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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.
Image courtesy of Vintage Fashion Directory
You are probably familiar with Emily Jerome -- if not the name, you most certainly know her brightly-colored maxi-dresses and their bold tribal-inspired prints. The acclaimed designer, a native New Yorker, assimilates a lot of different influences?and one of the places she goes looking for new things to be influenced by is Scout Vintage.
I love Scout for eclectic vintage laces, western ponchos and obscure wovens. It's not a "designer" vintage retailer, so it's imperative to have imagination when you shop here (and an eye for tailoring the oddly shaped into something more modern). My favorite thing I have found at Scout is a body con dress made of hi-tech fabric with leather straps, with chain and real vintage coin appliqué on the skirt. It clangs like a chime when you walk, which can be a little annoying for the rest of your dinner company, but I enjoy it
Story by Yale Breslin