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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.
Photo via Anastasya Kolomytseva
Anastasya Kolomytseva moved to LA from NYC to kick her styling career into high gear, and since her West Coast move, she's certainly made progress. While enjoying the LA sunshine (and helping to shape the look of some of the clients she works with) she also launched a line of jewelry with her mother called Lubashka. When Kolomytseva has downtime, she heads to Reserve, a spot on North Fairfax where she finds vintage publications alongside beach-cool labels like Warriors of Radness.
"I was introduced to Reserve on North Fairfax by a stylist I worked for when I first started out in LA last year. While it is located in the midst of a mecca of streetwear and surf shops like Supreme, RVCA and The Hundreds, Reserve really does stand out on this legendary strip. The store personifies my love of California surf beach culture with its stock of WOR (Warriors of Radness) and Freshjive clothes which, sadly for me, are all men's. My favorite part and best surprise of this spot is that it also features stacks of vintage Interview and The Face magazines plus older books. The magazines come from the archives of the owner and founder Rich Klotz."
· Reserve [Official Site]
· Lubashka [Official Site]
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