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Jalan Jalan Imports

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

310-455-2254

It’s not the burning incense or the hundreds of hand-carved stone statues of Buddha and Ganesh that imbue this place with a spiritual essence.

Website: http://www.jalanjalanimports.com

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Just One Eye

7000 Romaine St., Los Angeles, CA, 90038

888-563-6858

Look for the valet outside Howard Hughes’s former headquarters, where the guard will escort you into a tony, clandestine complex that’s equal parts boutique and art gallery.

Website: http://www.justoneeye.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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Malibu Colony Co.

3835 Cross Creek Road, Los Angeles, CA, 90265

310-317-0177

Whether we’re looking for a $12 Red Flower votive the size of a Nyquil cap or a 27-inch lavender Cerunavolta for $350, the Malibu Colony Co.…

Website: http://www.malibucolonyco.com/

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Mindfulnest

3319 W. Magnolia Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91505

818-840-0123

L.A.-based artists account for most of the gifts and trinkets carried at this corner store. Diane Jackson and Amanda Vernon set up shop here in 2009, later adding a Santa Monica location. You can smell fruity lotions being concocted in a lab out back for their Klean-spa line.

Website: http://www.mindfulnest.com

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Oceanic Arts

12414 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90602

562-698-6960

For more than 50 years the tiki artisans at Oceanic Arts have been creating restaurant and theme park decor, and those same Polynesian pop pieces crafted for Trader Vic’s and Disneyland are available for your backyard luau.

Website: http://www.oceanicarts.net

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Perfect Edge Knife Sharpening

Los Angeles, CA

877-403-3871

Fred Rogers of Perfect Edge Knife Sharpening won’t only hone your cleaver in his truck-cum-workshop, he’ll fix nicks and dings…

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Rafu Bussan

326 E. 2nd St.,, Los Angeles, CA, 90012

213-614-1181

Best Japanese Teapots, August 2011

Website: http://www.rafubussaninc.com/

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Reseda Discount Pottery

7313 Reseda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91335

818-345-1832

Prices on already-discounted merchandise are slashed on the spot…

Website: http://resedapottery.com/

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Room At The Beach

Malibu Country Mart, Los Angeles, CA, 90265

310-456-9777

No place has a stronger connection to the Pacific, from the linens with jellyfish embroidery to the starfish-encrusted dinnerware to the glasses engraved with hovering seabirds.

Website: http://www.roomatthebeach.com

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Ross Cutlery & Sharpening Service

310 S. Broadway Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90013

213-626-1897

Nobody has been on L.A.’s cutting edge longer than Allen and Richard Wattenberg…

Website: http://www.rosscutlery.com/

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Scope City

14324 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91423

818-789-5805

At Scope City, the polished viewfinders on display help amateur astronomers spot the rings of Saturn…

Website: http://scopecity.com/

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Sears Outlet Stores

2401 S. Vineyard Ave., Ontario, CA, 91761

909-923-5961

The broadest selection, though, is at the county’s three Sears Outlet Stores, where minor imperfections can shave a couple hundred bucks off the price…

Website: http://www.searsoutlet.com/

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Shelter Half

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

323-936-0225

Davide Berruto advocates an outdoorsy, responsible lifestyle. His line of furniture is upholstered in recycled WWII army tents, and almost everything is American made.

Website: http://www.shelterhalf.com

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Table Linens

9431 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, CA, 90210

(310)-270-4210

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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The Frame Shop Ltd.

2659 Mission St., Los Angeles, CA, 91108

626-441-3208

Known for its rare and antique prints from Besler and Merian, the store has a large following of collectors who come to browse the finest of everything.

Website: http://www.theframeshopltd.com

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U-Frame-It Gallery

13630 Sherman Way, Los Angeles, CA, 91405

818-781-4500

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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