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Little Black Book: The Thread Bar's Aida Radfar Divulges Her Westside Hotspots

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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 Aida Radfar, owner of L.A.'s first facial threading salon The Thread Bar (1321 Westwood Blvd, West LA). Her threading skills combined with fun, inviting, disco-themed décor makes The Thread Bar a watering hole where so many girls linger it’s hard to tell who’s next in line. In honor of the Thread Bar's one-year anniversary, the ever-stylish Radfar was kind enough to reveal her must-shop spots.—Kelly Parsons

Free People, 13030 San Vicente Blvd, Brentwood
“I am so into Free People on San Vicente. I feel like I am shopping in NYC without spending an arm and a leg. I have noticed they have the best cut for skinny jeans.”

Council of Jewish Women of Los Angeles Thrift Store, 11801 Santa Monica Blvd, West LA
“I am a sucker for anything tight or country inspired. I love vintage cowbooy boots, vintage bedazzled purses, and vintage designer purses. My biggest finds have been here.”

Perfumes West, 2099 Westwood Blvd, West LA
“I love how Escada changes their scent every summer and I love smelling fruity with a touch of Jasmine. They always seem to get my smelling fancy right. I bought my last bottle from this discount perfumery because their perfumes are 10-40% off department store prices. I love going into the shop because the girls that work there are not overbearing and they seem to really love what they do.”

Catherine Malandrino Maison, 651-653 N. La Cienega Blvd., WeHo
“I love Catherine Malandrino Maison because of host, Bahia Haifi. She is an asset to the place because she is like your hair stylist without the scissors. Anyone can go and talk to her and her opinion is worth millions. Everyone who meets her loves her and values her point of view. She is my luckiest find in LA. I call her my treasure.”
· The Thread Bar [Official Site]