men shop, gals can check out the tomboy-cute frocks, hipster onesies and arty toys for baby, or critter-embroidered pillows that will lend a log cabin feel to the home.

Website: http://www.theindividualmedley.com

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Japanese American National Museum Store

369 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012

213-830-5685

A rare museum shop that doesn’t take itself too seriously, the Japanese American National Museum Store filled with playful items like Shiso Fine aprons, sushi-shaped candles, and wind-up dueling sumo wrestlers…

Website: http://janmstore.com/

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JW Marriott at L.A. Live

900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90015

(213) 765-8600

Inside the JW Marriott at L.A. Live, local talent is on hand at the Blvd Shop. You’ll find John Kelly chocolates from the Hollywood sweets maker and bags by L.A. designer Dahli Coles. Oliver Peoples sunglasses, glossy coffee-table tomes on Hollywood icons, and Tumi luggage are also available in the

Website: http://www.lalivemarriott.com/

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Magellan’s

1006 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-394-9417

Magellan’s carries everything we might need…

Website: http://www.magellans.com/

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Marz

1512 Mission St., Los Angeles, CA, 91030

626-799-4032

Fun, diverse, and a bit saucy, this gift emporium will make you look good to friends and family.

Website: http://www.marz-gifts.com

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