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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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Reinaldo Irizarry began his career as a visual merchandiser for Saks Fifth Avenue. Since then, he's styled clients like JoJo, served as a fashion expert on shows on the CW, FOX and E! networks, and has worked on magazine editorials and advertising campaigns for heavyweights like EA Sports, PlayStation, Bloomingdale's, and Riviera Resort & Spa. When he wants to make sure his sartorial choices match his personality, he heads over to Douglas Fir on Third Street.
"Douglas Fir is one of my favorite shops in LA. It's on Third Street and it's one of those stores that provide men with all the tools (and advice) needed to look sharp. It proves that you can shop for high-quality products without having to shop predictable brands. Jon, who is one of the owners, is a sarcastic and witty British man who is the tastemaker responsible for picking all the quality brands carried in the store. The other owner, Trevor, is the ultimate fashion tutor. He can make any man look great. I like shopping here for bespoke shirts and I get my shoes at DF Feet, their shoe store that happens to be located directly across the street."
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