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In Little Black Book, we ask LA's arbiters of style to reveal their favorite places to blow a paycheck. Today's subject is designer Corey Lynn Calter, whose offbeat, yet feminine collections have been giving LA fashion a good name for over a decade. This Saturday, she's gathered a group of her designer friends for a sample sale and spa event, featuring items from Linea Pelle, The Battalion, and Trina Turk, among many others (we'll post the details later on this week). Given that kind of Rolodex, we knew her go-to shopping spots would be more eclectic than most, and Calter didn't prove us wrong.
Vacation Records, Los Feliz
"Vacation is a really good looking record store that recently opened in Los Feliz. I started buying some vinyl for my kids...dance parties spontaneously erupt at our house all the time."
Lost and Found, Hollywood
"I always go into Lost and Found with one thing in mind and end up with everything else. It's a cluster of stores that has something for everyone, from a really groovy motorcycle helmet to maybe a new pair of Repetto jazz shoes. The recently added men's store is cool too."
Ooga Booga, Chinatown
"Ooga Booga is the center of all things cool in Chinatown. Whether you want a wooden watch or some mix tapes, this is the place for you."
New High (M)art, Chinatown
New High (M)art is a fantastically creative store that combines art and fashion. It was previously in Chinatown, but will be relocating to Los Feliz on July 1. It's really inspiring and creative, and I can't wait to see the new spot!" (Ed: This has been confirmed—more details soon!)
A+R is a fantastic spot for gifts, home and inspiration. I miss the east side location, but it's worth the trek to Abbot Kinney. For me, the best things about this store are the interactive events that they do to introduce new designers and artists."