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Los Angeles has more stores than anyone could physically tackle, but somehow we always keep returning to the usual suspects. To break out of the rut, we've asked some local shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around LA that we might not all know about. Cue the Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends.
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In 2005, Jesse Kamm launched her namesake label of clean-lined wardrobe staples that are anything but trendy. Every limited-edition piece is born and bred in California, and Jesse uses mainly recycled products. When she's not designing, she daytrips to Glendale to check out Faye's Intimate Apparel, a longstanding shop on a quaint street that houses everything you've always wanted in a non-sexy nightie.
"15 minutes north of downtown on the 2 sits a tiny little town nestled in the mountains. It is old-timey and stepping into Faye's is like stepping into the past. The sales girl has worked there for 20 years. They still have little cards you can fill out to join the mailing list. The store has been around since 1949, and at one point the owner had four locations on this strip. This is the place to get a cozy (not sexy) nightgown for a cold night up in Mammoth. Think sitting by the fire with rag socks and a mug of whiskey and cinnamon. The street is quaint: candy shops, coffee houses, a rad independent shoe store, a toy store. There is not a chain on the block."· Jesse Kamm [Official Site]
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