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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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Rebecca Resnick spent ten years in New York as an editor at publications like Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Teen Vogue, and now resides in Los Angeles. These days she works as a fashion consultant and stylist to women like Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Nikki Reed (to name a few). When she's not busy dressing Hollywood's A-list, she ventures to Culver City to explore Big Daddy's Antiques, a massive space with an old-timey feel that's always stocked to the brim.
"My favorite hidden shop in LA has to be Big Daddy's Antiques. This mecca for antique furniture, reclaimed decor and antique accessories is a design buff's dream. Every time you visit they have re-stocked with fabulous pieces ranging from old birdcages, vintage Vuitton steamer trunks, copious amounts of mercury glass bottles and jugs, perfectly worn leather club chairs, old metal bins and baskets, and many other unique curiosities for the home and garden. Their previous spot was hidden in a massive random lot in El Segundo, while their new equally large depot is cleverly tucked away amongst Culver City's warehouse district."· Rebecca Resnick [Official Site]
· Big Daddy's Antiques [Official Site]
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