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Food and fashion often make for curious bedfellows, but that doesn't stop the new LA Rose Boutique from being one of the sweetest little stores we've seen for a while. The boutique is set up smack-dab in the middle of the Farmer's Market on Fairfax: it's tiny pink nook that's surrounded by sweets, treats and that one shop that sells a million different varieties of hot sauce.
The shop is filled with vintage and remade treasures carefully curated by owner Lysa Rose. There's a good variety, mainly from the 60s, 70s and 80s, but it all bears the owner's unmistakable aesthetic: girly, glam and vibrantly hued. If some of the pieces seem more contemporary than others, it's because Rose rejiggers many of them -- taking up a hemline here, changing a sleeve there. Every piece we inspected was impeccable -- clean, fabric in excellent condition, beautifully maintained. There are a few vintage designer treats, from labels like Christian Dior, YSL and some Saks Fifth Avenue, mixed in, too. One of the best treats of all is the price: many of the dress run between $80 - $120: literally one-third of the price you'd pay at some of the marquee vintage shops in the area, who actually buy from Lysa and then mark the garments up themselves. Why not cut out the middle man, visit Lysa's boutique directly, then spend your savings on cinnamon rolls and fresh produce, or something.
· LA Rose Boutique [Official Site]