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Above the Fold

1257 3rd St. Promenade, Los Angeles, CA, 90401


Need more proof that print is alive and well? Check out the rows of periodicals from around the globe at Above the Fold.

Website: http://www.abovethefoldnewsstand.com


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Antique Rug Co.

928 N. La Cienega, Los Angeles, CA, 90069


“Restoration requires not only technical ability—it’s an art,” says Barry Amiri, co-owner of the Antique Rug Co.

Website: http://www.antiquerugco.com

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Arcana: Books on the Arts

8675 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90232


Scrambling for a last-minute gift to satisfy the boss’s Ruscha fetish or scouting inspiration for your nine-figure blockbuster…

Website: http://arcanabooks.com/


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Audio High

605 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036


When your former best bud, DJ Sticky Fingers, has split with your cans and you need a pair quick, run to the Turntable Lab in the Fairfax District for gear that can cost as little as the change in your couch or as much as several Franklins.

Website: http://audiohigh.com


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Baxter-Northup Music

14534 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91403


At Baxter-Northup Music, an L.A. institution since 1906, owner Ed Walker can hook up tone-deaf parents with name-brand vintage instruments.

Website: http://baxternorthup.tumblr.com/


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Between the Sheets

370 North Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90048

(310) 854-0001

It’s pretty fancy-schmancy, and lots of interior designers shop here, but don’t be intimidated by Between the Sheets. Unlike at big-box or department stores, the staff is happy to clarify such mysteries as thread count and cotton types.


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Denim Repair Shop

7517 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90046


Designer labels or thrift store staples: It doesn’t matter what they cost because once you slide into that perfect pair, those jeans ain’t coming off until well past laundry day.

Website: http://www.schaeffersgarmenthotel.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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Hidden Treasures

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


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


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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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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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Kitson Kids

Various locations, Los Angeles, CA, 90401


The Kitson name may be tarnished by too much publicity and Ms. Lohan. But when there’s a newborn, a four-year-old girl, and a 12-year-old boy on your list, Kitson Kids delivers.

Website: http://www.shopkitson.com


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Make Up For Ever Recording Studio

132 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90048

Whether you can’t figure out how to use bronzer or want to brush up on your contouring skills,  Make Up For Ever Recording Studio will show you how.

Website: http://www.makeupforever.com


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Pygmy Hippo Shoppe

306 N. Stanley Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036


For armchair artists who prefer to dream about making gifts rather than break out the glue gun, the itsy-bitsy Pygmy Hippo Shoppe has prefab presents that look like you spent weeks laboring over them.

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


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537 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90048

(310) 289-7911

Redolent of cedar, the wood-paneled RTH evokes a tiny cabin in an evergreen forest. It’s stocked with leather and Native American-motif barrettes, brooches, kilt pins, earrings, bracelets, belts, wallets, and handbags.


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Salvatore Ferragamo

357 North Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90210

(310) 273-9990

Italian shoe company Salvatore Ferragamo is strides ahead with the most styles… We think that’s mantastic.


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