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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 via ModCrib
Stephen Busken is a Hollywood-based celebrity portrait and advertising photographer. His work has graced the pages of Vanity Fair, Brazilian Vogue, Elle Decor, Italian Elle, Los Angeles Magazine, and People Magazine, and he's snapped the mugs of everyone from Elle Fanning to Stephen Dorff to Katy Perry. When he's not taking pictures, he enjoys impersonating Tim Gunn, juicing vegetables and checking out Modcrib, a 3,200-square-foot warehouse full of treasures from the 1940s to 1970s.
"Modcrib is definitely out of the way but so worth the drive. But I hate telling too many people about this amazing Highland Park vintage furniture shop. You'll find the best priced vintage treasures that the owners source from all over California. You also can't beat their prices—drive a little and save a lot! It's like going to the Rose Bowl without all the walking and the waiting. For the next move I make, I'm going to go on a shopping spree here. But shhh, I don't want everyone to take all the good stuff!"
· Modcrib LA [Official Site]
· Stephen Busken Photography [Official Site]
· All Shopping Confidential Posts [Racked LA]