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This is one of those why didn't we know about this place? moments. The Los Angeles Times clues us into Muzer on Hollywood Boulevard, just east of Cahuenga, "a stylish Thai import store stocked with textural ethnic pieces at prices that make you feel as if you bargained down at an open market." Ladda Punvong opened the shop a year ago "after returning from trips home to Thailand and getting compliments on the bright clothing she brought back to L.A." Named after the Muzer village people from the mountains of north Thailand, the color and energy of the boutique and its merch makes us want to get over there immediately:
"The place is packed with vibrant handmade shoes and bags, skirts, tunics and dresses, rings, earrings and bangles...Skirts trimmed with bright pink zigzags, shoes with quirky pompom ankle ties, tote bags decorated with squiggly horizontal stitching and dangling silver balls—these are instant statement pieces that look as if they could have come straight off the spring runways of Dries Van Noten or Comme des Garçons."
Check the LAT photo gallery, as well as on Muzer's site. Better yet, go if you haven't already, and we will too.
· Muzer in L.A. rides the ethnic fashion vibe with Thai clothing and accessories [LAT]