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Supply Sergeant

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

818-845-9433

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

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Tailwaggers

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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Tenoversix

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 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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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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Veronica M.

Various locations, Los Angeles, CA, 91105

626-844-7390

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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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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Zinnia

1024 Mission St., Los Angeles, CA, 91030

626-441-2181

Billion-dollar Etsy ideas will get you only so far unless your crafting experience involves more than Popsicle sticks and paste.

Website: http://zinnia.biz/

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