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Adamm’s Stained Glass Studio & Art Gallery

1426 4th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90401

This lively gallery off the 3rd Street Promenade showcases fragile masterpieces of more than 175 glass artists from North America.

Website: http://www.adammsgallery.com


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Ballard’s Artwork Framing

1568 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90026

Should your print require an artist’s eye and a craftsman’s touch, head to Ballard’s Artwork Framing in Echo Park.

Website: http://www.ballardsartworkframing.com


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Cal Blend Soils

1270 Arrow Hwy., Ste. A, Los Angeles, CA, 91706

Cal Blend Soils has long been the go-to source for landscape designers making over posh estates, but it’s happy to offer mounds of fertile earth for the casual DIY-er.

Website: http://www.calblendsoils.com


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Country General Store

6279 Van Nuys Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91401

Van Nuys’s 57-year-old Country General Store makes us wish we had a hoedown on our calendar, or better yet, a cowboy or cowgirl on our arm.

Website: http://www.countrygeneralstore.com


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3918 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90026


The well-dressed male must now confront the trickiest accessory in the non-fairer-sex wardrobe: the man bar.

Website: http://deanaccessories.com/

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Downtown LA Bicycles

1626 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA, 90015

Forlorn, neglected rides can rejoice. The technicians at this bike repair shop will get those pedals turning once more.

Website: http://www.downtownlabicycles.com


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55 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA, 91103


This sleek space is the Chicago coffee purveyor’s first café to offer meals with its high-grade caffeine.

Website: http://www.intelligentsiacoffee.com/locations/pasadena-cafe

Neighborhood: Multiple Locations

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Jet Rag

825 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90038


Suede and patent choices for both sexes occupy racks by the dozens at prices that won’t tan your hide.


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Jewelry Appraisal Services

16 N. Marengo Ave., Ste. 419, Los Angeles, CA, 91101

Behind the frosted glass of her tiny and immaculate Jewelry Appraisal services near Pasadena City Hall, the eagle-eyed expert, Gina D’Onofrio assesses the value and provenance of forgotten and neglected gemstones and timepieces.

Website: http://www.lajewelryappraiser.com


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123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012


Guys and gals will revel in the exhaustive mix of cotton and synthetic, new and vintage styles.


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Larchmont Beauty Center

208 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90004


If you prefer a homier place to test and buy mid-range to high-end makeup, you can’t do better than Larchmont Beauty Center.


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London Sole

1331 Montana Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90403

If it ain’t flat, it doesn’t make it through the door at London Sole.

Website: http://www.londonsole.com


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Makeup & Go

13038 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90049

The full-face service—which includes a thorough skin cleansing, airbrushed Temptu foundation, and the artful placement of Smashbox and Tarte products on lids, lips, and cheeks—starts at $35.


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Mood Designer Fabrics

645 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90302

The hefty square footage houses roll upon roll of retro cotton prints, silk crepe de chines, and fabrics from designers like Rebecca Taylor, Anna Sui, and Donna Karan.

Website: http://www.moodfabrics.com


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Parke & Ronen

8012½ Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90069

This menswear brand has you literally covered, offering suits in inseam lengths ranging from two to eight inches, along with more daring briefs.

Website: http://www.parkeandronen.com


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3158 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90039

The converted bungalow sells plant containers (glazed ceramic, cast stone, steel, fiber-reinforced concrete), fountains (ornate or streamlined), fire pits, rugs, pillows, wind chimes, birdhouses, and anything else your garden needs in styles that range from bohemian to midcentury.

Website: http://www.pottedstore.com


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Practical Props

11010 Magnolia Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91601

This North Hollywood operation, which has been renting and selling vintage lamps to the entertainment industry since 1991, stocks a multitude of styles, from reproduction art deco sconces to Sputnik-style chandeliers.

Website: http://www.practicalprops.com


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